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Best banking products

Kate Cowling | This year’s winners come from a broad selection of financial institutions, ranging from one of the biggest, Westpac, to one of the smallest, Quay Credit Union.

Australian Equity Indices

Points Change % Change Value Volume
S&P/ASX 200 5,085.7 - 10.7 - 0.21% $ 3,755,224,379.0 598,337,783.0
S&P/ASX 200
ALL ORDINARIES 5,104.1 - 13.0 - 0.25% $ 3,838,932,943.0 684,957,255.0
ALL ORDINARIES
S&P/ASX 100 4,243.9 - 7.2 - 0.17% $ 3,394,416,652.0 434,272,966.0
S&P/ASX 100
SMALL ORDS 1,937.7 - 16.4 - 0.84% $ 407,000,306.0 217,627,231.0
S&P/ASX SMALL ORDINARIES
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Market Summary

Price % Chg
SWM SEVENWEST $ 0.725 - 11.04%
LNG LNG LTD $ 2.490 - 7.09%
DLS D/SEARCH $ 0.580 - 6.45%
WSA WEST AREAS $ 2.620 + 6.07%
RFG RTL FOOD $ 4.700 - 5.81%
UGL UGL LIMIT $ 1.985 + 5.31%
NVT NAVITAS $ 4.180 + 5.29%
EVN EVOLUTION $ 1.120 + 5.16%
CSR CSR $ 3.180 + 4.95%
MMS MCMILLAN $ 13.380 - 4.70%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 48.490 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE OCT5 (USD/BBL) 46.490 + 1.080 + 2.38%
NAT GAS OCT15 (USD/MMBTU) 2.648 - 0.054 - 2.00%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1133.96 1134.73 - 5.74 - 0.50%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 14.67 14.72 + 0.10 + 0.69%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 1009.99 1017.50 + 9.49 + 0.95%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 580.97 586.52 + 13.47 + 2.37%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.7035 0.6259 84.58 0.4594
USD 1.4211 USD 0.8897 120.23 0.653
EUR 1.597 1.1238 EUR 135.11 0.7338
JPY 0.0118 0.0083 0.0074 JPY 0.0054
GBP 2.1761 1.5314 1.3624 184.11 GBP

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Lending model flawed

Clancy Yeates | An official review of lending standards in the red-hot investor property market is set to reveal serious flaws in how lenders have been assessing customers for credit.

Property

Loan clampdown spreads

Clancy Yeates | ING Direct will force property investors around Australia to stump up bigger deposits and AMP Bank has ceased all new lending to landlords.

Fixed Income

Fixed Income

Bond myths to ignore

Jeffrey Johnson | Just because the US central bank is on the verge of raising interest rates does not mean bonds are on the brink of collapse.

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Best banking products

Kate Cowling | This year’s winners come from a broad selection of financial institutions, ranging from one of the biggest, Westpac, to one of the smallest, Quay Credit Union.

Superannuation

New call to cap super

Phillip Coorey | The head of Westpac Banking Corp’s wealth business will today call for retirees to start paying income tax on annual superannuation earnings of more than $150,000.

Superannuation

SMSF loans likely to stay

Sally Rose | A crackdown on lending practices in the $550 billion self-managed super fund industry, which has allowed funds to gear up on property, is looming.

New Investor

NAB wins bank of the year

James Frost | It’s an ongoing mission for the team at NAB to be the best and they’ve done it again.

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