Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd., the fastest-growing mortgage lender in October, plans to offer bigger discounts to expand market share in the nation’s largest state economy, New South Wales.
“Frozen,” the animated film from Walt Disney Co., placed first in U.S. and Canadian theaters, collecting $31.6 million in weekend ticket sales and toppling “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” after two weeks as No. 1.
Brazil’s central bank said its current pace of interest rate increases remains appropriate to rein in consumer prices, repeating language it used to justify previous half-percentage-point increases. Swap rates rose.
Even with OPEC forecast to keep its output quota unchanged at a meeting this week, falling oil demand and prospects for increased supply from some member states mean the group’s leader, Saudi Arabia, will have to cut production anyway.