QBE Insurance Group Ltd., Australia’s second-largest insurer by market value, climbed to its highest level in more than two months on plans to increase premium rates and bring its North American unit back to profit this year.
Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd., Australia’s third-largest bank by market value, said its first-quarter cash profit climbed 13 percent from a year earlier on higher lending and lower bad-debt charges.
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.
The New Jersey lawmaker heading the investigation into a political scandal over a traffic jam said it’s unlikely Governor Chris Christie was kept in the dark given the number of people involved in carrying it out.
Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd., the country’s third-largest lender by market value, posted a 13 percent rise in second-half cash profit on higher lending and lower costs, sending its shares to an all-time high.
A Senate vote tomorrow to advance legislation extending emergency unemployment benefits is part of a broader agenda Democrats are rolling out in a bid to bolster their fortunes in the November midterm elections.