Westpac CEO says political consensus needed to lift business confidence

Original article by James Eyers,James Frost
The Australian Financial Review – Page: Online : 7-Nov-17

Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer has urged Australia’s politicians to find common ground on issues such as energy policy and infrastructure spending, so as to encourage business confidence. He made his remarks while announcing on 6 November that Westpac had recorded an annual profit of $A8.1 billion. Westpac predicts that Australian gross domestic product will grow by just 2.5 per cent in 2018, compared with forecast global growth of 3.5 per cent. Hartzer does not expect any change in interest rates for some time to come.

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WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC,AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE TREASURY,RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA,AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY,AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ,NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB

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