Miners fuel drive towards surplus

Original article by David Uren
The Australian – Page: 4 : 5-Mar-19

Westpac and the ANZ Bank expect the latest national accounts data to show that the Australian economy grew by 0.2 per cent in the December quarter, while National Australia Bank has forecast growth of 0.4 per cent. Meanwhile, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that pre-tax profits in the resources sector rose by $17.5bn in calendar 2018, which will in turn boost federal government revenue. However, earnings outside of the resources sector fell by 1.5 per cent during 2018.

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

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