Newcrest Mining holds its annual general meeting on Friday, as the copmany continues to work through its financial troubles.
A record $7.1 billion cash profit is expected to be unveiled by ANZ on Friday, and Macquarie Group is also set to report strong earnings growth.
Barclays has set aside $A912.66 million "relating to ongoing investigations" into foreign exchange trading.

NAB plays down lending risk

NAB's boss says it has not lowered its lending standards amid booming house prices.
Echo Entertainment has forecast growth in its annual earnings of up to 31 per cent after a strong start to the year in all of its businesses.

Wesfarmers tight lipped about AMP

Wesfarmers boss Richard Goyder is tight lipped about speculation the conglomerate is eyeing off wealth management giant AMP.
Ardent Leisure says Australia has more mortgage stress than the US, which may explain why its American operations are doing better.

Home sales flat in Sept

New home sales were flat in September, but sales of multi-unit dwellings were up 11 per cent, the Housing Industry Association said.
Travel group Flight Centre says achieving its profit growth targets will not be a "formality" amid volatility in Australia and strength overseas
Nine Entertainment has begun acquisition talks with outdoor advertising firm oOh!Media, but says there is no certainty a deal will be struck.
Australians don't have to worry too much about their insurance premiums rising this year, according to one of the country's largest insurers.
The recent spike in fresh fruit prices is expected to ease soon, says supermarket giant Coles after it reported a solid lift in quarterly sales.
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A housing supply shortage rather than investor activity is driving the housing market, property developer Mirvac says.
US drinks giant Coca-Cola is investing $US500m in Australia's Coca-Cola Amatil to help it expand in the growing Indonesian market.
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