Capital Calls: Westpac sets lofty M&A-style cost-cutting goal

FILE PHOTO – A combination of photographs shows people using automated teller machines (ATMs) at Australia’s “Big Four” banks – Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (bottom R), Commonwealth Bank of Australia (top R), National Australia Bank Ltd (bottom L) and Westpac Banking Corp (top L). REUTERS/Staff/File photo

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CUT TO VICTORY. Australia’s big four banks are too dominant to be major acquirers. That’s not stopping A$95 billion ($73 billion) Westpac (WBC.AX) from cherry-picking one element of the M&A playbook. On Monday the country’s second-largest lender unveiled, along with decent first-half earnings, a

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Texas woman calls 911 from police station, confesses to killing her 2 kids


Couple Charged With Long-Missing Adopted Daughter’s Murder After Her Remains Were Found Following House Fire

An Arizona couple was charged last week with the murder of their 13-year-old adopted daughter, whose skeletal remains turned up in an attic after their house was set ablaze last year. On Friday, officials announced that Rafael Loera and Maribel Loera have been charged with the murder of their adopted daughter, Ana Loera, who hadn’t been seen since 2016. The girl’s remains were discovered after authorities extinguished a fire at the couple’s Phoenix home in January 2020. Ana Loera’s death has been ruled a

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Aldi mum calls out ‘unacceptable’ shopping habit

An Aldi customer has taken to Facebook to complain after spotting products ripped open and left in a mess on the shelves.

“I don’t know what kind of human did this,” the frustrated mother wrote in the Aldi Mum’s Facebook page, along with two photos of what she described as “upsetting”.

The images showed boxes of glad wrap ripped open and the cling film unravelled, as well as boxes of ziplock bags that had been opened with bags removed from each packet.

‘what kind of human did this?’ Aldi shoppers left furious over store mess. Source: Facebook

“What did they

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