To wrap up today's edition, a few items from bank presentations announced on Thursday, which would have been in Friday's edition if there was one.
Bank of Western Australia's profit for the June 2003 half year is in line with the forecasts in the Pricewaterhouse Coopers report to shareholders published a month ago. The twist, however, is that the bank has restated it earnings on a segment basis, and smoothed out what was previously a precipitous decline in consumer banking profits in the 2002 half year. First, the highlights:
• pre tax profit increased to $117.6...
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