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    Australian Associated Press

    Stocks trade in narrow ranges near highs

    Global stocks have traded in narrow ranges near recent record highs as investors digested a stream of mixed earnings ahead of key central bank meetings.The MSCI All World Stock Index was little changed at 741 points, barely below its lifetime high of 749.

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    Yahoo Finance AU

    Inflation is picking up and interest rates will soon follow

    COVID-19 forced the Reserve Bank to slash interest rates, but with inflation accelerating and the economic crisis from the pandemic all but over, expect rates to rise sooner rather than later.

  • Business
    Australian Associated Press

    ANZ lifts FY profit despite housing miss

    Australia and New Zealand Banking Group has posted a sharp lift in full-year profit despite underperformance in its home loans business, thanks to a robust lending market and reversal of some COVID-related provisions.The country's fourth-largest bank by value delivered statutory net profit of $6.