Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Friday:
CBA - COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA - up 71 cents, or 0.76 per cent, at $94.55
A second Commonwealth Bank IT executive has been charged over a kickback scheme that allegedly involved $1.9 million in corrupt payments.
DVL - DORSAVI - steady at 30 cents
Medical device developer dorsaVi has sold its ViMove movement monitoring technology to two public hospitals in the United Kingdom - the first sales that the company has made to the UK public health system.
MTS - METCASH - down 1.75 cents, or 1.18 per cent, at $1.4625
Metcash's supermarkets division's chief executive Fergus Collins has stepped down after 13 years at the company.
QAN - QANTAS AIRWAYS - down 1.5 cents, or 0.52 per cent, at $2.895
VAH - VIRGIN AUSTRALIA - down 0.75 cents, or 1.51 per cent, at 48.75 cents
The federal government says there will be a review of airline practices after several international carriers and aviation regulators say two people will be required to be in their planes' cockpits at all times following revelations the co-pilot is believed to have deliberately crashed Germanwings Flight 4U 9525.
SKB - SKYDIVE THE BEACH - up 8.00 cents, or 32 per cent, at 33 cents
Skydive the Beach has reached for the sky with a spectacular share market debut.
The tour company had offered 100 million shares at 25 cents each as part of its float on the Australian Securities Exchange.