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Australia banks pull forward hike calls after inflation surprise

* ANZ, NAB expect 15 bp May 3 RBA hike * CBA, Westpac see June more likely * Market pulls forward bets on May SINGAPORE, April 27 (Reuters) - Two of Australia's big four banks expect the benchmark cash rate will rise next week and a third sees increased risk of a hike after a surprisingly strong inflation reading on Wednesday. National Australia Ba
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Australia banks pull forward hike calls after inflation surprise

SINGAPORE, April 27 (Reuters) - Two of Australia's big four banks expect the benchmark cash rate will rise next week and a third sees increased risk of a hike after a surprisingly strong inflation reading on Wednesday. National Australia Bank NAB.AX and ANZ Bank ANZ.AX pulled forward their lift-off forecasts from June to May and expect a 15 basis p
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Australian shares end lower as global rate hike bets firm

(Updates to close) By Navya Mittal April 6 (Reuters) - Australian shares ended lower on Wednesday, weighed by technology stocks which tracked Wall Street overnight, as investors brace for the possibility of aggressive interest rate hikes. The S&P/ASX 200 .AXJO fell as much as 1.2% during the session, but pared some losses to close 0.5% lower at 749
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Australia's Pendal receives $1.8 bln takeover bid from Perpetual, shares soar

* Pendal to receive 1 Perpetual share for every 7.5 stocks * Deal also has a A$1.67/share cash portion * Pendal shares jump 24%, Perpetual drops 6% April 4 (Reuters) - Australia's Pendal Group PDL.AX said on Monday it had received a non-binding takeover offer from asset manager Perpetual Ltd PPT.AX valuing it at A$2.4 billion ($1.80 billion), sendi
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Dollar in doldrums amid Ukraine hopes, traders weigh Fed's rate plans

By Kevin Buckland TOKYO, March 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar headed for its first down week in six versus major peers on Friday, languishing near a one-week low, as investors continued to assess the impact of the start of the Federal Reserve's rate tightening cycle this week. The safe-haven greenback also lost traction - while the euro benefited -
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