St. George Bank (SGB)

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St. George Bank Limited (SGB) is an Australian-based company engaged in the provision of banking and financial services particularly retail banking, capital markets, commercial banking and group treasury as well as funds management. SGB was listed on the 2nd of July 1992 on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). Its average annual revenue reaches approximately $6 billion out of its issued capital of $3 billion. Its headquarters is located in New South Wales, Australia and to date; around 8,500 people are employed in the company. St.

Westpac Saves 10% in St George Merger

Westpac Banking Corporation (WBC), a multinational financial service company, is expected to save $400 million by 2011 as a result of acquiring St George Bank (SGB). The bank estimated that it would gain $365 million in the next three years due to 20-25% of cost reduction and this figure has been upgraded because of the takeover. It is also expected that, about 2000 staffs will be sacked in this merge.

Westpac to Raise Capital

Australia’s third largest banking corporation, Westpac (WBC) has decided to raise its capital by A$2.5 billion through a share sale on Tuesday, to strengthen its balance sheet due to the acquisition of St George Bank (SGB), which does not have a sound lending books and raise in bad debt charges. This move follows a capital raising by National Australia Bank (NAB) last month.

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Start scooping up banks. Mild overweight.

Recent price falls provide a buying opportunity:

The Aussie banks have seen a sharp pull back in recent weeks following their global peers. We believe that this has been driven by: (1) concerns for the health of the US investment banks into their reporting season; and (2) overhang from the current global bank rights issues. As a result the Australian banks have now underperformed the All Resources by 46% over the last year.

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Which Bank?

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The Australian Banks outperformed the market by 3.3% last week, yet are still trading significantly below their November 2007 highs. Headlining recent developments in this area has been the proposed merger between WBC and SGB. Macquarie Research Equities (MRE) review the week in question and reaffirm their guidance for the sector. Click through to find out more…

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