May 23 VARIA US PROPERTIES LTD:
* Q1 NET OPERATING INCOME IMPROVED BY 35% TO USD 7.0 MILLION
* TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES AS PERCENTAGE OF EGI DROPPED FROM 50% IN Q4 2016 TO 44.6% IN Q1 2017 Source text: bit.ly/2qQQfay Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)
Australia's CBA hikes interest-only mortgage rates
SYDNEY, June 27 Commonwealth Bank of Australia , the nation's No.1 mortgage lender, hiked interest-only home loan rates by 30 basis points on Tuesday, as the "Big Four" heed policy makers' calls to defuse financial stability risks by slowing lending.