Australia shares steady ahead of bank earnings, budget; NZ higher
May 1Australian shares were flat on Monday as a weak performance on Wall Street checked demand ahead looming banking sector earnings and the Federal budget.
TORONTO Feb 27 Manulife Financial Corp said on Monday its banking subsidiary was fined by Canada's financial intelligence agency last year for what Manulife described as administrative lapses in reporting financial transactions.
The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, known as Fintrac, last April fined an unnamed Canadian bank C$1.1 million ($837,000), the first time it had penalized an institution. ($1 = 1.3148 Canadian dollars) (Reporting by Matt Scuffham; Editing by Matthew Lewis)
WASHINGTON, April 30 U.S. congressional negotiators have hammered out a bipartisan agreement on a spending package to keep the federal government funded through the end of the current fiscal year on Sept. 30, a senior congressional aide said on Sunday.