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FULL COVERAGE: ANZ’s HY19 result

ANZ has posted a slightly higher half-year cash profit on the back of improved results from institutional banking, New Zealand and low bad debt charges after weathering headwinds in a tough retail banking environment. However tightened cost controls paid off with expenses down while earnings per share growing in the period.

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The interim dividend was held steady at A80c, fully franked.

ANZ posted a cash profit on a continuing basis of $A3.56 billion in the half year, a 2 per cent increase. Statutory profit was down 5 per cent at $A3.17 billion.

The bank’s capital position remained strong with Core Equity Tier 1 capital rising to 11.5 per cent.

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