Australia's Gillard on Yuan-Aussie Trading

April 11 (Bloomberg) -- Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard talks about direct trading between the nation's currency and China's yuan. The People's Bank of China approved Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. and Westpac Banking Corp. as market makers for the direct trading that began yesterday. Gillard spoke today in an interview with Bloomberg News in Sydney. (This is an excerpt of the interview. Source: Bloomberg)
SocGen First-Quarter Profit Jumps
30:27 - Societe Generale SA, France’s second-largest bank by market value, posted a fivefold increase in first-quarter profit. Net income rose to 868 million euros ($972 million) from 169 million euros a year earlier. The increase beat the 770 million-euro average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Chief Executive Officer Frédéric Oudéa, spoke to Bloomberg’s Caroline Connan on “Countdown”.
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