Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange:
ANZ - ANZ BANKING GROUP
CBA - COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA
MQG - MACQUARIE GROUP
NAB - NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK
WBC - WESTPAC
The major banks remain in the spotlight after the South Australian government announced plans for its own tax on the big lenders.
BHP - BHP BILLITON
FMG - FORTESCUE METALS GROUP
RIO - RIO TINTO
The price of iron ore creeps snail-like higher, remaining in the $US56 range.
CWN - CROWN RESORTS
Three Australians are among a string of Crown Resorts' employees to face a Chinese court after being charged with illegal promotion of gambling on the Chinese mainland.
OSH - OIL SEARCH
STO - SANTOS
WPL - WOODSIDE PETROLEUM
Oil prices rebound with WTI up 0.6 per cent and Brent lifting 0.7 per cent.