Markets Live: Banks climb in upbeat ASX

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Trader Jonathan Corpina, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street as automakers and homebuilders post solid gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Trader Jonathan Corpina, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street as automakers and homebuilders post solid gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Australian dollars in Sydney, Friday, September 22, 2017. The Aussie dollar remained below 80 US cents on Friday morning with lower iron ore prices lower, signals that a US interest rate hike was coming. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) NO ARCHIVING

Australian dollars in Sydney, Friday, September 22, 2017. The Aussie dollar remained below 80 US cents on Friday morning with lower iron ore prices lower, signals that a US interest rate hike was coming. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) NO ARCHIVING

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John Carroll Williams is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Photo: Jamila Toderas

John Carroll Williams is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Photo: Jamila Toderas

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Armed Austrian police officers stand guard outside the OPEC Secretariat ahead of the 172nd Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting in Vienna, Austria, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. OPEC and non-OPEC countries meet on Thursday in Vienna to approve the rollover as delegates say the nine-month extension has broad support. Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Armed Austrian police officers stand guard outside the OPEC Secretariat ahead of the 172nd Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting in Vienna, Austria, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. OPEC and non-OPEC countries meet on Thursday in Vienna to approve the rollover as delegates say the nine-month extension has broad support. Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 21: Premier Investments Chairman Solomon Lew on March 21, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Josh Robenstone/Fairfax Media)

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 21: Premier Investments Chairman Solomon Lew on March 21, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Josh Robenstone/Fairfax Media)

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En Suite Surfing: Greenmount at Coolangatta is a world-class wave on the doorstep of major hotels.  for surfing story by Mark Abernethy
photo: Tourism Queensland .

En Suite Surfing: Greenmount at Coolangatta is a world-class wave on the doorstep of major hotels. for surfing story by Mark Abernethy photo: Tourism Queensland .

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Senator Nick Xenophon addresses the media during a doorstop interview at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday 14 September 2017. Fedpol Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Senator Nick Xenophon addresses the media during a doorstop interview at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday 14 September 2017. Fedpol Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont speaks during a statement at the Palau Generalitat in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Catalonia's regional president, Carles Puigdemont, is addressing regional lawmakers on Monday to review a referendum won by supporters of independence from Spain on Oct. 1. (Jordi Bedmar/Presidency Press Service, Pool Photo via AP)

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont speaks during a statement at the Palau Generalitat in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Catalonia's regional president, Carles Puigdemont, is addressing regional lawmakers on Monday to review a referendum won by supporters of independence from Spain on Oct. 1. (Jordi Bedmar/Presidency Press Service, Pool Photo via AP)

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Ian Narev, chief executive officer of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), speaks during a hearing before the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Narev defended the lender's profitability and decision not to pass on official interest-rate cuts in full in an appearance before lawmakers. Photographer: Mark Graham/Bloomberg

Ian Narev, chief executive officer of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), speaks during a hearing before the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Narev defended the lender's profitability and decision not to pass on official interest-rate cuts in full in an appearance before lawmakers. Photographer: Mark Graham/Bloomberg

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