Ballina, New South Wales
Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales and the seat of the Ballina Shire local government area. Ballina's urban population at the 2016 census was 25,000; the town serves as a gateway to Byron Bay. Ballina's etymology is not certain. One view holds, it has been argued that in this tribe's Bundjalung language, bullinah meant "place of many oysters". This theory argues that the Aboriginal name reminded the predominantly Irish settlers of "Ballina", so the name's origin could be an accidental or deliberate corruption of the Aboriginal form. Another view is that towns's name comes from the Irish placename Ballina, found in several parts of Ireland. Ballina was established in the 1840s on the northern shore of the Richmond River, 20 kilometres south of Cape Byron, Australia's most easterly point. A lighthouse, Richmond River Light, was first constructed in Ballina in 1866, which served as a significant port in the region; the temporary lighthouse was replaced with the current one, designed by James Barnet, in 1879, first lit in 1880.
It is still active. A branch railway line connected Ballina with the Murwillumbah railway line railway at Booyong; the line was opened on 24 August 1930 and closed on 12 January 1949. Ballina has a number of famous "landfalls" associated with it. In 1928, Charles Kingsford Smith's plane, the Southern Cross, crossed the coast over Ballina after its epic journey across the Pacific Ocean. Ballina had a festival associated with the event during the 1970s and 1980s, a school in East Ballina bears the name "Southern Cross". In 1973, the Las Balsas rafts were towed into Ballina by fishing trawlers after their journey from Ecuador. One of the rafts is preserved in the Ballina Maritime Museum, they had planned to arrive in Mooloolaba in Queensland. Their journey was twice as long as the Kon-Tiki expeditions of 1947 and proved that people could have travelled across the Pacific in ancient times. Ballina has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: 37 Norton Street: Brundah It is 600 km north of Sydney and 160 km south of Brisbane.
Ballina is connected to the Pacific Highway which passes nearby. The Richmond River was an important transport route for the region for the first 100 years after settlement; the river and its estuaries abound with marine wildlife and provide for recreational fishing and water sports. The population of Ballina township was 16,506 at the 2016 Census; the urban area had a population of 24,852, which includes other suburban areas. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.3% of the population. The most common ancestries in the area were English 31.2%, Australian 28.3%, Irish 10.9%, Scottish 8.7% and German 3.2%. 81.0% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were England 3.4%, New Zealand 1.7%, Scotland 0.5% and South Africa 0.4%. 13.3% of people had both parents born overseas. 88.7% of people only spoke English at home. The most common responses for religion in the area were No Religion 30.2%, Catholic 23.0% and Anglican 19.6%. The median household income was estimated to be A$1,093 per week.
The average number of motor vehicles was 1.6 per dwelling. Ballina serves as a tourism gateway to the close-by destinations of Byron Bay; the town has access to several beaches, such as Shelley's Beach, to historical sites such as the Ballina Manor and the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum, however its most famous landmark is undoubtedly the'Big Prawn'. Ballina is home to the world's largest prawn model. On 24 September 2009, Ballina Shire Council voted to allow the demolition of the Big Prawn, but this permission was never acted upon. Bunnings Warehouse refurbished the Prawn as part of the redevelopment; the Prawn now sits on a stand next to the entrance of the Bunnings Warehouse car park. In March 2018, Google Maps' facial recognition software blurred out the facial area of the Prawn, first noticed on Reddit Australia, reported in The Sydney Morning Herald; the town of Ballina experiences a humid subtropical climate, typical of the central part of Australia's eastern coast. Summers are sultry and rainy, with 40% of the town's total annual precipitation occurring from December to March, with March being the wettest month of the year, receiving an average of 215.6 mm of precipitation.
Ballina's annual precipitation total observes a higher concentration in the first half of the year than the second half of the year. Ballina's wetness is due to the town's coastal location and proximity to Cape Byron, the easternmost point in Australia, which means that exposure to moisture-laden frontal systems that develop throughout the year in the Tasman Sea follows accordingly. Ballina experiences a copious 1,817.9 mm of precipitation annually, one of the highest annual precipitation levels to be found along the eastern coast of Australia south of the tropical coast of northern Queensland. The all-time highest and lowest temperatures recorded in the town are 42 °C and −2.0 °C on 12 January 2002 and 17 June 1999 respectively. The Northern Rivers Echo is a free weekly community newspaper with 27,000 copies going to Lismore, Wollongba
CBS is an American English language commercial broadcast television and radio network, a flagship property of CBS Corporation. The company is headquartered at the CBS Building in New York City with major production facilities and operations in New York City and Los Angeles. CBS is sometimes referred to as the Eye Network, in reference to the company's iconic symbol, in use since 1951, it has been called the "Tiffany Network", alluding to the perceived high quality of CBS programming during the tenure of William S. Paley, it can refer to some of CBS's first demonstrations of color television, which were held in a former Tiffany & Co. building in New York City in 1950. The network has its origins in United Independent Broadcasters Inc. a collection of 16 radio stations, purchased by Paley in 1928 and renamed the Columbia Broadcasting System. Under Paley's guidance, CBS would first become one of the largest radio networks in the United States, one of the Big Three American broadcast television networks.
In 1974, CBS dropped its former full name and became known as CBS, Inc. The Westinghouse Electric Corporation acquired the network in 1995, renamed its corporate entity to the current CBS Broadcasting, Inc. in 1997, adopted the name of the company it had acquired to become CBS Corporation. In 2000, CBS came under the control of Viacom, formed as a spin-off of CBS in 1971. In late 2005, Viacom split itself into two separate companies and re-established CBS Corporation – through the spin-off of its broadcast television and select cable television and non-broadcasting assets – with the CBS television network at its core. CBS Corporation is controlled by Sumner Redstone through National Amusements, which controls the current Viacom. CBS operated the CBS Radio network until 2017, when it merged its radio division with Entercom. Prior to CBS Radio provided news and features content for its portfolio owned-and-operated radio stations in large and mid-sized markets, affiliated radio stations in various other markets.
While CBS Corporation owns a 72% stake in Entercom, it no longer owns or operates any radio stations directly, though CBS still provides radio news broadcasts to its radio affiliates and the new owners of its former radio stations. The television network has more than 240 owned-and-operated and affiliated television stations throughout the United States; the company ranked 197th on the 2018 Fortune 500 of the largest United States corporations by revenue. The origins of CBS date back to January 27, 1927, with the creation of the "United Independent Broadcasters" network in Chicago by New York City talent-agent Arthur Judson; the fledgling network soon needed additional investors though, the Columbia Phonograph Company, manufacturers of Columbia Records, rescued it in April 1927. Columbia Phonographic went on the air on September 18, 1927, with a presentation by the Howard L. Barlow Orchestra from flagship station WOR in Newark, New Jersey, fifteen affiliates. Operational costs were steep the payments to AT&T for use of its land lines, by the end of 1927, Columbia Phonograph wanted out.
In early 1928 Judson sold the network to brothers Isaac and Leon Levy, owners of the network's Philadelphia affiliate WCAU, their partner Jerome Louchheim. None of the three were interested in assuming day-to-day management of the network, so they installed wealthy 26-year-old William S. Paley, son of a Philadelphia cigar family and in-law of the Levys, as president. With the record company out of the picture, Paley streamlined the corporate name to "Columbia Broadcasting System", he believed in the power of radio advertising since his family's "La Palina" cigars had doubled their sales after young William convinced his elders to advertise on radio. By September 1928, Paley bought out the Louchhheim share of CBS and became its majority owner with 51% of the business. During Louchheim's brief regime, Columbia paid $410,000 to A. H. Grebe's Atlantic Broadcasting Company for a small Brooklyn station, WABC, which would become the network's flagship station. WABC was upgraded, the signal relocated to 860 kHz.
The physical plant was relocated – to Steinway Hall on West 57th Street in Manhattan, where much of CBS's programming would originate. By the turn of 1929, the network could boast to sponsors of having 47 affiliates. Paley moved right away to put his network on a firmer financial footing. In the fall of 1928, he entered into talks with Adolph Zukor of Paramount Pictures, who planned to move into radio in response to RCA's forays into motion pictures with the advent of talkies; the deal came to fruition in September 1929: Paramount acquired 49% of CBS in return for a block of its stock worth $3.8 million at the time. The agreement specified that Paramount would buy that same stock back by March 1, 1932 for a flat $5 million, provided CBS had earned $2 million during 1931 and 1932. For a brief time there was talk that the network might be renamed "Paramount Radio", but it only lasted a month – the 1929 stock market crash sent all stock value tumbling, it galvanized Paley and his troops, who "had no alternative but to turn the network around and earn the $2,000,000 in two years....
This is the atmosphere in which the CBS of today was born." The near-bankrupt movie studio sold its CBS shares back to CBS in 1932. In the first year of Paley's wa
Margin Call (film)
Margin Call is a 2011 American drama film written and directed by J. C. Chandor in his feature directorial debut; the principal story takes place over a 24-hour period at a large Wall Street investment bank during the initial stages of the financial crisis of 2007–08. In focus are the actions taken by a group of employees during the subsequent financial collapse; the ensemble cast features Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci. The film was produced by the production companies Before the Door Pictures, Benaroya Pictures, Washington Square Films. Theatrically, it was commercially distributed by Roadside Attractions. Margin Call explores capitalism and investment fraud. Following its wide release in theaters, the film garnered award nominations from the Detroit Film Critics Society, along with several separate nominations for its screenplay and direction from recognized award organizations, including a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
The score was orchestrated by musician Nathan Larson. The film made its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2011, opened in theaters nationwide in the United States on October 21, 2011, grossing $5,354,039 in domestic ticket receipts, it was screened at 199 theaters during its widest release in cinemas. It earned an additional $14,150,000 in business through international release to top out at a combined $19,504,039 in gross theatrical revenue, it was a ground-breaking day-and-date release that earned more than $10,000,000 in video-on-demand sales during its initial theatrical release. Preceding its theatrical release, Margin Call was met with positive critical reviews; the DVD and Blu-ray editions of the film were released in the United States on December 20, 2011. An unnamed investment bank begins a mass layoff on the trading floor during a normal business day. Among those let go is Eric Dale, head of risk management. Dale tries to speak about his current, unfinished project, first with human resources staff and with desk head Will Emerson, but is told that this is no longer his concern.
While being escorted out of the building he meets one of his risk analysts, Peter Sullivan, gives him a USB stick to look at with a vague instruction to "be careful." Sullivan works late that night to finish Dale's project, discovers that current volatility in the firm's portfolio of mortgage-backed securities has exceeded the historical volatility levels of the positions. Because of excessive leverage, if the firm's assets decrease by 25%, the loss will be greater than the value of the firm itself and the firm will go bankrupt. Sullivan and his colleague, junior analyst Seth Bregman, tell Emerson about the situation. Emerson alerts floor head Sam Rogers, who returns to the office, they attempt to contact Dale. They have emergency meetings in the middle of the night with division head Jared Cohen, chief risk management officer Sarah Robertson, other senior executives to discuss their options. CEO John Tuld is called in. Cohen's plan is for the firm to dump all of the toxic assets in a fire sale before the market learns of their worthlessness, thereby limiting the firm's exposure.
Tuld favors the plan, comparing the economic situation to one of musical chairs: when the music stops, the last one standing will be left with only toxic, worthless securities. Sullivan suggests caution, saying that the "music" in Tuld's analogy is only "slowing". Rogers is stronger in opposing Jared's plan, warning that dumping all of their toxic assets, spreading the risk throughout the financial sector, will destroy the firm's relationships with its counterparties, cripple the market for the foreseeable future, he warns Cohen that their customers will learn of the firm's plans once they realize that the firm is only selling the toxic securities, but is not buying any new ones. By early morning, Eric Dale is found back at his home in Brooklyn. Will convinces Dale to return to the office, informing him that the firm will not pay him his severance and other benefits unless he agrees to participate in their plan. Will tells Seth he'll lose his job in the crisis, but will get a large severance, while explaining to him the amoral, cyclical nature of the markets.
Meanwhile, it is revealed that Robertson and Tuld were aware of the risks in the weeks leading up to the crisis. Tuld offers Robertson up as the scapegoat, putting the blame of the crisis on her and forcing her resignation. Both Dale and Robertson are instructed to remain in the office all day and do nothing in return for an increase to their severance packages. Robertson expresses regret for not doing more to stop the crisis. With the markets yet to open, Tuld convinces Rogers to go along with Cohen's plan. In a speech to his traders in preparation for the fire sale, Rogers warns them that, by participating, they are ruining their reputations and ending their careers in the industry, but offers a $1.4 million dollar bonus to those able to sell 93% of their assigned securities, with further $1.3 million dollar bonuses if the entire sales floor can reach 93% as a whole. As the trading bell sounds and the markets open and the traders begin selling off their securities, arouse suspicion and anger from their buyers as the hours pass, by closing bell the firm takes tremendous losses while dumping positions for cents on the dollar, but is able to sell off all the toxic assets.
After trading hours end, Cohen tells Rogers there will be another round of layoffs, but Rogers will keep his
Restaurant (1998 film)
Restaurant is a 1998 independent film starring Adrien Brody, Elise Neal, David Moscow and Simon Baker. Written by Tom Cudworth and directed by Eric Bross, Restaurant was the follow-up to this writing–directing duo's first film, TenBenny, which starred Adrien Brody. Restaurant premiered at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival on April 17, 1998, garnered Adrien Brody an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Male Lead. Set in Hoboken, New Jersey, Restaurant is a romantic comedy about young waiters with big dreams, but few chances to succeed; this is Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist Lauryn Hill's last movie to date. A Hoboken restaurant within sight of NYC and all of its promise is staffed with many aspiring artists of different races, who get along well. Chris Calloway, the bartender, is about to mount his first play, based on the fallout of a failed relationship, he strikes up a new relationship with the latest addition to the staff, a singer named Jeanine. The reemergence of his previous girlfriend Leslie, as well as the casting of Kenny, the man whom she cheated on Chris with, along with increasing racial aggression between certain employees, begins to take a toll on Chris.
Director Bross and writer Cudworth had first met while working at the same Montclair, NJ restaurant, had long thought about making a film in such a setting. Cudworth had been involved with an African-American woman for a long time, inspiring the main storyline; the film was shot in 28 days in New York. The workplace scenes were shot in an actual Hoboken restaurant, which had just been sold and renovated. After shooting, the owners kept the name it was given in the film, J. T. McClure's. However, it is now known as the Madison Grill. Lauryn Hill was cast as the love interest and singer Jeanine. However, when she became pregnant, she was recast as the former girlfriend Leslie. Atlantic City Film Festival 1999: Won, "Best Full Feature Drama"Independent Spirit Awards 2001: Nominated, "Best Male Lead" - Adrien Brody Tracklist True Fortune "Paradise" 2:55 Cap-One "Ladies & Willies" 4:37 Evil Minds "All Mine" feat. Lord Tariq 3:57 Rawcotiks "Place Ya Bets" 3:30 N'Dea Davenport "No Never Again" 3:39 Magic Juan "Piece Of Cake" 3:59 Infinite "The Game Don't End" 3:34 Shabaam Sahdeeq "Are You Ready" 3:49 Rated Raw "From The Heart" 3:12 Susan Garcia "In My Moment" feat.
Magic Juan, Malik 3:44 Old World Disorder "3 6 5" feat. Eminem 4:39 Truck "Who Am I?" 4:30 Adrien'A. Ranger' Brody "This Ain't A Movie" feat. Rawcotiks 4:36 Restaurant on IMDb Restaurant at AllMovie
Rétaux de Villette
Armand Gabriel Rétaux de Villette,) was a French procurer, forger and prostitute. He was one of the participators in the famous Affair of the diamond necklace, he was born in France, near the city of Lyon in 1759. The younger son of a minor aristocrat, his family lacked the financial resources to secure him a position suitable to his status in life. At a young age, Rétaux enlisted in the army as an ordinary soldier, it is unknown how long he remained in military service, or whether he was discharged honorably, or else deserted. However, by 1778, at the age of 19, he was known to be living in Paris and representing himself as the ‘Comte‘ de Villette, a title that in reality belonged to his elder brother. While in Paris, Rétaux supported himself by recruiting young women to work as prostitutes, for which he was paid a fee by brothel owners, it is thought that he worked as a male prostitute to help make ends meet. It was during this time. While plying his trade, he was known to forge letters of credit for sums of money greater than what was owed for his services.
In addition to these nefarious activities, Villette resorted to blackmailing his clients. Through an intimate relationship with Jeanne de Saint-Rémy de Valois, the pair staged a scandal involving a diamond necklace; this famous "Affair of the Diamond Necklace" made history in France. Villette played the role of forger, writing letters to Jeanne in the hand of Queen Marie Antoinette, making it seem as if the Queen desired the necklace, but was unable to purchase it due to reluctance on the part of the King, Louis XVI; these letters were presented in turn to Cardinal Rohan, persuading him to buy the necklace for the Queen, or so he thought. After the necklace was purchased by Rohan and given to Saint-Remy to pass along to the queen and her husband, Nicolas de la Motte took off to London and began selling the jewels from the necklace for their own profit. Villette testified against the La Mottes; the scheme was exposed and all those involved were prosecuted, including Villette. As punishment for his involvement in the Affair of the Diamond Necklace, Villette was exiled from France.
Moving to Italy, he wrote a book about the affair published in Venice in 1790. He lived out the remainder of his days in poverty under an assumed name dying in 1797, at the age of 39.. Simon Baker appears as Rétaux de Villette in The Affair of the Necklace. He's described as an arrogant, well-connected gigolo
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion. YouTube allows users to upload, rate, add to playlists, comment on videos, subscribe to other users, it offers a wide variety of corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, other content such as video blogging, short original videos, educational videos. Most of the content on YouTube is uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Hulu offer some of their material via YouTube as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can only watch videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos and add comments to videos. Videos deemed inappropriate are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old.
YouTube and its creators earn advertising revenue from Google AdSense, a program which targets ads according to site content and audience. The vast majority of its videos are free to view, but there are exceptions, including subscription-based premium channels, film rentals, as well as YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, subscription services offering premium and ad-free music streaming, ad-free access to all content, including exclusive content commissioned from notable personalities; as of February 2017, there were more than 400 hours of content uploaded to YouTube each minute, one billion hours of content being watched on YouTube every day. As of August 2018, the website is ranked as the second-most popular site in the world, according to Alexa Internet. YouTube has faced criticism over aspects of its operations, including its handling of copyrighted content contained within uploaded videos, its recommendation algorithms perpetuating videos that promote conspiracy theories and falsehoods, hosting videos ostensibly targeting children but containing violent and/or sexually suggestive content involving popular characters, videos of minors attracting pedophilic activities in their comment sections, fluctuating policies on the types of content, eligible to be monetized with advertising.
YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal. Hurley had studied design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Chen and Karim studied computer science together at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. According to a story, repeated in the media and Chen developed the idea for YouTube during the early months of 2005, after they had experienced difficulty sharing videos, shot at a dinner party at Chen's apartment in San Francisco. Karim did not attend the party and denied that it had occurred, but Chen commented that the idea that YouTube was founded after a dinner party "was very strengthened by marketing ideas around creating a story, digestible". Karim said the inspiration for YouTube first came from Janet Jackson's role in the 2004 Super Bowl incident, when her breast was exposed during her performance, from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Karim could not find video clips of either event online, which led to the idea of a video sharing site.
Hurley and Chen said that the original idea for YouTube was a video version of an online dating service, had been influenced by the website Hot or Not. Difficulty in finding enough dating videos led to a change of plans, with the site's founders deciding to accept uploads of any type of video. YouTube began as a venture capital-funded technology startup from an $11.5 million investment by Sequoia Capital and an $8 million investment from Artis Capital Management between November 2005 and April 2006. YouTube's early headquarters were situated above a pizzeria and Japanese restaurant in San Mateo, California; the domain name www.youtube.com was activated on February 14, 2005, the website was developed over the subsequent months. The first YouTube video, titled Me at the zoo, shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo; the video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, can still be viewed on the site. YouTube offered the public a beta test of the site in May 2005; the first video to reach one million views was a Nike advertisement featuring Ronaldinho in November 2005.
Following a $3.5 million investment from Sequoia Capital in November, the site launched on December 15, 2005, by which time the site was receiving 8 million views a day. The site grew and, in July 2006, the company announced that more than 65,000 new videos were being uploaded every day, that the site was receiving 100 million video views per day. According to data published by market research company comScore, YouTube is the dominant provider of online video in the United States, with a market share of around 43% and more than 14 billion views of videos in May 2010. In May 2011, 48 hours of new videos were uploaded to the site every minute, which increased to 60 hours every minute in January 2012, 100 hours every minute in May 2013, 300 hours every minute in November 2014, 400 hours every minute in February 2017; as of January 2012, the site had 800 million unique users a month. It is estimated that in 2007 YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet in 2000. According to third-party web analytics providers and SimilarWeb, YouTube is the second-most visited website in the world, as of December 2016.
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group
The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited called ANZ, is the third largest bank by market capitalisation in Australia, after the Commonwealth Bank and Westpac Banking Corporation. Australian operations make up the largest part of ANZ's business, with commercial and retail banking dominating. ANZ is the largest bank in New Zealand, where the legal entity became known as ANZ National Bank Limited in 2003 and changed to ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited in 2012. From 2003 to 2012, it operated two brands in ANZ and the National Bank of New Zealand; the National Bank brand was retired in 2012, with a number of branches closing and others converting to ANZ branches. In addition to operations throughout Australia and New Zealand, ANZ operates in 34 other nations. ANZ was named the most sustainable bank globally in the 2008 Dow Jones Sustainability Index making it the 2nd year in a row ANZ has been granted the title. In 2007 the title was shared with another Australian bank, which had held the title for the previous five years.
ANZ was established on 1 October 1951, when the Bank of Australasia merged with the Union Bank of Australia Limited. 1835: Bank of Australasia was founded in London, which combined with the Cornwall Bank, formed in Launceston, Van Diemens Land in 1828 1837: Union Bank of Australia established in London by a group of people including George Fife Angas, a banker and slaveholder. 1852: The English and Australian Bank established in London, opened its first Australian branch in Sydney in 1853, in Adelaide and Melbourne. The ES&A bank took over the Commercial Bank of Tasmania Limited and the London Bank of Australia Limited in 1921 and the Royal Bank of Australia Limited in 1927. 1951: Bank of Australasia merges with Union Bank of Australia to form the Australia and New Zealand Bank Limited 1963: First computer systems established in new data processing centre in Melbourne, Australia 1966: ANZ starts operations in Honiara, Solomon Islands 1968: ANZ opens office in New York, USA 1969: ANZ establishes representative office in Tokyo, Japan 1970: As of 1 October 1970, in what was the largest merger in Australian banking history, ANZ merged with the English and Australian Bank Limited to form the present organisation and New Zealand Banking Group Limited Starts operations in Vanuatu 1971: Opens representative office in Malaysia 1976: ANZ established 1977: ANZ incorporated in Australia 1979: ANZ acquires the Bank of Adelaide 1980: Singapore and New York representative offices upgraded to branch status 1984: ANZ purchases Grindlays Bank 1985: Acquires Barclays’ operations in Fiji and Vanuatu Receives full commercial banking licence and opens branch in Frankfurt, Germany Announces ANZ Singapore Limited Opens representative office in Bangkok, Thailand 1988: Opens branch in Rarotonga, Cook Islands Opens branch office in Paris, France 1989: Purchases PostBank from New Zealand Government 1990: Acquires National Mutual Royal Bank Limited Acquires Lloyds’ operations in Papua New Guinea Acquires Bank of New Zealand’s operations in Fiji Acquires Town and Country Building Society in Western Australia 1991: Acquires 75 per cent of Bank of Western Samoa Opens representative office in the Philippines 1993: New world headquarters built in Melbourne, Australia Joint venture established with PT Panin Bank, Indonesia Opens a branch in Hanoi and a representative office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Opens a branch in Shanghai and a representative office in Guangzhou, China Starts operations in Tonga Sold Canadian operations acquired via the purchase of Grindlays Bank in 1984 to HSBC Bank Canada 1995: Opens a commercial banking branch in Manila, the first Australian and New Zealand bank to do so 1996: www.anz.com launched ANZ opens its second Vietnamese branch at Ho Chi Minh City 1997: John McFarlane appointed Chief Executive Officer ANZ Phone Banking launched Official opening of Beijing branch, China Bank of Western Samoa changes its name to ANZ Bank 1998: Acquires stake in PT Panin Bank, Indonesia 1999: ANZ Internet Banking launched ANZ announces strategic alliance with E*Trade Australia for online share trading service Purchases Amerika Samoa Bank 2000: ANZ sells its Grindlays businesses in the Middle East and South Asia, associated Grindlays Private Banking business to Standard Chartered Granted local currency licence from the People’s Bank of China 2001: Acquires 75 per cent of Bank of Kiribati ANZ Timor Leste opens Establishes cards business in Hong Kong 2002: Forms joint venture with ING Group for funds management and life insurance business in Australia and New Zealand One millionth customer registers for ANZ Internet Banking in Australia 2003: Acquires National Bank of New Zealand 2005: Establishes ANZ Royal Bank in Cambodia, a joint venture with the Cambodian-based Royal Group company 2006: New world headquarters announced for Melbourne Docklands near the headquarters of the National Australia Bank 2007: ANZ wins Money Magazine "Bank of the Year" award again after having lost to National Australia Bank in 2006 ANZ acquires E*Trade Australia Mike Smith of HSBC, assumes the role of CEO with the retirement of John McFarlane on 1 October 2007 ANZ acquires a 20% stake in Bank of Tianjin, China.
ANZ acquires Citizen Securities Bank ANZ takes over from telecommunications company Telstra as naming rights sponsor for Sydney's Stadium Australia. 2009: 25 September 2009 Announced it will buy out ING Group's 51% stake of the JV, ING Australia giving ANZ 100% control of ING Australia. 12 November 2009 ANZ opens new ANZ Centre headquarters in Docklands, Melbourne 1 December 2009 ANZ gain full ownership of ING Australia. 2010: November 2010, ING Australia renamed OnePath AN