ANZ has increased full year cash profit to $7.12 billion.
Macquarie Group's half-year net profit has risen 35 per cent to $678 million.
A strong earnings report from Visa has powered the Dow to a 1.3 per cent gain with the other two indices edging up as well.
Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange on Friday
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Gold futures prices have fallen more than two per cent as hawkish Federal Reserve comments and strong US economic data weigh on precious metals.
The Australian sharemarket looks set to open higher.
The Australian dollar has followed US stocks higher as it recovers from Thursdays's steep fall following the US central bank meeting.
The European Central Bank's announcement that it will begin buying asset-backed securities has helped drive up European stocks.
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