ASX World Cup: The first four groups

As we mentioned in this article earlier today, we are conducting our own World Cup, with 32 companies pitched against each other in eight groups of four.

Here’s the list of the first four groups and companies.

Group A (The Banks)

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ASX: ANZ)
Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA)
National Australia Bank (ASX: NAB)
Westpac Banking Corporation (ASX: WBC)

Group B (Resources)

BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP)
Rio Tinto Limited (ASX: RIO)
Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG)
Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM)

Group C (Insurers)

AMP Limited (ASX: AMP)
Insurance Australia Group Limited (ASX: IAG)
QBE Insurance Group Ltd (ASX: QBE)
Suncorp Group Ltd (ASX: SUN)

Group D (Infrastructure)

Aurizon Limited (ASX: AZJ)
Sydney Airport Holdings Ltd (ASX: SYD)
Transurban Group (ASX: TCL)
Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS)

Look out for the second group of four, and our first match up on June 12 between two titans of the banking industry.

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