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Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at close on Friday:

ANZ - ANZ BANKING GROUP LTD - down 39 cents at $23.66

ANZ chief executive Mike Smith's annual pay has grown to $10.1 million on the back of larger cash bonuses.

CCV - CASH CONVERTERS LTD - up one cent at 99 cents

Cash Converters expects to increase its short-term lending this financial year as smaller providers leave the industry due to regulatory changes.

FMG - FORTESCUE METALS GROUP LTD - down six cents at $3.90

Mining boss Andrew Forrest says his High Court challenge against the federal government's mining tax is about conquering evil.

SEPARATELY: Australia should not take its relationship with China for granted, mining boss Andrew Forrest warns.

GMG - GOODMAN GROUP - steady at $4.49

Industrial property owner Goodman Group has maintained its full-year earnings forecast as it continues to expand globally.

KMD - KATHMANDU HOLDINGS LTD - up six cents at $1.41

Shares in clothing and equipment retailer Kathmandu have soared after it posted a 19.5 per cent boost in sales for the last 15 weeks.

WHC - WHITEHAVEN COAL LTD - down five cents at $2.74

Miner Whitehaven Coal has responded to the decline in global coal prices by announcing that it will scale back its presence in Brisbane and sack 10 workers.

WOW - WOOLWORTHS LTD - down 16 cents at $28.11

A union has threatened to boycott Woolworths if it does not help workers and sub-contractors owed money following the collapse of a company building a supermarket in Sydney's north.