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

AQA - AQUILA RESOURCES LTD - steady at $3.12

Aquila Resources has received the green light from the West Australian government to develop Anketell Port as part of its $6 billion iron ore project.

BKW - BRICKWORKS LTD - down two cents at $12.60

Brickworks expects a rise in its first half earnings after selling a parcel of its land in western Sydney to a trust it part owns with property developer Goodman Group.

CAB - CABCHARGE AUSTRALIA LTD - up one cent at $4.93

Taxi payments operator Cabcharge has bought the Queensland taxi company Maxi Taxi (Australia) for less than $5 million.

KMD - KATHMANDU HOLDINGS LTD - up eight cents at $1.85

Adventure wear retailer Kathmandu has upgraded its profit forecast after better than expected sales in the first half of the financial year.

PXS - PHARMAXIS LTD - up 3.5 cents at 71.5 cents

Pharmaxis had $175 million wiped off its market value after suffering a setback in getting its cystic fibrosis drug approved for use in the United States.

QAN - QANTAS AIRWAYS LTD - up one cent at $1.54

Unions are making a last-ditch plea to the consumer watchdog against a partnership between Qantas and Emirates airlines.

VAH - VIRGIN AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LTD - down 0.5 cents at 42.5 cents

Tiger Airways shareholders have approved Virgin Australia's plan to buy a major stake in the budget airline.

WDC - WESTFIELD GROUP - up 11 cents at $11.29

Shopping centre developer Westfield Group expects to pay its securityholders a distribution of 24.75 cents for the first half of the 2012/13 financial year.