Week Ahead, Tech Rallies | Westpac Jumps Global markets were higher on Friday as US markets (S&P 500 +1.6%) ended a choppy week with a technology sector rally. UK markets inched up while Europe ended slightly down. Dip buyers appeared and traders await developments on US stimulus talks. After the close of regular trading, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s spokesman said she talked with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin regarding a relief package, and they agreed to continue their conversation. This week sees the first 2020 US presidential debate which will be watched closely by investors.   Westpac (WBC:ASX / WBC:NZX) Banking stocks jumped on Friday after the Australian Federal Government announced it would loosen responsible lending laws as part of its economic recovery plan. Among the big four banks, Westpac was the strongest on Friday surging +7% after on Thursday copping a $1.3 billion penalty from AUSTRAC for breaching anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws. We think that the moves show...