Despite a slight boost on Friday, the benchmark ASX 200 share market index finished the week down 1% on 5,920 points.
The financials sector recorded a 1.6% fall, as CBA shares slipped 2%, NAB finished 1.6% lower and Westpac was down 1.4%. ANZ fared best of the big four banks but still ended the week down 0.1%.
In the same sector, Bank of Queensland shares (ASX: BOQ) ended the week down 7% at $13.54 despite a reported 19% rise in interim cash earnings.
TPG Telecom (ASX: TPM) also posted half year results, with soaring profits leading the company to upgrade its full year earnings forecast and increase its interim dividend. TPG shares ended the week 3% higher.
Shares in Premier Investments (ASX: PMV) were boosted 12.5% over the past five days to $12.72 after it posted half year net profit after tax of $56.8m, up 9.1% from the same time last year.
Meanwhile, Fonterra (ASX: FSF) shares fell 5.3% to $5.37 after a 16% drop in first-half profit and Kathmandu (ASX: KMD) took a hit after it recorded a half year net loss after tax of NZ$1.8m.
Shares in Kathmandu ended the week down 17.9% to $1.34 and have now fallen 56.9% over the past 12 months.
Fairfax (ASX: FXJ) ended the week down 3.1% to $0.96 after news the former executive chairman of Ten Network Holdings (ASX: TEN) had been appointed to the board.