It's been a quiet week on the ASX as companies are in blackout pre-reporting, many fund managers take a break for school holidays, and LIC providers prepare for their monthly updates next week. The ASX 200 was relatively flat, down 0.4% at the time of writing, having not risen or fallen more than 2% at any point. Gold miners have been the stand out performer yet again, with the gold miners index up more than 5%. In NSW, the premier announced they were banning greyhound racing, hurting TAH and TTS, while in Italy, the banks received a $190b 'rescue package' - will it be enough? This week Australia’s AAA credit rating got called into question, AUD gold hit fresh highs and four big-cap stocks for your watchlist. Here are three wires you should read this weekend.