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  • What Australia hopes to achieve at Boao Forum Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 6:35 PM ET
    What Australia hopes to achieve at Boao Forum

    Stuart Ayres, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events for New South Wales, Australia, hopes that the Boao Forum for Asia Conference can reposition Australia as a key player in the Asian market.

  • Is Australia open to more Chinese investment? Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 9:37 PM ET
    Is Australia open to more Chinese investment?

    Australia has to welcome foreign investments if it wants its economy to thrive, says Mike Baird, Premier of New South Wales.

  • What to expect at the Boao Forum for Asia Conference Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 9:33 PM ET
    What to expect at the Boao Forum for Asia Conference

    Mike Baird, Premier of New South Wales, discusses the significance of the Boao Forum for Asia Conference which will held in Sydney from July 30-31.

  • Australian miners adapt to tough market: Report Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 8:44 PM ET
    Australian miners adapt to tough market: Report

    David Hand, managing director at Newport Consulting, discusses the findings of its latest report which showed Australia's mining sector adjusting to tough market conditions.

  • Vail Resorts is optimistic on Perisher: CEO Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 7:36 PM ET
    Vail Resorts is optimistic on Perisher: CEO

    Apart from earning $16 million before taxes and interest each year, the acquisition of Perisher offers a "terrific connection" between the resorts in Australia and the U.S., says Rob Katz, CEO of Vail Resorts.

  • The multi-billion dollar business of snow Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 7:35 PM ET
    The multi-billion dollar business of snow

    The acquisition of Perisher, Australia's largest ski resort, by America's Vail Resorts earlier this year has been dubbed a gamechanger. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports from Perisher Valley.

  • Australia's Newcrest, Fortescue release production reports

    Gaurav Sodhi, senior analyst at Intelligent Investor, analyzes the production reports of gold producer Newcrest Mining and iron ore miner Fortescue Metals.

  • Aussie dollar drops as RBA's Stevens keeps easing on table Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    Australia's top central banker Stevens said interest rate cuts remained on the table, but cautioned too much easing could lead to longer-term dangers.

  • Australia's economic transition isn't smooth: Pro Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 11:18 PM ET
    Australia's economic transition isn't smooth: Pro

    Tim Schroeders, portfolio manager at Pengana Capital, says RBA Governor Glenn Stevens' speech confirms the fact that Australia's economic shift isn't a smooth one. He later explains why he likes BHP Billiton.

  • Expect elevated Australia Q2 CPI: JPMorgan Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 6:33 PM ET
    Expect elevated Australia Q2 CPI: JPMorgan

    Ben Jarman, senior economist at JP Morgan, says consumer prices down under could be strong in the second quarter due to an "intense rebound" in petrol prices.

  • Australia's central bank seeks weaker currency Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 10:18 PM ET
    Reserve Bank of Australia

    RBA said leaving rates at a record low this month was apt and hinted at a steady outlook for policy as it welcomed efforts to boost growth in China.

  • APRA hikes bank capital requirements for home loans Sunday, 19 Jul 2015 | 11:11 PM ET
    APRA hikes bank capital requirements for home loans

    David Ellis, head of Australian Banking Research at Morningstar Australasia, says the new rules announced by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) are coming into effect earlier than expectations.

  • Is Australia the new Greece? Sunday, 19 Jul 2015 | 10:52 PM ET
    Is Australia the new Greece?

    Stephen Koukoulas, managing director at Market Economics, explains why he doesn't agree with the argument that a slump in Chinese demand for commodities could turn Australia into the next Greece.

  • Tony Abbott's hostility to wind farms could jeopardize Australia's biggest renewable energy project, a $2 billion-plus wind and solar plant.

  • How bleaching poses a threat to Hawaii's coast Saturday, 18 Jul 2015 | 8:44 AM ET
    Plantation Course hole No. 18 at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii

    In Hawaii, a phenomenon known as bleaching is putting its coral reefs in danger.

  • Fed rate hike fears ripple through Canada, world Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 5:49 PM ET
    Stephen Poloz, governor of the Bank of Canada

    Canada cut rates this week while a U.S. policy transition is already sending ripples around the world at the same time tumbling commodities prices are biting into growth.

  • Wildfire seasons now last longer almost everywhere Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 1:36 PM ET
    Flames from a wildfire approach trees on the edge of the airport in La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada, July 5, 2015.

    Wildfire seasons all over the planet are lasting longer than they have in the past and burning wider swaths of land, and it is costing a lot.

  • Scientists generate fish oil ... from plants Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 11:33 AM ET
    Camelina crop at harvest in the Rothamsted Research field last September.

    Researchers have raised a genetically engineered crop on land that contains certain nutrients found only in fish oil and algae.

  • Gillard on being a woman in politics Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Gillard on being a woman in politics

    Former Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, talks about her treatment as a woman politician.

  • Why it's easier to be a female PM now: Gillard Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Why it's easier to be a female PM now: Gillard

    Former Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, talks about women in politics.