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  • RBA won't move, but likely to signal easing bias: ANZ

    Felicity Emmett, head of Australian economics at ANZ, says expectations for the unemployment rate to stay at 6 percent until 2017 indicate a "slight easing bias" for the Reserve Bank of Australia.

  • Asia gears up for a busy week ahead Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 | 6:09 PM ET
    Asia gears up for a busy week ahead

    CNBC's Christine Tan takes you through this week's key risk events in Asia, including China's purchasing manager's index (PMI) and growth reports from India and Australia.

  • Why this jewelry e-retailer is venturing offline Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 9:52 PM ET
    Why this jewelry e-retailer is venturing offline

    Jewelry consumers prefer the tangible aspects of shopping in a boutique, says Joanne Ooi, CEO of Plukka, ahead of the firm's listing on the Australian Securities Exchange.

  • Evolution Mining: 'We're in a bright spot' Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 12:42 AM ET
    Evolution Mining: 'We're in a bright spot'

    Jake Klein, executive chairman at Evolution Mining, says Australia's gold producers are benefiting from reduced cost pressures, thanks to a decline in the value of the Aussie dollar.

  • Boral CEO: Australia, US housing helped earnings Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 11:20 PM ET
    Boral CEO: Australia, US housing help earnings

    Mike Kane, CEO and managing director of Boral, attributes the 45 percent rise in full-year earnings to a strong market in Australia's New South Wales and a recovery in the U.S. housing sector.

  • PayPal expands 'One Touch' payments Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    PayPal expands 'One Touch' payments

    Paypal expands in 13 global markets as mobile payment market continues to grow.

  • Charter Hall: Industrial assets were top performers Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 11:42 PM ET
    Charter Hall: Industrial assets were top performers

    David Harrison, joint managing director at Charter Hall, says the industrial assets that it managed posted the best performance on the back of factors such as a high occupancy rate.

  • The key drivers behind Scentre Group's HY profit Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 10:40 PM ET
    The key drivers behind Scentre Group's HY profit

    Peter Allen, CEO of Scentre Group, says strong operation results and continued growth in retail sales underpinned the rise in the company's half-year profit figure.

  • Is the worst over for stocks? Maybe not: Pros Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 8:46 PM ET
    Is the worst over for stocks? Maybe not: Pros

    George Boubouras, chief investment officer at Contango Asset Management and Gavin Parry, MD of Parry International Trading, discuss the sustainability of the rebound in Asian stocks early Tuesday.

  • Australia's Fortescue is in a dangerous position: Pro Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 12:38 AM ET
    Australia's Fortescue is in a dangerous position: Pro

    Gaurav Sodhi, senior analyst at Intelligent Investor, says Fortescue Metals risks becoming a marginal producer with iron prices set for further losses.

  • Confident on Australia in medium-to-long run: Pro Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 11:35 PM ET
    Confident on Australia in medium-to-long run: Pro

    Charles Leyland, managing director of Leyland Private Asset Management, explains his optimism on Australia's economy despite concerns surrounding the country's largest trade partner - China.

  • ASX CEO: IPO pipeline still intact Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 12:53 AM ET
    ASX CEO: IPO pipeline still intact

    Elmer Funke Kupper, managing director & CEO of ASX, discusses the outlook for initial public offerings (IPOs) after an increase in listings lifted the stock exchange's profit.

  • Qantas: Excited about new Dreamliners fleet Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 9:12 PM ET
    Qantas: Excited about new Dreamliners fleet

    Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas, says the purchase of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners is a "highly desirable" move which will help the airline to open up new markets.

  • Behind Qantas' quick turnaround to profit Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 9:08 PM ET
    Behind Qantas' quick turnaround to profit

    Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas, says the transformation program which included aggressive cost-cutting measures, underpinned the carrier's profit turnaround.

  • What Beijing must do to shore up market sentiment Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 6:48 PM ET
    What Beijing must do to shore up market sentiment

    Toby Lawson, managing director at Societe Generale Newedge, says Chinese authorities may need to look at lowering the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) so as to induce a sense of normality.

  • Woodside Petroleum: The safest stock to buy? Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 12:44 AM ET
    Woodside Petroleum: The safest stock to buy?

    Tony Locantro, dealer, Private Clients at Argonaut, discusses the earnings of Woodside Petroleum, which largely met market expectations on Tuesday.

  • Asia drives Treasury Wine Estates' profit growth Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 11:46 PM ET
    Asia drives Treasury Wine Estates' profit growth

    Michael Clarke, managing director & CEO at Treasury Wine Estates, says the company is seeing a significant pick-up in its Asian business, especially in the North Asian countries such as China.

  • Stockland weighs in on Australia's property boom Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 11:16 PM ET
    Stockland weighs in on Australia's property boom

    Apart from Sydney and Melbourne, the broader Australian market is seeing modest increases in home prices, supported by under-supply and population growth, says Mark Steinert, managing director & CEO at Stockland.

  • Where Australia's SEEK is seeing growth Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 8:38 PM ET
    Where Australia's SEEK is seeing growth

    Andrew Bassat, CEO of online jobs and education portal SEEK, is optimistic on growth in Australia's employment business, as well as its international units.

  • GPT Group: H1 profit indicates strong foundation Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 12:24 AM ET
    GPT Group: H1 profit indicates strong foundation

    Michael Cameron, CEO of GPT Group, attributes the robust first-half net profit to strong performances in the company's office and retail portfolios.