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Australia's property stocks have been crumbling but according to Goldman Sachs, the equity market is painting a far gloomier outcome.
Gaurav Sodhi, senior analyst at Intelligent Investor, says China's industrial production is "down all the way" and will weigh on commodity prices.
Donald Trump opposes President Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, but Jeb Bush and others say the deal could be good for America.
Rob Brierley, head of research at Patersons Securities, discusses BHP Biliton's production reports.
Tom Gorman, CEO of Brambles, says the company is seeing strong growth across its emerging markets portfolio, which grew 15 percent in the September quarter.
Kunal Sawhney, chief executive at Kalkine, is bullish on BHP Billiton since the miner still has an opportunity to cut cash costs further.
A government-backed inquiry in Australia called for more competition and stronger capital reserves for the nation's four major banks.
Merely raising capital levels is not going create "unquestionably strong" banks, warns Nathan Bell, head of research at Peters MacGregor Capital Management.
Mathias Cormann, Australia's finance minister, explains how tougher capital requirements for Australian banks will fortify them against instability.
Paul Bloxham, chief economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC, identifies the positive signs in the Reserve Bank of Australia minutes, which suggest the central bank will hold rates until 2016.
The stricter capital requirements will bring Australian banks "up to the top quartile of international standards," explains Michael Kelly, MD and global head of multi-asset at PineBridge Investments.
Abe is pursuing a doctrine of collective self defense with allies in order to counterbalance the military power of an increasingly assertive China.
An online petition to change the name of Australia's currency to "dollarydoos" has received support from more than 13,000 people.
Sam Walsh, CEO of Rio Tinto, sensed an impending downturn and took the necessary actions to protect the company, says Jonathan Barratt, CIO at Ayers Alliance Securities.
The planned $100 billion merger of AB InBev and SABMiller will be a wake-up call to the overseas ambitions of struggling Japanese brewers.
Australia's central bank has warned that lending standards for home loans had been looser than first thought.
Australian banks will continue raising capital in the coming years in a bid to meet regulatory requirements, says David Ellis, head of Australian banking research at Morningstar Australasia.
Rod Sims, chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, says the integration could hit competition in the rail haulage sector.
That unemployment held steady at 6.2 percent was an OK result, says Bill Evans, global head of economics at Westpac.
The assumption other banks will follow Westpac's move to increase home loan rates is driving Australian financials stocks higher, says Martin Smith, head of markets analysis at East & Partners.