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  • Banking on Australia-Asia flows: Westpac Asia GM

    Balaji Swaminathan, General Manager, Asia at Westpac Bank says they are banking on the flow of people, capital and clients between Australia and the rest of Asia.

  • Fear of missing out to drive markets: Pro

    Andrew Ward, Senior Portfolio Manager at Aurora Funds says fear of missing out will drive gains in the Australian market, as investors scramble to take advantage of the current upward trend.

  • Time to position for higher interest rates

    Dale Gillham, Chief market Analyst at Wealth Within says the Reserve Bank of Australia could start raising interest rates, and investors should be positioning their portfolios for this.

  • Is Australia headed for a mid-life crisis?

    Kelvin Tay, Regional CIO, Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management says Australia's luck is about to run out, as China's demand for commodities will soon flatten out.

  • Australia mining red tape to be removed?

    Mike Elliott, global metals and mining sector leader at EY, tells CNBC how the newly-elected Australian Prime Minister may act to boost the metals and mining sector, as promised.

  • Big pic

    Steve Goldman, Managing Director at Kapstream Capital and Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC, discuss the market outlook following Tony Abbott's election victory.

  • Cutting red tape is Australia's top priority: Senator

    CNBC's Oriel Morrison spoke with Australia's incoming Assistant Treasurer Senator Mathias Cormann and asked him about the economic priorities for Tony Abbott's coalition government.

  • How will Tony Abbott change politics in Australia?

    Gerard Henderson, Executive Director of The Sydney Institute is confident that Tony Abbott's election win will usher in 3 years of solid, competent government in Australia.

  • Australia's back up for business: Joe Hockey

    CNBC's Oriel Morrison spoke to the new Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey, moments after it was clear that opposition leader Tony Abbott's coalition had stormed to victory.

  • Australia markets wake up to new government

    As Australian markets wake up to a new government following the weekend win of conservative leader Tony Abbott, CNBC's Matthew Taylor has all the details on the government's first priority.

  • Aussie teen leaks new iPhone info

    A teen in Australia has leaked information about the new iPhone ahead of next week's big Apple announcement. His latest online release reportedly shows a fingerprint scanner from the new iPhone. The "Squawk Box" team discusses the legality of posting allegedly proprietary information on the Web.

  • We support the US in Syria: Australian fin min

    Bob Carr, the Australian foreign minister, tells CNBC that they support limited American intervention in Syria.

  • Australia's elections and the markets

    George Lucas, Managing Director at Instreet Investment discusses his trades post the Australian election.

  • Australian election preview

    Mark Todd, Director of Fixed Income Sales at FIIG speaks about the coalition budget and the run-up to the elections.

  • Australians countdown to election

    On CNBC's final day of the Australian campaign trail, Matt Taylor has the latest on candidates Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott , live from Brisbane

  • Can Australia get a majority government?

    Stephen Hogan, Advisor at Novus Capital discusses the future of policy changes if Saturday's national election results in a majority government.

  • Uncertainty the key at Australian election

    Scott Maddock, Senior Analyst, Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says the potential for the Australian election result to remove political uncertainty is a key factor for market confidence.

  • RBA seeks to avoid heightened volatility: pro

    Saktiandi Supaat, head of FX research at Maybank, says the Reserve Bank of Australia has left its cash rate at record low to prevent volatility going on due to upcoming elections.

  • RBA still has room for future easing: Expert

    Patrick Bennett, FX Strategist at CIBC discusses the Reserve Bank of Australia's decision to hold its fire at Tuesday's policy meeting.

  • Christmas rate cut on the cards

    Glenn Rosewall, Executive Chairman at BBY says the Reserve Bank of Australia will wait until a new government has been in power for 100 days before making another rate change. This means consumers could get an early Christmas present from the RBA.