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Greg Fraser, senior industrials analyst at Fat Prophets, advises investors to take advantage of dips to buy quality defensive and diversified mining stocks in Australia.
Heavily criticized acquisitions and recurring earthquakes have stacked the odds against one of New Zealand's largest listed companies Fletcher Building. Following the recent slowdown in the Australasian housing market, the company announced Thursday that it has downgraded its earnings outlook for the first-half of 2012. CNBC's Christine Tan spoke to CEO Jonathan Ling before the announcement about his contingency plan for the difficulties ahead.
China's red hot economy is cooling, and this strategist has a way to play it.
Stock markets in Asia continue to head south with little to signal a turnaround in the new quarter, but regional experts told CNBC investors should capitalize on attractively low valuations instead of piling cash.
Simon Ho, Executive Director, Triple 3 Partners thinks that this is a good time to go long on quality banks such as ANZ and suggests using options to mitigate any down-side risk.
Asian stock markets extended losses for the second day in a row driven by concerns of a worsening euro zone debt crisis, with one expert saying a bear market has come to stay.
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce denies any merger talks and says domestic demand remains strong. But he adds that the strong Australian dollar and high fuel prices are hurting international business.
Australian brewer Foster's reiterated its rejection of a $10 billion takeover offer from SAB Miller Tuesday, as it announced a 500 million Australian dollar, or $521 million, capital return to shareholders.
A growing number of people are giving up lucrative jobs in Australia for a chance at the quick riches and adventure of old-fashioned prospecting. The New York Times reports.
It depends on whom you ask. Some traders made a killing this week, but for long-term investors things don't look so bright.
Australia cannot bank on China to fuel its resources boom for more than the next 15 years, says an expert.
Mining CEOs criticized the imposition of the mining and carbon tax even as they face a surging dollar and labor shortgages.
Analysts say a shortfall in copper supply this year could boost one of Australia's smaller copper miners, Sandfire Resources.
The Australian dollar is trading at record highs but whether the currency will keep its momentum going depends crucially on whether the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) raises interest rates in the coming months.
Australia's resources sector, which has experienced a multi-year boom, is a bubble waiting to burst, according to one fund manager.
On a recent wind-whipped morning, a steel-hulled behemoth arrived at a desolate stretch of India’s western coast groaning with enough coal to power a city of one million people for more than two weeks. The New York Times reports.
The Mongolian mining industry, which is to benefit from China's huge appetite for resources, is a sector to bet on. One fund manager suggests investing in mining plays that are listed internationally, but have assets in Mongolia.
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Is water the next big investment idea? Australia is sure betting on it. The industry is valued at up to $27 billion in Australia, while last year alone over $3 billion in water rights were traded in the open market.
Around 3,500 union workers at Australia's BHP Billiton-Mitsubishi Alliance, the world's biggest producer of metallurgical coal, plan several work stoppages next week but are not planning wider strike action at this stage, a union official said.