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  • Investing in Australian Industrials Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 11:40 PM ET
    Investing in Australian Industrials

    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.

  • 5 Questions With Fletcher Building CEO Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 8:25 PM ET

    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.

  • How to Trade on China's Slowing Economy Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 9:32 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    China's red hot economy is cooling, and this strategist has a way to play it.

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    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.

  • Very Few Safe Havens Right Now Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 10:20 PM ET
    Very Few Safe Havens Right Now

    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.

  • Asia Stocks in a New Bear Market: Strategist Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 3:18 AM ET

    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: Not in Any Merger, Takeover Talks Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 10:30 PM ET
    Qantas CEO: Not in Any Merger, Takeover Talks

    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.

  • Foster's Puts Pressure on SABMiller to Raise Offer Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 2:46 AM ET

    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.

  • Gold Fever Gripping the Australian Outback Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 2:13 AM ET

    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.

  • Are Australian Banks a Good Bet? Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 5:33 AM ET
    A Pedestrian walk past a Westpac branch in Sydney as economists wait to see if The Reserve Bank of Australia cut official interest rates today, at the RBA on February 3, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. The RBA are expected to cut rates by up to 1 percent this afternoon, taking rates down to 3.25 per cent, with further cuts already being discussed for next month. The rate cut would put pressure on the top four Australian banks to follow suit and cut their rates on the back of recently announced huge p

    It depends on whom you ask. Some traders made a killing this week, but for long-term investors things don't look so bright.

  • How Long Can China Fuel Australia's Mining Boom? Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 7:28 PM ET
    Open cast mining for iron ore.

    Australia cannot  bank on China to fuel its resources boom for more than the next 15 years, says an expert.

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    Mining CEOs criticized the imposition of the mining and carbon tax even as they face a surging dollar and labor shortgages.

  • Australia's Sandfire Resources a Buy: Analysts Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 2:59 AM ET
    Sandfire Resources mine in Western Australia will begin full production in early 2012.

    Analysts say a shortfall in copper supply this year could boost one of Australia's smaller copper miners, Sandfire Resources.

  • Aussie Dollar Bets Rest on Rate Hike View Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 10:42 PM ET
    Aussie Dollar

    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.

  • Billionaires’ Rise Aids India, and the Favor Is Returned Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 10:39 AM ET
    Gurgaon City Centre in New Dehli, India

    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.

  • Buy Mining Plays with Assets In Mongolia: Pro Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 5:36 AM ET

    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.

  • World's Biggest Gambling Nations Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 9:03 PM ET
    Mention gambling and glitzy images of Las Vegas come to mind. But you'll be surprised to know Americans are not the world's biggest gamblers. In fact, the world’s biggest gambling nations include plenty of unlikely candidates.The rankings are based on data from , a consultancy based in London. They take into account average gaming losses (the amount bet and never recovered) in a year divided by the adult population in over 200 countries. The numbers include money lost on all types of betting inc

    The world’s biggest gambling nations include plenty of unlikely candidates. Read on to find out the countries with the biggest losers and the boldest gamblers.

  • Australia Takes the Lead in Trading Water Sunday, 3 Jul 2011 | 10:34 PM ET

    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.

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    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.