Asia-Pacific News Australia

  • The Apple iPad Mini, left, and iPad Air are displayed in October at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco.

    An Apple iPad demo model exploded on Wednesday in a Vodafone store in Canberra, Australia, pushing customers to evacuate, reported News.com.au.

  • iPad bursts into flames; no injuries

    Vodafone has confirmed an Apple iPad caused smoke and sparks in an Australian store when it burst into flames, with CNBC's Tyler Mathisen.

  • Best banks down under

    Lachlan Colquhoun, Head of Markets Analysis at East and Partners explains why he thinks CBA and Westpac stand out in Australia's banking sector.

  • National Australia Bank: Optimistic about 2014

    In a First on CNBC interview, Cameron Clyne CEO at National Australia Bank explains why he's confident on the bank's growth going forward to 2014.

  • Aussie bank valuations stretched: Pro

    Scott Maddock, Analyst at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says valuations for Australia's big banks look stretched, but their stable earnings and high dividends are still valuable.

  • ANZ: Strong results are proof of Asia strategy

    Mike Smith, CEO of Australia New Zealand Banking (ANZ) says the sky is the limit for the lender as long as it continues tapping into Asia Pacific growth.

  • Bendigo & Adelaide: Holding strong despite weak environment

    Mike Hirst, Managing Director at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank explains the challenges to growing the lender's top line as the bank holds its annual general meeting (AGM) on Monday.

  • Queensland energy minister: Asia is ready for LNG exports

    Mark Mcardle, Minister for Energy & Water Supply for the Queensland Government, Australia describes why the Asian energy market is right for Queensland's gas exports.

  • Investing in ugly ducklings

    Nathan Bell, Research Director at Intelligent Investor Funds says the recent highs on the Australian market makes it hard to find value, but this might be a good opportunity in some of the "ugly duckling" stocks.

  • Dry winds fan fire threat outside Sydney

    In Australia, crews have been working around the clock to contain raging bushfires. Laurel Irving, Channel 7 reporter, reports live from Lithgow, New South Wales

  • PIMCO: Australia inflation still within range

    Ramin Toloui, Global Co-head for Emerging Markets at PIMCO describes what impact the latest inflation data will have on the chances of an interest-rate cut buy the Reserve Bank of Australia.

  • Australian officials warned on Monday that three large wildfires burning in southeastern Australia could merge into one colossal "mega-fire.

  • Why Australia's ASX will revisit 5,000 soon

    David Walker, Head of Equities Research at StocksInValue thinks the Australian market is modestly overvalued. He sees stocks at a modest premium to the intrinsic value estimate.

  • U.S. Shutdown means QE taper will be delayed

    Kristy Campbell, Senior Equity Analyst at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management tells CNBC's Cash Flow how to trade the Australian market in an extended QE environment.

  • Housing shortage in Australia is structural

    Kingsley Jones, Founder and CIO, Jevons Global tells CNBC's Cash Flow that the government needs to change its property taxation policy if it wants to prevent bubbling in the Australian property sector.

  • Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey.

    Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey said Monday on CNBC that a U.S. default could have a severe impact on the global economy.

  • Bank of Queensland returns to profit

    Stuart Grimshaw, CEO, Bank of Queensland speaks about the bank's journey back to profit, and why he isn't expecting much of an improvement in market conditions in 2014.

  • Use market volatility to buy: Pro

    Paul Trainor, Senior Portfolio Manager, Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says the current volatility is creating some good buying opportunities for investors taking a medium term view of the market.

  • Corrective trading opportunities

    Glenn Rosewall, Executive Chairman of BBY says the Australian market is likely to go through a correction period, and investors should look for trading opportunities in cyclical companies.

  • Good opportunties in the healthcare sector

    Ben Clark, Portfolio Manager at TMS Capital says there are some good buying opportunities in the Australia's healthcare sector.