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    A surprise jump in Australia's job numbers in February, the biggest increase in over a decade, had many market watchers close the door on more rate cuts, but one economist says the possibility of easing stays alive.

  • Australia: Where Should You Put Your Money?

    Ben Clark, Portfolio Manager at TMS Capital tells CNBC about which Australian stocks to invest in and why. He also says that he doesn't think there will be any more rate cuts.

  • NAB: Why RBA Still Has Further Room to Ease

    Alan Oster, Chief Economist at National Australia Bank explains why February's strong jobs data does not change his rate cut expectations from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA).

  • What Lies in Store for Europe & Australia?

    Nick Verdi, Director of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific, at Barclays says Italy will likely get a Bersani-led coalition and fresh elections at the end of the year. He also explains why the U.S. still looks better than Australia despite its spectacular employment numbers.

  • Oz Jobs Data Diminishes Rate Cut Hopes: Pro

    Peter Elston, Head of Asia Pacific Strategy and Asset Allocation at Aberdeen Asset Management explains how the recent strength in Australia's economy is the result of the RBA's rate cuts.

  • How Australia Benefits From Chinese Consumers

    Kate Howitt, Portfolio Manager of the Fidelity Australian Opportunities Fund, explains how Australian companies can benefit from Chinese consumer firepower as Beijing shifts growth models.

  •  Dow Rally is Unsustainable

    Glenn Maguire, Principal & Chief Economist at Asia Sentry Advisory tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he thinks the Dow's recent rally is unsustainable.

  • RBA May Deliver Another 25 Basis Point Cut: Pro

    Bill Evans, Global Head of Economics at Westpac Bank, believes Australia's central bank could ease further in 2013. He says the mining sector will pose the greatest policy challenge this year.

  • RBA Easing Bias Remains Intact

    Patrick Bennett, FX Strategist at CIBC discusses his outlook for monetary policy in Australia.

  • Will the RBA Ease in 2013?

    Nick Maroutsos, Kapstream Capital and Nathan Bell, Research Director, Intelligent Investor discuss the likelihood of further easing measures from the Australian central bank.

  • Harvey Norman: Expect Sales Growth Ahead

    Gerry Harvey, Executive Chairman of Harvey Norman tells CNBC he is optimistic of a turnaround in sales after the retailer posted a 36% slide in first-half profit.

  • Not The Time To Invest In Property: Pro

    Brian Han, Senior Research Analyst at Fat Prophets tells CNBC that the Australian property sector is a little to expensive to be investing in right now.

  • Optimistic on Westfield Sales Growth in 2013

    Peter Lowy, Co-CEO, Westfield Group expects to see the company's sales growth at the same level as the country's GDP growth this year.

  • Oil Search's Transformational Project

    Peter Botten, Managing Director at Oil Search tells CNBC about the company's PNG LNG project, and how it will be "transformational" for the oil and gas producer.

  • Virgin Australia: Battling the Capacity Assault

    John Borghetti, CEO of Virgin Australia tells CNBC how the airline's yield performance outperformed competitors despite a high amount of capacity flooding the domestic market.

  • No Sweetheart Deal For Hong Kong: CLP CEO

    Andrew Brandler, CEO of power supply firm CLP, discusses the company's full-year earnings and warns of rising challenges in its Australian and Indian operations.

  • Stock in 60 Seconds: Billabong

    CNBC's Matthew Taylor takes on the challenge of the daily 'Stock in 60' segment and looks at shares of Billabong, which tanked more than 4% after revealing first half numbers.

  • RBA Not Done Cutting Rates

    Paul Mackel, Head of Asia Currency Research, HSBC says the AUD would remain overvalued even at 1.03 or 1.10, and that once the global economic recovery gets underway, there will be plenty of other better investment options.

  • AMP: Why Sentiment in Australia is Improving

    Craig Dunn, CEO of AMP, tells CNBC how falling interest rates have boosted domestic sentiment in Australia, helping achieve a 2 percent rise in fiscal-year net profit.

  • BHP Shake-Up

    Evan Lucas, Market Strategist at IG Markets says the appointment of Andrew Mackenzie as CEO of BHP is at a fairly aggressive timing.