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  • Australia Market Due for 5-10% Correction Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | 6:30 AM ET

    The Australian market is at fair value and will see a short market correction, but will recover quickly and rise by the year’s end, according to Angus Geddes, CEO of Fat Prophets.

  • Who Will Follow Australia and Hike Rates Next? Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | 6:59 PM ET
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    Australia's rate hike may not signal a stampede to raise rates. But smaller central banks could be tempted to tighten sooner rather than later.

  • Buy Aussie Stocks with Exposure to US, UK: Strategist Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 | 3:58 AM ET

    Lucinda Chan, divisional director at Macquarie Private Wealth is adding stocks to her portfolio, in particular those that will ride the upturn in more developed economies such as the U.S. and the UK.

  • Eye on Energy: China’s Great Nat Gas Deal Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 12:45 AM ET
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    China and Australia struck a $41 billion agreement to provide China with liquefied natural gas (LNG) Tuesday, and the deal is an example how China is grabbing up energy at cheap prices at a time when it is one of the few countries investing in resources, experts told CNBC Asia.

  • BHP’s Messy Chart Is Only for the Bold: Guppy Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 12:28 AM ET

    When a sell-off develops there is a surprising lack of support from investors in miner BHP Billiton.

  • Charting Asia | BHP Billiton Weekly (Australia) Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 11:04 PM ET
  • Chinese Strategies That Reel in the Prize Fish Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 7:29 PM ET
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    The firestorm caused by Rio Tinto pulling out of its deal with Chinalco, resulting from the partnership with once bitter rival, BHP Billiton, has the makings of a soap drama. It's enthralling viewing, but many observers are missing the vital sub-plot which leads to the surprise ending.

  • Charting Asia | Fortescue Metals Daily Chart Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 7:28 PM ET
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  • Australia Feels Chill as China’s Shadow Grows Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 11:04 AM ET
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    Since three state owned Chinese companies said they would buy stakes in Australia’s storied mining industry totaling $22 billion — as much as China’s entire investment here in the last three years — some of this nation’s 21.3 million people have reacted with aggrieved nationalism.

  • Sterling/Dollar Is a 'Monster Pair': Analyst Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 10:49 PM ET
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    There's money to be made in the pound sterling/US dollar cross says one analyst.  Terrance Lee, assistant manager at PhillipCapital, calls this the 'monster pair'.

  • Asian Stocks Overcome Gloom to Swing Back to Black Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 5:03 AM ET

    Asian stocks edged up Monday, holding near a six-month peak struck last week and withstanding an early bout of profit-taking as investors eyed a slew of corporate earnings reports around the world this week.

  • The Australian Dollar Can Make You Money Sunday, 19 Apr 2009 | 8:44 PM ET
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    Can’t stomach the violent swings in the equity markets? One analyst recommends switching out to currencies, especially the Australian dollar. There's money to be made there.

  • Asian Markets Waver on Mixed Signs of Recovery Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 5:14 AM ET

    Asian markets were mixed Friday and the yen slipped, after upbeat results from JPMorgan and Google kept a revival of risk taking alive, with shares outside Japan on track for a sixth week of gains.

  • Chinese GDP Figures Weigh on Asian Markets Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 5:26 AM ET

    Asian stocks pulled back from a six-month high Thursday, while the safe-haven yen gained after China posted its slowest ever quarterly growth in a signal of the frailty of the global economy.

  • Pros Say: Big Value Is Now in Technology Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 5:16 AM ET

    While the technology sector struggled in global markets Thursday, experts tell CNBC there is big value there.

  • Pros Say: This Rally Still Has Legs Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 7:52 AM ET

    Global stocks declined Wednesday as grim data from China and the U.S. fueled concerns over the recovery of the global economy. Experts tell CNBC that although the economic slowdown is ongoing, the current rally still has some life in it.

  • Asian Markets Retreat, Chinese Hopes Limit Downside Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 5:38 AM ET

    Asian markets pulled back from six-month highs Wednesday but held up after the drop on Wall Street, with hopes for more Chinese stimulus spending helping offset reports of weak first-quarter growth.

  • Pros Say: How to Play Asian Currencies Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 9:54 AM ET

    The Singaporean dollar gained against its American counterpart Tuesday after the country's central bank announced it was effectively devaluing its currency after posting its worst quarterly economic contraction ever. Experts tell CNBC the gain is unlikely to last.

  • Asian Markets Waver in Thin Holiday Trade Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 5:36 AM ET

    Asian markets bounced back and forth in a narrow trading band Monday. Trading was quiet after most major overseas centers were closed on Friday due to the long Easter weekend.

  • Asian Markets Are Mixed, But Financials Edge Higher Monday, 13 Apr 2009 | 8:25 PM ET

    Asian markets were mixed Tuesday after Goldman Sachs' stronger-than-expected profit signaled the worst could be behind for U.S. banks, emboldening investors to chase after riskier assets.