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  • Australia Receives New Prime Minister After Vote

    Australia's Julia Gillard has lost her position as Prime Minister to former leader Kevin Rudd in a vote of Labor Party lawmakers late Wednesday. CNBC's Matthew Taylor has more.

  • The Changing Landscape For Australia's Labor Party

    Bob Katter, Federal Member for Queensland district of Kennedy and Leader of Katter's Australian Party, explains why he threw his support behind Kevin Rudd to take the Labor leadership.

  • What challenges lie ahead for Kevin Rudd as he takes another turn as Prime Minister of Australia?

  • Australia PM's Leadership Challenged

    CNBC's Matt Taylor, reports from Australia where the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has called for a leadership ballot to put an end to threats to her position.

  • Australia's Former PM Rudd to Challenge Gillard

    Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard has called a leadership ballot for 11.00 CET this morning. Matthew Taylor has more.

  • Bargain Bond Tips

    Mark Todd, Director, Fixed Income Sales at Fixed Income Investment Group talks to Cash Flow on how to play the bond market, and gives us his top bond picks.

  • It's official! Australia has named the winners of its "Best Jobs in the World" contest — here are the winners, everyone from outback adventurer to chief funster.

  • Favour News Corp's U.S. Earnings: Expert

    Philip Parker, CIO of Altair Asset says he sold out of News Corp prior to the split, but would look at investing back in the company's 21st Century Fox business for U.S. dollar earnings exposure.

  • Yield Will Come Back in Favor: Pro

    Scott Maddock , Senior Analyst at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says the rotation out of yield in the recent market correction is temporary, and that Australian investors will start favoring high yielding stocks again.

  • Australian CFO's Turn Cautious Amid Uncertainty: Amex

    Melanie Cochrane, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Commercial Payments JAPA at American Express says Australian CFOs have turned more cautious this year, with political gridlock and economic uncertainty weighing on the outlook for business.

  • AUD Futures Are Too Short

    Keagan York, Head of FX Strategy at Compass Global Markets forecasts the bottom for the Australian dollar will be 93.25 against the greenback.

  • Australia Market Weakness is Short Term: Pro

    Dale Gilham , Chief Analyst at Wealth Within explains why he believes the S&P ASX 200 index will find good support between the 4,600 - 4,700 levels.

  • Global Businesses to Benefit From Weak AUD: Expert

    Nathan Bell, Research Director at Intelligent Investor says Australian companies with a global focus should benefit from the weaker Australian dollar, and shareholders will reap the returns.

  • RBA Needs More Time to Judge Recovery: Pro

    Tony Farnham, Economist & Analyst at Patersons Securities explains why the Australian central bank needs to sit back for a while to judge the extent of the recovery in retail and housing sectors.

  • RBA on rates

    Savanth Sebastian, Equities Economist at Commonwealth Securities talks about what to expect from the Australian economy as the RBA prepares to announce their decision on rates

  • What the Australian Investor Should Know

    Glenn Rosewall, Executive Chairman of BBY and Clay Carter of Perennial Investment Partners discuss the recent trends behind defensive plays like banks and major miners.

  • Australian Retailers Under Pressure

    Russell Zimmerman, Executive Director at Australian Retailers Association, says the country's retailers are facing pressures from prospective wage increases and a softer Australian dollar.

  • US Economy Heading in the Right Direction: Pro

    Joe Magyer, Senior Analyst at The Motley Fool gives his arguments for being bullish on the US economy but not on the US equity markets.

  • Don't Short Aussie Banks: Pro

    Stephen Hogan, Senior Advisor at Novus Capital warns investors against shorting Australian banks as share prices fall. He says the banks will be well supported, and their dividend yields are very attractive.

  • Sandwich Thrown at Australian Prime Minister

    A student threw a salami sandwich at Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Thursday. It is the second time this month that a sandwich was thrown at her. CNBC's Matthew Taylor has more.