Adrian Di Pasquale, Political Analyst at Internuntia Group, says the people who have escaped from the cafe will provide key information about the hostage taker.
Scott Flower, Mackenzie Fellow at the University Of Melbourne, discusses the Australian police's handling of the hostage incident in central Sydney on Monday.
Colin Chapman, President of the New South Wales Chapter of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, discusses the hostage incident which took place in central Sydney on Monday.
Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered, says falling commodity prices pose as a "cyclical challenge" for Australia.
Armed men have taken several people hostage at a cafe in Martin Place, one of Sydney's main business areas. CNBC's Matthew Taylor has more.
Want some time away from the city? CNBC's Susan Li takes you to the Blue Mountains, a mountainous region in New South Wales, in this new episode of "First Class."
Steve Shepherd, Employment Market Analyst at Randstad, discusses the trend in Australia's employment numbers for November which is skewed to part-time positions.
Check out this preview of CNBC's luxury travel program "First Class" where Susan Li becomes a pilot for a day, thanks to a Qantas flight simulator.
In this month's "First Class", CNBC's Susan Li travels to Sydney to check out the biggest development the city has seen in decades - six-star hotel and casino, Crown Sydney.
David Murray, Chairman of Australia's Financial System Inquiry, says the Murray Inquiry pitted Australian lenders against their international peers. He also explains how the report's findings won't hurt taxpayers.
Charles Leyland, Managing Director at Leyland Private Asset Management, explains why David Murray's recommendations are an attempt to save the industry from itself.
Brett Le Mesurier, Director of Financials Research at BBY, describes which banks will be most affected by the Murray report's findings.
Martin Smith,Senior Markets Analyst at East and Partners, explains why the financial system inquiry is positive from a regulatory and consumer perspective.
David Lennox, Resource Analyst of Fat Prophets, discusses reports of overproduction by big miners, which are crowding out junior miners.
Sephora has joined international retailers in entering the Australian market, providing more competition for domestic players. Afif Haddar, General Manager for Southeast Asia discusses the launch.
NBA player Andrew Bogut spends part of his $14 million a year salary to buy muscle cars, shopping, and feeding his two dogs.
Some of China's most illustrious business leaders arrived in Australia this past week on the hunt for investments. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports.
If Australia's Q3 GDP report was bad, the last three months of the year will be much worse, warns Sean Fenton, Director & Portfolio Manager at Tribeca Investment Partners.
Zhu Xinli, Chairman at China Huiyuan Juice Group, the largest privately owned juice producer in the country, describes the firm's strategy amid the economy's structural adjustment.
Matthew Circosta, Economist at Moody's Analytics, says Wednesday's weak Q3 growth data adds pressure on the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut interest rates further.