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  • Australian Banks in Good Market Position

    David Ellis, Head of Australian Banking Research, Morningstar Australasia discusses the headwinds facing Australian banks and explains why he thinks they're still in a good position.

  • A powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake set off a tsunami that killed at least five people in a remote part of the Solomon Islands on Wednesday.

  • BHP Profit Fall Already Priced In: Portfolio Manager

    Brad Partridge, Portfolio Manager at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management is getting more positive on the macro environment, and the potential flow-through to BHP Billiton. He also says the potential for a sharp fall in profits is already priced into BHP's shares.

  • Equities Attractive For ETF Investors

    Mark Oliver, Head of iShares at Blackrock says equities are an attractive segment of the market for Exchange Traded Product investors, particularly for those chasing yield. But he adds investors should still expect a level of volatility in the market.

  • Australia's Changing Retail Sector

    Steve Johnson, MD, The Intelligent Investor, discusses the challenges faced by Australia's retail sector. He thinks retailers need to get their business models right in order to maintain growth.

  • Analysis of the RBA Rate Decision

    Nicki Hutley from KPMG and Glenn Rosewall from BBY discuss the RBA's latest interest rate decision as it breaks.

  • Argentina's Sovereign Debt Woes - Not An Isolated Story

    Kingsley Jones, Founder and CIO, Jevons Global says countries with high levels of sovereign debt is an ongoing story. He says Argentina may not be the only country trying to find ways to lessen its debt burden.

  • Forex and the Australian Election

    David Forrester, Senior Vice President, G10 FX Strategy, Macquarie tells CNBC's Cash Flow which currencies to play in the nine month lead up to the Australian election.

  • Money to Flow Into Iron Ore Sector: Portfolio Manager

    Paul Trainor, Senior Portfolio Manager at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says money could start flowing into the iron ore sector in the short term, as companies continue to work on cost reductions.

  • Another Rate Cut on the Way for Australia: Expert

    Stephen Walters, Chief Economist, Australia at JPMorgan says even though global economic conditions have improved recently, he expects the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut interest rates in February. He says the RBA should focus on the weakening domestic economy at its meeting.

  • Australian consumer price inflation was unexpectedly benign last quarter thanks to falls in food, electronics and drugs, suggesting there was still plenty of scope for further rate cuts even if there was no urgency for a move as early as next month.

  • Eye On Central Bank Action

    Nizam Idris, MD & Head of Strategy, Fixed Income & Currencies at Macquarie explains why a rate cut is necessary for the BoJ and the RBA.

  • Euro - the Best Performing Currency This Year?

    Clifford Bennett, Chief Economist, White Crane Reports says the euro is a fantastic buy right now and expects it to rocket higher in 2013. He says the euro zone will be the most fiscally responsible region for the next 10 to 30 years.

  • Time to Buy Cheap Media Stocks: Expert

    Charles Leyland, Managing Director at Leyland Private Asset Management says investors should look to pick up some down-trodden stocks to take advantage of their recovery cycle. He says there are opportunities in the media sector.

  • Aussie Dollar To Outperform This Year: Strategist

    Patrick Bennett, FX Strategist at CIBC says the Australian dollar will do well this year on the back of decent growth in the Australian economy.

  • China's Recent Rebound Not Sustainable: Pro

    Laura Fitzsimmons, VP, Futures & Options, JPMorgan Investment Bank is cautious on China and expects the strength of recent data to taper off.

  • Focus is Back on Income Generation: Pro

    Martin Lakos, Division Director, Macquarie Private Wealth says markets are showing appetite to take on more risk and increase their focus on income generation. He favors Australian telco and banking sectors.

  • Weakness in Markets To Present Buying Opportunities: Pro

    Martin Lakos, Division Director, Macquarie Private Wealth is positive on returns this year, and he says any weakness in markets could be seen as buying opportunities.

  • Iron Ore Price Has Gone Too Far: Expert

    Steve Johnson, CIO, Intelligent Investor says the iron ore price has gone too far, too fast, and that the demand picture out of China doesn't support the spike in prices.

  • Australia to Post Relatively Large Deficits: Pro

    Glenn Levine, Senior Economist, Moody's Analytics says the recent increase in iron ore prices does not make up for the first half of last year. He expects Australia to still post large deficits in the future.