Asia-Pacific News Australia

  • Is Australia's economy gaining momentum?

    Savanth Sebastian, Equities Economist at CommSec, discusses Australia's recent raft of good economic data, from Wednesday's strong gross domestic product (GDP) to Thursday's retail sales.

  • Sell Australian dollar after this rally: ANZ

    The Australian dollar is on a rally against the greenback on Thursday. However, Khoon Goh, Senior FX Strategist at ANZ, says in the medium term, the Aussie will likely hit $0.84 by the year-end.

  • Examining Australia's Q4 GDP

    Paul Trainor, Head of Investments at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management, analyzes Australia's fourth-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data released on Wednesday.

  • Aus GDP was 'mildly encouraging': Rabobank

    While Australia's fourth quarter GDP exceeded expectations, Michael Every, Head of Financial Markets Research Asia-Pacific at Rabobank, explains why the coast is not yet clear for the economy.

  • Bearish on Australia? Wait a minute...

    With latest news from China's National People's Congress setting a growth target of 7.5 percent, Paul Krake, Founder of View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, says bearish sentiment saying that Australia will be impacted by a slower China growth, simply don't have a case.

  • RBA holds interest rate on March policy meeting

    Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors and Campbell Dawson, Director at Elstree Investment Management, discuss the Australian central bank's decision to hold the cash rate steady.

  • How the change in Sales Act will help Qantas

    Steve Ciobo, Parliamentary Secretary to the Australian Treasurer, says the Australian government is attempting to level the playing field for its struggling flag carrier Qantas, by amending the Sales Act.

  • RBA to hold cash rates at 2.5%: Moody's

    Ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) meeting on Tuesday, Matthew Circosta, Economist at Moody's Analytics, explains why the central bank is likely to maintain its stance on monetary policy.

  • A look at Australia's aviation sector

    Fall in earnings in both Australian airlines Qantas and Virgin reveal challenges in the country's aviation sector, says Oliver Lamb, Managing Director at Pacific Aviation Consulting.

  • Seven CEO: 'We are happy with H1 results'

    While a downturn in the mining sector and industrial services weighed on its earnings, Don Voelte, CEO of Seven Group Holdings says he is still happy with the firm's first-half results.

  • Aus Trade Min: We are 'attractive' for investments

    Andrew Robb, Minister for Trade & Investment of Australia, comments on recent declines in the Chinese yuan and how trends in the Aussie is making Australia an attractive place to invest in.

  • Aus Trade Min: 'TPP deal making progress'

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal is 80 percent completed, says Andrew Robb, Minister for Trade & Investment of Australia, adding that current negotiations on market access issues have made progress.

  • Evolution Mining: Net profit still solid

    Jake Klein, Chairman of Evolution Mining, discusses the firm's first-half profit results which saw a 13 percent drop, thanks to slumping gold prices last year.

  • IAG CEO: Our investments are 'conservative'

    A surge in investment income was one of the drivers behind Insurance Australia Group's (IAG) strong first-half profits. Mike Wilkins, CEO of IAG, discusses the firm's investment strategy.

  • Aus Fin Min: We rely on the global economy

    Mathias Cormann, Finance Minister of Australia, says Australia will stand to benefit if the G-20 commits to hard targets for stronger growth.

  • Treasury Wine appoints new CEO

    Warwick Every-burns, current CEO of Treasury Wine Estate, responds to news about the firm hiring Michael Clarke, chief executive of British food maker Premier, as its new CEO after a big fall in earnings.

  • G20 should commit to boosting world growth: Wayne Swan

    Ahead of the G20 weekend meeting in Australia, Wayne Swan, former Treasurer of Australia, hopes the meeting will materialize policies that will stimulate global economic growth.

  • Australia Minister: 'Practical action' needed from G20

    Bruce Billson, Minister for Small Business of Australia, says its time for the G20 to focus on stability of finance systems, to ensure support for job creation and enterprise growth.

  • Hockey: The Fed needs to be aware of taper impacts

    Ahead of the G20 weekend meeting in Australia, Joe Hockey, Australian Treasurer called out to the Fed to consider the wider impacts of its taper plans, particularly on emerging markets.

  • How Woodside Petroleum plans to fuel growth in 2014

    Peter Coleman, CEO & MD at Woodside Petroleum, says the firm is making progress on changes to its business model and will focus on capital management in the year ahead, after seeing a fall in annual profits.