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  • Oz Jobs Data Diminishes Rate Cut Hopes: Pro

    Peter Elston, Head of Asia Pacific Strategy and Asset Allocation at Aberdeen Asset Management explains how the recent strength in Australia's economy is the result of the RBA's rate cuts.

  • How Australia Benefits From Chinese Consumers

    Kate Howitt, Portfolio Manager of the Fidelity Australian Opportunities Fund, explains how Australian companies can benefit from Chinese consumer firepower as Beijing shifts growth models.

  •  Dow Rally is Unsustainable

    Glenn Maguire, Principal & Chief Economist at Asia Sentry Advisory tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he thinks the Dow's recent rally is unsustainable.

  • RBA May Deliver Another 25 Basis Point Cut: Pro

    Bill Evans, Global Head of Economics at Westpac Bank, believes Australia's central bank could ease further in 2013. He says the mining sector will pose the greatest policy challenge this year.

  • RBA Easing Bias Remains Intact

    Patrick Bennett, FX Strategist at CIBC discusses his outlook for monetary policy in Australia.

  • Will the RBA Ease in 2013?

    Nick Maroutsos, Kapstream Capital and Nathan Bell, Research Director, Intelligent Investor discuss the likelihood of further easing measures from the Australian central bank.

  • Harvey Norman: Expect Sales Growth Ahead

    Gerry Harvey, Executive Chairman of Harvey Norman tells CNBC he is optimistic of a turnaround in sales after the retailer posted a 36% slide in first-half profit.

  • Not The Time To Invest In Property: Pro

    Brian Han, Senior Research Analyst at Fat Prophets tells CNBC that the Australian property sector is a little to expensive to be investing in right now.

  • Optimistic on Westfield Sales Growth in 2013

    Peter Lowy, Co-CEO, Westfield Group expects to see the company's sales growth at the same level as the country's GDP growth this year.

  • Oil Search's Transformational Project

    Peter Botten, Managing Director at Oil Search tells CNBC about the company's PNG LNG project, and how it will be "transformational" for the oil and gas producer.

  • Virgin Australia: Battling the Capacity Assault

    John Borghetti, CEO of Virgin Australia tells CNBC how the airline's yield performance outperformed competitors despite a high amount of capacity flooding the domestic market.

  • No Sweetheart Deal For Hong Kong: CLP CEO

    Andrew Brandler, CEO of power supply firm CLP, discusses the company's full-year earnings and warns of rising challenges in its Australian and Indian operations.

  • Stock in 60 Seconds: Billabong

    CNBC's Matthew Taylor takes on the challenge of the daily 'Stock in 60' segment and looks at shares of Billabong, which tanked more than 4% after revealing first half numbers.

  • RBA Not Done Cutting Rates

    Paul Mackel, Head of Asia Currency Research, HSBC says the AUD would remain overvalued even at 1.03 or 1.10, and that once the global economic recovery gets underway, there will be plenty of other better investment options.

  • AMP: Why Sentiment in Australia is Improving

    Craig Dunn, CEO of AMP, tells CNBC how falling interest rates have boosted domestic sentiment in Australia, helping achieve a 2 percent rise in fiscal-year net profit.

  • BHP Shake-Up

    Evan Lucas, Market Strategist at IG Markets says the appointment of Andrew Mackenzie as CEO of BHP is at a fairly aggressive timing.

  • BHP the Better Bet Right Now

    Paul Trainor, Senior Portfolio Manager at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says he has a preference for BHP Billiton shares over rival Rio Tinto. He says incoming CEO Andrew Mackenzie will continue the company's strategy to remain highly diversified.

  • Aussie Dollar

    The robust Australian dollar could actually get a whole lot stronger over the next two years, rising to as high as $1.30, but this is subject to strong gains in Asian equity markets.

  • Impact of Strong Aussie on Coporate Profits

    Terry Davis, Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil discusses how the Australian dollar is weighing on the firm's bottom-line after posting a 6 percent rise in revenue.

  • ASX 200 Could Pull Back to 4800 Points: Pro

    Stephen Hogan, Private Client Advisor at Novus Capital says the Australian market could see a correction before advancing again. But he says the pull-back shouldn't take the market below 4800 points.