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  • 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.

  • Stocks in 60 Seconds: BlueScope Steel

    CNBC's Emily Chan takes on the daily challenge of the 'Stock in 60' segment and looks at BlueScope Steel, which soared as much as 17 percent after reporting improved results for the first half of 2013.

  • Aussie Bank Deposit Competition to Cool Off

    Mike Hirst, Managing Director at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank says the strong competition for retail deposits in the Australian market is likely to cool off in the coming months.

  • Strong Aussie Affecting Economy: Wayne Swan

    Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan dismissed talk of a 'currency war' at the G-20 meetings and tells CNBC's Steve Sedgwick how the strong Aussie dollar is affecting the local economy.

  • Australian Earnings Season In Full Swing

    Scott Phillips, Investment Analyst, Motley Fool Australia, takes the pulse of corporate reports as the earnings season kicks into high gear in Australia.

  • Miners to Lead the Aussie Market: Portfolio Manager

    Chris Stott, Portfolio Manager at Wilson Asset Management says diversified miners will lead the rally on the Australian market this year. He adds that Rio Tinto is a turnaround story, and a good way to play the mining cycle over the next 12 months.

  • Wesfarmers CEO on Strong H1 Earnings

    Richard Goyder, Managing Director of Wesfarmers says strong performance of the company's retail businesses helped bring in strong half year results.

  • Adobe Seeks Opportunities in Australia

    Shantanu Narayen, President and CEO of Adobe Systems says Australia is leading the region in digital marketing, and this is providing a lot of growth opportunities for the company.

  • Playing Aussie Banks

    Scott Phillips, Investment Analyst, Motley Fool Australia says that banks will give you capital gains but are not income plays. Thomas Murphy, Managing Partner, Family Office Research & Management also weighs in.

  • Australian Banking Industry is Improving: Pro

    Peter Esho, Chief Market Analyst, City Index says shares of Australian banks will likely rise, and then fall after dividends are paid. He explains why.

  • Leighton: Asia Growth Offsets Mining Decline

    As Leighton Holdings returns to profit in 2012, CEO Hamish Tyrwhitt tells CNBC why Australia's mining slowdown doesn't bother the firm thanks to rising commodity and infrastructure demand in Asia.

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    Australia's central bank has trimmed its growth and inflation forecasts on cautious mining outlook, government spending cuts and its high currency.

  • Telstra's H1 Results

    Andrew Penn, CFO of Telstra discusses Telstra's H1 earnings which jumped +8.8% to A$1.6 billion.

  • 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.