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  • Buy Companies With U.S. Exposure: Pro

    Brad Partridge, Portfolio Manager at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says the weaker Australian dollar provides an opportunity to invest in global industrial companies with exposure to the U.S. dollar, and recovering U.S. economy.

  • Australia: Budget Forecasts are Credible

    Savanth Sebastian, Equities Economist at Commonwealth Securities and Scott Haslem, Chief Economist at UBS, Australasia discuss the 2013 Australian budget.

  • Australia: One of the Best Countries to Invest

    Gary Gray, Australian Minister for Resources, Energy and Tourism discusses the impact of the pullback in commodity prices on the country's latest budget.

  • Surplus Would Hurt Growth: Australian Fin Min

    Penny Wong, Finance Minister of Australia, says the government took the decision to defer the return to surplus in order to protect Australian jobs and growth.

  • ACCI: Budget Won't Lift Australia's Competitiveness

    Peter Anderson, CEO of Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the government is asking the business community to pay more with this year's budget statement.

  • Australia Has a Serious Deficit Problem: Pro

    John Daley, CEO of Grattan Institute warns that Australia has a serious deficit problem that needs to be dealt with and should keep in mind the lessons from Europe's crisis.

  • Getting Australia's Budget Back to the Black

    Australia's Labor government delayed its promise to return the country to a budget surplus. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports live from Canberra.

  • Gillard's Govt Lost Track of Finances: Shadow Fin Min

    Andrew Robb, Shadow Finance Minister of Australia discusses the public's lack of trust in the government to deliver an accurate budget.

  • RBA Has More Room: Asst Treasurer of Australia

    David Bradbury, Assistant Treasurer of Australia, says there is still room for the RBA to cut rates further. He also deconstructs Treasurer of Australia Wayne Swan's comments and the budget expectations stating that mining boom will continue while jobs remain the key focus.

  • Small Australian Businesses Want Confidence Back

    Peter Strong, Executive Director of the Council of Small Business of Australia, is hoping that the Australian budget will provide small and medium enterprises in the country the boost they desperately need.

  • What to Expect From Australia's Budget

    As markets await Treasurer Wayne Swan to unveil the country's budget later on Tuesday, CNBC's Matthew Taylor investigates why its unlikely for the government to deliver a surplus this year.

  • Aussie Investors Must Diversify Overseas: Pro

    Nathan Bell, Research Director at the Intelligent Investor says Australian investors are facing a once in a lifetime opportunity to invest in overseas assets with much cheaper valuations than domestic assets.

  • Challenges Remain For Aussie Banks: Expert

    Stuart Scoular, Banking & Capital Markets Leader at PwC says despite the big four Australian banks reporting a record combined profit for H1 2013, market conditions remain challenging.

  • Signals from Australia are Confusing

    Adrian Mowat, Chief Asian and Emerging Markets Equity Strategist at JP Morgan Securities tells CNBC's Cash Flow why the market is confused by the mixed economic signals from the RBA rate cut and the Australian unemployment data.

  • Is There Reason To Doubt China's Recovery?

    Geoff Raby, Chairman & CEO, Geoff Raby & Associates and Vice Chairman, Macquarie Group China says despite questions about the accuracy of China's most recent trade data, the figures tell a consistent story over time of an economy that is still growing quite strongly.

  • Why Australia Needs a Weaker Currency

    Ivan Colhoun, chief economist for Australia at ANZ, describes the Australian central bank's rate cut as an "insurance move" meant to weaken the currency and offset mining sector weakness.

  • Australia Sells First Investor Visa

    Australia gives visas to those who invest $5 million in their economy, with CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • More Prudent for RBA to Hold Rates: Pro

    Chris Tedder, Research Analyst at says it is more prudent for the RBA to postpone a rate cut to next month.

  • Time To Add Some Risk: Pro

    Stephen Hogan of Novus Capital recommends picking up some BHP Billiton shares instead of leaving cash on the sidelines.

  • Jones Lang LaSalle: Japan Market the One to Watch This Year

    Stuart Crow, Head of Asia Pacific Capital Markets at Jones Lang LaSalle says Japan's real estate market will benefit from Abenomics. He says most of the investments so far have been in offices but he expects a pick up in the retail and logistics sectors.