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The price of iron ore soared overnight as BHP Billiton signaled it would slow its expansion programs, says Jonathan Barratt, chief investment officer of Ayers Alliance Securities.
Colin Chapman, president of Australian Institute of International Affairs NSW, explains why Australian prime minister Tony Abbott's advice to Europe is "a bit premature."
Jeffrey Halley, senior manager for FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets, says an interest rate cut is unlikely to have a "multiplier effect" on Australia's economy.
Shares of BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto will continue to track sideways for the rest of 2015, says Michael Gable, managing director at Fairmont Equities.
Kunal Sawhney, chief executive at Kalkine, explains why the global miner's first-quarter production report "doesn't look very good" compared to a year ago.
Mike Harrowell, director of Resources Research at BBY, says the 12 percent rise in first-quarter iron ore production was a "good number" that will help Rio Tinto meet its 2015 guidance easily.
Jake Klein, executive chairman at Evolution Mining, says the acquisition of La Mancha's Australian gold assets was a "fair-value investment" that offered a "tremendous opportunity."
With more downside ahead in iron ore prices, investors should stay away from Australia's miners, except for BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, says Gavin Wendt, founding director & senior resource analyst at Minelife.
Lawmakers agree on the wording of a bill aimed at giving the White House "fast track" authority to negotiate a Pacific trade pact.
David Lennox, resources analyst at Fat Prophets, says big miners like Rio Tinto will have a better chance of surviving the rout in iron ore prices, but it is hard to say for sure in the junior end.
Warren Gilman, chairman & CEO of CEF Holdings, says the price of iron ore isn't going to rebound anytime soon, with the occurrences of mine closures likely to continue.
While the jobs data for March came as a relief, Australian markets will likely still be worried over the rout in commodity prices, says David Greene, head of Dealing at AFEX Australia.
David Walker, senior analyst at stocksinvalue.com.au, explains why Chinese firms may be more interested than Anglo-Swiss mining giant Glencore in acquiring Fortescue Metals.
Rob Brierley, head of research at Patersons Securities, says the quarterly report was in line with expectations, but questions the sustainability of the miner's cost-cutting plans.
The rally in the Aussie dollar following a surprisingly strong jobs report increases the likelihood of a rate cut next month, says Mitul Kotecha, head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays.
Solar's big heyday may be just three years away as the unsubsidized cost of panels plus storage will cost less than the grid in some areas, Bernstein said.
Joe Hockey, Treasurer of Australia, says a weaker Aussie dollar is helping exporters and even with unemployment at 6.3 percent, the country is seeing strong job advertisements.
Australian property prices are looking bubbly, but the surge may soon hit a wall due to few births, high mortality and sparse migration, Goldman said.
Australia is making it harder for parents to file personal objections against vaccination.
Ziggy Switkowski, chairman at Suncorp, says Michael Cameron has a strong financial background and understands Suncorp well enough after being in the board for the past 3 years.