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  • Who could be interested in Fortescue?   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:18 AM ET
    Who could be interested in Fortescue?

    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.

  • Takeaways from Fortescue Metals' quarterly report   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:23 PM ET
    Takeaways from Fortescue Metals' quarterly report

    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.

  • Strong jobs data will prompt RBA rate cut: Pro   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 10:48 PM ET
    Strong jobs data will prompt RBA rate cut: Pro

    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.

  • Are fossil fuels about to become extinct? Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 10:22 PM ET
    A worker cleans the panels in a solar power park run by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) as the power company has managed to produce all of the electricity for the nation from renewable energy sources for more than 80 days straight on March 26, 2015 in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

    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.

  • Hockey: Focus on positive elements in Australia   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:17 PM ET
    Hockey: Focus on positive elements in Australia

    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.

  • Aussie property’s bubbly days are numbered: Goldman Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 11:32 PM ET

    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 cuts off child welfare for anti-vaxxers Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 12:55 PM ET
    Vaccine injection

    Australia is making it harder for parents to file personal objections against vaccination.

  • Suncorp: Why Michael Cameron is the new CEO   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 10:36 PM ET
    Suncorp: Why Michael Cameron is the new CEO

    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.

  • Aussie dollar to hit $0.72 by year-end: Expert   Sunday, 12 Apr 2015 | 10:46 PM ET
    Aussie dollar to hit $0.72 by year-end: Expert

    Roy Teo, senior FX & precious metals strategist at ABN AMRO, says the Australian dollar is headed for $0.72 against the greenback, with two more interest rate cuts lined up for the year.

  • More pain in store for iron ore?   Sunday, 12 Apr 2015 | 10:35 PM ET
    More pain in store for iron ore?

    Mike Harrowell, director, Resources Research at BBY, expects the decline in iron ore prices to continue until mid-2015, with new supply of the steel-making ore due in June.

  • Australia property still attractive: Pro   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 10:31 PM ET
    Australia property still attractive: Pro

    Andrew Hay, global head of residential division at Knight Frank, says Australia remains an attractive property market due to factors like stability and transparency.

  • Are floodgates about to open for Australia M&A? Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:38 AM ET

    Shell's takeover bid for BG may be a harbinger of more deals for Australia's resources sector, which has taken a body blow from low commodity prices.

  • Impact of Shell-BG deal on Australia   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:34 AM ET
    Impact of Shell-BG deal on Australia

    Gavin Wendt, founding director & senior resource analyst at MineLife, says Shell¿s $70 billion takeover bid for BG Group could strengthen Australia's gas market.

  • Kiwi-Aussie dollar parity: A foregone conclusion?   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:20 AM ET
    Kiwi-Aussie dollar parity: A foregone conclusion?

    Chris Tedder, research analyst at FOREX.com, explains why the New Zealand dollar will move past parity against the Australian dollar "sooner rather than later."

  • After RBA holds fire, is a May rate cut a given now?

    Shane Oliver, head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors, discusses whether the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will move to cut interest rates next month.

  • RBA stands pat on interest rates   Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    RBA stands pat on interest rates

    Tony Farnham, economist & Analyst at Patersons Securities, says the Australian central bank is likely monitoring Sydney's red-hot property market and discusses the odds of further easing next month.

  • More downside in store for iron ore prices: Pro   Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 12:05 AM ET
    More downside in store for iron ore prices: Pro

    Juerg Kiener, MD & CIO of Swiss Asia Capital, Singapore, says prices of the steel-making raw material could continue to fall due to strong supply and flagging demand.

  • What the RBA should be doing now   Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 11:47 PM ET
    What the RBA should be doing now

    Amid falling iron ore prices, the Reserve Bank of Australia should cut interest rates now as the policy move will need months to take effect, says Warren Hogan, chief economist at ANZ.

  • Will RBA cut rates now or wait until May?   Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 8:34 PM ET
    Will RBA cut rates now or wait until May?

    Scott Haslem, chief economist at UBS Australia, weighs the possibility of the Reserve Bank of Australia following through with a second interest rate cut on Tuesday.

  • RBA not in a rush to cut rates: CommSec   Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 6:46 PM ET
    RBA not in a rush to cut rates: CommSec

    Craig James, chief economist at CommSec, explains why the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is more likely to opt for an interest rate cut in May.