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