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  • Australia regulator probes forex market moves  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 9:42 PM ET

    Geoff Kendrick, head of Asia FX & Rates Strategy at Morgan Stanley, discusses news that Australia's watchdog is looking into the rally in the local dollar ahead of the central bank's policy decision on Tuesday.

  • Growth remains below-trend in Australia: HSBC  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:31 PM ET

    Paul Bloxham, chief economist, Australia & New Zealand at HSBC, says Australia's growth data for the fourth quarter are a "downside surprise" and vindicate the central bank's rate cut decision last month.

  • Australia likely grew 0.5% in Q4: Moody's  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 5:49 PM ET

    Matthew Circosta, economist at Moody's Analytics, expects the Australian economy to expand 0.5 percent on-quarter in the October-December period.

  • This country's quietly invading Silicon Valley Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    Australia has never been known as a tech hub. But Aussie software companies are making waves in the U.S. and raising piles of cash.

  • Australia's RBA keeps rates on hold: Reaction  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:45 AM ET

    Kamal Sharma, G10 foreign exchange strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, discusses the Australian dollar after the Reserve Bank of Australia didn't hike rates.

  • How to read RBA's policy decision  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 12:16 AM ET

    The Reserve Bank of Australia indicates that it could put rates on hold for the time being and will only opt for further rate cuts, if necessary, says Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac.

  • Farina Parsons, equity analyst at Morningstar, discusses the plunge in the shares of Australia's largest department store after the announcement of a new chief early Monday.

  • Thailand plans to end "rent-a-womb" tourism Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 12:53 AM ET
    The entrance of New Life IVF clinic shows its closed doors in Bangkok on August 15, 2014.

    Thailand's interim parliament has passed a law banning foreigners from seeking surrogacy services to end a "rent-a-womb" fertility-tourism industry.

  • Is Japan Post overpaying for Toll? Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 12:02 AM ET
    Customer Katsumi Amano withdraws money from his bank account at a Japan Post Co. branch in Hachioji, Japan, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

    Japan Post is shelling out a nearly 50 percent premium to buy Australian freight player Toll, spurring concerns the Japanese behemoth may be overpaying.

  • Toll shares surge nearly 50% on Japan Post takeover Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    Australia's Toll Holdings said it accepted a $5.1 billion takeover offer from government-owned Japan Post Holdings.

  • Nev Power, CEO of Fortescue Metals, discusses the first-half results and explains why the miner will continue to "drive the maximum amount of tonnes out of its assets."

  • Travel without leaving your seat: Qantas goes VR Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    In a first, Australian carrier Qantas will make Samsung's virtual reality headsets available to high-end flyers on some overseas trips.

  • Mirroring oil, this fossil fuel is plunging, too Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 2:21 PM ET
    A bulldozer moves coal that will be burned to generate electricity at the American Electric Power Co. coal-fired power plant in Winfield, West Virginia.

    There is too much supply of coal at a time when global demand for the fossil fuel is cooling.

  • Boral: Cost cuts, house boom drive profits  Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 8:43 PM ET

    Mike Kane, CEO of Boral, says significant cost cuts for the past 2 years and improving housing sectors in key markets like Australia and the U.S. helped the firm to return to profitability.

  • Domino's Pizza: We can repeat stellar H1 growth  Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 8:05 PM ET

    Don Meij, CEO of Domino's Pizza, says the addition of 1,000 stores over the next 5 years will propel future profit growth and outlines why the firm will be the number one pizza chain by sales in Japan this year.

  • Australian politician: 'Our economy is doing ok'  Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 10:41 PM ET

    Michael McCormack, parliamentary secretary to the minister for finance in Australia, says lower energy prices support the agriculture sector, while slower growth in the resources space diversifies Australia's economy.

  • McCormack: Give Aussie PM a chance  Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 11:35 AM ET

    Michael McCormack, parliamentary secretary to the minister for finance in Australia, discusses the confidence vote for Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

  • Is the clock ticking for Australian PM Abbott?  Sunday, 8 Feb 2015 | 10:30 PM ET

    Mark Rolfe, lecturer at University of New South Wales' School of Social Sciences, expects Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott to step down from leadership by March next year.

  • Swan: PM Abbott to face more challenges  Sunday, 8 Feb 2015 | 8:36 PM ET

    Wayne Swan, former deputy prime minister of Australia, says the result of the secret vote on Monday was "inconclusive" and Prime Minister Tony Abbott will likely face further challenges down the road.