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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Australia's Abbott survives leadership vote  Sunday, 8 Feb 2015 | 6:37 PM ET

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has survived a secret ballot that challenged his leadership. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports.

  • Teenage heiress' list of demands  Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 1:46 PM ET

    In Wednesday's "Power Rundown," CNBC's Tyler Mathisen and Robert Frank discuss the outrageous demands of a privileged Australian heiress.

  • Echo Entertainment: H1 profits are 'gratifying'  Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 8:45 PM ET

    Matt Bekier, CEO of Echo Entertainment, says a robust international VIP business is the standout performer in the first-half and explains why the Australian casino firm is insulated from weak domestic consumer sentiment.

  • Tracking the profitability of Asia's oil industry  Sunday, 1 Feb 2015 | 6:33 PM ET

    David Hewitt, Co-head of Global Oil & Gas Equity Research at Credit Suisse, discusses how LNG projects and major oil firms in Asia are coping with the plunge in oil prices.

  • Fortescue's cost cutting measures pay off  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:19 AM ET

    Nev Power, CEO of Fortescue Metals Group, says the firm's focus on cost cutting and a weak Aussie dollar helped the miner to offset falling iron ore prices. He also explains what that means for the firm's dividend payout for 2015.

  • Why iron ore won’t rebound any time soon Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 10:53 PM ET
    Rail cars laden with iron ore arrive at the receiving facility at Fortescue Metals' Herb Elliott Port in Western Australia.

    Economists may teach that low prices and declining demand encourage producers to decrease supply, but the iron ore industry may have skipped class that day.

  • A real ringer: Pay $2,000, get a wedding bridesmaid Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 11:03 AM ET

    Move over Kristen Wiig. Just like in the movies, professional bridesmaids are available for hiring in real life, minus the drama.

  • Warming ocean could kill 90% of Great Barrier Reef Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 4:22 PM ET
    A helicopter flies over the Great Barrier Reef near Heron Island, Australia.

    The effects of climate change could reduce the world's largest collection of coral reef, an area about the size of Japan, to a sliver of itself.

  • Viral glitter-blasting website sells for $85K Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 5:48 PM ET

    A 22-year-old Australian entrepreneur has netted $85,000 for the sale of a prank website after its viral success overwhelmed him.

  • Commodity currencies face race to the bottom? Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:56 PM ET

    Commodity currencies may face a race to the bottom as the Bank of Canada's surprise rate cut may pressure Australia's central bank to follow suit.

  • Oil crash a saving grace for Australian miners Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 5:48 PM ET

    Times are tough for Australia's junior miners as plunging iron ore prices squeeze them out of the market, but oil's decline may provide respite.