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  • Rio Tinto, Mongolia end stand-off to build copper mine Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 8:23 PM ET

    Mongolia and Rio Tinto have reached an agreement paving the way for work to resume on a stalled $5 billion underground copper mine.

  • Australia dollar falls on RBA's 'explicit' easing bias Monday, 18 May 2015 | 11:37 PM ET

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left open the possibility it might cut interest rates further, minutes from its May 5 meeting showed, triggering a slump in the Australian dollar on Tuesday.

  • Here's why South32 is a potential buy   Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 11:06 PM ET
    Here's why South32 is a potential buy

    Gaurav Sodhi, resources analyst at Intelligent Investor, explains why shares of South32 look interesting at current prices.

  • Should you be buying BHP's spinoff South32?   Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 9:44 PM ET
    Should you be buying BHP's spinoff South32?

    Jonathan Barratt, chief investment officer at Ayers Alliance Securities, says investors may be "rewarded quite nicely" with South32, which is a diverse company that has a well-structured balance sheet.

  • How will BHP's South32 fare in market debut?   Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 6:34 PM ET
    How will BHP's South32 fare in market debut?

    Mark Taylor, senior resources analyst at Morningstar, expects a positive open for BHP Billiton's new entity South32 when it makes its market debut in Australia on Monday.

  • What all the fighting is about over Pacific trade Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 2:35 PM ET
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a United Steelworkers rally in opposition to the proposed “fast-track” bill, or trade promotion authority, in Washington, April 15, 2015.

    Although the White House won a minor victory on Wednesday, Obama's push for trade fast-track is just the beginning of the battle.

  • Breakin' up isn't hard to do with this Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 2:58 PM ET
    Broken Heart

    Having a hard time breaking up with someone? This Australian company can help.

  • What this expert likes about Australia's budget   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 12:47 AM ET
    What this expert likes about Australia's budget

    The 2015 budget includes short-term measures that will act together with monetary policy, along with long-term plans that will drive the economy, says Savanth Sebastian, equities economist at CommSec.

  • Should you buy Australian retail stocks?   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 11:44 PM ET
    Should you buy Australian retail stocks?

    Campbell Dawson, director at Elstree Investment Management, explains whether Australian retailers are a buy after the release of the 2015 federal budget.

  • Mortgage Choice: Support tax cuts for small firms   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 10:33 PM ET
    Mortgage Choice: Support tax cuts for small firms

    The tax breaks offered to Australia's small business owners spell good news for the economy, says John Flavell, CEO of Mortgage Choice.

  • Australian Fin Min: Budget is a 'measured response'

    Mathias Cormann, finance minister of Australia, says the country is on a "credible path back to surplus" and explains why comments about the budget being "classic-Labor style" are ridiculous.

  • Wayne Swan hits out at Australian treasurer Hockey   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:37 PM ET
    Wayne Swan hits out at Australian treasurer Hockey

    Wayne Swan, former deputy prime minister of Australia, says treasurer Joe Hockey's "fear mongering" over Australia's budget deficit is motivated by a political strategy.

  • Swan: Australia got an 'emergency election budget'   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:32 PM ET
    Swan: Australia got an 'emergency election budget'

    Wayne Swan, former deputy prime minister of Australia, says the 2015 budget, characterized by higher spending, was a move to avert a crisis that the Abbott government created with last year's tough budget.

  • Australia's Shadow Treasurer: 'Budget is a failure'

    The federal budget failed to meet the government's target of bringing down the budget deficit and lacks a long-term plan for jobs growth, says Chris Bowen, Shadow Treasurer of Australia.

  • Was that an 'election budget' from Canberra?   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 6:41 PM ET
    Was that an 'election budget' from Canberra?

    Peter Chen, lecturer in Politics & Public Policy at Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, explains why Australia's 2015 budget is a "political budget."

  • A summary of Australia's 2015 budget   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 6:36 PM ET
    A summary of Australia's 2015 budget

    Australia unveiled its federal budget late Tuesday, delivering tax breaks for small businesses while pledging to return to surplus. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports.

  • Aussie conservatives deliver soft budget proposals Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:13 AM ET

    Australia's conservative government delivered budget proposals that were light on radical reform but heavy on pledges to return to surplus.

  • Will Australia get a 'dull budget'?   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 12:17 AM ET
    Will Australia get a 'dull budget'?

    Innes Willox, CEO of AI Group, outlines his expectations for the federal budget due Tuesday, such as "modest stimulus" for the business community.

  • ACCI: Australian firms want a 'believable budget'   Monday, 11 May 2015 | 11:45 PM ET
    ACCI: Australian firms want a 'believable budget'

    Kate Carnell, CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), says businesses are looking out for a "sustainable, believable long-term plan" to bring Australia's budget back to surplus.

  • Where has the Abbott government failed   Monday, 11 May 2015 | 10:41 PM ET
    Where has the Abbott government failed

    Apart from neglecting bigger challenges like innovation, the Abbott government has not lived up to its own rhetoric of bringing down the budget deficit, says Andrew Leigh, shadow assistant treasurer of Australia.