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  • Australian PM urges Europe to turn away migrant boats   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 12:45 AM ET
    Australian PM urges Europe to turn away migrant boats

    Colin Chapman, president of Australian Institute of International Affairs NSW, explains why Australian prime minister Tony Abbott's advice to Europe is "a bit premature."

  • Why the RBA is reluctant to cut rates   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 10:44 PM ET
    Why the RBA is reluctant to cut rates

    Jeffrey Halley, senior manager for FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets, says an interest rate cut is unlikely to have a "multiplier effect" on Australia's economy.

  • Time to stock up on big miners? Not now: Pro   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 6:50 PM ET
    Time to stock up on big miners? Not now: Pro

    Shares of BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto will continue to track sideways for the rest of 2015, says Michael Gable, managing director at Fairmont Equities.

  • This expert gives Rio Tinto a thumbs down   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:25 PM ET
    This expert gives Rio Tinto a thumbs down

    Kunal Sawhney, chief executive at Kalkine, explains why the global miner's first-quarter production report "doesn't look very good" compared to a year ago.

  • Rio Tinto had a strong start to 2015: Expert   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 7:32 PM ET
    Rio Tinto had a strong start to 2015: Expert

    Mike Harrowell, director of Resources Research at BBY, says the 12 percent rise in first-quarter iron ore production was a "good number" that will help Rio Tinto meet its 2015 guidance easily.

  • Why Evolution Mining bought La Mancha's assets   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 6:33 PM ET
    Why Evolution Mining bought La Mancha's assets

    Jake Klein, executive chairman at Evolution Mining, says the acquisition of La Mancha's Australian gold assets was a "fair-value investment" that offered a "tremendous opportunity."

  • Stay away from these stocks amid cheaper iron ore   Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 10:41 PM ET
    Stay away from these stocks as iron ore plunge

    With more downside ahead in iron ore prices, investors should stay away from Australia's miners, except for BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, says Gavin Wendt, founding director & senior resource analyst at Minelife.

  • Pacific trade deal takes baby steps Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 9:51 AM ET
    Ron Wyden (D-OR), left, and Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), speak during the Senate Finance Committee hearing on Congress and U.S. Tariff Policy on April 16, 2015 in Washington.

    Lawmakers agree on the wording of a bill aimed at giving the White House "fast track" authority to negotiate a Pacific trade pact.

  • Among miners, who will be the last man standing?   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 12:23 AM ET
    Among miners, who will be the last man standing?

    David Lennox, resources analyst at Fat Prophets, says big miners like Rio Tinto will have a better chance of surviving the rout in iron ore prices, but it is hard to say for sure in the junior end.

  • Declines in iron ore price just started: Pro   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 8:44 PM ET
    Declines in iron ore price just started: Pro

    Warren Gilman, chairman & CEO of CEF Holdings, says the price of iron ore isn't going to rebound anytime soon, with the occurrences of mine closures likely to continue.

  • Can jobs data soothe Australia's economic woes?   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    Can jobs data soothe Australia's economic woes?

    While the jobs data for March came as a relief, Australian markets will likely still be worried over the rout in commodity prices, says David Greene, head of Dealing at AFEX Australia.

  • 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.