The Reserve Bank of Australia will likely keep interest rates on hold as the central bank assesses how its earlier rate cuts are filtering through the economy, says Katrina Ell, economist at Moody's Analytics.» Read More
On a year-on-year basis, Australia's retail sales figures are up about 5 percent in May, says David Thomas, head of Australian consumer research at CLSA.
John Milroy, investment adviser at Macquarie, likes internationally-oriented counters in Australia's stock market.
Scuba divers got up close and personal with a curious tiger shark off the coast of Florida, and a rare basking shark was caught of the waters of Australia.
Gareth James, Senior Equities Analyst at Morningstar, says he expected the CEO departure as the business has been under pressure for a while.
Christopher Darby, managing director and CEO of Valence, introduces the properties of graphene which will be a fundamental material for the next generation of electronics.
David Ellis, head of Australian Banking Research at Morningstar Australasia, explains why he has a 'hold' rating on IAG's stock even though the deal with Berkshire Hathaway will likely result in more sustainable earnings.
Ivan Colhoun, chief economist, Markets at National Australia Bank, says more infrastructure spending can help Australia's economic transition.
Sydney home prices may have surged, but even Australia's top policy makers can't agree on whether the market is a bubble.
Thursday's jobs data indicated that the peak in unemployment in Australia has probably passed, says Paul Bloxham, chief economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC.
Don Chang, CEO of Forever 21, says Australia is one of the company's favorite Asian markets and explains why he isn't worried about recent weakness in the country's consumer spending.
As another rate cut may worsen Sydney's housing bubble, RBA governor Glenn Stevens may try to jawbone the Aussie dollar at his speech on Wednesday, says Campbell Dawson, director at Elstree Investment Management.
Russia and Qatar, hosts of the next two soccer World Cup tournaments, could lose the right to hold the games if evidence of bribery emerges.
Richard Murphy, co-founder & CEO at Australian Corporate Bond Company, introduces the exchange-traded bond units (XTBs) which allow mom-and-pop investors to buy units in a trust representing ASX 50 companies' wholesale bonds.
Apart from keeping the central bank on hold, the surprisingly upbeat first-quarter GDP print will do little to boost domestic consumption, says David Solusky, head of investment strategy at UBS Wealth Management Australia.
Vasu Menon, vice president, Group Wealth Management at OCBC Bank, says factors such as a stronger U.S. dollar and a slowdown in China will weigh on the Australian dollar.
Sean Fenton, portfolio manager at Tribeca Investment Partners, explains why he remains cautious on Australia despite an upbeat gross domestic product for the first quarter.
Australia's economy grew faster than expected in the first quarter, but analysts were concerned about the quality of the data.
Joe Hockey, Treasurer of Australia, says the first-quarter gross domestic product confirms the presence of a "strong, broad-based momentum in the Australian economy."
David Bassanese, chief economist at BetaShares, says the quality of Australia's first-quarter gross domestic product isn't "fantastic" as consumer spending remained soft.
The RBA kept interest rates steady at a record low 2.0 percent, in line with expectations, but the Australian dollar still pushed higher.