• 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.

  • China GDP to boost miners in the short term: Pro  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 9:32 PM ET

    John Wilson, Stock Broker at Morgans Financial, says Australia's mining stocks may get a leg-up from the better-than-expected Chinese GDP data, but iron ore prices will remain the determining factor in the long run.

  • O'Shaughnessy buying global value to beat market Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    Jim O'Shaughnessy, member of the "Squawk Box" inaugural Portfolio Challenge, believes time-tested fundamentals give some international stocks an edge.

  • Lower oil isn’t giving Asia markets wings Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 10:17 PM ET
    A station attendant refuels a moped at a fuel station on April 30, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

    Sharply lower oil prices are widely hailed as a positive for most Asian markets, but that hasn't slowed fund outflows or raised growth forecasts much.

  • Should yield chasers set their sights on Australia? Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 5:51 PM ET

    Australia took a double-whammy from record-low interest rates and commodity-price drops, but the selloff has left its market attractive to yield chasers.

  • Australia retail sales rise modestly in November  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 7:31 PM ET

    David Greene, Head of Dealing at AFEX Australia, outlines factors that may have tamed domestic spending in Australia, but says the data could be a pre-cursor to a better figure in December.

  • Here's Motley Fool's guide to playing markets  Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 9:20 PM ET

    Joe Magyer, Senior Analyst at The Motley Fool, advises investors to keep an eye on stocks with "free upside on higher interest rates", like Australian stock transfer company Computershare.

  • Signs of a recovery in iron ore?  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 10:31 PM ET

    Jonathan Barratt, Chief Investment Officer at Ayers Alliance Securities, outlines the "encouraging signs" which may help iron ore prices rally to $75 a tonne.