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  • Mirroring oil, this fossil fuel is plunging, too Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 2:21 PM ET
    A bulldozer moves coal that will be burned to generate electricity at the American Electric Power Co. coal-fired power plant in Winfield, West Virginia.

    There is too much supply of coal at a time when global demand for the fossil fuel is cooling.

  • Boral: Cost cuts, house boom drive profits   Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 8:43 PM ET
    Boral: Cost cuts, house boom drive profits

    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
    Domino's Pizza: We can repeat stellar H1 growth

    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
    Australian politician: 'Our economy is doing ok'

    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
    McCormack: Give Aussie PM a chance

    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
    Is the clock ticking for Australian PM Abbott?

    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
    Swan: PM Abbott to face more challenges

    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
    Australia's Abbott survives leadership vote

    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
    Teenage heiress' list of demands

    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
    Echo Entertainment: H1 profits are 'gratifying'

    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

    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
    Fortescue's cost cutting measures pay off

    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
    Bridesmaids

    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
    Woman blowing glitter from hands

    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
    China GDP to boost miners in the short term: Pro

    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.