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  • 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' Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 9:06 PM ET
    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' Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:35 PM ET
    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.

  • What businesses are looking for in Australia's budget

    Jennifer Westacott, CEO Of Business Council of Australia (BCA), wants the government to outline a clear savings strategy and a narrative on the future of Australia's economy.

  • Australia budget: What you should know Monday, 11 May 2015 | 6:50 PM ET

    Australia's budget will be about propping up sub-par economic growth amid weak commodity prices rather than the traditional fiscal discipline, analysts say.

  • Australia's long path back to budget surplus Monday, 11 May 2015 | 6:50 PM ET
    Australia's long path back to budget surplus

    Phil O'Donaghoe, senior economist at Deutsche Bank, says the federal budget could see a deficit of 37 billion Australian dollars and expects Australia to only return to surplus in 2023 or 2024.

  • Australia's federal budget 2015: What to expect Monday, 11 May 2015 | 6:47 PM ET
    Australia's federal budget 2015: What to expect

    Australia will deliver its 2015-16 budget late Tuesday, with the Abbott government hoping it makes the grade after last year's spending cuts were not well received. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports.

  • Could China weaken yuan to prop up economy? Sunday, 10 May 2015 | 6:32 PM ET
    Could China weaken yuan to prop up economy?

    While there's a risk that the yuan could be weakened to support the economy, China still prefers interest rate and RRR cuts for now, says Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac Bank.

  • When insects attack—and inflict billions in damage Saturday, 9 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    An exit hole is damage caused by an adult Asian longhorned beetle emerging from an infested tree.

    Behind blossoming flowers and fields of fruit lurk a hungry threat that has crawled and eaten its way through much of the U.S.

  • China exports, imports fall sharply in April Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 10:07 PM ET

    China's exports and imports tumbled in April, dashing hopes of a seasonal rebound and underscoring concerns over the spotty trade picture in the world's second biggest economy.

  • Why Aussie dollar strength will be short-lived Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 10:46 PM ET
    Why Aussie dollar strength will be short-lived

    Saktiandi Supaat, head of Global FX Strategy at Maybank, expects the Aussie dollar to rise to the resistance level of $0.8265 next week, but he remains bearish on the currency in the long run.