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.» Read More
Laura Fitzsimmons, VP for Futures and Options at JPMorgan Investment Bank, outlines her expectations for central bank decisions in Australia, Japan and the euro zone.
Ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australia's monetary policy decision on Tuesday, Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC, discusses his expectations.
Michael Every, Head of Financial Markets Research, Asia-Pacific at Rabobank, says the Reserve Bank of Australia's latest minutes indicate an increasing tone of uncertainty.
Matthew Circosta, Economist at Moody's Analytics, says the Reserve Bank of Australia will likely hold interest rates at a record low of 2.5 percent until the end of 2014.
A balanced economy will lead the Reserve Bank of Australia to stand pat on policy until the end of 2014, says Callum Henderson, Global Head of FX Research at Standard Chartered.
Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia & New Zealand at HSBC, says comments from the central bank governor may continue to weigh on the Australian dollar this week.
Giles Keating, Deputy Global CIO, Private Banking & Wealth Management at Credit Suisse, discusses the central bank's comments and explains his "neutral view" on the currency.
As the Australian economy recovers, the central bank will be more likely to let the Australian dollar appreciate, says Andrew Abrahamian, Head of FX Strategy at Compass Global Markets.
Charles Leyland, Managing Director at Leyland Private Asset Management, says mixed goals in the areas of housing and currency leave the Reserve Bank of Australia "with no choice but to leave rates steady."
Jonathan Cavenagh, Senior FX Strategist at Westpac Institutional Bank, says uncertainty over the economy may result in a more dovish central bank, which in turn will hurt the Australian dollar.
Martin Lakos, Division Director at Macquarie Private Wealth, explains why the Reserve Bank of Australia is likely to maintain a "prolonged stable period of rates" till the first quarter of 2016.
The Australian dollar has stubbornly resisted broad expectations it would weaken, and now some bears are starting to step away from their calls.
Ben Jarman, Senior Economist at JP Morgan, expects the Reserve Bank of Australia to hold off on rate hikes until the third quarter of 2015 due to benign wage growth.
Australia's economy has accelerated and its interest rates are at all-time lows, but its stock market hasn't gained any traction.
Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC, explains why the Reserve Bank of Australia won't announce any new policy measures at Tuesday's meeting.
Glenn Levine, Senior Economist at Moody's Analytics and David Greene, Head of Dealing at AFEX Australia, discuss this week's key risk events down under.
The US Dollar, euro and British pound are all falling following a meeting of the European Central Bank.
Matthew Circosta, Economist at Moody's Analytics, says it would take a "meaningful decline" in the unemployment rate for the Reserve Bank of Australia to consider hiking rates.
The Australian dollar is at a level that the Reserve Bank of Australia is "fairly comfortable" with at the moment, says Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC.
Scott Haslem, Chief Economist at UBS, Australasia, expects the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to flag a downward revision to its inflation outlook on Tuesday.