CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports that Australian employment dropped 3,700 last month. Sean Darby, Chief Global Equity Strategist at Jefferies, weighs in on what that means for the central bank.» Read More
Australia's central bank plans to invest some of its foreign currency reserves in Chinese government bonds for the first time, part of a wider move to strengthen ties with the country.
Australia's central bank felt the current level of interest rates was low enough to spur growth in many parts of the economy.
David Degaris, Director & Senior Economist of NAB Global Markets Research and Matthew Circosta, Economist at Moody's Analytics go head to head over the prospects for Australia's economy outside its mining sector. Circosta sees green shoots in the domestic economy while Degaris is still concerned about Australia's transition away from the mining and resources sector.
Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist at Citi remains cautious on the yen while weighing the impact of BoJ easing and other global central bank strategies on major currencies across the board.
Australia's highly-regarded central bank governor, Glenn Stevens, will remain in his position for a further three years after his current seven-year term expires in September.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept interest rates on hold on Tuesday, in line with market expectations, saying that global downside risks appear to have eased and previous rate cuts are stimulating the economy.
Nicki Hutley, Director of Economics at KPMG tells CNBC's Cash Flow how to play the Australian dollar in the wake of the RBA's latest policy meeting.
Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC, says that monetary policy in Australia is hitting the bull's eye in terms of the government's desired targets. He also describes why China's growth story is showing no signs of losing steam as he expects growth to touch north of 8%.
A surprise jump in Australia's job numbers in February, the biggest increase in over a decade, had many market watchers close the door on more rate cuts, but one economist says the possibility of easing stays alive.
Ben Clark, Portfolio Manager at TMS Capital tells CNBC about which Australian stocks to invest in and why. He also says that he doesn't think there will be any more rate cuts.
Peter Elston, Head of Asia Pacific Strategy and Asset Allocation at Aberdeen Asset Management explains how the recent strength in Australia's economy is the result of the RBA's rate cuts.
Australia's central bank said it had been targeted by cyberattacks and that no data had been lost or systems compromised.
Australia's central bank has been targeted by sophisticated hackers seeking sensitive information which included Group of 20 negotiations, but a bank spokesperson said nothing was stolen.
Australia's central bank kept its main cash rate at a record low of 3.0 percent on Tuesday, as expected, but reiterated there was room to cut if needed.
Callum Henderson, Global Head of FX Research at Standard Chartered tells CNBC's Cash Flow what to expect from the Aussie dollar over the coming months.
Thio Chin Loo, Senior Currency Strategist, BNP Paribas tells CNBC what she thinks lies in store for FX markets; including rate cuts for the ECB & RBA, how EUR/JPY will find its place around 128.5-129, and why USD/JPY will stay around 90.
Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist at Citi, thinks the RBA will likely keep rates on hold at its March policy meeting but says there is scope for another 25 bps in cuts over the next 6 months. There is ammunition to sell the AUD at this point, he says.
Paul Mackel, Head of Asia Currency Research, HSBC says the AUD would remain overvalued even at 1.03 or 1.10, and that once the global economic recovery gets underway, there will be plenty of other better investment options.
Australia's central bank governor said on Friday there is already a good deal of interest rate stimulus in the economy, but reiterated the bank could lower rates further if needed.
Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist, Citi explains why an escalation of the currency wars will be very positive for the Australian and New Zealand dollar.