Asian equities sold off on Wednesday, as weak corporate results in Sydney and an unimpressive U.S. lead took a toll on trading sentiment.» Read More
Callum Henderson, global head of FX Research at Standard Chartered Bank, explains why he is bucking the trend to expect the Australian central bank to stand pat on interest rates.
Scott Haslem, chief economist at UBS, expects the Reserve Bank of Australia to trim 50 basis points off its cash rates by the first half of the year, likely during its March and May policy meetings.
To surprise the market, the Australian central bank will need to announce a 50-basis-point interest rate cut, says Daniel Tenengauzer, head of Global FX & EM Strategy at Royal Bank of Canada.
Factors like lower commodity prices and a stronger U.S. dollar will exert pressure on the Australian currency in the medium to long term, says Elias Haddad, senior currency strategist at Commonwealth Bank.
Sally Auld, Interest Rate Strategist at JP Morgan, says there's a "good chance" that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) could reduce the cash rate to below 2 percent.
Gareth Berry, FX Strategist at UBS, expects the Reserve Bank of Australia to shift out of its neutral policy stance at Tuesday's meeting, but will delay the widely-anticipated rate cut until March.
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.
If Thursday's unemployment rate shows an uptrend towards 6.5 percent, the Reserve Bank of Australia may consider cutting rates in February or March, says David Degaris, Director & Senior Economist at NAB Global Markets Research.
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.
The Australian central bank's top dog may have broken central bankers' seemingly unshakable code of avoiding comments on where interest rates are headed.
If Australia's Q3 GDP report was bad, the last three months of the year will be much worse, warns Sean Fenton, Director & Portfolio Manager at Tribeca Investment Partners.
Matthew Circosta, Economist at Moody's Analytics, says Wednesday's weak Q3 growth data adds pressure on the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut interest rates further.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) on Tuesday kept interest rates unchanged, as expected, even as speculation mounts that borrowing rates, already at record lows, could head further south.
Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors, outlines his expectations for the central bank after it left rates on hold at 2.5 percent on Tuesday.
Bill Evans, Global Head of Economics at Westpac Bank, says the Reserve Bank of Australia still needs to await more data before changing their position on interest rates.
David Greene, Head of Dealing at AFEX Australia, attributes the currency's sell-off against the greenback to sharp declines in commodity prices.
CNBC's Pauline Chiou takes you through this week's key risk events.
Christopher Kent, RBA's Assistant Governor, said the central bank isn't ruling out currency intervention. Mitul Kotecha, Head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays, discusses.
Australia's economic data may have been only "meh," but some economists see dark clouds on the horizon, spurring sharp cuts to growth forecasts.
Annette Beacher, Head of Economic Research at TD Securities, says nothing much has changed in the Reserve Bank of Australia's policy statement since the October meeting.