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  • No rate cut from RBA today: StanChart   Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 9:49 PM ET
    No rate cut today by RBA: StanChart

    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.

  • Is a RBA rate cut imminent?   Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 7:31 PM ET
    Is a RBA rate cut imminent?

    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.

  • RBA will cut rates, but by how much?   Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 6:43 PM ET
    RBA will cut rates, but by how much?

    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.

  • Beware, more pain ahead for the Aussie dollar   Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 5:50 PM ET
    Beware, more pain ahead for the Aussie dollar

    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.

  • Will RBA join the easing bandwagon?   Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 12:23 AM ET
    Will RBA join the easing bandwagon?

    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.

  • RBA rate cut on Tuesday? UBS says not yet   Sunday, 1 Feb 2015 | 9:50 PM ET
    RBA rate cut on Tuesday? UBS says not yet

    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 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.

  • For RBA, jobless rate is key this week: NAB   Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 10:20 PM ET
    For RBA, jobless rate is key this week: NAB

    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.

  • Should yield chasers set their sights on Australia? Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 5:51 PM ET

    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.

  • Did RBA’s Stevens break the central banker code? Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 9:08 PM ET

    The Australian central bank's top dog may have broken central bankers' seemingly unshakable code of avoiding comments on where interest rates are headed.

  • Watch out for Australia's Q4 GDP: Tribeca   Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:15 AM ET
    Watch out for Australia's Q4 GDP: Tribeca

    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.

  • Weak Australia GDP sparks rate cut talk   Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 7:33 PM ET
    Weak Australia GDP sparks rate cut talk

    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.

  • Australia holds rates as speculation for cuts mounts Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 10:37 PM ET
    The Reserve Bank of Australia headquarters

    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.

  • RBA to stay on hold well into next year: AMP   Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 10:31 PM ET
    RBA to stay on hold well into next year: AMP

    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.

  • RBA needs more data before moving: Westpac   Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 7:31 PM ET
    RBA needs more data before moving: Westpac

    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.

  • Australian dollar slides to 4-year low   Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 5:31 PM ET
    Australian dollar slides to 4-year low

    David Greene, Head of Dealing at AFEX Australia, attributes the currency's sell-off against the greenback to sharp declines in commodity prices.

  • What you need to know in Asia   Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 5:06 PM ET
    What you need to know in Asia

    CNBC's Pauline Chiou takes you through this week's key risk events.

  • Is RBA intervention on the cards? Barclays says not yet

    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 bears sharpen their claws Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 7:36 PM ET

    Australia's economic data may have been only "meh," but some economists see dark clouds on the horizon, spurring sharp cuts to growth forecasts.

  • Is the RBA on a 'go slow mission?'   Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 12:15 AM ET
    Is the RBA on a 'go slow mission?'

    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.