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  • 'Super Mario' is in the spotlight and the Swiss economy is shrinking - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • As many developed nations in the West struggle to keep their economies out of a recession, Australia is expected to report a 3.6 percent year-on-year rise in its gross domestic product (GDP) for the April to June period. But economists warn the days of robust growth for Australia - often called the “lucky country” for its natural resources - could be numbered.

  • Deteriorating economic indicators out of Australia and its largest trading partner China are building the case for further monetary easing in the resource-driven nation, still economists say the country’s central bank is likely to hold its fire when it meets on Tuesday. 

  • Aussie Central Bank May Hold Fire Despite Weakness Monday, 3 Sep 2012 | 2:53 AM ET

    Deteriorating economic indicators out of Australia and its largest trading partner China are building the case for further monetary easing in the resource-driven nation, still economists say the country’s central bank is likely to hold its fire when it meets on Tuesday. 

  • Headwinds Ahead for the Aussie Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 9:55 AM ET
    Melbourne, Australia

    The central bank isn't the only party concerned about the strong Australian dollar.

  • Are CBA Shares a Buy?     Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 6:50 PM ET

    Catherine Allfrey, Principal, Wavestone Capital says that Commonwealth Bank shares are fully priced at these values.

  • Hot money flows into the Australian dollar, which got a further boost on Thursday from a surprise increase in job numbers for July, has some market watchers questioning whether the currency’s rise is out of “whack” with economic fundamentals. But one strategist argues that the Aussie’s performance is not surprising from past trends.

  • Fed to Take More Action Next Year: Pro     Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 9:15 PM ET

    Russell Jones, Global Head of Fixed Income Strategy, Westpac Institutional Bank sees a moderate outlook for the U.S. economy, and says fiscal tightening in the country will tip the Federal Reserve into more action next year.

  • Parity Could Be Decent Support Level for AUD     Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 8:45 PM ET

    Lim Say Boon, CIO, DBS Private Bank says the RBA's concerns over the high value of the AUD could pressure the currency. He will start buying the Aussie if it falls to 96 cents.

  • RBA to Keep Rates on Hold For Awhile     Monday, 6 Aug 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Nicki Hutley, Director of Economics, KPMG says the Reserve Bank in Australia will keep rates on hold until 2013 and that strength in the Aussie dollars is here to stay.

  • Leighton: A Victim of Its Own Success?     Monday, 6 Aug 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Hamish Tyrwhitt, CEO, Leighton Holdings talks about the company's strategy as the firm returns to the black in the first half.

  • Trades of the South Pacific Monday, 6 Aug 2012 | 11:37 AM ET

    This strategist sees a promising trade with the Australian and New Zealand dollars.

  • RBA Needs to Cut Rates: Expert     Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 11:50 PM ET

    Glenn Rosewall, Executive Chairman at BBY says Australia's central bank needs to cut interest rates to prevent the transfer of wealth from Australia to Europe.

  • Will an ECB Rate Cut Help Europe?     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 8:10 PM ET

    Patrick Perret-Green, Head of FX & Rates Strategy for Asia, Citi says the real question for investors is whether a rate cut by the ECB passes through to bank lending and deposits.

  • RBA Taking a Wait and See Approach to Easing     Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 10:40 PM ET

    Callum Henderson, Global Head of FX Research, Standard Chartered says the RBA won't cut rates as policymakers are waiting to see the impact of their previous easing on the economy.

  • Expect RBA to Be On Hold Until End-2012     Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Gavin Stacey, Director, Australia and New Zealand Rates Strategist, Barclays says the Reserve Bank of Australia is going on a 'month by month' basis and may hold rates steady till the end of the year.

  • John Noonan, Senior FX Analyst, Thomson Reuters, discusses the possible moves the ECB can take when it meets on Thursday. He adds that signs of aggressive easing by the ECB will be a welcome event because Europe needs a weaker currency.

  • Key Data to Drive Currency Action This Week     Sunday, 1 Jul 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    David Greene, Senior Corp FX Dealer, Western Union Business Solutions says key data and central bank meetings due this week will present opportunities for investors to pick on risk currencies.

  • RBA to Cut Rates Once More     Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand, HSBC expects only one more rate cut by the RBA this year. He says the rate cuts priced in by the end of the year are too much.

  • How to Trade Australia's Interest Rate Move Monday, 4 Jun 2012 | 8:47 PM ET

    Australia's central bank is likely to cut interest rates in the next few hours. Here's how to trade the move.