Reserve Bank of Australia


  • Calls Grow for Central Bank Action as Stocks Swoon Sunday, 3 Jun 2012 | 10:12 PM ET
    Korea Stock Exchange in Seoul

    With global markets continuing their tumble and bond yields dropping in tandem, calls are getting louder for a coordinated central bank action to stem panic in markets.

  • Expect More Stimulus From Central Banks     Sunday, 3 Jun 2012 | 8:44 PM ET

    Bill Evans, Global Head of Economics, Westpac is expecting more stimulus from China, the European Central Bank as well as the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • RBA Rate Cut to Benefit Debt Refinancing: Pro     Sunday, 27 May 2012 | 11:43 PM ET

    Patrick Noble, Senior Investment Specialist, Zurich Investments says companies looking to refinance their debt will see a positive impact on their bottom line if a rate cut happens.

  • Australian Rates Have Room to Fall     Sunday, 20 May 2012 | 6:16 PM ET

    Laura Fitzsimmons, VP, Futures & Options, JPMorgan Investment Bank says Australian interest rates have room to fall, forecasting a rate cut by the RBA in June.

  • Investing in AUD-Sensitive Stocks     Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 11:46 PM ET

    Simon Burge, CIO, ATI Asset Management discusses his trading strategy on the back of the weak Australian dollar. He recommends risk trades like Brambles, and defensive stocks like CSL.

  • Weak AUD to Benefit Australia's Economy     Monday, 14 May 2012 | 11:46 PM ET

    Steve Johnson, Managing Director, Intelligent Investor discusses how the weak Australian dollar will help the country's economy. He adds that he is bearish on the currency in the long term.

  • UBS: China Economy to Grow 8.2% This Year     Sunday, 13 May 2012 | 10:02 PM ET

    George Boubouras, Head of Investment Strategy & Consulting, UBS Wealth Management says the bank has lowered its growth forecast for China this year to 8.2%. He expects more stimulus from Beijing in June.

  • Aussie Bulls Not Giving Up Despite Currency Slide Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 11:43 PM ET

    The Australian dollar may be at a five-month low as China’s growth slowed and lower interest rates reduced the appeal of the currency, but Aussie bulls aren’t ready to throw in the towel just yet.

  • Looking for High Yields     Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 11:46 PM ET

    Stephen Hogan, Senior Private Client Advisor, Equities & Derivatives, Novus Capital describes why he likes stocks like Telstra for their high yields based on the declining interest rate environment.

  • Remain Bearish on the Euro     Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 10:40 PM ET

    Olivier Desbarres, Director & Head of FX Strategy, Barclays says he remains bearish on the euro against the dollar and sterling on the back of macro and political uncertainty in the economic bloc.

  • Stephen Walters, Chief Economist, Australia at JPMorgan said he is skeptical over how Canberra can turn in a budget surplus in such a short period of time. Meanwhile, Margaret Stewart, GM, Policy & Industry Practice, Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia called the government's decision to hike the super contributions tax "short-sighted."

  • Budget Won't Boost Aussie Retail Stocks: Pro     Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 10:51 PM ET

    Chris Kimber, Managing Director, Wealth Management, Fat Prophets says Australia's new budget is unlikely to push consumers to start spending, so he wouldn't use it as a trigger to buy retail stocks.

  • More Rate Cuts From RBA Ahead: Analyst     Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 10:44 PM ET

    Emma Lawson, Senior Currency Strategist, National Australia Bank says she expects two 25 bps cuts from the RBA in the coming months.

  • Australian Businesses Unimpressed With Budget     Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 10:20 PM ET

    John Symond, Founder, Aussie Home Loans says the Australian business community is not impressed with the government's new budget as it creates a lot of uncertainty.

  • Joe Hockey, Shadow Treasurer, Australia says the budget does not tell the full story about the government's borrowing debt.

  • Australia's Budget Bill Seems Unconditional     Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 6:35 PM ET

    Gavin Stacey, Director, Australia and New Zealand Rates Strategist, Barclays says Australia's 2012-13 budget appears unconditional, trying to achieve a budget surplus within a year regardless of the economic conditions.

  • Angus Geddes, CEO, Fat Prophets explains why resources and high-yielding industry stocks are his top plays as markets look to the Australian budget for more liquidity

  • Andrew Pease, Investment Strategist, Russell Investment Group says the Australian share market will start outperforming only once the RBA cuts interest rates and the Aussie dollar undergoes a correction.

  • Your Best Commodity Currency Friday, 4 May 2012 | 2:56 PM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Here's one strategist's take on how to choose between the Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand dollars.

  • Nick Verdi, Director, FX Strategy Asia Pacific ex-Japan at Barclays said the ECB has already provided ample liquidity into the financial system and is likely to keep its policy on hold at today's meeting.