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  • Market Too Upbeat on US Jobs Data     Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy, Westpac Bank thinks markets are too optimistic about the upcoming U.S. non-farm payrolls data. He forecasts payrolls rose by 180,000 in March, lower than the consensus view of 203,000.

  • RBA to Keep Rates Unchanged: Economist     Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 6:38 PM ET

    Stephen Walters, Chief Economist, Australia, JPMorgan says the RBA will likely remain on hold at its meeting on Tuesday but the tone of the statement will be key.

  • Bullish on Australian Equity Markets     Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 11:48 PM ET

    Chris Stott, Portfolio Manager, Wilson Asset Management says Australian equity markets could gain between 5 to 10% over the next 12 months.

  • Australia Is Lagging Behind Global Markets     Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 11:50 PM ET

    Chris Kimber, Managing Director, Wealth Management, Fat Prophets believes that the Australian stock market will only advance higher if the dollar loses some of its strength and the RBA cuts rates soon.

  • Australia Jobless Rate Falls to 6-Month Low in January Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 8:46 PM ET

    Australian employment jumped past all expectations in January, shoving the jobless rate to a six-month low of 5.1 percent and lifting the local dollar half a cent as investors pared back expectations for a cut in interest rates any time soon.

  • Moves by Australian banks to raise mortgage rates independently of the central bank did not change the impact of monetary policy, a top central banker said on Tuesday, dampening speculation of a cut to its official rate in response.

  • Australia Central Bank Repeats Policy Right for Now Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 8:01 PM ET
    Australian Notes - Mixed

    Australia's central bank on Friday repeated that interest rates were at the right level for the moment though there would be scope for an easing if the economy slowed materially.

  • Buy Banks Ahead of RBA Meeting Next Week     Sunday, 29 Jan 2012 | 10:40 PM ET

    Simon Burge, Chief Investment Officer, ATI Asset Management likes financials right now, especially ANZ, NAB and Westpac on the back of good yields.

  • Low Credit Demand Helps Australian Banks     Sunday, 18 Dec 2011 | 5:30 PM ET

    Paul Dowling, Principal Analyst,Principal Analyst, East and Partners says the depressed demand for credit is saving Aussie banks, and that if current domestic deposit taking continues at its current traction, it could dramatically decrease rollover funding.

  • Investment Strategies After RBA's Decision     Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 10:40 PM ET

    John Corr, MD & Founder at Fortitude Capital, thinks that the retailers will suffer from the latest rate cut but is still bullish on the mining sector, especially Flinders Mines, New Hope Coal and CSG Limited.

  • RBA Cuts Rates     Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 10:30 PM ET

    Nicki Hutley, Director of Economics at KPMG, believes that Australia's central bank cut rates by 25 basis points due to global economic conditions.

  • Good Time To Look For Bargains: Strategist     Sunday, 13 Nov 2011 | 10:00 PM ET

    Malcolm Wood, head of investment strategy, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Australia, says his outlook for the Australian market remains positive given recent developments such as the rate cut by the reserve bank, high dividend yields, and healthy corporate balance sheets.

  • Charles Tarbey, Owner and Chairman of Century 21 Australia, says history has shown that an RBA rate cut is more likely to result in people saving money instead of investing in real estate.

  • Australian Job Ads Fall For Third Straight Month Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 8:44 PM ET

    The Australian jobs market is showing further signs of weakness, with job advertisements in newspapers and on the internet slipping for a third consecutive month in September. ANZ’s monthly survey shows job ads dipped 2.1 percent in September, from August.

  • RBA Would Cut Rates by December: Westpac     Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 9:40 PM ET

    Bill Evans, global head of economics at Westpac Bank, stands by his earlier call that the RBA will cut rates by 25 basis points before the year-end.

  • Mining to Boost One Neglected Aussie Property Market Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 12:57 AM ET
    Adelaide in South Australia

    Australia's economic growth may have slowed in the January to March quarter compared to last year, but one investment advisor is betting the mining boom in the country will continue, and that in turn will benefit one largely neglected property market.

  • Reserve Bank of Australia Blog Post Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET

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