Reserve Bank of Australia


  • 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.

  • Where the Australian Dollar Is Headed Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 7:32 PM ET
    Sydney Harbor Bridge & skyline

    The Australian dollar has had a rough ride lately, and this strategist says more troubles await.

  • Your Trade on the European Central Bank Meeting Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 1:57 PM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    The European Central Bank is meeting Thursday, and this strategist has a trading plan - sort of.

  • China Rate Cut on the Cards?     Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 10:44 PM ET

    Adrian Foster, Head of Financial Markets Research, Asia Pacific at Rabobank expects the PBoC to cut its one-year lending rate by 25 basis points in the coming months.

  • James Falkiner, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Falkiner Global Investors explains why he doesn't see Australian banks fully passing on the central bank's 50 basis point rate cut to borrowers.

  • Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand, HSBC says that Australian banks are unlikely to pass on full extent of RBA cuts.

  • Mike Smith, CEO, ANZ says growth has been strong in "offshore" Asian operations.

  • How to Trade the Aussie After the Rate Cut Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 2:58 PM ET

    Australia's central bank surprised the market with the size of its overnight interest rate cut. Here's what could be next.

  • The Reserve Bank of Australia's surprise move of cutting interest rates on Tuesday by 50 basis points — its biggest cut since the last financial crisis — has market analysts wondering if there's more bad news ahead for the Australian economy.

  • Only a 0.5% Rate Cut Will Help Aussie Consumers: Pro Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 2:37 AM ET

    The Reserve Bank of Australia is widely expected to cut interest rates by 25 basis points when it meets on Tuesday, after data showed last week that inflation slowed sharply in the first quarter. However, one analyst tells CNBC that to have any material impact on the economy, the central bank needs to cut rates by 50 basis points.

  • Simon Burge, CIO, ATI Asset Management says certain sectors like home builders and retailers are expecting a 50 basis point rate cut from the RBA given the underlying weakness in the domestic consumer market.

  • China's Economy to Accelerate in H2 2012: Pro     Sunday, 22 Apr 2012 | 11:04 PM ET

    Chris Kimber, Managing Director, Wealth Management, Fat Prophets discusses his outlook for the global economy. He adds that he expects China's economy to accelerate in H2 2012.

  • Australian Central Bank To Cut Rates In May     Sunday, 22 Apr 2012 | 10:04 PM ET

    Adrian Meneses, Portfolio Manager, Compass Global Asset Management is bearish on AUD/USD given market expectations for a RBA rate cut.

  • Europe's Debt Crisis Back in Focus     Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 10:43 PM ET

    Markets are back in crisis mode on the back of Spain's economic and budgetary woes, said Callum Henderson, Global Head of FX Research, Standard Chartered. He added that he remains bearish on the euro for some time.

  • RBA's Premise Faulty, Rate Cut Is Imperative     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 11:45 PM ET

    Glenn Rosewall, MD & CEO, BBY says the RBA's premise - that the strength from Western Australia will filter through the rest of the economy - has been proven false and that the central bank must cut rates to support overall growth.

  • Australia Trade Data Shows RBA Made Wrong Call     Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 11:40 PM ET

    Angus Geddes, CEO of Fat Prophets says the RBA's decision not to cut rates on Tuesday was wrong as the surprise trade deficit shows the economy is weakening. He expects the RBA to cut rates in May.

  • 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.