Moody's Vice President Frank Mirenzi explains that the downgraded outlook reflects deteriorating conditions seen for Australia's largest banks.
Moody's has lowered its outlook on Australia's banks to negative from stable, warning of sluggish profit growth and rising household debt.
Investors yearning higher yields while keeping a lid on risks have had a hard time of late, but Kiwi bonds may come to the rescue.
It's still too early to determine the full impact of Australia's elections on major banks' earnings and share prices, says Morningstar's David Ellis.
You want flexible hours? Financial services is where it's at, but there's going to be stiff competition for jobs at these companies.
The Fed won't find two windows of opportunity to hike rates this year, which will undermine the dollar in the short-term, notes Westpac's Robert Rennie.
Bets against Australia's Big Four banks have piled up amid rising concerns that the country's property prices could be about to fall off a cliff.
Asia markets closed mixed on Monday, with the Nikkei down after weak trade data, as markets adjust to a slew of comments from the Fed.
Javelin Wealth Management CEO, Stephen Davies, gives his views on recent data out of China.
Most Asian markets lost ground on Friday, but Australian shares erased earlier losses after the central bank lowered its inflation forecast.
Asian stocks mostly gained on Tuesday, with Australia's shares climbing and its dollar falling after the RBA cut interest rates unexpectedly.
The Australian market has rallied nearly 10 percent off its bear-market low in February, but the gains are just getting started, Credit Suisse said.
Asian markets closed mixed on Thursday as investors digested remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and oil remained volatile.
The key question for investors is how much will dividends be cut amid the commodities rout, notes Hugh Dive from Aurora Fund Management Limited.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the country's top mortgage lender, posted H1 cash profit of $3.4B, in line with expectations.
Commodity prices are unlikely to recover to the peaks seen earlier but some major classes may have hit the bottom.
Asia shares ended Wednesday mixed, with South Korea and Hong Kong in the red, while Australia rose. Japan shares ended the year's final session up.
Asian equities turned mixed on Thursday, dragged by a sell-off on the mainland, knocking the region's Christmas cheer before the holiday period.
Asian markets ended mixed on Thursday amid hopes for fresh European stimulus while new data reinforced expectations for tighter U.S. monetary policy.
While fresh geopolitical fears after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane sent most Asian equities lower, oil prices and some energy plays saw gains.