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  • Rising yields help euro hit 10-week high Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 6:29 AM ET

    The euro hit a ten-week peak, tracking European bond yields higher and benefiting from a sell-off in the dollar after weak U.S. jobs data

  • Why Aussie dollar strength will be short-lived Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 10:46 PM ET
    Why Aussie dollar strength will be short-lived

    Saktiandi Supaat, head of Global FX Strategy at Maybank, expects the Aussie dollar to rise to the resistance level of $0.8265 next week, but he remains bearish on the currency in the long run.

  • Sell Aussie dollar at 80 US cents: ANZ Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 9:31 PM ET
    Sell Aussie dollar at 80 US cents: ANZ

    Khoon Goh, senior FX strategist at ANZ, explains why the jump in the Aussie currency following the Reserve Bank of Australia's statement on Tuesday will be short-lived.

  • Dollar falters as mixed US data clouds rate outlook Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 3:34 PM ET

    The dollar fell from three-week highs against the yen and one-week peaks versus the euro.

  • Aussie jumps despite RBA rate cut Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 11:45 AM ET
    Aussie jumps despite RBA rate cut

    Peter David Frank, global head of G-10 and Asia FX strategy at BBVA, talks about the Australian dollar and the euro/dollar rate.

  • HONG KONG, May 5- Asian stock markets retreated on Tuesday and the Australian dollar stumbled after the central bank cut interest rates for the second time in four months as the region's growth falters in the face of slowing demand from China. Financial spreadbetters expected European markets to open mixed, with Britain's FTSE 100 likely to open 0.7 percent...

  • SINGAPORE, May 5- The Australian dollar rebounded sharply after slipping initially as the Reserve Bank of Australia cut interest rates, as market players wondered whether the RBA's easing cycle may be over for now. Australia's central bank cut its cash rate a quarter point to an all-time low of 2.0 percent on Tuesday, aiming to spur a sluggish domestic economy...

  • HONG KONG, May 5- Asian stock markets retreated on Tuesday and the Australian dollar briefly fell after the central bank cut interest rates for the second time in four months as the region's growth falters in the face of slowing demand from China. "Cautious and uncertain households mean rate cuts are less effective today," said Jasmin Argyrou, senior investment...

  • Is the RBA's easing cycle over for now? Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 12:32 AM ET
    Is the RBA's easing cycle over for now?

    Paul Bloxham, chief economist for Australia & NZ at HSBC, says upbeat comments from the Reserve Bank of Australia means the central bank could keep rates on hold for the rest of 2015.

  • *Stocks hold on to early gains, MSCI Asia ex- Japan up 0.1%. HONG KONG, May 5- Asian markets edged lower on Tuesday and the Australian dollar steadied as investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of a Reserve Bank of Australia policy decision that might result in an interest rate cut. Australian stocks held on to their early gains while the MSCI's broadest index of...

  • Here's why RBA must be 'rate cutters' Monday, 4 May 2015 | 10:50 PM ET
    Here's why RBA must be 'rate cutters'

    Lutfey Siddiqi, global head of Emerging Markets FX, Rates & Credit at UBS, says the Reserve Bank of Australia needs to lower interest rates by 25 basis points due to sub-trend economic growth.

  • Australian official: Ties with Indonesia still strategic

    Steven Ciobo, parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Trade and Investment and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, discusses the relationship with Indonesia after the execution of two Australian drug convicts.

  • How Australia is reaching out to Singapore, China Monday, 4 May 2015 | 10:34 PM ET
    How Australia is reaching out to Singapore, China

    Steven Ciobo, parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Trade and Investment and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, outlines the opportunities Australia sees in Singapore and China.

  • Rate cut is the only option for RBA: Expert Monday, 4 May 2015 | 9:32 PM ET
    Rate cut is the only option for RBA: Expert

    Amid a weak domestic economy, the Reserve Bank of Australia has to "do its job" by cutting interest rates, says David Bassanese, chief economist of BetaShares Capital.

  • Dollar firm on light trade, Swedish crown jumps Monday, 4 May 2015 | 4:38 PM ET

    The dollar edged higher in thin trading after a two-week drop tied to data suggesting the U.S. economy might be stabilizing.

  • HONG KONG, May 4- Asian stocks bounced off lows on Monday and the Australian dollar pared early losses as weak China factory activity reinforced views that Beijing will roll out fresh support measures soon for the world's second-largest economy. Spreadbetters expected the equity markets to open firmer in Europe, forecasting Germany's DAX and France's CAC to...

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, May 4- The Australian dollar slipped on Monday, dented by speculation the Reserve Bank of Australia may cut interest rates on Tuesday, while the U.S. dollar held steady in a respite from its recent selloff. The Australian dollar, which is seen as a liquid proxy for China plays due to Australia's large trade exposure to China, fell from around...

  • HONG KONG, May 4- Asian stocks bounced from their lows on Monday and the Australian dollar pared early losses as weak China factory activity reinforced views that Beijing will roll out fresh support measures soon for the world's second-largest economy. The HSBC/ Markit Purchasing Managers' Index showed factory activity in China contracted at its fastest rate...

  • Should markets worry about Westpac's bad debts? Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 10:32 PM ET
    Should markets worry about Westpac's bad debts?

    TS Lim, financials analyst at Bell Potter, says a fall in bad debt charges raises questions about the quality of Westpac's earnings.

  • Why a RBA rate cut is the 'sensible thing to do' Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 10:14 PM ET
    Why a RBA rate cut is the 'sensible thing to do'

    The Reserve Bank of Australia will likely cut rates this week amid economic headwinds and the Aussie dollar could see more volatility, says Tony Nash, vice president at Delta Economics.