Mark Taylor, senior resources analyst at Morningstar, expects a positive open for BHP Billiton's new entity South32 when it makes its market debut in Australia on Monday.
The federal budget failed to meet the government's target of bringing down the budget deficit and lacks a long-term plan for jobs growth, says Chris Bowen, Shadow Treasurer of Australia.
Peter Chen, lecturer in Politics & Public Policy at Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, explains why Australia's 2015 budget is a "political budget."
Australia unveiled its federal budget late Tuesday, delivering tax breaks for small businesses while pledging to return to surplus. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports.
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Innes Willox, CEO of AI Group, outlines his expectations for the federal budget due Tuesday, such as "modest stimulus" for the business community.
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Juerg Kiener, managing director & CIO of Swiss Asia Capital Singapore, says BHP Billiton's decision to spin off its smaller assets like lead, zinc and aluminum creates opportunities.
Graham Kerr, CEO of South32, outlines the strategy for the new entity, which consists of "normal but high quality mining assets."
Newly formed mining and metals group South32 is open to acquisitions once it breaks from BHP Billiton, its CEO-elect Graham Kerr said on Wednesday.
Sean Fenton, director & portfolio manager at Tribeca Investment Partners, weighs the pros and cons of investing in South32.
Rob Brierley, head of Research at Patersons Securities, attributes the firm's valuation for South32 at $2.40 per share to potential upsides in aluminum prices.
Ahead of the shareholder vote on Wednesday, Barry Dawes, head of Resources at Paradigm Securities, explains why the demerger of BHP Billiton will be a positive move.
Shareholders of BHP Billiton will meet in Perth and London on Wednesday to vote on the miner's plan to demerge into two new entities, BHP Billiton and South32.
Gaurav Sodhi, resource analyst of Intelligent Investor, warns investors to steer clear of base metal stocks, saying prices are artificially high.
After overshooting on the downside, commodity prices will likely consolidate and rise slightly this quarter, with copper being the first to recover, says Andrew Su, CEO of Compass Global Markets.
Daniel Hynes, commodity strategist at ANZ Research, attributes a rise in investor appetite for commodities to factors like a weaker U.S. dollar and easing moves from China.
Despite a recent 5 percent surge in prices, Juerg Kiener, MD & CIO at Swiss Asia Capital, Singapore, expects iron ore to head back down on the back of supply concerns.
Gaurav Sodhi, Resources Analyst at Intelligent Investor, says iron ore prices remain tied to the supply-demand response, so investors shouldn't get too carried away by recent gains.
Caterpillar reported earnings and revenue that beat expectations. But CEO Doug Oberhelman warned on CNBC: Don't expect a repeat.