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  • This week, short Aussie dollar on the crosses: Citi Sunday, 19 Jul 2015 | 10:44 PM ET
    This week, short Aussie dollar on the crosses: Citi

    Todd Elmer, currency strategist at Citi, expects Glenn Stevens, governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, to strike a dovish stance when he speaks at the Anika Foundation this week.

  • Fed rate hike fears ripple through Canada, world Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 5:49 PM ET
    Stephen Poloz, governor of the Bank of Canada

    Canada cut rates this week while a U.S. policy transition is already sending ripples around the world at the same time tumbling commodities prices are biting into growth.

  • The euro fell more than 1 percent against a buoyant U.S. dollar on Tuesday.

  • RBA decision in line with expectations: Pro Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    RBA decision in line with expectations: Pro

    There is no incentive for the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut rates now that the Australian dollar is trading below the $0.75 level, says Michael Gable, MD & founder of Fairmont Equities.

  • What the RBA will be focusing on Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 11:34 PM ET
    What the RBA will be focusing on

    Savanth Sebastian, equities economist at CommSec, expects the Reserve Bank of Australia to focus on the Australian currency and the pullback in Chinese stocks at its monthly policy meeting.

  • Here's why the RBA will stand pat on interest rates Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 8:37 PM ET
    Why the RBA will stand pat on interest rates

    The Reserve Bank of Australia will likely keep interest rates on hold as the central bank assesses how its earlier rate cuts are filtering through the economy, says Katrina Ell, economist at Moody's Analytics.

  • 'RBA will be on hold for quite awhile': HSBC Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 6:35 PM ET
    'RBA will be on hold for quite awhile': HSBC

    Paul Bloxham, chief economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC, expects the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to keep its cash rate unchanged for the next 18 months.

  • The biggest risks for Asia markets this week Sunday, 5 Jul 2015 | 7:23 PM ET
    People celebrate in front of the Greek parliament as Greek voters vote 'No' in the austerity referendum on July 5, 2015.

    Asian markets are bracing for a turbulent week as central bank decisions and economic data on tap will likely add to the uncertainty over Greece.

  • What Canberra can do to complement RBA easing Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 6:38 PM ET
    What Canberra can do to complement RBA easing

    Ivan Colhoun, chief economist, Markets at National Australia Bank, says more infrastructure spending can help Australia's economic transition.

  • Bubbly, anyone? The Sydney property debate Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 8:28 PM ET

    Sydney home prices may have surged, but even Australia's top policy makers can't agree on whether the market is a bubble.

  • RBA governor Stevens may jawbone the currency: Pro Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 6:34 PM ET
    RBA governor Stevens may jawbone the currency: Pro

    As another rate cut may worsen Sydney's housing bubble, RBA governor Glenn Stevens may try to jawbone the Aussie dollar at his speech on Wednesday, says Campbell Dawson, director at Elstree Investment Management.

  • Stock markets in China rode out a volatile session to settle at new seven-year peaks on Friday, while other bourses in the region nursed modest losses.

  • Why Australia's GDP is 'dangerous' for stocks Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 8:17 PM ET
    Why Australia's GDP is 'dangerous' for stocks

    Apart from keeping the central bank on hold, the surprisingly upbeat first-quarter GDP print will do little to boost domestic consumption, says David Solusky, head of investment strategy at UBS Wealth Management Australia.

  • A majority of Asia's stock markets fell on Wednesday, as upbeat economic data in the region failed to boost trading sentiment.

  • Australia's economy grew faster than expected in the first quarter, but analysts were concerned about the quality of the data.

  • Here's the downside to Australia's Q1 GDP Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 9:32 PM ET
    Here's the downside to Australia's Q1 GDP

    David Bassanese, chief economist at BetaShares, says the quality of Australia's first-quarter gross domestic product isn't "fantastic" as consumer spending remained soft.

  • Shanghai stocks climb 1.7% amid regional slump Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 3:05 AM ET
    An investor and the electronic board at a stock exchange hall on May 25, 2015, in Beijing.

    As regional bourses stumbled on the back of a slew of central bank decisions, Shanghai stocks outperformed on Tuesday.

  • Australian dollar climbs despite RBA holding rates Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 1:38 AM ET

    The RBA kept interest rates steady at a record low 2.0 percent, in line with expectations, but the Australian dollar still pushed higher.

  • RBA is having some 'communication issues': Pro Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 12:34 AM ET
    RBA is having some 'communication issues': Pro

    Matthew Circosta, economist at Moody's Analytics, discusses the jump in the Australian dollar following the Reserve Bank of Australia's decision to stand pat on monetary policy Tuesday.

  • RBA's policy decision due: What to expect Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 11:35 PM ET
    RBA's policy decision due: What to expect

    Annette Beacher, head of Economic Research at TD Securities and David Walker, senior analyst at StocksInValue.com.au, discuss their expectations for the Reserve Bank of Australia's policy decision and outline trading strategies.