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  • Why RBA won't go for a back-to-back rate cut Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 6:20 PM ET
    Why RBA won't opt for a back-to-back rate cut

    Ben Jarman, senior economist at JP Morgan, says nothing has "materially happened" since the Reserve Bank of Australia's May meeting to bolster the case for another rate cut.

  • RBA will stay on hold in 2015: Pro Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    RBA will stay on hold in 2015: Pro

    The RBA will not cut rates anymore this year, says Steve Goldman, managing director at Kapstream Capital.

  • NAB: RBA happy with lower AUD Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:18 AM ET
    NAB: RBA happy with lower AUD

    The RBA may be pleased with the lower Australian dollar following last month's rate cut, says Emma Lawson, senior currency strategist at National Australia Bank.

  • Westpac: be nervous about AUD ahead of RBA Sunday, 31 May 2015 | 10:49 PM ET
    Westpac: be nervous about AUD ahead of RBA

    Investors should be a little bit nervous about the Australian dollar ahead of the central bank's meeting on Tuesday, says Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac.

  • Dollar could be getting ready to roar Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:30 AM ET
    Strong dollar

    With a potential Fed rate hike as a tailwind, the dollar rally looks set to resume and it could be powerful.

  • How to cool housing hot spots, Down-Under style Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 8:53 PM ET

    Australia and New Zealand are trying different methods to cool their biggest cities' housing markets without hurting borrowers, banks and their economies.

  • Equities in Shanghai and Tokyo were the star performers in Asia on Tuesday.

  • Australia dollar falls on RBA's 'explicit' easing bias Monday, 18 May 2015 | 11:37 PM ET

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left open the possibility it might cut interest rates further, minutes from its May 5 meeting showed, triggering a slump in the Australian dollar on Tuesday.

  • What this expert likes about Australia's budget Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 12:47 AM ET
    What this expert likes about Australia's budget

    The 2015 budget includes short-term measures that will act together with monetary policy, along with long-term plans that will drive the economy, says Savanth Sebastian, equities economist at CommSec.

  • Where has the Abbott government failed Monday, 11 May 2015 | 10:41 PM ET
    Where has the Abbott government failed

    Apart from neglecting bigger challenges like innovation, the Abbott government has not lived up to its own rhetoric of bringing down the budget deficit, says Andrew Leigh, shadow assistant treasurer of Australia.

  • Australia budget: What you should know Monday, 11 May 2015 | 6:50 PM ET

    Australia's budget will be about propping up sub-par economic growth amid weak commodity prices rather than the traditional fiscal discipline, analysts say.

  • Australia's long path back to budget surplus Monday, 11 May 2015 | 6:50 PM ET
    Australia's long path back to budget surplus

    Phil O'Donaghoe, senior economist at Deutsche Bank, says the federal budget could see a deficit of 37 billion Australian dollars and expects Australia to only return to surplus in 2023 or 2024.

  • Asian stocks mostly advanced on Monday as China rolled out its third interest rate cut since November.

  • Asian shares traded mostly firmer on Friday on the back of a positive lead from Wall Street and bets that Beijing will roll out more easing measures.

  • Mainland equities erase gains to join regional sell-off Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 3:51 AM ET

    Asian equities sold off on Wednesday, as weak corporate results in Sydney and an unimpressive U.S. lead took a toll on trading sentiment.

  • 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.

  • Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

    Chinese shares plummeted on Tuesday, while their counterparts in Sydney witnessed volatile trade following the Reserve Bank of Australia's rate cut.

  • 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.

  • If RBA cuts rates, how low will Aussie dollar go? Monday, 4 May 2015 | 11:31 PM ET
    If RBA cuts rates, how low will Aussie dollar go?

    With markets already pricing in a rate cut, the Aussie dollar will only weaken slightly if the central bank lowers interest rates on Tuesday, says Felicity Emmett, head of Australian Economics at ANZ.

  • 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.