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  • 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.

  • 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.