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Paul Bloxham, chief economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC says the RBA still has scope to cut rates given low inflation.
Strength of Aussie dollar can prove to be a concern in the long term, says Jonathan Cavenagh, head of EM Asia forex strategy at J.P. Morgan.
Asia markets closed mixed, with indexes in Australia, Japan and Korea extending Friday's gains on the back of the BOJ's surprise rate move.
Australia's shares are set to enter a bear market, but investors will likely emerge with a profit if they hang on for a year, Credit Suisse said.
Australian banks stocks enjoyed an oversold bounce after the Fed hike, but are likely to remain in a range-bound trade for the next 12 months, says Gary Burton, market technical analyst at FP Markets.
The U.S. dollar lost some ground on Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve decide to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade.
Asian markets closed mostly down after selling off on Monday, with some energy stocks seeing a rebound after oil prices rose in the U.S. session.
Australia is attempting to let the air out of housing without deflating a vital source of economic growth or stressing indebted households.
Chinese markets closed higher on Wednesday on the back of rumors of an upcoming incentive to boost China's property market.
Australia's economy grew a shade more than expected in the third quarter as a sharp increase in mining activity boosted net exports.
Trading the Australian dollar was a classic play for those who didn't have direct access to China, and a sure-fire winner on the short side.
A rebound in Australia's net export contributions will be the big factor in GDP today, says David de Garis, senior economist at National Australia Bank.
Asian markets closed mostly in positive territory as investors shrugged off a lower finish on Wall Street and a miss on China PMI.
The Reserve Bank of Australia left its cash rate unchanged at 2 percent Tuesday as it judged that the prospects for the economy had improved recently.
Paul Bloxham, chief economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC, analyzes the Reserve Bank of Australia's statement after the central bank held rates at 2%.
A slew of economic data and central bank decisions will keep investors in Asia busy this week.
Foreign financial institutions have been allowed into China's interbank forex market, ahead of the yuan's inclusion in the IMF's SDR basked.
Business investment by Australian companies slumped a record 9.2 percent in the September quarter, causing the Aussie to drop 0.4 percent.
Asian shares traded mixed on Wednesday, as investors remain cautious over the latest global geopolitical developments in the wake of Paris terror attacks.
Asian shares rebounded from the prior day's sell-off, as investors take heart from the rally on Wall Street.