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  • 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.

  • How Australia is reaching out to Singapore, China Monday, 4 May 2015 | 10:34 PM ET
    How Australia is reaching out to Singapore, China

    Steven Ciobo, parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Trade and Investment and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, outlines the opportunities Australia sees in Singapore and China.

  • Rate cut is the only option for RBA: Expert Monday, 4 May 2015 | 9:32 PM ET
    Rate cut is the only option for RBA: Expert

    Amid a weak domestic economy, the Reserve Bank of Australia has to "do its job" by cutting interest rates, says David Bassanese, chief economist of BetaShares Capital.

  • A RBA rate cut will pave the way for this Monday, 4 May 2015 | 6:19 PM ET
    A RBA rate cut will pave the way for this

    A rate cut by the Reserve Bank of Australia will serve as a prelude to growth forecast downgrades in Friday's quarterly statement, says Ben Jarman, senior economist at JP Morgan.

  • Why a RBA rate cut is the 'sensible thing to do' Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 10:14 PM ET
    Why a RBA rate cut is the 'sensible thing to do'

    The Reserve Bank of Australia will likely cut rates this week amid economic headwinds and the Aussie dollar could see more volatility, says Tony Nash, vice president at Delta Economics.

  • RBA: Will they or won't they? Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 6:59 PM ET
    Glenn Stevens, governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

    The RBA's decision may come down to the wire at its policy meeting Tuesday, as economists eye a rate cut despite concerns over a strong currency and home prices.

  • RBA will cut rates, but is it the best move? Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 6:44 PM ET
    RBA will cut rates, but is it the best move?

    Kumar Palghat, director at Kapstream, expects the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut rates at Tuesday's policy meeting even though easing measures are having a mixed impact on the economy.

  • Australia's AAA rating not in danger: Hockey Friday, 1 May 2015 | 12:12 AM ET
    Australia Treasurer Joe Hockey

    Australia won't lose its coveted triple-A rating, its Treasurer said, slapping down speculation the country might face its first downgrade in 26 years.

  • RBA rate cut can wait after better data: Pro Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:07 AM ET
    RBA rate cut can wait after better data: Pro

    With Australia's inflation and jobs data showing signs of improvements, markets are pricing in too much for a May rate cut, says Jesper Bargmann, head of Trading, Asia at Nordea Markets.

  • A RBA rate cut in May? It's now 50-50: Westpac Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 10:47 PM ET
    A RBA rate cut in May? It's now 50-50: Westpac

    Jonathan Cavenagh, senior FX strategist at Westpac, says Australia's first-quarter inflation data released on Wednesday isn't weak enough to guarantee an interest rate cut next month.

  • Shanghai, Tokyo stocks outperform to hit multi-year highs Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 3:21 AM ET
    A pedestrian looks at graphs of the Nikkei 225 Stock Average, top left, and the exchange rate of the yen against the U.S. dollar, top right, outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Jan. 16, 2015.

    Asian stocks traded higher across the board on Wednesday, with bourses in Japan and Shanghai closing at new multi-year highs.

  • Why the RBA is reluctant to cut rates Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 10:44 PM ET
    Why the RBA is reluctant to cut rates

    Jeffrey Halley, senior manager for FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets, says an interest rate cut is unlikely to have a "multiplier effect" on Australia's economy.

  • Asian stocks join China stimulus-led global rally Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:10 AM ET
    A board of stock indicators shows upward momentum on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Asian stocks jumped on Tuesday, joining the global rally induced by China's move over the weekend to stimulate its cooling economy.

  • 'Grexit' or not, euro will hit parity: Wells Fargo Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 10:50 PM ET
    Grexit or not, euro will hit parity: Wells Fargo

    Whether Greece leaves the European Union, the euro will reach parity with the U.S. dollar over the next 12 months, says Eric Viloria, currency strategist at Wells Fargo Securities.