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  • Expect RBA to cut rates at year-end: Pro Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 11:32 PM ET
    Expect RBA to cut rates at year-end: Pro

    If housing starts to erode economic activity, the Reserve Bank of Australia may ease by December or early 2016, says Sean Fenton, director and portfolio manager at Tribeca Investment Partners.

  • Is weak export demand a problem for Australia? Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 8:31 PM ET
    Is weak export demand a problem for Australia?

    Investors should watch for Tuesday's RBA rate decisions for hints as to how worried the central bank is about the global economic slowdown, warns Wayne Gordon, commodities and FX strategist at UBS Wealth Management.

  • Will a weak Aussie deter the RBA from easing? Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 6:36 PM ET
    Will a weak Aussie deter the RBA from easing?

    The currency is doing the "heavy lifting" for the Reserve Bank of Australia, explains Savanth Sebastian, equities economist at Commonwealth Securities.

  • Should you bet on the greenback? Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 12:16 AM ET
    Should you bet on the greenback?

    Further upside for the U.S. dollar will be a struggle on the back of a soft labor market and a Fed rate hike delay, says Michael Every, head of financial markets research, APAC at Rabobank.

  • Asian central banks to hog this week's limelight Sunday, 4 Oct 2015 | 7:06 PM ET

    Central banks are in the spotlight in the week ahead, with decisions on monetary policy due in Australia and Japan.

  • A businessman runs past an electric quotation board flashing the Nikkei key index in Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian shares outside Japan advanced on Friday after the Fed decided to hold off on its first rate hike in nearly a decade.

  • Shanghai shares nosedive 3.6% on growth worries Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | 5:16 AM ET
    Investors observe stock market at a stock exchange hall in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China.

    Chinese shares took another tumble on Tuesday amid persisting worries about the health of the world's second-biggest economy.

  • These factors could take Aussie dollar higher Monday, 14 Sep 2015 | 10:38 PM ET
    These factors could take Aussie dollar higher

    Christoffer Moltke-Leth, director, Global Sales Trading at Saxo Capital Markets, expects the Aussie dollar to touch 72-73 U.S. cents soon on the back of the country's leadership change and hopes for more China stimulus.

  • Aussie dollar will stabilize around $0.68: UBS Sunday, 6 Sep 2015 | 10:49 PM ET
    Aussie dollar will stabilize around $0.68: UBS

    While the Australian dollar could fall further if the Fed raises interest rates, it will stabilize around $0.68 against the greenback over the next 3-12 months, Tan Teck Leng, FX analyst at UBS Wealth Management.

  • Australia's growth at 2-year low on export slide Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 12:25 AM ET

    Australia experienced the slowest economic growth in two years over the second quarter due in part to a sharp fall in export volumes.

  • Aussie dives below $0.70 as China slowdown hurts Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 10:29 PM ET

    The Australian dollar cracked below the key psychological level of $0.70 for the first time in over six years on Wednesday.

  • Australia growth risks skewed to the downside: Pro Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 6:39 PM ET
    Australia growth risks skewed to the downside: Pro

    Michael Blythe, chief economist at Commonwealth Bank, says Australia's economy still faces several challenges including the downturn in mining activities and its large exposure to China.

  • Aussie dollar still catching up to commodity prices: Economist

    David de Garis, senior FICC economist at National Australia Bank, talks about Australia's currency and recent decisions by the country's central bank.

  • A man walks past a screen showing global stock market information on the street in Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian stocks slumped on Tuesday after surveys of China's mammoth manufacturing sector showed a further loss of momentum.

  • 'It's business as usual' for RBA: Expert Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 12:32 AM ET
    'It's business as usual' for RBA: Expert

    Annette Beacher, head of economic research at TD Securities, discusses the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) decision to keep interest rates unchanged on Tuesday.

  • Will looming Fed liftoff spur more volatility? Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 12:24 AM ET
    Will looming Fed liftoff spur more volatility?

    Richard Harris, chief executive at Port Shelter Investment Management, says expectations for an interest-rate increase will inevitably drive volatility, but a repeat of August's market meltdown is unlikely.

  • What to look out for in the RBA policy decision Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 11:34 PM ET
    What to look out for in the RBA policy decision

    While the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will likely keep interest rates on hold, the assessment of China-related risks will be key, says Ben Jarman, senior economist at JP Morgan.

  • RBA won't move, but likely to signal easing bias: ANZ

    Felicity Emmett, head of Australian economics at ANZ, says expectations for the unemployment rate to stay at 6 percent until 2017 indicate a "slight easing bias" for the Reserve Bank of Australia.

  • Australia's earnings season: Who will be the losers?

    Australian banks and miners will be the losers in this corporate reporting season, says Joe Magyer, senior analyst at The Motley Fool.

  • Aussie leaps as RBA tempers call for weaker currency Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 12:38 AM ET
    Reserve Bank of Australia

    The Australian dollar rallied after the Reserve Bank of Australia surprised some by tempering its call for a lower currency, triggering a short squeeze.