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  • Strong jobs data will prompt RBA rate cut: Pro Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 10:48 PM ET
    Strong jobs data will prompt RBA rate cut: Pro

    The rally in the Aussie dollar following a surprisingly strong jobs report increases the likelihood of a rate cut next month, says Mitul Kotecha, head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays.

  • Blowout Aussie jobs data temper rate cut expectations Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 9:32 PM ET

    The Australian economy added more jobs than expected in March easing pressure on the central bank to reduce interest rates further.

  • Aussie property’s bubbly days are numbered: Goldman Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 11:32 PM ET

    Australian property prices are looking bubbly, but the surge may soon hit a wall due to few births, high mortality and sparse migration, Goldman said.

  • Aussie dollar to hit $0.72 by year-end: Expert Sunday, 12 Apr 2015 | 10:46 PM ET
    Aussie dollar to hit $0.72 by year-end: Expert

    Roy Teo, senior FX & precious metals strategist at ABN AMRO, says the Australian dollar is headed for $0.72 against the greenback, with two more interest rate cuts lined up for the year.

  • Kiwi-Aussie dollar parity: A foregone conclusion? Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:20 AM ET
    Kiwi-Aussie dollar parity: A foregone conclusion?

    Chris Tedder, research analyst at FOREX.com, explains why the New Zealand dollar will move past parity against the Australian dollar "sooner rather than later."

  • The Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian stocks were higher across the board on Wednesday, with Tokyo, Seoul and mainland markets hitting fresh highs.

  • After RBA holds fire, is a May rate cut a given now? Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 11:16 PM ET
    After RBA holds fire, is a May rate cut a given now?

    Shane Oliver, head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors, discusses whether the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will move to cut interest rates next month.

  • US dollar rises, euro near $1.07 Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 4:05 PM ET

    The greenback recovered as trading desks returned to full strength and underlying trends for its continued rise reappeared.

  • Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) headquarters in the central business district of Sydney, Australia.

    Central banks are the key theme in Asia on Tuesday, with equities in the region largely in positive territory.

  • RBA stands pat on interest rates Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    RBA stands pat on interest rates

    Tony Farnham, economist & Analyst at Patersons Securities, says the Australian central bank is likely monitoring Sydney's red-hot property market and discusses the odds of further easing next month.

  • What the RBA should be doing now Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 11:47 PM ET
    What the RBA should be doing now

    Amid falling iron ore prices, the Reserve Bank of Australia should cut interest rates now as the policy move will need months to take effect, says Warren Hogan, chief economist at ANZ.

  • StanChart: RBA rate cut will be in May Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 10:46 PM ET
    StanChart: RBA rate cut will be in May

    Callum Henderson, head of FX Research at Standard Chartered, explains why the Reserve Bank of Australia will only unveil the second interest rate cut next month.

  • Will RBA cut rates now or wait until May? Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 8:34 PM ET
    Will RBA cut rates now or wait until May?

    Scott Haslem, chief economist at UBS Australia, weighs the possibility of the Reserve Bank of Australia following through with a second interest rate cut on Tuesday.

  • RBA not in a rush to cut rates: CommSec Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 6:46 PM ET
    RBA not in a rush to cut rates: CommSec

    Craig James, chief economist at CommSec, explains why the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is more likely to opt for an interest rate cut in May.

  • Asian central banks back in action this week Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | 6:41 PM ET
    A man cycles past the Bank of Japan headquarters building and a sign reading "Bank of Japan" in Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian markets are likely to focus on a string of central bank action this week as well as key inflation data from China.

  • Second rate cut by RBA is baked in: Expert Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 12:35 AM ET
    Second rate cut by RBA is baked in: Expert

    Campbell Dawson, director at Elstree Investment Management, discusses the possibility of another interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank of Australia next Tuesday.

  • Commodities are going lower—here's my play: Trader Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 1:37 PM ET

    Tradingnalysis.com founder Todd Gordon shorts the Australian dollar ETF as a way to play lower commodity prices, a high U.S. dollar and interest rates.

  • RBA's financial stability review: What to expect Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    RBA's financial stability review: What to expect

    David Ellis, head of Australian Banking Research at Morningstar, says the Reserve Bank of Australia will likely give a "positive endorsement" of the financial system in its semi-annual financial stability review.

  • Don't cheer Australia's jobs data just yet: Pro Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 1:46 AM ET
    Don't cheer Australia's jobs data just yet: Pro

    Steve Shepherd, employment market analyst at Randstad, says a drop in participation may have lowered the jobless rate and explains what that means for the central bank's monetary policy.

  • Tracking the central bank divergence Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 1:07 AM ET
    Tracking the central bank divergence

    Eric Robertsen, head of Cross Asset Strategy at Standard Chartered, discusses the volatility in the currency markets amid growing divergence in monetary policies.