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  • Commodity currencies face race to the bottom? Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:56 PM ET

    Commodity currencies may face a race to the bottom as the Bank of Canada's surprise rate cut may pressure Australia's central bank to follow suit.

  • For RBA, jobless rate is key this week: NAB Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 10:20 PM ET
    For RBA, jobless rate is key this week: NAB

    If Thursday's unemployment rate shows an uptrend towards 6.5 percent, the Reserve Bank of Australia may consider cutting rates in February or March, says David Degaris, Director & Senior Economist at NAB Global Markets Research.

  • Should yield chasers set their sights on Australia? Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 5:51 PM ET

    Australia took a double-whammy from record-low interest rates and commodity-price drops, but the selloff has left its market attractive to yield chasers.

  • Did RBA’s Stevens break the central banker code? Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 9:08 PM ET

    The Australian central bank's top dog may have broken central bankers' seemingly unshakable code of avoiding comments on where interest rates are headed.

  • Watch out for Australia's Q4 GDP: Tribeca Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:15 AM ET
    Watch out for Australia's Q4 GDP: Tribeca

    If Australia's Q3 GDP report was bad, the last three months of the year will be much worse, warns Sean Fenton, Director & Portfolio Manager at Tribeca Investment Partners.

  • Weak Australia GDP sparks rate cut talk Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 7:33 PM ET
    Weak Australia GDP sparks rate cut talk

    Matthew Circosta, Economist at Moody's Analytics, says Wednesday's weak Q3 growth data adds pressure on the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut interest rates further.

  • Australia holds rates as speculation for cuts mounts Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 10:37 PM ET
    The Reserve Bank of Australia headquarters

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) on Tuesday kept interest rates unchanged, as expected, even as speculation mounts that borrowing rates, already at record lows, could head further south.

  • RBA to stay on hold well into next year: AMP Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 10:31 PM ET
    RBA to stay on hold well into next year: AMP

    Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors, outlines his expectations for the central bank after it left rates on hold at 2.5 percent on Tuesday.

  • RBA needs more data before moving: Westpac Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 7:31 PM ET
    RBA needs more data before moving: Westpac

    Bill Evans, Global Head of Economics at Westpac Bank, says the Reserve Bank of Australia still needs to await more data before changing their position on interest rates.

  • Australian dollar slides to 4-year low Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 5:31 PM ET
    Australian dollar slides to 4-year low

    David Greene, Head of Dealing at AFEX Australia, attributes the currency's sell-off against the greenback to sharp declines in commodity prices.

  • What you need to know in Asia Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 5:06 PM ET
    What you need to know in Asia

    CNBC's Pauline Chiou takes you through this week's key risk events.

  • Is RBA intervention on the cards? Barclays says not yet Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 9:45 PM ET
    Is RBA intervention on the cards? Barclays says not yet

    Christopher Kent, RBA's Assistant Governor, said the central bank isn't ruling out currency intervention. Mitul Kotecha, Head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays, discusses.

  • Australia bears sharpen their claws Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 7:36 PM ET

    Australia's economic data may have been only "meh," but some economists see dark clouds on the horizon, spurring sharp cuts to growth forecasts.

  • Is the RBA on a 'go slow mission?' Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 12:15 AM ET
    Is the RBA on a 'go slow mission?'

    Annette Beacher, Head of Economic Research at TD Securities, says nothing much has changed in the Reserve Bank of Australia's policy statement since the October meeting.

  • RBA leaves interest rates, policy rhetoric on hold Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 10:31 PM ET
    RBA leaves interest rates, policy rhetoric unchanged

    Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC and Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, discuss the central bank's decision and outline their estimates for the currency.

  • All eyes on RBA language today: JPMorgan Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 5:51 PM ET
    All eyes on RBA language today: JPMorgan

    The Reserve Bank of Australia's language on the currency will be the main focus of Tuesday's policy meeting, says Ben Jarman, Senior Economist at JP Morgan.

  • Dollar's worst two-day loss vs yen in eight months Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    The dollar fell to a three week-low against the yen on Tuesday, retracing most of its gains posted last week.

  • A look at the RBA's 'cut and paste' statement Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 12:07 AM ET
    Why RBA left out the Aussie dollar in its statement

    Annette Beacher, Economist at TD Securities, is surprised that the Reserve Bank of Australia failed to mention the recent fall in the currency on Tuesday.

  • RBA surprises with 'cut and paste' statement Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 11:34 PM ET
    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) headquarters in the central business district of Sydney, Australia.

    The Reserve Bank of Australia on Tuesday kept interest rates unchanged, but surprised some investors by not mentioning the Aussie dollar's recent slide.

  • RBA keeps rates on hold, in line with expectations Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 11:33 PM ET
    RBA keeps rates on hold, in line with expectations

    Patrick Perret-Green, Senior Interest Rates Strategist at ANZ, discusses the Australian central bank's policy decision on Tuesday.