Australian investors appear to have dodged a bullet.
Mark Mulligan Monetary expansion is helping a European recovery, says AllianceBernstein portfolio head Jeremy Cunningham, who's keen on financial sector credits.
Judith Ireland The average Australian worker will find themselves bumped into the second-highest income tax bracket in just over a year's time.
Carolyn Cummins While Australian and Kiwi sports fans were tuned into the final of the Cricket Wold Cup in Melbourne on Sunday, those that favour the game of Rugby were cheering on the Aussies at the Sevens tournament in Hong Kong. It is an unlike a Kiwi to miss a rugby game, and Air New Zealand's chief sales and commercial officer, Cam Wallace, was slated to be among a rowdy horde of fellow countrymen at the Hong Kong Sevens last weekend.
Local shares are set to open lower, despite a late Friday rally on Wall Street, as iron ore continues to plumb fresh recorded lows
What's on this week.
Szu Ping Chan The eurozone is "untenable" in its current form and cannot survive unless countries are prepared to cede sovereignty and become a "United States of Europe", the manager of the world's biggest bond fund has warned.
Mehreen Khan Greece international creditors spent the weekend mulling over a series of reform measures.
Ross Gittins We can't afford to give much money to the foreign poor, but if foreign-owned mining companies want to keep forcing down ore prices by expanding production at a time when world demand is weak, that's fine by Joe.
Philip Wen With arguably no other major miner's fortunes so inextricably linked to the health of the Chinese economy, it is little surprise when Fortescue Metals Groups chief executive Nev Power says he has "great confidence" in the long-term demand for iron ore in China.