Australian interest rates 'unlikely to change soon'
In Australia the central bank kept interest rates unchanged on Tuesday, despite calls for rate cuts from industry and business groups worried that the strength of the Australian dollar is hitting exports.
The current borrowing cost set by the Reserve Bank of Australia sits at 3.5%.
Constant demand for its commodities has given a boost to the Australian dollar, which is now at near record highs against the US dollar, the euro and the British pound.
The BBC's Duncan Kennedy has more from Sydney.