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Aussie Retail Sales weak in August, Building Approvals down from a year ago

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released August 2012 Retail Sales and Building Approvals data at 11.30am AEST today. Retail Sales rose by 0.2% for the month, less than the 0.4%... » Read more

Aussie August Trade Balance a shocker

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the August 2012 Trade Balance data at 11.30am AEST today. The Trade deficit came in at -A$2.027 billion, much worse than the -A$685 million... » Read more

RBA cuts rates to 3.25%, statement dovish

At its Monetary Policy meeting today, the RBA cut interest rates to 3.25%. The key points in the accompanying statement were: - Risk to global GDP outlook still seen to... » Read more

Net employment down in June, participation rate near 6 year low

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the Employment report for August 2012 at 11.30am AEST today. The unemployment rate declined to 5.1% from 5.2%. Net employment decreased by 8,800, well below... » Read more

RBA holds fire in September

At its Monetary Policy meeting today, the RBA kept interest rates at 3.50%. The key points in the accompanying statement were: - Risks to global growth outlook still on downside -... » Read more

Employment increases more than forecast in July

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the Employment report for July 2012 at 11.30am AEST today. The unemployment rate remained steady at 5.2%. Net employment increased by 14,000 jobs, ahead of... » Read more

RBA holds rates in June

At its Monetary Policy meeting today, the RBA kept interest rates at 3.50%. The key points in the accompanying statement were: - Growth in world economy has softened - Exchange rate... » Read more

Aussie Retail Sales higher in June, Trade Balance still in surplus

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released June 2012 Retail Sales and Trade Balance data at 11.30am AEST today. Retail Sales rose by 1% in June, better than the 0.7% rise... » Read more

Australian Consumer Prices just below expectations, still in bottom of RBA’s band

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released Q2 2012 CPI data today at 11.30am AEST. Consumer prices rose by 0.5% in Q2, slightly less than the 0.6% forecast. The annualised figure... » Read more

Bloomberg 14/06/12 – Thomas Averill

Dollar Remains Lower Against Euro Before U.S. CPI Data The dollar remained lower against the euro following a two-day slide before U.S. data that may show consumer prices fell,... » Read more

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