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Full time jobs rise again in September

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the Employment report for October 2011 at 11.30am AEDT today. The unemployment rate remained steady at 5.2%. Net employment increased by 10,100 in October, slightly... » Read more

Aussie Retail Sales as expected in Q3

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released Q3 and September 2011 Retail Sales data at 11.30am AEDT today. Retail Sales in September rose by 0.4% as expected. For the third quarter,... » Read more

RBA cuts rates to 4.50%

At its Monetary Policy meeting today, the RBA cut interest rates by 25 basis points to 4.50%. The key points in the accompanying statement were: - Neutral stance now consistent -... » Read more

The Australian 1/11/2011 – Derek Mumford

Dollar under fire as Japan steps in to halt yen's rise THE Australian dollar was under pressure last night after the Bank of Japan intervened in the global... » Read more

Bloomberg 26/10/11 – Thomas Averill

Australian Dollar Falls After Inflation Slows, Before EU Summit By ... » Read more

Bloomberg 19/10/2011 – Thomas Averill

Australian Dollar Snaps Advance Against Yen Amid European Debt Concerns The Australian dollar snapped an advance against the yen from yesterday on concern Europe’s leaders won’t be able to deliver... » Read more

Strong AU jobs growth in September

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the Employment report for September 2011 at 11.30am AEDT today. The unemployment rate dipped to 5.2% from 5.3%. Net employment increased by 20,400 in September,... » Read more

Bloomberg 11/10/2011 – Derek Mumford

Aussie Drops on Europe Concern; Kiwi Falls After Deficit Widens The Australian dollar declined against the U.S. currency after Slovakia’s ruling coalition failed to end a dispute over participation in... » Read more

Retail Sales jump in August

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released August 2011 Retail Sales data at 11.30am AEDT today. Retail Sales rose by 0.6%, well ahead of the 0.2% expected. July’s reading was revised... » Read more

RBA keeps rates on hold in October, slightly dovish tone in accompanying statement

At its Monetary Policy meeting today, the RBA kept rates on hold at 4.75%. The key points in the accompanying statement were: - Current monetary policy prudent - Financial volatility has... » Read more

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