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Aussie rates on hold again in July, RBA continues to sound less hawkish

At its Monetary Policy meeting today, the RBA kept rates on hold at 4.75%. The key points in the accompanying statement were: - Monetary policy remains appropriate - Global economy continues... » Read more

AUD weaker after May Trade Balance data

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released May 2011 Trade Balance data at 11.30am AEST today. The Trade Balance registered another surplus at A$2.33 billion, above the A$1.9 billion expected. Imports were... » Read more

Aussie Retail Sales disappoint in May

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released May 2011 Retail Sales and Trade Balance data at 11.30am AEST today. Retail Sales declined by 0.6% for the month, well below the +0.3%... » Read more

Sydney Morning Herald 4/7/2011 – Thomas Averill

Dollar slips on soft retail numbers The Australian dollar slipped today after disappointing data bolstered the case for the Reserve Bank to stay on the sidelines for longer. The... » Read more

RBA interest rate hikes likely on hold after disappointing Aussie May jobs report

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the Employment report for May 2011 at 11.30am AEST today. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.9%. Net employment increased by 7,800, well below the... » Read more

RBA leaves rates on hold in June

At its Monetary Policy meeting today, the RBA kept rates on hold at 4.75%. The key points in the accompanying statement were: - Global economy continues to expand - Current mildly... » Read more

Aussie Retail Sales bounce back strongly in April

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released April 2011 Retail Sales and Trade Balance data at 11.30am AEST today. Retail Sales rose by 1.1%, well ahead of the 0.4% expected. This... » Read more

Aussie Q1 GDP negative as RBA expected

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released first quarter 2011 GDP at 11.30am AEST today. GDP for Q1 declined by 1.2%, slightly worse than the -1.1% expected. The annualised figure came out... » Read more

Bloomberg 1/6/2011 – Derek Mumford

Dollar Falls Versus Euro on U.S. Slowdown Concern; Aussie Gains After GDP The dollar fell against the majority of its most-traded peers before reports likely to show U.S. companies hired... » Read more

RBA May minutes suggest negative AU GDP in Q1

The RBA released the minutes of the May 3rd Board meeting where they kept rates on hold at 4.75%, at 11.30am AEST today. The pertinent points were: - Higher rates... » Read more

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