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The Australian 3/5/2011 – Thomas Averill

Markets rally on Osama bin Laden's death GLOBAL stockmarkets jumped, the US dollar rose and the price of oil fell on the news of Osama bin Laden's death yesterday. Financial... » Read more

Bloomberg 3/5/2011 – Derek Mumford

Australian Dollar Weakens on Speculation RBA Will Delay any Rate Increase The Australian dollar declined against most of its major counterparts after the central bank left interest rates on hold... » Read more

The Age 2/5/2011 – Derek Mumford

Aussie dollar eases back after topping 110 US cents The Australian dollar touched a new post-float high today when it climbed above the 110 US cent mark but gave... » Read more

Strong inflation data drives the Aussie higher

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released Q1 2011 CPI data today at 11.30am AEST. Consumer prices rose by 1.6% in Q1, ahead of the 1.2% rise expected. The annualised figure... » Read more

Sydney Morning Herald 21/4/2011 – Thomas Averill

Rampant Aussie dollar eyes 108 US cents After hitting 106 US cents yesterday, the rampant Aussie dollar today breezed past 107 US cents and is a chance to reach... » Read more

Status quo remains with today’s RBA minutes

The RBA released the minutes of the April 5th Board meeting where they kept rates on hold at 4.75%, at 11.30am AEST today. The pertinent points were: - Policy appropriate... » Read more

Aussie Unemployment Rate dips below 5% for the first time since Feb 2009

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the Employment report for March 2011 at 11.30am AEST today. The unemployment rate dropped to 4.9%, slightly better than the 5.0% expected. Net employment rose... » Read more

RBA leaves rates on hold, statement little changed

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 is appropriate - Recent disaster... » Read more

Trade Balance slips into deficit for the first time since May 2010

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released February 2011 Trade Balance data at 11.30am AEST today. The Trade Balance (seasonally adjusted) slipped into deficit for the first time since May 2010,... » Read more

Bloomberg 1/4/2011 – Derek Mumford

Australian, N.Z. Dollars Advance as Investors Seek Higher Yield April 1 (Bloomberg) -- Australia’s dollar rose to a record versus its U.S. counterpart and New Zealand’s dollar gained against... » Read more

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