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Aussie Retail Sales rise in February, Building Approvals down for the second month in a row

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the February 2011 Retail Sales, Building Approvals and Private Sector Credit data at 11.30am AEDT today. Retail Sales rose by 0.5%, slightly better than... » Read more

The Age 18/3/2011 – Thomas Averill

Dollar soars as G7 sells yen The Australian dollar fluctuated in volatile trading this morning as rich nations intervened in currency markets to weaken the yen and energy ... » Read more

Sydney Morning Herald 18/3/2011 – Thomas Averill

G7 moves to curb the yen  The G7 group of major economies has agreed on a joint intervention in currency markets to stabilise the yen after its recent record... » Read more

RBA March minutes

The RBA released the minutes of the March 1st Board meeting, where they kept rates on hold at 4.75%, at 11.30am AEDT today. The pertinent points were: -              Board judged... » Read more

The Australian 18/3/2011 – Thomas Averill

Dollar's fortunes reversed in post-quake global sell-off IN the space of a few days, the Australian dollar is suddenly one of the worst-performing currencies in the world, as... » Read more

Australia adds more full time jobs in February

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the Employment report for February 2011 at 11.30am AEDT today. The unemployment rate remained steady at 5.0% as expected. Net employment declined by 10,100 jobs... » Read more

afr.com.au 7/3/2011 – Derek Mumford

$A flat at noon as oil rises The Australian ©afr.com ©afr.com dollar dollar as was markets flat at noon ©afr.com do 10-year the as investors preferred... » Read more

Courier Mail 7/3/2011 – Derek Mumford

Dollar flat at noon as oil rises THE dollar was flat at noon (AEDT) as investors preferred to stay on the sidelines amid ongoing turmoil in the Middle... » Read more

Aussie building approvals nosedive in January 2011, Trade Surplus remains steady

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released January 2011 Trade Balance and Building Approvals data at 11.30am AEDT today. Building approvals declined by 15.9% for the month, well below the 3%... » Read more

AU Q4 growth beats forecasts

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released fourth quarter 2010 GDP at 11.30am AEDT today. GDP for Q4 rose by 0.7%, slightly beating expectations for a rise of 0.6%. The Q3... » Read more

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