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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

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

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