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RBA leaves rates on hold at 4.75% as expected

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 - Global economy... » Read more

Aussie January Retail Sales up, Trade deficit widens

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the January 2011 Retail Sales data and Current Account and Trade data at 11.30am AEDT today. Retail Sales rose by 0.4% in January, slightly... » Read more

Sydney Morning Herald 25/2/2011 – Thomas Averill

Dollar gains as Middle East tensions ease The Australian dollar was higher on Friday as rising oil prices weakened the US dollar amid ongoing concerns about the political crisis... » Read more

Bloomberg 24/2/2011 – Derek Mumford

Australian Dollar Rises as Reports Buoy Bets on Interest Rates Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) -- The Australian dollar advanced for a second day versus the greenback after reports showed business... » Read more

The Brisbane Times 22/2/2011 – Derek Mumford

Australian dollar falls on Libya concerns AAP The Australian dollar fell almost a full US cent amid ongoing fears about the political crisis in oil-rich Libya that ... » Read more

The Age 16/2/2011 – Derek Mumford

Aust bonds weaker after Asian markets gain AAP The Australian bond market closed moderately weaker after a strong day on Asian share markets saw investors dump safe haven... » Read more

AFR.com 16/2/2011 – Derek Mumford

$A down as traders switch to US dollar The Australian ©afr.com dollar ©afr.com price was softer on ©afr.com above dollar. it's Wednesday ©afr.com off local the... » Read more

Chinese CPI comes in below expectations

The Chinese National Bureau of Statistics released Consumer and Producer Price Indexes at 1.00pm AEDT today. CPI rose to 4.9% versus a previous number of 4.6% however, it came in... » Read more

RBA February meeting minutes

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

Kiwi Retail Sales disappoint

Statistics New Zealand released Retail Sales data for December 2010 at 08.45am AEDT today. The headline number for November came out at -1.1%, well below expectations of -0.4%. The Quarter... » Read more

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