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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

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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

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

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