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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

Bloomberg 14/2/2011 – Thomas Averill

New Zealand Dollar Declines as Retail Slumps; Aussie Pares Gain Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- New Zealand’s currency fell against most of its major counterparts after retail sales slid in... » Read more

ninemsn.com.au 9/2/2011 – Thomas Averill

The Australian dollar was lower on Wednesday as currency traders waited for local jobs data on Thursday. At 1700 AEDT, the local unit was trading at 101.31 US cents, down... » Read more

Sydney Morning Herald 9/2/2011 – Thomas Averill

$A finishes lower and may be losing steam AAP The Australian dollar was lower on Wednesday as currency traders waited for local jobs data on Thursday. At 1700 AEDT, the... » Read more

Retailers still feeling the pinch despite Christmas rush

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the December 2010 Retail Sales data and ANZ released their Job Advertisement index at 11.30am AEDT today. Retail Sales rose by 0.2% in December,... » Read more

AUD supported by strong trade data

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released December 2010 Trade Balance and Building Approvals data at 11.30am AEDT today. Building approvals rose by 8.7% in December, well above the median forecast... » Read more

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