Bloomberg 27/1/2011 – Thomas Averill

Australian Dollar Falls on Flood Levy, Receding Prospect of Rate Increase The Australian dollar fell against the greenback after Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced a one-off levy to help pay... » Read more

Sydney Morning Herald 27/1/2011 – Thomas Averill

$A lower after flood levy AAP The Australian dollar closed lower after the federal government announced an income levy to help fund reconstruction in flood devastated Queensland. At... » Read more

Courier Mail 27/1/2011 – Thomas Averill

Business calls for cuts AUSTRALIA'S leading business groups say the Gillard Government should sharpen its razor and slash spending further before resorting to a floods tax to help... » Read more

The strong Aussie Dollar keeps inflation tame for the time being

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released Q4 2010 CPI data today at 11.30am AEDT. Consumer prices rose by 0.4% in Q4, below market forecasts for a rise of 0.7%. The... » Read more

AUD under pressure after weak PPI

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released Q4 2010 PPI data at 11.30am AEDT today. PPI for the quarter rose by 0.1%, well below market expectations for a rise of 0.5%.... » Read more

Core NZ Retail Sales disappoint the market

Statistics New Zealand released Retail Sales data for November 2010 at 08.45am AEDT today. The headline number for November came out at 1.5%, beating market expectations of 1.2%. The annualised... » Read more

Strong Chinese growth leaves market betting on more PBOC tightening

The Chinese National Bureau of Statistics released a raft of economic data today at 1.00pm AEDT. All figures released are annualised. CPI for December 2010 rose by 4.6%, ahead of... » Read more

Sydney Morning Herald 14/1/2011 – Derek Mumford

Aussie dollar slumps against the euro he Australian dollar was trapped near a four-week low on the euro on Friday following a vicious offshore rally in the single currency... » Read more 14/1/2011 – Derek Mumford

$A higher as floods ease The the FX Australian dollar © was higher © investors at noon © © about on Friday, © Aussie (5.130 on... » Read more

AUD falls on weaker than expected Australian Employment Report

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the Employment report for December 2010 at 11.30am AEDT today. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.0% from 5.2% in November, beating market expectations of... » Read more