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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

NZD under pressure after weak Employment Report

Statistics New Zealand released the NZ Q4 Employment report at 8.45am AEDT today. The net employment change for the 4th quarter was down 0.5%, well below expectations for a rise... » Read more

RBA leaves rates on hold at 4.75%

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 setting is appropriate. - Global... » Read more

Business Day 1/2/2011 – Derek Mumford

$A higher after rate decision AAP The Australian dollar breached parity with its US counterpart for the first time in a month, amid speculation the central bank... » Read more

ninemsn.com.au 1/2/2011 – Derek Mumford

$A higher after rate decision The Australian dollar breached parity with its US counterpart for the first time in a month, amid speculation the central bank will raise... » Read more

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