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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

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

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