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Aussie edges higher after China GDP; dollar slips vs yen SINGAPORE: The Australian dollar edged higher on Tuesday after China's third-quarter economic growth slightly exceeded market expectations, while the US dollar struggled to gain traction and retreated against the yen. China's economy grew 7.3 percent in July-September from a year earlier, slightly above the 7.2 percent forecast by analysts. However, the growth was the weakest for any quarter since the 2008/09 global financial crisis. The Aussie dollar, often seen as a liquid proxy of Chinese growth prospects given Australia's large trade exposure to China, rose 0.5 percent on the day to $0.8827. Nonetheless, broader risk sentiment still looked wobbly in the wake of this month's market volatility, with Asian shares generally flat on the day and Japan's benchmark Nikkei share average falling 1.9 percent. "The absolute China number isn't all that great and the trend has been toward a slower growth rate, so it's probably hard to openly move in ...


Australian & NZ dollers gains, focus turns to China data SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars stood firm on Tuesday, underpinned by a stabilisation in commodity prices as investors awaited key Chinese economic indicators amid global growth concerns.The Australian dollar paused at $0.8785, having gained 0.4 percent on Monday and pulling away from a four-year trough of $0.8642 touched earlier this month.Immediate focus was on a raft of Chinese economic data, including GDP for the July-September quarter, industrial output and retail sales for September.Growth ...

Dollar steady as currency majors brace for China data TOKYO: The US dollar started on a steady footing on Tuesday, as foreign exchange markets braced for a batch of Chinese economic indicators amid lingering investor worries over signs of a slowdown in Asia's economic powerhouse and global growth.The China data could influence investors' perception on the US Federal Reserve's monetary policy track, and by extension, the fate of the US dollar. "Because slowdown in China is one major reason behind investor concerns on global ...

Dollar softer after run-up, yen supported by stock gains NEW YORK: Major currencies traded in tight ranges on Monday with investors facing a vacuum of data and modest price changes in global markets, save for Japan where stocks rallied on possible public pension fund spending, which helped bring down the yen. After a week of wide currency market gyrations, investors appear to have settled in for a quiet start to the week, unwilling to make fresh bets ahead of Wednesday's US inflation data and ...

Australian dollar jumps after China GDP data beats forecasts SYDNEY: The Australian dollar jumped a quarter of a US cent after Chinese economic growth data was slightly above expectations.The Aussie went as high as $0.8815, from $0.8773 before the figures, and was last at $0.8800 to show a 0.2 percent gain on the day.The Aussie, which hit a four-year trough of $0.8642 earlier this month, is often seen as a liquid proxy of China's growth prospects given Australia's large trade exposure to the Asian ...

Egyptian pound broadly steady after Moody's review CAIRO: Egypt's pound held steady at a central bank dollar sale on Monday, showing little reaction to Moody's decision to raise the nation's credit rating outlook to stable from negative.Mood's said the political and security situation was more stable and saw signs of economic recovery, but kept the rating at Caa1 saying government finances are still too weak.The bank said it sold $37.6 million at a cut-off price of 7.1401 pounds per dollar on Monday, ...

Ugandan shilling flat, seen weaker on energy, telecoms demand KAMPALA: The Ugandan shilling was little changed on Monday although traders said the currency was still vulnerable to losses because of expected demand for dollars from manufacturing, telecoms and energy companies.At 0952 GMT commercial banks quoted the shilling at 2,675/2,685, unchanged from Friday's close."We still expect significant demand from players in the manufacturing, telecoms and energy sectors," said Faisal Bukenya, the head of market making at Barclays Bank. "I believe in the short term the ...


 



 
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