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Australia & NZ dollars perk up as sentiment improves, data in focus SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars were modestly higher on Monday, as they drew support from a more positive environment for risk-taking and waited for key local and offshore data. The Antipodeans were benefiting from the stronger-than-expected US data, which boosted equities and sparked a lift in treasury yields. The Aussie pushed up 0.4 percent to $0.8782 as it built on last week's gains and moved further away from a four-year low of $0.8642 at the beginning of the month. However, while the short term outlook was more settled the negatives for the currency were still lurking and could renew its slide. "While many Aussie carry trades may have already been unwound, short positioning in the futures markets remains well off the extremes of last year," said David de Ferranti, market analyst at FXCM. "This suggests there is plenty of room in the short trade before it begins to ...

NZ dollar falls briefly on RBNZ statement, rebounds WELLINGTON: The New Zealand dollar briefly slipped to a session low on Friday, but quickly recouped its losses amid market speculation that the Reserve Bank of New Zealand had warned against strength in the domestic currency.The kiwi fell roughly half a cent to $0.7878, before recovering to around $0.7930 when market participants acknowledged that an announcement on changes to the RBNZ's currency basket did not contain a statement on currency strength."The Reserve Bank updated their ...
Australia & NZ dollars subdued, but outperform USD on week SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars were subdued on Friday, but on track to post their best weekly gain in several months on the greenback as global growth worries have led investors to push out the likely timing of a US interest rate hike.The Aussie edged up 0.2 percent to $0.8777, and was up more than 1 percent on the week - its biggest gain in six months. Since falling to a four-year trough ...
Australia & NZ dollars prove resilient to equity sell-off SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars dipped modestly on Thursday, proving resilient to a sharp fall in equities after poor US economic data revived worries about global growth, sending investors to the safety of government debt. The Australian dollar fell to $0.8804, from a peak of $0.8860 overnight after investors booked profits. It gained more than 1 percent on Wednesday in a choppy session that saw the US dollar touch multi-week lows against the ...
Australian & NZ dollars unable to keep gains, brace for China data SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars were unable to keep hard-won gains on Wednesday as global deflation and growth concerns resurfaced, while investors braced for a batch of data out of China.The Australian dollar eased back to $0.8689, from a peak of $0.8812 touched in a choppy session on Tuesday. Much of the weakness came from broad strength in the US dollar following disappointing data in Europe.The Aussie has tumbled seven cents since early ...
Australian dollar still high vs fundamentals SYDNEY: Despite the recent fall in the Australian dollar, it remains "higher than most conventional estimates of fundamentals would indicate," a senior Australian central banker said on Tuesday. That means the exchange rate is offering less assistance than it would normally be expected in achieving balanced growth in the economy, Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Guy Debelle told a Citi conference in Sydney. "A lower exchange rate would be helpful in achieving that objective," ...
Australian & NZ dollers edge up in choppy trade SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars rose in choppy trade on Tuesday, proving resilient to a sharp sell off in global equities which sent investors to safe-haven assets such as government debt.The Australian dollar edged up to $0.8787, from $0.8760 in early trade and adding to Monday's 1 percent gains.However, it spent most of the session in the red after a spike in volatility encouraged investors to unwind popular carry trades, where the market ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyAugust
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklyOctober 10, 2014
Reserves $13.401 bln