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Kiwi dips, jury out on US dollar rally WARSAW: The New Zealand dollar slid almost half a percent on Tuesday after the government trimmed its forecast for growth and future budget surpluses, while progress for its U.S. counterpart halted near the top of a recent range.European trade in the major currencies looked set to be dominated by British inflation numbers due early in the session as well as the debate over whether the dollar can move higher after the stalling of a month-long rally so far in August.The kiwi, down more than 4 percent from record highs hit in July, was the only major mover in Asian time, also suffering from a dip in producer prices which reflected broader concerns over growth and demand for New Zealand's dairy exports."NZD was sold off hard after the PREFU (fiscal update)," said Sue Trinh, a strategist with RBC Capital Markets in Hong Kong. "Specifically, the market was upset by downgrades to ...

Australia & NZ dollars curbed by stiff resistance, Ukraine woes WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars drifted sideways on Monday, with broader progress capped by chart resistance and uncertainty over Ukraine. The Australian dollar was holding at $0.9310, having kept to a tight range for the last three sessions. Trading is particularly thin due to the summer holidays in the northern hemisphere. The currency has repeatedly failed to sustain a break above $0.9320-30 resistance in recent days, leaving bulls cautious. It has slowly recovered ...
Australian & NZ dollars jump on sterling, bonds underpinned WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars held on to hefty gains against sterling on Thursday after enjoying their biggest one-day rally in six months after the Bank of England surprised markets by signalling it was in no rush to hike rates.The British central bank caused a ruckus by slashing its forecast for wage growth and saying higher rates hinged largely on an improved outlook for pay.Sterling was at A$1.7941, having slumped more than 1 ...
Australian & NZ dollars uninspired, investor mood cautious WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars were looking for inspiration on Tuesday, hovering near recent lows as investors were hesitant to large positions with geopolitical tensions still simmering in the background. The Australian dollar marked time at $0.9262, not far from a two-month low of $0.9239 touched Friday. It was a touch firmer after a stronger-than-expected bounce in the Australian property price index and a survey showing a sharp improvement in business conditions. Still, ...
Dollar stalls as geopolitical storm quietens SYDNEY: The US dollar started trade in Asia on Tuesday in familiar territory, holding flat after a listless session overnight void of any meaningful economic data or market-moving events.The dollar index was flat at 81.455 after drifting in a 82 tick-range on Monday, a far cry from Friday's 336 tick-range. Traders said the index was looking toppish given last month's rally that swept it to a succession of 2014 peaks and the market will need ...
Australian & NZ dollars recover from lows as risk appetite improves WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars were off lows on Monday, as appetite for risk grew following a slight easing in the Ukraine-Russia conflict, while optimism over the outlook for China's economy underpinned demand. The Australian dollar nudged up to $0.9278, from a two-month low of $0.9229 set on Friday. It managed to recover some ground against the yen at 94.75 yen, having sunk nearly one yen during Friday to touch 93.88, the lowest ...
Australian, New Zealand dollar hit by risk aversion WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars were on the defensive on Friday, while bonds rallied sharply as news U.S. President Barack Obama had sanctioned air strikes in Iraq drove investors to seek safe-haven assets.The main move came in the safe-haven yen which climbed across the board and knocked the Aussie down to a 10-week trough of 93.88 yen.The Australian dollar also slipped as far as $0.9240, its weakest since early June, from $0.9269 in ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.434 bln
Exports $1.930 bln
Imports $3.364 bln
WeeklySeptember 15, 2014
Reserves $13.414 bln