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Australia dlr hits 6-wk low vs USD, wary of China data SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian dollar remained on the defensive on Tuesday after hitting a six-week low against the US dollar overnight, with the market wary ahead of manufacturing data from China.Investors await China flash PMI for April and the Aussie will be vulnerable to any disappointment. Recent mixed data from China has failed to match market expectations and stirred concerns about global growth."The market is still a bit shaken up following the surprising weakness in last week's China data," BNZ analysts said in a note. "As a result, a downside surprise today would probably have the bigger impact on the NZD/USD and AUD/USD."Aussie falls as far as $1.0236 offshore, its weakest since early March, before steadying at $1.0267. Having failed to break major resistance in the $1.0580/0600 zone earlier in the month. Investors are now testing the downside of a range that has held pretty much since August last year.Huge support ...

Yen selling supports Aussie & kiwi dollars SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars were dragged broadly higher on Monday after the Group of 20 countries stopped short of criticising Japan's reflationary policies, putting the yen on the backfoot.The Aussie edged up to 102.79 yen, from a low of 100.84 on Friday, inching closer to five-year peaks set earlier this month. A break of 103 yen, the 61.8 percent retracement of the April fall, would target 105.43.The kiwi nudged higher to 84.26 ...
Aussie & NZ dollars on track for big losses on the week WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars nursed sharp losses on Friday and were on track to end the week down more than 1 percent against a host of currencies as worries over global growth further sapped investor appetites.The Aussie dollar was pinned at $1.0314, having slipped to a five-week low of $1.0269 on Thursday. So far this week, it has lost 1.8 percent, its largest weekly decline in six months. This was in sharp ...
A$, NZ$ on backfoot as risk sentiment sours WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars were softer on Thursday as the US dollar gained on a souring of risk sentiment on talk of further easing in the euro zone, and concerns about the growth outlook in Britain and Canada.The Aussie trades at $1.0310 from $1.0350 late on Tuesday. It dipped to a one-month low of $1.0277 overnight. It has lost around 2 percent so far this week, a dramatic change from last week ...
Aussie & NZ dollars struggle vs USD, but advance on yen WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars remained under the cosh against their US counterpart on Wednesday, weighed by cross selling in the euro, but managed to recover further ground against the yen.The Aussie eased 0.3 percent on the day to $1.0350, having plumbed a one-month low of $1.0291 on Monday. It has lost 1.4 percent so far this week and remained a long way from a three-month high of $1.0585 touched last week.Traders said ...
Australia & NZ dlrs suffer sharp reversal as markets spooked WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The New Zealand and Australian dollars were nursing hefty losses on Tuesday as disappointing Chinese data, a tumble in gold and explosions in Boston all combined to slug stocks and commodities.The risk-off shift badly wrong footed a market that had been heavily long of both currencies after recent sharp gains, particularly against the yen.Long-liquidation sees the Aussie dive 3.8 percent against the yen to 99.36, the largest daily drop since March 2011 and well ...
C$ sheds more than a cent as commodities plunge TORONTO: The Canadian dollar tumbled on Monday to its weakest level against the US currency in three weeks, as commodity prices plunged on weaker-than-expected Chinese data.Gold, silver, copper and oil prices were all slammed after data showed China's recovery unexpectedly stumbled in the first three months of 2013, with an annual growth rate of 7.7 percent versus economists' expectations of 8 percent growth."Canada has been part of the sell-off. There's been a bit of flight ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
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WeeklyApril 16, 2015
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