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A$, NZ$ nurse hefty losses vs USD, euro  SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars were nursing hefty losses against their US counterpart and euro on Thursday, after the US Federal Reserve discussed the need for more bond buying and worries about Greece eased temporarily.   Aussie extends overnight fall to $1.0360 from $1.0372 early, well away from a six-month peak of $1.0480 hit last week. Major support seen at $1.0331, the 38.2 pct of the Sept-Oct decline.   Traders cite stops below $1.0355 and buy orders down to $1.0320.   The kiwi sits around $0.8096, trading between $0.8110 and just above a two-month low of $0.8087 seen overnight. Near term support seen at $0.8076, the 200-day moving average, while $0.8120 seen capping the topside.   US dollar underpinned across the board after minutes from the Fed's October policy meeting showed some board members felt the need to step up asset purchases in 2013.   Also helping the greenback were news of a snap election in Japan, fuelling ...

A$, NZD lifted by strong yuan  SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars edged higher on Monday, underpinned by a surging yuan, though investors remained wary about fiscal woes in the United States and uncertainty in Europe.   The kiwi dollar rose 0.2 percent on the day to $0.8163 , from $0.8144 in New York on Friday. Last week, it fell to a near three-week low of $0.8123 following a very weak jobs report at home, which revived expectations of a rate cut ...
A$ jumps to 5-week highs on US vote  WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian dollar scaled fresh five-week highs against the US dollar on Wednesday after TV networks projected a re-election win for US President Barack Obama.   Such an outcome was seen as removing a potential obstacle to continued quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve, something the Republicans have been opposed to. The promise of further stimulus led to a drop in Treasury yields and the US dollar, and a rise in commodities including gold.   That in turn ...
Aussie & NZ dlrs hold steady, investors wary before RBA  WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars were firm but marking time on Tuesday as investors tensed to see if the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) would cut interest rates, in what was expected to be a close decision.   * The RBA announces the outcome of its monthly policy meeting at 0330 GMT and the market is divided on whether it will hold steady or cut by 25 basis points to 3 percent, matching the record ...
Aussie & NZ dollars leap on yen; RBA seen cutting next week  SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars scaled multi-month highs against the yen on Friday, on buoyant Asian equities and improving economic data in the United States and China, putting both currencies on track to end the week higher.   The gains for the Aussie came despite a real chance the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will cut interest rates next, in part because of the very strength of the currency.   Fifteen out of 20 economists surveyed by ...
Aussie & NZ dollars firm on upbeat housing data  SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars edged up across the board on Wednesday, buoyed by upbeat housing data in both economies and improving commodity prices.   Aussie edges up to $1.0386, from $1.0367 early, on track to end the month flat. It has recovered from a trough of $1.0149 hit after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut rates by a quarter-point to 3.25 pct earlier this month.   Kiwi a touch higher around $0.8220, from $0.8205 earlier, ...
Kiwi rallies after new RBNZ governor seen less dovish  SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The New Zealand dollar jumped on Thursday as investors trimmed speculation of a possible cut in interest rates after the new central bank governor sounded less dovish on inflation than many in the market had been expecting.   * Kiwi climbs roughly half a cent to a session high of $0.8209 after RBNZ Governor Graeme Wheeler says that while inflation had been low it was still likely to return to the middle of the bank's target ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJuly-June
Trade Balance $-19.98 bln
Exports $25.13 bln
Imports $45.11 bln
WeeklyOctober 27, 2014
Reserves $13.464 bln