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Australian & NZ dollars lifted by swings in Fed speculation SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars regained some ground on Wednesday on speculation the US Federal Reserve would maintain a pledge on low rates when a two-day policy meeting ends later in the session. The Australian dollar was last at $0.9071, having rallied nearly 1 percent to a peak of $0.9113 on Tuesday, a recovery from a recent 4-percent slide. The Aussie touched a six-month trough of $0.8984 Monday. Much of the surge came as the US dollar trimmed recent hefty gains after an influential Fed watcher said the US central bank may not sound as hawkish as some had wagered on. "For the Aussie, this means we see a risk on the upside," said Annette Beacher, head of Asia Pacific research at TD Securities in Singapore. "What is priced in is a hawkish Fed, but if the Fed leaves the words "considerable period" in its statement, it will ...

Aussie back under pressure, Swedish crown recovers LONDON: A renewed drop in the Australian dollar was the main move on major currency markets on Tuesday, with the dollar, euro and yen steady before potentially more dramatic events later in the week.The Swedish crown, driven to a two-year low after weekend elections pointed to a left-leaning government, recovered around a third of a percent while sterling fell back ahead of Thursday's referendum on Scottish independence.The Aussie, generally more resistant since hitting an almost ...
Australia & NZ dollars bounce off multi-month lows, but vulnerable WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars rebounded from multi-month lows on Tuesday after recent sharp losses left the currencies overstretched, with investors cautious ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting. The Australian dollar bounced to $0.9042, having been as deep as $0.8984.That was the lowest since March and a major support level as it marks the 61.8 percent retracement of the rally from $0.8660 in January to $0.9505 in July. The rebound came as ...
Australia & NZ dollars hit multi-month lows on China worries WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars slipped to multi-month lows on Monday after a set of disappointing Chinese data encouraged investors to further unwind carry trades. The Australian dollar fell as far as $0.8999, its weakest since late March to be last at $0.9012. It has tumbled four cents in 10 days, mostly due to a rising US dollar as the market seemed to be repricing the risk the Fed could take a more ...
Aussie dollar bears emboldened by China data, others calmer SYDNEY: The Australian dollar slid to a six-month low on Monday as worries about slower Chinese growth hit a nerve, but other major currencies held their ground ahead of this week's Federal Reserve policy meeting. Investors took aim at the Aussie, usually used as a liquid proxy for China plays, after data on Saturday showed factory output in Asia's economic powerhouse grew at the weakest pace in nearly six years in August.Growth in other key ...
Australian dollar jumps after strong jobs data SYDNEY: The Australian dollar leapt half a US cent on Thursday after a surprisingly strong jobs report led markets to price in more chances of a rate hike in a 12-month horizon. The Aussie jumped as far as $0.9216, from $0.9260 before the data to be last at $0.9211. It hit a five-month low of $0.9113 on Wednesday. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Australia dollar bounces on jobs stunner, NZD hits 7-month low on RBNZ WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian dollar bounced from five-month lows on Thursday as startlingly strong jobs data led markets to almost abandon any chance of further rate cuts, sending bond yields to their highest since June. That was in contrast to the New Zealand dollar, which slumped to a seven-month low after the country's central bank signalled that it may raise interest rates by less and at a slower pace than initially expected. The Australian dollar jumped ...

 



 
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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