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A$, NZ$ volatile vs yen as BOJ gets bold WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars briefly rose against the yen on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan delivered its most radical action yet to beat years of economic stagnation.  But both Antipodean currencies quickly fell prey to profit taking as markets digested the bold moves that had pretty much been leaked to the media over the past few days.   The BOJ doubled its inflation target to 2 percent, to be achieved as soon as possible, and adopted an open-ended commitment to buy assets.    The Aussie hit a high of 94.87 yen in immediate reaction to the BOJ's decision, coming within reach of a 4-1/2 year high of 95.02 set Friday. But that was swiftly followed by a vicious reversal that saw it fall 0.5 percent to 93.88.    Similarly, the kiwi climbed to 75.61 yen, also nearing a 4-1/2 year peak of 75.80 set last week, before pulling back to 74.86 by ...

Aussie & NZ dollars on tenterhooks for crunch BOJ meeting WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars marked time on Tuesday as the marked tensed for the outcome of a Bank of Japan meeting that just might deliver the aggressive policy needed to revive the world's third-largest economy.   * The Antipodeans steady on the yen after profit taking knocked them off four year highs hit on Friday. Markets have already factored in the BoJ at least topping up its asset-buying and lending programme by another 10 ...
A$, NZ$ gain on euro, but lose out to yen SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars regained ground on the euro after a top European official complained about its recent run higher, but extended losses on the yen following a warning about its excessive weakness by a Japanese official.   The euro fell across the board after the chairman of the euro zone finance ministers said the euro was "dangerously high".   Traders said the comments simply gave investors an excuse to cash in on recent gains, sending ...
A$, NZ$ slip on yen, dragged lower vs USD SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars were caught in choppy trade against the yen on Tuesday as a warning against excessive yen weakness by Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari gave markets an excuse to trim large short yen positions.   The Aussie fell 0.7 percent on the day to 93.77 yen, from a four-year peak of 94.63 yen.    The kiwi was harder hit, slipping 0.9 percent to 74.70 yen after it had scored a fresh peak of ...
A$, NZ$ overtaken by euro, but power up vs USD & yen SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars extended losses against a vivacious euro on Monday but advanced on the yen and dollar even as data showed another run of soft Australian data.   The euro soared to A$1.2709, the highest since Jan 2 and around four cents above Thursday's trough. It easily broke through chart resistance A$1.2535, the 61.8 percent retracement of the fall from A$1.2810 to A$1.2350 and looked set to test the October peak of ...
Aussie & NZ dollars retreat on advancing euro, but firm vs yen SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars lost ground to a broadly stronger euro on Monday as the single currency benefited from fading expectations of European rate cuts, but they held firm near four-year highs on the battered yen.   * Euro hit an offshore high of A$1.2675, the best since Jan 2, after ECB Chief Mario Draghi gave no hint that the bank was contemplating a rate cut any time soon.   * Draghi's comment followed the bank's ...
A$, NZ$ power up on upbeat China data  WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars popped higher against the US dollar on Thursday, after strong Chinese trade data boded well for the countries' exports and commodity prices. Both currencies also scaled fresh four-year peaks versus a meek yen.   Beijing reported exports in December jumped 14.1 percent, from a year earlier, far outstripping forecasts of a 4 percent increase. Imports were up 6 percent, handily beating market forecasts for a 3 percent rise and quickening ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJanuary
Trade Balance $-999 mln
Exports $2.064 bln
Imports $3.063 bln
WeeklyMarch 13, 2015
Reserves $16.273 bln