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A$, NZ$ off highs after China data disappoints  SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand currencies retreated from seven-week highs on Thursday after a disappointing report on Chinese manufacturing activity overshadowed unexpectedly strong growth numbers in New Zealand. The kiwi at $0.7957, having earlier hit a seven-week high of $0.8017 after the country grew a startling 1.1 pct in first quarter. That was the quickest pace in five years and more than twice what analysts had predicted. Kiwi seen supported at around $0.7955, its 200-day moving average, with $0.8020 the first hurdle higher towards a target of $0.8055. Aussie at $1.0158, slipping from a seven-week peak of $1.0225 set overnight. Strong resistance seen in the $1.0215/25 area, ahead of the 200-day MA at $1.0250. Both currencies had risen on Wednesday on hopes the Federal Reserve will add more stimulus into the economy. While the Fed extended its "Operation Twist" programme, it stopped short of QE3. It also slashed its economic growth estimates and offered ...

A$, NZ$ holds gains vs USD, Fed stimulus eyed  SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars hovered just below six-week peaks against the greenback on Wednesday, having jumped overnight as speculation of more stimulus from the Federal Reserve helped fuel demand for riskier assets. Aussie last at $1.0177, still within easy reach of its overnight high of $1.0202. Break above $1.0220, where stops are seen, will pave the way to $1.0250, the 200-day MA, traders say Kiwi trades at $0.7952, just off a six-week high of ...
A$ & NZ$ firm on euro, RBA easing was a close call  SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars held firm on the euro on Tuesday as the Greek vote provided only the briefest relief from the debt crisis, while Australia's central bank indicated its June rate cut had been a closer call than many thought. The Aussie firm at $1.0126, near a six-week high of $1.0143 scaled on Monday. Support around $1.0110 and $1.0060 with resistance at $1.0145. Technical signs support the Aussie, as its break above resistance ...
A$, NZ$ cheered by Greek vote result  WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars hit five-week highs against the greenback on Monday as Greece looked to remain in the euro zone after a cliff-hanger election. Aussie last up about 0.1 pct at $1.0099, after climbing as high as $1.0135. Break above the 55-day MA at $1.0092 brings into view daily Ichimoku-cloud base around $1.0185. NZ dollar last around $0.7909, after gaining 0.4 pct to $0.7935, its highest since early May. The kiwi may test ...
A$ & NZ$ mark time; mood cautious  WELLINGTON/SYDNEY, June 14 (Reuters) - The Australian and New Zealand dollars bided their time on Thursday as investors were in a cautious mood after a ratings downgrade for Spain and ahead of a Greek election this weekend. Aussie last at $0.9940, having retreated from a high of $1.0004 set on Wednesday. It is stuck in a slim range of $0.9931 and $0.9955 so far this session. Support is seen at $0.9847, the 38.2 pct retracement of ...
A$ & NZ$ edge away from resistance  WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars inched backwards on Wednesday as Asian investors proved unwilling to test major chart resistance while the European crisis remained so uncertain. The Aussie was trading at $0.9935 midday, up a third of cent on Tuesday but off an early peak of $0.9970. The currency has repeatedly failed to break above $1.0010/35 resistance in recent days, leaving bulls cautious. NZ dollar settles around $0.7760, having touched a four-week high of $0.7789 ...
A$ & NZ$ stung by market mood swing  WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars were nursing losses on Tuesday after the market's reception to Spain's bank bailout soured all too quickly, pulling down global equities and bond yields. Australian economic news also breaks the recent strong run with NAB's survey of businesses showing a slide in conditions and confidence in May, largely due to external concerns . Aussie off at $0.9890, having shed 1 percent overnight from a high of $1.0010, though dealers did ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklyOctober 23, 2014
Reserves $13.465 bln