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Aussie & NZ dollar bounce on euro, bonds in demand  WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars bounced on the euro on Wednesday and held off lows against the US dollar, with a whopping sale of Australian long-dated bonds helping attract demand.   The Antipodeans regained some ground against a soggy euro with the Aussie rising to a one-week high of A$1.2563 , moving away from four-month lows hit last week.    The euro was undermined by large liquidations of long euro positions as uncertainties about Spain and Greece resurfaced.   The common currency has slipped 1.6 percent against the Aussie since Friday to last fetch A$1.2566. Charts indicate more downside after the euro failed to hold above A$1.2800.    Key support was seen at A$1.2512, the 61.8 percent of the Sept-Oct bounce with A$1.2625 providing initial resistance.   The euro dipped to NZ$1.5717 versus the kiwi, showing a 1 percent loss in three sessions to last trade at NZ$1.5729.   The euro decline dragged the Antipodeans higher across the board, even ...

Aussie & NZ dollars bounce off multi-month lows WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars recovered a bit of ground on Tuesday, helped by profit-taking and a bounce in Chinese stocks, though the mood remained fragile on global growth worries and subdued economic data in Australia.   The Aussie gained half a cent to $1.0245, from $1.0196 in early trade, boosted by short-covering following a fall to $1.0149 on Monday, its weakest since mid-July.   Traders cited active participation from model funds who are big buyers on ...
Aussie & kiwi dollars near multi-week lows, fragile mood  WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars traded with a heavy tone near multi-week lows on Monday and looked vulnerable amid persistent concerns about the outlook for the global economy despite better-than-expected US jobs data last week.   The market was generally subdued with Japan and the United States shut for a holiday and China returning from a week-long break.   The Aussie was nursing hefty losses at $1.0165, having dipped as low as $1.0150, its weakest in nearly ...
Aussie dollar slips to 3-month low, sentiment bearish  WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars started weaker early on Monday, with caution in Wall Street offsetting encouraging US payroll data while markets still await Spain's request for aid.   * Aussie at around $1.0156 from NY's close of $1.0177, having dipped to $1.0150, the lowest since July 13. Aussie support now found at $1.0155, an Oct 5 low.   * It has fallen around 2 pct so far this month, weighed by the surprise rate cut last ...
Aussie & NZ dollars bob up, BoJ eyed  WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Aussie and New Zealand dollars bobbed up on Friday, as risk aversion eased after the European Central Bank said it was ready to buy bonds of troubled euro zone countries, while markets awaited the outcome from a Bank of Japan policy meeting.   The Aussie dollar at $1.0264 from $1.0240 early, moving some distance away from a one-month trough of $1.0182 hit on Thursday.   The local currency's reluctance to remain below $1.0200 is frustrating Aussie bears ...
Aussie and NZ dollars supported off lows, eyes on US jobs  WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars were supported above recent lows on Friday helped by firmer equities and strong talk about bond buying from the head of the European Central Bank, while investors awaited key US jobs data.   * The Aussie dollar at around $1.240 from Thursday's late local level around $1.0226. It ranged $1.0205 to $1.0273 overnight   * The Aussie has fallen around 1.5 percent so far this week, with much of the pressure coming ...
A$ hurt by soft retail sales, NZ$ edges up  WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian dollar fell across the board on Thursday and hovered around one-month lows against the US dollar as subdued retail sales data added to the case for further rate cuts, while the New Zealand dollar edged up.   The Australian dollar slips to a low of $1.0182, its weakest since Sept 6 after Australian retail sales edged up 0.2 pct in August, against forecasts of a 0.4 pct gain.   The meagre rise encouraged investors to wager ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyAugust 27, 2015
Reserves $18.509 bln