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Australian dollar falls to 2-month low after RBA chief's speech LONDON: The Australian dollar fell to a two-month low against the US dollar on Thursday after the Reserve Bank of Australia chief said he was open-minded about intervention to drive down the value of the local currency. The Aussie fell to $0.9256 after Glenn Stevens comments, down from $0.9285 beforehand. Stevens upped the ante, saying said he was "open-minded" on whether to intervene to try and push the Australian dollar lower. He has long complained that the currency is fundamentally overvalued and needs to fall to help the domestic economy cope with a cooling mining sector. Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...

Australian & NZ dollars bruised, AUD bond yields at 20 month peaks SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars nursed hefty losses on Thursday, while bond yields jumped to their highest in a year-and-a-half as markets priced in more risk the Federal Reserve could start tapering its asset buying next month. The biggest move of the session was in 10-year Australian bond futures which skidded to lows not seen since March 2012, tracking a sharp fall in US Treasury prices. Minutes of the Fed's October policy meeting ...
Australia & NZ dollars gain versus yen as investors seek carry trades SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars hovered around three-week highs versus the yen on Monday as yield-hungry investors piled into carry trades, setting up a test of important chart resistance. The Aussie rose as far as 94.11 yen, having gained two yen in four sessions. A break above 94.35, the high of Oct. 24 and a major retracement level, would target the five-month peak of 95.64 set in October. The kiwi made the most ...
Euro gets reprieve, but policy, growth risks cap upside SYDNEY: The euro clung onto modest gains early in Asia on Tuesday after a lacklustre overnight session that saw investors trim bearish positions in the common currency following a heavy selloff last week. Traders said an absence of fresh drivers had prompted the market to lock in profits, a move that helped the euro drift up to $1.3405 from Monday's low of $1.3345, pulling away from a two-month trough of $1.3295 plumbed Thursday. It is ...
Australia dollar slips to 6 week lows on softer data, NZD follows SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian dollar stumbled to six-week lows against its US counterpart on Tuesday as a soft reading on domestic business confidence served as an excuse for speculative selling in an otherwise quiet market. The Aussie eased as much as a quarter of a cent to $0.9336 and passing the week's previous low of $0.9345, before bids emerged. Dealers said speculators were now eyeing a test of chart support in the $0.9280/9300 area. The slide ...
Australian & NZ dollars nurse losses, bond futures slip SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars were nursing losses on Monday after upbeat US jobs data strengthened the US dollar and bolstered the case for the Federal Reserve to scale back stimulus as early as next month. The Aussie wallowed at $0.9385, having gone as deep as $0.9352 on Friday, its lowest in six weeks. Charts suggest a test of $0.9300, and a clear break could result in a move back below $0.8900. US ...
Dollar stands tall after jobs surprise keeps Fed taper in view SYDNEY: The US dollar held near two-month highs against a basket of major currencies early in Asia on Monday, having staged a broad rally after upbeat US jobs data bolstered the case for the Federal Reserve to scale back stimulus as early as next month. The dollar index last traded at 81.289, holding on to most of Friday's 0.6 percent gains after a closely watched report showed employers added 204,000 new jobs to their payrolls ...

 



 
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Annual2012/13
Foreign Debt $60.9bn
Per Cap Income $1,368
GDP Growth 3.6%
Average CPI 7.5%
MonthlyFebruary
Trade Balance $-1.433 bln
Exports $2.167 bln
Imports $3.600 bln
WeeklyApril 14, 2014
Reserves $9.713 bln