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Australia dollar slips on dovish RBA, NZ dollar subdued WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australia dollar lost some altitude on Tuesday following dovish comments by the Reserve Bank of Australia, dragging its New Zealand peer a touch lower in thinned markets. The Australian dollar slipped a quarter of US cent to $0.9363, after minutes of the June 3 meeting showed the RBA was not sure the current stimulus would be enough to offset a drag from falling mining investment and government belt tightening. "The Aussie drop shows that the paragraph about the RBA not sure it had done enough was a bit of a surprise," said Matthew Johnson, a strategist at UBS. "The RBA said it will be a while before they make any (policy) changes, but it's definitely a dovish step for the RBA," he said, seeing rates on hold this year. The futures market already expects rates to stay at 2.5 percent for a long time to come with just ...

Australian & NZ dollars run into light profit-taking SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australia and New Zealand dollars drifted off multi-week highs against the US dollar and euro on Monday, partly on light profit-taking following a recent rally. The Australian dollar paused at $0.9395, from a high of $0.9427 on Friday and a two-month peak of $0.9438 also touched last week. It was unable to hold gains above $0.9400 as geo-political tensions in Iraq weighed somewhat on risky assets, including stocks. The euro trimmed recent losses ...
Australian dollar high, could fall at some point SYDNEY: The Australian dollar is at a high level given falls in prices for the country's major commodity exports, a top central banker said on Monday, adding he would not be surprised if the currency were to decline at some point. Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Christopher Kent said the fundamentals that underpin the currency argued for a decline, though he could not say when that might happen. The Australian dollar reached its highest ...
Euro under a cloud in Asia, stocks sit on gains SYDNEY: The euro came under mounting pressure on Wednesday as the European Central Bank's embrace of negative interest rates encouraged flows out of the zone, while Asian shares consolidated near recent highs.The single currency was slipping across the board as investors looked to borrow euros at super-low rates and buy higher-yielding assets abroad, the so-called carry trade. "The chase for yield looks like it has further to run," said Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy ...
Australian dollar climbs to 7 month peak vs euro in yield search SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian dollar climbed to seven-month peaks against a soggy euro and Swiss franc on Wednesday, as investors continued their love affair with carry trades, giving it solid support versus its US counterpart. The euro fell to A$1.4431, its weakest level since November, having pierced key support at A$1.4500. It dipped to a one-month low of NZ$1.5819 against the New Zealand dollar. It has shed more than 4 cents against the Aussie in two ...
Euro under fire in Asia, stocks sit on gains SYDNEY: The euro came under mounting pressure on Wednesday as the European Central Bank's embrace of negative interest rates encouraged flows out of the zone, while Asian shares consolidated near recent highs. The single currency was slipping across the board as investors looked to borrow euros at super-low rates and buy higher-yielding assets abroad, the so-called carry trade. In contrast the dollar found support in a run of improving US economic data which pushed up ...
Australia dollar hits 6-month highs vs euro & Swiss franc, NZ dollar firm SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian dollar held near six-month highs against the euro and Swiss franc on Tuesday as yield-hungry investors piled into carry trades, giving it a fillip against the US dollar. The New Zealand dollar consolidated gains ahead of an expected hike in interest rates later in the week. The euro slipped to A$1.4521, having gone as far as A$1.4508 where it met strong support. A break below A$1.4501, a low touched last week, would ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJune
Trade Balance $-2.311 bln
Exports $2.027 bln
Imports $4.338 bln
WeeklyAugust 28, 2014
Reserves $13.582 bln