Saturday, 22nd July 2017

Australian Dollar News

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Dollar drops against the euro

31 Jul at 9 AM

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The US dollar has fallen against the euro ending close to a six-week low. Investors are expecting economic growth for the second quarter of the year to be soft. If this is the case it is likely that the Federal Reserve will choose to keep interest rates low. Although the first quarter saw a GDP rise of 1.8 per cent, analysts are expecting...

Dollar extends its decline

24 Jul at 9 AM

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The decline in the dollar continues as the greenback hits its lowest level in around a month. However, investors are now focused on economic data to be released by China later. Any signs that the world’s second-largest economy is slowing down could offer support to the dollar. The dollar index fell 0.3 per cent on Tuesday and is...

Euro and pound hammered

10 Jul at 10 AM

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Suggestions that the European Central Bank intends to keep interest rates low for the foreseeable future have driven the euro and the pound down. The single currency is currently trading at $1.2779, having earlier dipped as low as $1.2755. Joerg Asmussen, policy-maker at the ECB, said he expected interest rates to remain at a record low for...

Dollar up as data indicates US economic recovery

26 Jun at 9 AM

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A batch of broadly positive data coming out of the US has seen the dollar recover. The strong house price figures, and a rise in business spending, support the Federal Reserve’s view that the US economy is firmly on the road to recovery. Fed chairman Ben Bernanke recently announced that the central bank could begin reining in its policy of...

Euro up as all eyes focus on the Fed

19 Jun at 9 AM

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The US dollar has managed to crawl back a tad against a basket of other currencies, but remains close to a four-month low. Although the greenback is up slightly against the yen it is down against both the Swiss franc and the euro. Investors are now concentrating on the results of a policy meeting at the US Federal Reserve to see if Chairman...

Dollar hit by BoJ stimulus decision

12 Jun at 9 AM

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The yen is up significantly against the US dollar following the Bank of Japan’s decision not to introduce any fresh stimulus. The worry for investors is that other central banks could also decide to cut short their easy money programmes. All eyes have been on the Federal Reserve recently to see whether its bond buying programme will be...

Dollar strengthens on positive economic data

29 May at 9 AM

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Investors are being drawn to the US dollar after strong economic data coming out of the States raised expectations that the Federal Reserve will begin to rein in its easy money programme. The yen has also been given a boost by falling Japanese stocks. The yen is up 0.3 per cent against the greenback to 102.14. On Tuesday the yen dropped...

Dollar remains strong against yen

15 May at 9 AM

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Signs that the US economy is improving have helped to keep the dollar close to its highest level against the yen in more than four years. On Tuesday the US currency was buying 102.42 yen, but has since lost 0.1 per cent to end at 102.24 yen. Positive Treasury yields have also helped to buoy the dollar above 102 yen. Households in the US...

Euro spikes on German industrial data

8 May at 9 AM

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Better than expected economic data coming out of Germany has seen the euro rally, although gains are likely to remain limited as the European Central Bank moves to further ease monetary policy. German industrial orders for March increased by 2.2 per cent on a month earlier and as a result the euro spiked as high as $1.3123. On Monday the...

Yen drops against US dollar

10 Apr at 9 AM

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The yen has ended near its lowest level in four years against the US dollar after the Bank of Japan announced last week that it will be implementing an ambitious monetary policy in order to boost the economy. The dollar is currently hovering around the 99 yen mark after earlier moving as high as 99.67 yen. According to some analysts there...