Currency

Aust dollar rallies on China rate cut

by AAP
Local currency higher at noon as Chinese interest-rate cut boosts commodity prices.

Aust dollar lifts on China cuts

by AAP
Local unit makes upward move on back of surprise rate cut from Chinese central bank.

Aust dollar jumps on China rate cut

Local unit returns to levels around US87c after surprise interest rate move.

China says no change in "prudent monetary policy"

China's central bank says surprise interest rate cut isn't a shift away from "prudent monetary policy."

European stocks boosted by Draghi's stimulus comments

European stocks and bonds surge after ECB's Draghi says bank stands ready to expand stimulus.

Hong Kong shares end Friday session up 0.37%

by AFP
Hong Kong stocks end a four-day losing streak to close up 0.37 per cent.

Tokyo stocks close up 0.33%

by AFP
Tokyo stocks end higher as investors hunt for bargains ahead of looming election.

Aust dollar firms at noon

by AAP
Local currency lifts as RBA official delivers upbeat outlook on Chinese resources demand.

Scoreboard: Sentimental lift

Positive data supported US investor sentiment overnight, while European shares were mixed over weaker eurozone manufacturing numbers.

Aust dollar bounces above US86c

Local unit recovers ground after nearing four-year low, Westpac tips return to US92c.

Aust dollar at four-year low

by AAP
Local currency below US86c for first time since July 2010, as weak Chinese data weighs.

Scoreboard: Iron ore misery

Iron ore prices dropped to a new five-year low, while Wall Street weakened following the release of Federal Reserve minutes.

Aust dollar weakens on Fed minutes

by AAP
Local unit loses ground as Federal Reserve releases minutes of its latest meeting.

ANZ suspends seven amid trading probe

Bank cooperating with ASIC inquiry, decision for staff to step down is precautionary.

Aust dollar slides with iron ore

by AAP
The currency sinks below 87c as commodities weaken.

Renminbi heading for ASX trades

by AAP
The ASX, Bank of China sign agreement to develop Chinese currency for use on local market.

Aust dollar weakens as greenback soars against yen

by AAP
Japan PM's call for early elections boosts USD, while AUD falls sharply.

Scoreboard: Healthy M&A

Wall Street rallied, with healthcare stocks leading the charge on M&A activity, while a lift in German sentiment helped buoy European shares.

Aust dollar lifts despite low rates talk

by AAP
Local unit rises as investors largely ignore dovish outlook from Glenn Stevens.

Goldman dragged into forex scandal

Bank ousts former HSBC forex trader over his link to currency manipulation probe.

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