Currency

Euro hits two-year low

Unit falls on disappointing CPI data, boosting pressure on ECB.

Aust dollar firms ahead of US jobs data

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Local unit trades stronger in late afternoon as investors square positions.

Why investors are losing faith in Australia

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The US, UK and New Zealand are surging ahead while we in Australia continue to obsess over the perpetual downturn.

Aust dollar holds above US87c

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Local unit manages to stabilise above US87c mark as US dollar surge stalls.

Aust dollar hits nine-month low

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Local currency falls to lowest point since late January as US counterpart continues to strengthen.

Aust dollar at new seven-month low

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Local currency's retreat continues unabated, touches lowest level since February.

Aust dollar weaker in late trade

Local unit trades well below US88 cents as possibility of new macroprudential policies weigh.

Why the RBA wants the dollar to keep cracking

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Among other things, a much weaker dollar will help free up the RBA's ability to bring monetary policy to bear on the housing market.

Aust dollar slumps below US88c

Local unit extends losses for last fortnight beyond 5%, hits new seven-month low.

Scoreboard: Fallen Apple

Wall Street slumped as investors punished Apple, while Russian tensions flared as its high court paved the way to seize foreign assets.

High dollar could see unemployment hit 12%

Economist predicts doubling of unemployment rate if local currency fails to extend decline: report.

Euro tumbles to near two-year low

EU currency extends losses to hit lowest point since November 2012.

Aust dollar breaks US88c in late trade

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Unit falls to lowest level since February 4 after NZ central bank says Kiwi overvalued.

$A tipped to fall to US77c in 2015

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A survey of currency economists predicts the dollar will trade in a US20 range next year.

Aust dollar follows NZ currency lower

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Local unit slips further below US89c after NZ central bank said its own currency was overvalued.

Aust dollar holds below US89c

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Lack of major economic news sees local currency largely tread water overnight.

Aust dollar weaker in late afternoon trade

Unit edges closer to 2014 low as RBA house price warnings weigh.

Aust dollar hits new seven-month low

Bounce on Chinese data quickly fades, local unit now has four-year low within sight.

Aust dollar lower in late trade

Local unit remains near seven-month lows after bouncing on Chinese data.

The toxic combination turning investors off Australia

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Australia has been a successful yield play for international investors in recent years, but now the world is turning its back on the lucky country.

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