Falling oil prices, strong $US weigh on $A

by AAP
The Australian dollar has taken a tumble below 85 US cents amid falling oil prices and a stronger US dollar.

Aust dollar hovering near US85c

by AAP
Currency threatening to break below US85c threshold as OPEC news sends oil prices tumbling.

Aust dollar dips on oil slump

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Heavy falls on oil markets weigh on currencies of resource-driven economies.

Russian ruble hits record low on OPEC

by AFP
Ruble slumps to historic lows against both the US dollar and the euro.

Tokyo stocks close down 0.78%

by AFP
Tokyo stocks slide 0.78 per cent lower at Thursday's market close.

Aust dollar bounces on capex data

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Local currency lifts from four-year low following capex data, which beat expectations.

Aust dollar rallies on capex data

Local currency lifts more than a quarter of a cent as Q3 capex beats expectations.

Scoreboard: US data dump

European equities were mixed while Wall Street traded in a narrow band as investors digested new economic data out of the US.

Aust dollar rebounds after dip below US85c

Local unit recovers after falling below US85c for first time since July 2010.

European stocks up on US data, ECB

Robust US data and ECB comments boost markets.

Tokyo shares end 0.14% lower

by AFP
Tokyo stocks close down 0.14 per cent on Wednesday.

Aust dollar holds above US85c

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Local currency near four-year low as RBA comments, China growth worry investors.

Scoreboard: US jitters

Strong quarterly economic growth data failed to inspire Wall Street, while European markets gained some ground.

Economy needs a lower dollar: RBA

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RBA's Philip Lowe tells economists he expects local currency to fall further.

RBA’s Lowe says high business costs a currency issue

Reserve Bank's Lowe says concerns over high business costs are really concerns about the exchange rate.

Aust dollar loses grip on 86c

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Local currency's brief rally in wake of Chinese rate cut loses steam

Aust dollar falls on China rate cut

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Local currency's brief rally in wake of Chinese rate cut over as unit falls at noon.

Aust dollar gives up China gains

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Bounce after China rates move proves short-lived as investors devalue impact of cut.

Scoreboard: ECB dampener

Fresh doubts were raised about the ECB's ability to go ahead with stimulus measures, while in the US traders dissected soft economic data.

China stocks surged prior to rate cut

Chinese investors suspect interest rate cut may have been leaked prior to announcement.