Currency

Aust dollar lifts in morning trade

by AAP
Local currency bounces off fresh four-and-a-half year lows reached after Fed meeting.

Scoreboard: Rally cry

Offshore markets rallied, spurred by a rebound in Greek stocks and strong profit results from US technology companies.

Rouble weakens after Putin's comments

Russian president's annual address defiant on geopolitical issues.

Putin seeks to reassure on Russian economy

President's annual address says economic troubles could remain for up to two years.

Rouble firms ahead of Putin conference

Unit lifts further from Tuesday's record low following oil price rise, central bank measures.

Aust dollar nears US81c on US rate talk

by AAP
Federal Reserve outlook fuels speculation of a rate increase next year.

Aust dollar still weaker at noon

by AAP
Local currency regains little ground from fresh four-and-a-half year low after Fed call.

Scoreboard: Patient Fed

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The Federal Reserve indicated it's in no hurry to raise rates, while a fall in US consumer prices fuelled a rally on Wall Street.

Aust dollar slumps on Yellen comments

Local unit hits new four-year low as traders weigh future rate moves from the Fed.

Russia races to halt run on rouble

Moscow sells billions' worth of reserves to prop up currency, rouble jumps 10%.

German businesses warn over rouble's plunge

by AFP
Business group warns against 'schadenfreude', says exporters will feel pain.

EU banks need not fear Russian exposure: ECB

Nouy says weakened rouble no reason to anticipate serious trouble.

Aust dollar drops below US82c

Local unit slumps in afternoon trade, hits four and a half year low of US81.56c.

Aust dollar slumps almost 50pts

Local unit drops in afternoon trade, hits four and a half year low of US81.63c.

Aust dollar weaker at noon

by AAP
Local currency still hovering above US82c as disappointing Chinese data weighs.

Apple halts online sales in Russia

by AAP
Tech giant closes online store as Russian rouble extends rout.

Scoreboard: Oil sparks markets

A small rebound in the oil price primed offshore sharemarkets, while new data showed a slight pullback in US building permits over November.

Lessons for Australia in Russia’s pain

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Russia is staring economic disaster in the face as it scrambles to halt the collapse of the rouble, while back at home the Reserve Bank is insisting the dollar needs to drop. Be careful what you wish for.

Aust dollar softens on risk aversion

by AAP
Local unit hovers just above US82c as commodity price falls worry investors.

Rouble extends rout, sinks 20%

Russians rush for US dollars and euros as rouble endures rocky day of trade.

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