Australian Dollar

Aust dollar jumps on China rate cut

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

Aust dollar firms at noon

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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.

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

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

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

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

Don’t expect the Aussie dollar to fall any further

A tsunami of currency depreciation is set to be unleashed across the region if Japanese policymakers respond to the recession by printing more money.

Scoreboard: Mario's mandate

A commitment to buy bonds by ECB president Mario Draghi inspired European markets, while big takeover plays in the US bolstered Wall Street.

Aust dollar slumps on ECB stimulus

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Talk of fresh monetary policy action in Europe dampens local unit's recovery.

Aust dollar hits fresh 7-year high against yen

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Local currency ekes out highest point since 2007 against Japanese currency on weak GDP data.

Aust dollar jumps against US dollar, yen

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Local currency lifts sharply, now at seven-year high against Japanese counterpart.

Scoreboard: Gold gains

Higher gold, oil and base metal prices should help the local sharemarket start the week on a positive note, while new car sales data is released.

$A slips on forecast rise in US retail sales

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Local currency trades below 87 US cents in late afternoon.

Aust dollar lifts after RBA jawboning

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Local unit recovers losses seen yesterday on tough talk from Reserve Bank.

Scoreboard: Oil slip

A lower oil price put pressure on offshore markets, while the Australian dollar regained lost ground.

Aust dollar lifts above US87c

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Local currency also holds above ¥100 thanks to boost from latest Japanese stimulus.

Scoreboard: Forex fail

Financial stocks fell as five banks were fined $US3.4bn over allegations of manipulating the foreign exchange market, while oil prices slid further.

Aust dollar stays above ¥100 milestone

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Local currency holds above ¥100 level for the first time since May 2013.