Aussie Retail Sales as expected in February

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released February 2012 Retail Sales data at 11.30am AEST today. Retail Sales rose by 0.2%, slightly lower than the 0.3% expected. Initial AUD reaction: 1.0425/29 prior... » Read more

The Australian – Derek Mumford 23/03/12

Manufacturing squeeze raises fears of sharp China slowdown GLOBAL investors are increasingly worried that China is facing a major speed bump, after its economy showed renewed signs yesterday that... » Read more

CNBC – Thomas Averill 07/03/12

Emerging Markets to Ease Policy as Growth Concerns Weigh By: Ansuya Harjani Emerging markets in Asia will maintain a bias towards easing monetary policy as economic growth concerns trump... » Read more

Bloomberg – Derek Mumford 08/03/12

Aussie Erases Losses, N.Z. Dollar Rallies on Stocks, U.S. Jobs Prospects By ... » Read more

Aussie economy loses jobs in February

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the Employment report for February 2011 at 11.30am AEDT today. The unemployment rate ticked up to 5.2% from 5.1%. Net employment decreased by 15,400 in... » Read more

RBA keeps rates on hold at 4.25% in March

At its Monetary Policy meeting today, the RBA kept interest rates on hold at 4.25%. The key points in the accompanying statement were: - Should conditions weaken materially, scope for... » Read more

Bloomberg – Derek Mumford 26/02/12

Australian Dollar Weakens on Signs Greek Debt Crisis Unresolved By Kristine Aquino Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- The Australian dollar slid from a seven-month high against the yen amid concern that... » Read more

The Age – Thomas Averill 27/02/12

 Markets Live: Miners lead shares lower 12.11pm: Resource stocks are very much leading the market lower, with materials off 1.4 per cent and energy stocks down 0.9 per... » Read more

Bloomberg 21/02/12 – Thomas Averill

Australia, New Zealand Dollars Gain on Greek Deal, China Reserve-Ratio Cut The Australian and New Zealand dollars advanced versus most major counterparts on the prospect euro-area governments will agree today... » Read more

Bloomberg 20/02/12 – Thomas Averill

Yen, Dollar Drop Amid China Policy Easing, Progress on Greek Aid By Candice Zachariahs and Mariko Ishikawa Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- The yen and dollar dropped against most major peers... » Read more