RBA surprises the market and keeps rates on hold at 4.25%

At its Monetary Policy meeting today, the RBA kept interest rates on hold at 4.25%. The key points in the accompanying statement were: - European economic conditions weakened since last... » Read more

Bloomberg 2/2/2012 – Derek Mumford

Dollar Declines Versus Major Peers as Stocks Rally Before U.S. Jobs Report The dollar weakened against most of its 16 major counterparts as Asian stocks extended a global rally ahead... » Read more

Bloomberg 31/1/2012 – Thomas Averill

Australian, New Zealand Dollars Decline Versus Peers as EU Leaders Meet The Australian and New Zealand dollars weakened as European Union leaders met to discuss the region’s debt crisis at... » Read more

Bloomberg 30/01/12 – Thomas Averill

Australian, New Zealand Dollars Decline Versus Peers Before Europe Summit The Australian and New Zealand dollars weakened before European Union leaders meet to discuss the region’s debt crisis at a... » Read more

The Australian 28/01/12 – Thomas Averill

Dollar tipped to stick to the high road AUSTRALIAN manufacturing, struggling with the high local dollar, faces an uncertain future, with forecasts the currency will sustain its ... » Read more

AU CPI Flat in December quarter

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released Q4 2011 CPI data today at 11.30am AEDT. Consumer prices were flat in the December quarter, less than the 0.2% rise expected. The annualised... » Read more

Bloomberg 25/1/2012 – Thomas Averill

Aussie Rises to 12-Week High Versus Yen on Core Inflation Data; Kiwi Falls Australia’s dollar climbed to a 12- week high against the yen on speculation the nation’s Reserve Bank... » Read more

The Age 25/1/2012 – Derek Mumford

Weak inflation puts rates call in focus Another interest rate cut next month remains the odds-on favourite after tumbling food prices sent Australia's headline inflation rate to its... » Read more

Bloomberg 25/1/2012 – Derek Mumford

Australian Dollar Drops From 12-Week High Before Quarterly Inflation Data\ Australia’s dollar declined from the highest level in 12 weeks on speculation a report tomorrow will show gains in consumer... » Read more

Bloomberg 12/1/2012 – Derek Mumford

New Zealand Dollar Climbs to Two-Month High on China Monetary Easing Bets New Zealand’s dollar touched a two- month high before a report forecast to show a slowdown in China’s... » Read more