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  • Can Australia's new budget keep its flag flying high?

    Australia faces the prospect of losing its vaunted AAA rating, after S&P Global Ratings lowered the outlook on the country's debt to negative.

  • *Stocks ex- Japan edge up after Wall St ekes out gains. SYDNEY, July 7- Asian share markets crept ahead on Thursday after upbeat U.S. economic data took some of the sting out of the latest Brexit scare, while the Australian dollar briefly dipped as the country's triple A credit rating came under threat. The European market were also seen starting firmer, with the FTSE...

  • *S&P cuts outlook on Australia's rating to negative from stable. TOKYO, July 7- The Australian dollar withered after Standard and Poor's cut the outlook for that country's credit rating to negative on Thursday, while the safe-haven yen firmed in the fallout from Britain's vote last month to exit the European Union. The Aussie fell as low as $0.7467, from an earlier...

  • *Stocks ex- Japan up 0.5 pct after Wall St ekes out gains. SYDNEY, July 7- Asian share markets crept higher on Thursday after upbeat U.S. economic data took some of the sting out of the latest Brexit scare, while the Australian dollar slipped as the country's triple A credit rating came under threat. The Aussie initially fell half a U.S. cent to $0.7470 after Standard and...

  • The safe-haven yen hit a 3-1/2 year high against sterling on fears about the impact of Brexit.

  • Premium Japanese yen notes

    The Japanese yen rose almost 1 percent against the euro and dollar while sterling fell to new long-term lows.

  • TOKYO, July 5- The Australian dollar slipped on Tuesday as the central bank held steady and analysts speculated that easing could lie ahead, while the perceived safe-haven yen got a lift from worrying signs in China's service sector. A private survey showed that activity in China's services sector rose to an 11- month high in June, but a composite measure of...

  • Forex Markets

    The RBA's easing cycle will likely weaken the Australian dollar against the greenback, says BofAML's Claudio Piron.

  • TOKYO, July 5- The Australian dollar inched lower on Tuesday as investors braced for the central bank to potentially signal an imminent easing at its review later in the day, while the safe-haven yen got a lift from worrying signs in China's service sector. A private survey showed that activity in China's services sector rose to an 11- month high in June, but a...

  • RBA Rates

    The RBA might not necessarily signal an easing bias in its July's statement in order to cut rates in August, says Nomura Australia's Andrew Ticehurst.

  • TOKYO, July 5- The Australian dollar inched lower on Tuesday as investors awaited a monetary policy decision later in the session, while major currencies continued to tread water with U.S. markets shut on Monday for Independence Day. The Reserve Bank of Australia is widely expected to skip a chance to ease again as it awaits second quarter consumer price data due...

  • RBA Rates Decision

    The RBA will likely wait until Q2 CPI figures come out before it reassesses interest rates, says Compass Global Markets' Tony Boyadjian.

  • RBA Preview

    Investors are not expecting a rate cut today, but will watch for hints of an August cut and any mention of the Brexit, says NAB's Ivan Colhoun.

  • Australian one-hundred dollar banknotes are arranged for a photoshoot.

    The Aussie recovered from a wobbly start as commodities rose on expectations that central banks are likely to provide more stimulus.

  • The Bank of Israel bought "hundreds of millions" of dollars of foreign currency, dealers said, after the shekel continued to strengthen.

  • *Asia ex- Japan stocks rise 0.8 pct, Nikkei closes up 0.6 pct. TOKYO/ SINGAPORE July 4- Asian shares shrugged off early losses and edged higher on Monday, while pressure on the Australian dollar eased after Moody's played down political uncertainties that could threaten the country's credit ratings after weekend elections. European markets are poised for a mixed...

  • Australian Dollar

    Australia faces political uncertainties such as a credit rating downgrade and possible policy paralysis, explains TD Securities's Annette Beacher.

  • Australian Dollar

    The Aussie dollar is holding steady because it is seen as a proxy for EMs, commodities and global growth, explains Nordea Markets' Jesper Bargmann.

  • Australia Investing

    Ecognosis Advisory's Andrew Freris says the Aussie dollar has been resilient amid uncertainty and its overnight deposits still offer positive yields.

  • *MSCI ex- Japan stock index up 0.5 pct, Nikkei 0.3 pct. *U.S. markets closed Monday for Independence Day holiday. TOKYO, July 4- Asian shares shrugged off early losses and edged higher on Monday, while the Australian dollar was under pressure after no clear winner emerged from a weekend election.