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  • Why iron-ore won’t snatch Australia’s AAA Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:49 AM ET

    Iron-ore's plunge has put Western Australia's credit rating under pressure, but that's not likely to imperil Australia's AAA just yet, analysts said.

  • RBA rate cut can wait after better data: Pro   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:07 AM ET
    RBA rate cut can wait after better data: Pro

    With Australia's inflation and jobs data showing signs of improvements, markets are pricing in too much for a May rate cut, says Jesper Bargmann, head of Trading, Asia at Nordea Markets.

  • A RBA rate cut in May? It's now 50-50: Westpac   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 10:47 PM ET
    A RBA rate cut in May? It's now 50-50: Westpac

    Jonathan Cavenagh, senior FX strategist at Westpac, says Australia's first-quarter inflation data released on Wednesday isn't weak enough to guarantee an interest rate cut next month.

  • Dollar firms slightly on jump in US home sales Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 3:21 PM ET
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    The dollar edged upward after a jump in U.S. home sales data lifted expectations Federal Reserve policymakers may soon hike interest rates.

  • FOREX-Euro steadies, Aussie up after core inflation Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 3:53 AM ET

    LONDON, April 22- The euro recovered some ground against the dollar on Wednesday in the absence of major developments over Greece, while the Australian dollar rose after inflation data suggested an interest rate cut was not imminent. The threat that Greece could fall out of the euro in a disagreement over the terms of financial aid from the rest of Europe has yet...

  • SYDNEY, April 22- The euro edged lower on Wednesday, pressured by continued uncertainty over Greece's debt negotiations, while the Australian dollar rose after inflation data suggested an interest rate cut was not imminent. But market participants have little incentive to take positions in the euro, with Greece's debt negotiations hanging in the balance.

  • *Australia CPI data next test for AUD. SYDNEY, April 22- The yen nursed modest losses early in Asia on Wednesday, while the other major currencies drifted in familiar ranges with investors seemingly lacking enough conviction to break to new ground. Notably, the New Zealand dollar touched a three-month high of 92.10 yen, before easing back to 91.71 yen.

  • Dollar turns mixed as euro inches up Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 3:00 PM ET

    The euro inched up against the dollar, pivoting from early losses following an ECB proposal.

  • Dollar rises as Greece anxieties sting the euro Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 4:18 PM ET

    The dollar rose broadly, with the euro sliding more than half a percent against the U.S currency, on growing concern that Greece may default on debts.

  • *Aussie& kiwi outperform after latest stimulus by China. SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, April 20- The Australian dollar rose on Monday after China boosted banks' lending power to support an economy that is Australia's largest export market, while the euro was weighed down by concerns over Greece's struggle to agree terms with creditors. China is the biggest export market for...

  • Dollar index pares earlier gains; euro edges higher Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 3:52 PM ET
    The U.S. dollar and Euro currencies

    The dollar index traded slightly lower in late-afternoon Friday as the euro extended its gains.

  • Dollar tumbles on US data, Fed officials Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 3:51 PM ET

    The dollar was on track for its biggest daily decline against a basket of major currencies in nearly two weeks on Thursday.

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, April 16- The Australian dollar gained a lift from strong Australian jobs data, while the greenback struggled to gain traction after weak U.S. output data added to uncertainty over the timing of a Federal Reserve interest rate rise. The Australian dollar climbed 0.9 percent to $0.7752 as upbeat Australian jobs data prompted the market to...

  • Can jobs data soothe Australia's economic woes?   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    Can jobs data soothe Australia's economic woes?

    While the jobs data for March came as a relief, Australian markets will likely still be worried over the rout in commodity prices, says David Greene, head of Dealing at AFEX Australia.

  • Strong jobs data will prompt RBA rate cut: Pro   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 10:48 PM ET
    Strong jobs data will prompt RBA rate cut: Pro

    The rally in the Aussie dollar following a surprisingly strong jobs report increases the likelihood of a rate cut next month, says Mitul Kotecha, head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays.

  • What's pushing kiwi dollar to parity with Aussie   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 9:05 PM ET
    What's pushing kiwi dollar to parity with Aussie

    A sustainable growth outlook in New Zealand and a drop in confidence in Australia are igniting talks of parity for the countries' currencies, says Bill English, deputy prime minister & minister of finance of New Zealand.

  • Hockey: Focus on positive elements in Australia   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:17 PM ET
    Hockey: Focus on positive elements in Australia

    Joe Hockey, Treasurer of Australia, says a weaker Aussie dollar is helping exporters and even with unemployment at 6.3 percent, the country is seeing strong job advertisements.

  • Dollar loses gains amid Fed Beige Book release Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 4:16 PM ET

    The dollar traded lower across the board after an earlier rebound versus the euro amid the ECB's reiteration of its dovish stance on monetary policy.

  • UK's economic 'manure' is set to explode: SocGen bear Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 5:25 AM ET

    One closely-watched financial analyst has launched a scathing attack on the country's finances and predicted another crisis for its currency.

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, April 15- The dollar took back some ground lost after a surprisingly weak U.S. retail sales report, while the Australian dollar edged lower on Wednesday after downbeat Chinese economic data. Retail sales, industrial output and fixed asset investment growth rates all missed analyst expectations, with fixed-asset investment- a key economic demand...