Australian Dollar


  • *Aussie tests psychological 90- cent support on soft China data. SYDNEY, Sept 15- The Australian dollar slid to a six-month low on Monday as worries about slower Chinese growth hit a nerve, but other major currencies held their ground ahead of this week's Federal Reserve policy meeting.

  • *China slowdown worries curb risk appetite. SYDNEY, Sept 15- Asian stocks stumbled to their lowest in five weeks on Monday after a batch of weak data out of China raised the specter of a sharp slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy. The Australian dollar, considered a liquid proxy for China plays, also took a hammering and slumped to a six-month low.

  • *Aussie extends fall on disappointing China data. *China's factory output grows at weakest pace in nearly six years. "China data was the catalyst of the move lower.

  • Dollar index gains for ninth week Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 3:06 PM ET

    The dollar index was headed for a ninth consecutive week of gains after retail sales data added to expectations that U.S. growth is gaining steam.

  • Dollar weakens after jobless claims, still strong Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    The U.S. dollar hit a six-year high against the yen and sterling recovered some ground after recent nerves over Scottish independence.

  • Dollar climbs to 6-year high vs yen, volatility soars Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:58 AM ET

    The dollar also trounced the Australian dollar and several emerging currencies on Wednesday, the latest sign of a long-awaited return of volatility.

  • LONDON, Sept 10- The dollar hit a six-year high against the yen while trouncing the Australian dollar and several emerging currencies on Wednesday, the latest sign of a long-awaited return of volatility to the world's biggest financial market.

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Sept 10- The dollar rose to a new six-year high against the yen on Wednesday, as the Australian dollar nursed a second session of heavy losses after further gains in U.S. The rise in U.S. yields helped the greenback hit a fresh six-year high of 106.56 yen on the EBS trading platform.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 10- The Australian dollar nursed a second session of heavy losses early on Wednesday as investors unwound popular carry trades amid a pick-up in market volatility and further gains in U.S. It slid to its lowest in over five months at $0.9188, before edging back to $0.9210.

  • Dollar gains on rate rise view, euro stable Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 3:23 PM ET

    Investors bet that the U.S. economy is growing at a pace that is likely to lead the Federal Reserve to begin raising interest rates next year.

  • Dollar gains on major currencies Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 3:58 PM ET

    Sterling plunged on fears over the outcome of Scotland's upcoming independence referendum and the Australian and Brazilian currencies also dropped.

  • Dollar retreats on disappointing U.S. jobs data Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    The euro rose to session highs against the dollar after U.S. hiring in August fell far short of forecasts.

  • The euro hit fresh 14-month lows against the U.S. dollar and nearly two-year lows against the Swiss franc on Thursday.

  • Euro stabilizes on Ukraine ceasefire talk before ECB Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    The euro steadied against almost every other major currency on Wednesday after Ukraine said it has agreed on a ceasefire with Russia.

  • Euro hits 1-year low vs dollar on ECB bets Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 2:56 PM ET

    The euro sagged on Tuesday to fresh one-year lows against the dollar on bets the ECB will do more to help a wobbly euro zone economy.

  • Euro hits fresh low, hamstrung by Ukraine turmoil Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 3:43 PM ET

    The euro hit a year-low against the dollar on Monday, as investors added to bets against the single currency before a policy meeting this week.

  • Dollar gains, euro and pound fall slightly Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 9:20 AM ET

    The dollar rose on Friday, with traders looking beyond soft U.S. consumer-spending data.

  • Dollar rises after strong US GDP report; euro sags Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    Better-than-expected U.S. growth data lifted the dollar on Thursday as the euro fell amid worries about tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

  • Euro climbs amid tempered ECB expectations Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    The euro turned higher in choppy trading Wednesday as traders reacted to headlines that the ECB is unlikely to take new action early next week.

  • Dollar dips on profit-taking, easing U.S. yields Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    The dollar softened on Tuesday while the euro further struggled on expectations of soft inflation data and more monetary easing.