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  • Australian dollar eases on soft China GDP   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 10:45 PM ET
    Australian dollar eases on soft China GDP

    Dominic Schnider , head, Commodity & APAC Forex at UBS Wealth Management, explains why weakness in the Chinese economy hurts currencies like the Australian dollar.

  • Dollar slides on US retail sales, IMF outlook Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    Dollar Euro

    The dollar tumbled after five straight days of gains, as investors took advantage of weaker-than-expected retail sales to lighten hefty positions.

  • Dollar rises against euro on continued Fed hike bets Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 3:29 PM ET
    Euro banknotes

    The dollar rose against the euro in a continuation of last week's bets that the Fed will hike interest rates in the coming months.

  • *Shares shrug off surprise fall in China exports. *China trade data shock hits Australian dollar. NEW YORK, April 13- Crude prices on Monday added to last week's gains on bets on a slowdown in U.S. oil production, while stocks on major markets drifted higher despite a surprisingly large fall in Chinese exports that heightened concern over demand for commodities.

  • *Australian dollar hit by shock fall in China exports. Federal Reserve will hike interest rates in the coming months, while the yen edged higher on uncertainty surrounding the Bank of Japan's easing policies. The dollar's strength against the euro was a "spillover" from last week's commentary from the Fed, said Alan Ruskin, global head of currency strategy at...

  • *Australian dollar hit by shock fall in China exports. LONDON, April 13- The euro tumbled back towards $1.05 on Monday, hitting its weakest in four weeks as the dollar's resurgence continued on bets the U.S. The single currency fell as much as 0.8 percent against the dollar to trade at $1.05205, close to a 12- year trough of $1.0457 hit in March, with traders citing both...

  • *China trade data shock hits Australian dollar. *Asia shares shrug off surprise fall in China exports. LONDON, April 13- A shock fall in Chinese exports hammered the Australian and New Zealand dollars on Monday, and hit European mining companies exposed to the world's second-largest economy.

  • *Asia shares shrug off surprise fall in China exports. The Australian dollar fell nearly 1.5 percent after the data from China, which is the main market for Australia's exports of natural resources. Adding to the gloom for the Aussie, the World Bank also cut its 2015 growth forecasts for developing East Asia and China.

  • FOREX-Aussie, Kiwi skid on shock China exports fall Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 4:12 AM ET

    *Australian, Kiwi dollars hit by shock fall in China exports. The Australian dollar, considered a liquid proxy of China plays because of the two countries' trade links, slid as much as 1.5 percent to $0.7570, bringing the Aussie back within sight of a six-year low of $0.7534 set earlier in the month. The World Bank also cut its 2015 growth forecasts for developing East...

  • *Australian dollar hit by shock fall in China exports. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, April 13- The Australian dollar tumbled on Monday after a shock contraction in China's exports added to worries about slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy, while sterling extended its losses to fresh five-year lows. The poor China trade numbers knocked the Australian...

  • Aussie dollar to hit $0.72 by year-end: Expert   Sunday, 12 Apr 2015 | 10:46 PM ET
    Aussie dollar to hit $0.72 by year-end: Expert

    Roy Teo, senior FX & precious metals strategist at ABN AMRO, says the Australian dollar is headed for $0.72 against the greenback, with two more interest rate cuts lined up for the year.

  • Euro undermined by force of rate differentials Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 3:20 PM ET
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    The euro slumped for a fifth straight session against the dollar on Friday to a 3-1/2 week low as falling European interest rates.

  • Are floodgates about to open for Australia M&A? Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:38 AM ET

    Shell's takeover bid for BG may be a harbinger of more deals for Australia's resources sector, which has taken a body blow from low commodity prices.

  • Kiwi-Aussie dollar parity: A foregone conclusion?   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:20 AM ET
    Kiwi-Aussie dollar parity: A foregone conclusion?

    Chris Tedder, research analyst at FOREX.com, explains why the New Zealand dollar will move past parity against the Australian dollar "sooner rather than later."

  • Dollar rises on FOMC minutes; euro hits session low Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 3:28 PM ET

    The dollar traded higher on Wednesday after the release of the Federal Reserve's FOMC meeting minutes.

  • After RBA holds fire, is a May rate cut a given now?

    Shane Oliver, head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors, discusses whether the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will move to cut interest rates next month.

  • US dollar rises, euro near $1.07 Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 4:05 PM ET

    The greenback recovered as trading desks returned to full strength and underlying trends for its continued rise reappeared.

  • LONDON, April 7- The Australian dollar gained over 1 percent against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday-- heading for its biggest daily rise in more than two weeks-- after the Reserve Bank of Australia surprised many investors by refraining from an interest rate cut. The Aussie rose to $0.7711, its highest in a week, from around $0.76 before the decision, extending its recovery...

  • LONDON, April 7- The Australian dollar gained more than 1 percent against the U.S. dollar, on track for its biggest daily rise in more than two weeks, after the Reserve Bank of Australia surprised many investors by refraining from cutting interest rates. The Aussie rose to $0.7711, its highest in a week, from around $0.76 before the decision and extending its...

  • *Dollar bounces off post-payrolls troughs, euro below $1.10. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, April 7- The dollar held firm in Asia on Tuesday, having recovered almost all of its payroll-inspired losses while the Australian dollar jumped more than one percent after the Australian central bank refrained from cutting rates. Wages also weren't bad, "said Kyosuke Suzuki, director of...