Australian Dollar


  • LONDON, Aug 7- The yen sagged against the dollar on Thursday, coming under pressure from news that Japan's public pension fund plans to increase its allocation to the domestic stock market. All eyes in Europe will be on the European Central Bank's monthly news conference, starting at 1230 GMT, but the action overnight was all about the yen and the Australian dollar.

  • Aussie dollar to see further downside: Westpac     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 12:35 AM ET

    Jonathan Cavenagh, Senior FX Strategist at Westpac Institutional Bank, expects the Australian dollar to weaken further against the greenback following July's dismal jobs data.

  • Euro sets new 9-month low after German data Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    The dollar held near an 11-month high, supported by upbeat U.S. data, while the New Zealand dollar took a hit from a fall in dairy prices.

  • Dollar extends gains on services, factory data Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    The US dollar extended a rally after an 8-1/2 year high in services growth and a bigger-than-expected increase in factory orders.

  • Euro dips on weaker service sector surveys Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 8:13 AM ET

    The euro headed back below $1.34 on Tuesday after a survey of Italian service sector purchasing managers disappointed on the low side.

  • Weak EM currencies a challenge: GM Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 6:05 AM ET

    Emerging market currencies are likely to remain weak for the long term, and that's spurring a strategy shift, General Motors said.

  • Dollar perched at 2014 highs after strong run Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    The dollar hovered around 10-month highs ahead of U.S. jobs data on Friday.

  • Dollar adds to monthly gain on strong US labor data Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies on Thursday after labor market data fueled expectations for a hawkish Fed.

  • Dollar up after Fed announces taper Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 8:55 AM ET

    The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, after the Fed announced it will cut its asset buying program by another $10 billion.

  • Sterling hits six-week low, dairy worry sours kiwi Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    Fears over Ukraine unrest and an upcoming slew of US data are also pushing some currencies slightly down against the dollar.

  • 'Overvalued' sterling tipped for a fall Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:38 AM ET
    London skyline

    With the resurgent greenback set to react further to economic data coming from the U.S., many analysts have argued that sterling has reached a tipping point.

  • Dollar edges lower ahead of key US economic data Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 5:31 AM ET

    The dollar fell slightly against the euro ahead of Wednesday's release of US gross domestic product growth and a Fed policy announcement.

  • Euro hunkers near 8-month lows after German data Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 9:27 AM ET

    The euro struggled to hold above eight-month lows against the dollar on Friday, hurt by a dive in Germany's Ifo survey of business sentiment.

  • Euro inches up from 8-month low on upbeat surveys Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:55 AM ET

    The euro climbed from an eight-month low on Thursday after German and French business activity beat expectations.

  • The stubborn euro may have finally cracked Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:38 PM ET

    The euro's resolve could be starting to crack, as it cleared "psychologically significant" barriers, according to strategists.

  • Euro hugs 8-month lows, hit by Russia sanctions Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    The euro hit an eight-month low against the dollar on Wednesday as worries drove investors away from the single currency.

  • Dollar flattens after pushing euro to 8-month low Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    The U.S. dollar turned flat against the euro, giving up earlier gains which drove the European currency to an eight-month low.

  • FOREX-Aussie ticks higher, yen eases back Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:12 AM ET

    LONDON, July 22- The Australian dollar rose on Tuesday, the main mover on developed world currency markets, after the country's central bank chief said he was happy with current interest rate levels and made no attempt to talk down the currency.

  • Euro afloat in trade amid geopolitical concerns Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:42 AM ET

    The euro regained ground on the dollar, but trading was not energetic thanks to a holiday in Japan and geopolitical tensions.

  • Yen rises as jet crash stokes geopolitical worries Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 5:11 AM ET

    The yen hit a five-month high versus the euro - and held some of its gains against the dollar - as investors saw the currency as a safe haven.