The dollar narrative changed from upbeat at the start of the week to downbeat by the end, says Sean Callow, senior currency strategist, Westpac Bank.
Investors' risk sentiment received a boost from the 209,000 jobs added stateside in July, higher than what the markets had expected.
Asia markets wavered Friday amid earnings disappointments and after Wall Street was dented by a report the Russia investigation intensified.
National Australia Bank and Westpac are the strongest among the nation's big four lenders on a yielding basis, says Catherine Allfrey of Wavestone Capital.
Asian bourses closed mostly lower in Tuesday trade after a missile launch from North Korea rattled markets and the RBA kept rates on hold.
Asian markets traded sideways on Friday after the sell-off in mainland China on Thursday and as oil prices advanced off lows.
Australia's biggest banks - the Big Four - won;t face any pressure on funding costs in the wake of a downgrade by Moody's Investors Services, a Deutsche Bank analyst says.
Asia markets fell on Thursday amid U.S. political turmoil as a special counsel was appointed to lead a probe of Russian election involvement.
Equities in Asia traded sideways in Wednesday trade as investors digested the dramatic dismissal of FBI Director James Comey in the U.S.
Australia announced a six basis-point levy on the deposits of the country's five biggest banks in its annual budget with Treasurer Scott Morrison saying the move is to shore up federal revenues.
Markets in Asia were subdued in Tuesday trade, with investors focused on the South Korean election and Australian federal budget.
Brian Hartzer, CEO of Westpac, discusses the bank's earnings growth amid increased competition and margin pressures in the Australian banking space.
Most Asia markets were lower on Thursday as the Fed stuck to a hawkish bent overnight and metal prices tumbled.
Most Asia markets declined on Wednesday, tracking Wall Street's negative close overnight, with resources and financial shares under pressure.
Asia markets ended lower on Tuesday, with the Australian dollar slipping in the wake of the RBA's on-hold call.
Japanese stocks fell on Wednesday, weighed by the stronger yen and following an apparent North Korea missile test that reports said failed.
The dollar recovered slightly following reaction to a G20 summit dominated by Trump's protectionist bent extended last week's sales.
Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday, as the dollar remained soft amid uncertainty over U.S. President Donald Trump's trade policies.
Asian markets fell on Friday, as investors digested China's full-year trade figures in yuan-terms and waited for more data to be released.
Asia markets were mixed on Monday, but the Nikkei climbed, likely getting a boost from the weaker yen and a better-than-expected Japanese GDP.