It’s been a choppy morning of trading so far, thanks in large part to the surprise data that shows Japan is in recession. The move has certainly impacted the Australian dollar, leading to wild swings in earlier trading. Now, though, the Aussie has settled down a little bit and is moving lower against most of its major counterparts.
Aussie — News Archive
May 29th, 2014 at 14:31
The Australian dollar is moving higher today, gaining almost across the board on the latest business investment data. The idea that, perhaps, the Australian economy doesn’t need to rely so heavily on China is helping boost sentiment toward the Aussie right now.
February 26th, 2014 at 14:41
Australian dollar is vulnerable right now, and heading lower against its major counterparts. Worries about the economic situation in China, as well as concerns about commodities, are weighing on the Aussie today.
September 19th, 2013 at 13:37
Aussie jumped higher after the announcement that the Federal Reserve would not start tapering its asset purchases this month. However, after its earlier performance, the Australian dollar has eased back, and is now heading lower against its major counterparts.
July 30th, 2013 at 13:37
Easing is an official part of Australian monetary policy right now, and that is causing a drop for the Aussie. The Australian dollar is losing ground against its major counterparts as RBA officials reiterate a position friendly to further easing.
June 12th, 2013 at 14:11
Aussie is getting a bit of a boost today, thanks to improvement in consumer sentiment. Australian dollar is gaining against the US dollar as questions about what’s next for the US dollar continue, and as the situation shows improvement Down Under.
April 01st, 2013 at 13:56
Aussie is struggling a little bit right now, thanks in large part to the latest Chinese data. With one of Australia’s major trading partners struggling, the Down Under currency is finding it difficult to gain the upper hand against some of its counterparts.
March 21st, 2013 at 14:50
Aussie dropped earlier in trading as ALP Labor veteran Simon Crean called for a leadership spill. The Australian dollar dropped as political uncertainty reigned in Australia. Concerns about Julia Gillard’s stint as Prime Minister weighed on the Australian dollar, but the Aussie seems to be coming out of it a bit right now, with Gillard’s leadership confirmed.
September 24th, 2012 at 12:53
Aussie is dropping today as risk appetite fades away, and as commodity prices fall. After seeing some strength for a while, the Australian dollar is finally dropping, to the relief of some policymakers Down Under.
July 16th, 2012 at 14:25
Australian dollar is heading lower against the US dollar today, due in large parts to comments made by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. Additionally, general risk aversion is setting in as concerns about the eurozone and US earnings news look to be lackluster.