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Aussie Weakened by Chinese Industrial Production, Losses Limited

March 11, 2013 at 13:30 by Vladimir Vyun

Australian coins and banknotesThe Australian dollar fell against its US counterpart as China’s industrial production demonstrated the slowest start of a year since 2009. The Aussie almost erased its gains versus the greenback as of now and advanced against the Japanese yen.

Chinese industrial output increase 9.9 percent in the first two months from a year ago, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Analysts have hoped for an increased by 10.4 percent. The Australian currency dipped on this report, but the losses were limited as this week’s macroeconomic data from the United States is expected to be good, improving the mood of Forex traders and making them more willing to buy currencies with higher yield.

AUD/USD fell from 1.0235 to 1.0202, but bounced to 1.0228 as of 13:30 GMT today. AUD/JPY went up from 97.31 to 98.32.

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