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Australian Dollar AUD


Detailed information and fundamental factors

Central Bank: Reserve Bank of Australia

Public Debt to GDP Ratio, 2017: 47.1%

Trade Balance, 2017: $9.1 bln.

Inflation, 2017: 2%

Sovereign Credit Ratings:


Supporting Factors

Major commodity exporter


High-yielding interest rates


Factors of Weakness

Domestic housing bubble

The Australian dollar is the official currency of the Commonwealth of Australia. It is often called the Aussie by Forex traders. The currency was implemented in 1966 and allowed to freely float at 1983. Australia has an export-driven economy (the mining sector represents 19% of GDP), therefore the value of the Aussie depends on commodity prices. Australia has strong trading ties with Asia, particularly China, so economic growth in that region has a particularly strong impact on Australia’s currency. The Aussie is used in carry trade because of the relatively high interest rates in Australia.

Australian Dollar News Archive

Australian Dollar Declines amid Trade War Concerns

The Australian dollar fell along with other commodity currencies today amid concerns about the planned tariffs in the United States that may hamper global growth.

Australian Dollar Climbs, Supported by Domestic & Chinese Data

The Australian dollar climbed against its most-traded peers today after the release of macroeconomic data, both domestic and in China.

Aussie Drops Even as Business Conditions Index Reaches Record High

The Australian dollar dropped today against its most-traded rivals, though not against the extremely weak Japanese yen, even as Australia’ business conditions index reached a record high. Yet by now, it looks like the currency managed to pare its losses.

Australian Dollar Fails to Maintain Rally Despite Positive Fundamentals

The Australian dollar attempted to rally today but failed and has lost gains versus most of its major rivals by now.

Australian Dollar Gains After Volatile Session

The Australian dollar was rather volatile today. The currency rallied after somewhat mixed domestic macroeconomic data, fell following the release of a services sector report from China, but has recovered by now.

Australian Dollar Extends Decline After Thursday’s Mixed Data

The Australian dollar extended decline today for the third consecutive session versus its US counterpart and for the fourth session against the euro and the Japanese yen. Economic data released in Australia on Thursday was mixed, while China’s manufacturing report was neutral.

RBA Keeps Keeps Neutral Stance, Aussie Retreats from Daily High

The Australian dollar was rising at the start of the current trading session and continued to move higher for a short while after the release of policy minutes by the Reserve Bank of Australia. The currency slumped shortly afterwards, only to resume its rally later. Yet by now, the Aussie has come off the day’s highs, trimming its gains versus some currencies and losing them outright against the US dollar.

Australian Dollar Edges Higher in Subdued Monday’s Trade

The Australian dollar gained against its most-traded peers during subdued trading in Monday’s trading session.

Australian Dollar Gains Despite RBA Governor Keeping Neutral Stance

The Australian dollar gained on its most-traded peers today even after Philip Lowe, Reserve Bank of Australia Governor, signaled that he sees no reason for hiking interest rates in the near future.

AUD/USD Loses Gains After Intraday Rally

The Australian dollar gained on its US counterpart intraday but has lost most of its gains by now. Against other currencies, the Aussie was mixed today.