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Australian Dollar Lower on Risk Aversion, Economic Data

The Australian dollar was extremely soft against other most-traded currencies, with the notable exception of the euro, as the unexpectedly dovish policy statement of the European Central Bank as well as the threat of the US-China trade war put the market into the risk-off mode. Macroeconomic data in Australia and Australia’s biggest trading partner, China, hurt the Aussie as well.

Australian Dollar Gains As Consumer Sentiment Improves

The Australian dollar rose against most of its major rivals, though not against the euro, after Australia’s consumer sentiment improved. The gains were limited, though, as the central bank’s head confirmed that an interest rate hike is unlikely in the near future.

Australian Dollar Soft After Thursday’s Economic Releases

The Australian dollar was very soft today, probably due to the risk-off market sentiment, while domestic macroeconomic data did nothing to help the currency.

Australian Dollar Rallies After Positive GDP Print

The Australian dollar gained on most of its major peers today after a report showed that Australia’s economy was growing faster than expected last quarter.

Australian Dollar Lower After RBA, Macroeconomic Data

The Australian dollar retreated against its most-traded peers today after the monetary policy meeting of the Reserve Bank of Australia. Mixed macroeconomic data did not provide support to the currency.

Australian Dollar Gets Boost from Retail Sales

The Australian dollar rose sharply today. Analysts explained the rally by a better-than-expected retail sales report.

Australian Dollar Lower amid Mixed Data, Trade Wars

The Australian dollar fell today amid mixed macroeconomic data released over the trading session in Australia and its major trading partner, China. Risk aversion caused by trade wars between the United States and their allies also hurt the currency.

Australian Dollar Mixed After Macroeconomic Data

The Australian dollar was mixed today, rising against some rivals and falling versus others. Macroeconomic data was mixed as well, giving the currency no clear direction.

Australian Dollar Attempts to Keep Rising, Fails

The Australian dollar rose earlier today, extending yesterday’s rally, on the back of the positive market sentiment. Yet the currency has retraced its gains by now.

Aussie Ignores Interest Rate Forecast As Threat of Trade Wars Wanes

National Australia Bank pushed its forecast of an interest rate hike from 2018 to mid-2019. Yet that did not prevent a rally of the Australian dollar, caused by signs of waning trade tensions between the United States and China.

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