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Australian Dollar Edges Higher After Positive Retail Sales

The Australian dollar rose a bit today following the release of a better-than-expected retail sales report. Gains were limited, though, as the market sentiment was mixed, failing to help the currency in finding direction.

Australian Dollar Gains as No Rate Cut Expected in February

The Australian dollar rose today after the outlook for the monetary policy of the Reserve Bank of Australia improved. The general market sentiment improved as well, also providing support to the Australian currency. The Aussie gained against all other most-traded currencies, though by now it has retreated from the day’s highs.

Macroeconomic Data Makes Aussie Fall for Third Straight Session

The Australian dollar declined against all of its most-traded peers today despite the stabilizing market sentiment that was helping riskier currencies linked to commodities. The Aussie fell for third consecutive trading session versus most of its rivals, while against some it posted even a longer stretch of declines. Macroeconomic data was negative to the currency.

Australian Dollar Soft on Poor Housing Data, Other Reports

The Australian dollar traded flat-to-lower today after the release of underwhelming macroeconomic reports in Australia. Economic data in China, Australia’s biggest trading partner, was neutral, having a limited impact on the currency.

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