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Australian Dollar Extends Losses After RBA Minutes, China’s Data

The Australian dollar did not change Monday’s direction on Tuesday, continuing to fall against other major currencies. The most important factors driving the currency were the dovish monetary policy outlook and mixed macroeconomic data in Australia’s biggest trading partner, China.

Australian Dollar Rises Despite Unimpressive Macroeconomic Data

The Australian dollar was trading in the green during Thursday’s trading session. The trade data released in Australia today was unimpressive but that did not prevent the currency from rebounding after Tuesday’s big slump.

Australian Dollar Sinks After RBA Cuts Interest Rates

The Australian dollar sank after a dovish interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank of Australia. The news overshadowed a positive report about Australia’s manufacturing sector.

Aussie Mixed amid Negative Fundamentals

It looked like all fundamentals were negative for the Australian dollar today. That included the disappointing growth of private sector credit, the dovish monetary policy outlook, and the market sentiment that was unfavorable for riskier currencies. Yet surprisingly, the Aussie did not perform that bad considering all the negative factors. While it fell against some major rivals, the currency managed to gain on others.

Aussie Tumbles as Markets Digest Fed’s Rate Cut, Australia’s Employment Report Doesn’t Help

The Australian dollar tumbled today, being one of the worst-performing currencies during Thursday’s trading session. The Aussie dropped along with other commodity currencies as markets were digesting yesterday’s hawkish interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve, though the seemingly good domestic employment report had parts that also could have a negative impact on the currency.

Australian Dollar Trades Lower After RBA Minutes

The Australian dollar declined today against other most-traded currencies. While the general market sentiment was unfavorable to riskier commodity currencies, analysts argued that the main reason for the Aussie’s decline was the release of the central bank’s monetary policy minutes. Domestic macroeconomic data was poor but better than pessimistic forecasts.

Australian Dollar Firm After RBA Holds Rates

The Australian dollar was firm today after the Reserve Bank of Australia kept interest rates unchanged and showed no signs of turning more dovish than it already was. Australia’s economic data was mixed, not giving the Aussie a reason to go in any specific direction.

Australian Dollar Strong Despite Big Drop of Building Approvals

The Australian dollar was strong today despite underwhelming domestic macroeconomic data.

Aussie Higher After RBA Minutes Suggest No Immediate Rate Cut

The Australian dollar rose today after the release of monetary policy meeting minutes that suggested the Reserve Bank of Australia is not planning to cut interest rates once again next month. The currency has trimmed its gains by now, losing them against the Japanese yen completely.

NZ Dollar Weakest During Week of Interest Rate Cuts

The New Zealand dollar ended the week as the weakest among most-traded currencies. The major reason for the poor performance was a larger-than-expected interest rate cut by New Zealand’s central bank, but risk aversion also played a significant part.

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