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Australian Dollar Gains Despite Interest Rate Projections, Unimpressive Economic Data

The Australian gained against most of its major rivals today, with the exception of the euro. News from Australia itself was not particularly supportive, but the currency profited from the positive market sentiment caused by the news from Great Britain.

Australian Dollar Bounces After Two Days of Losses

The Australian dollar rebounded today following two days of losses despite somewhat mixed domestic macroeconomic data. Today’s bounce was not enough to counter yesterday’s decline, though.

Aussie Reacts Negatively to China’s Disappointing Retail Sales

The Australian dollar attempted to rally during the Wednesday’s trading session but fell later. Some market analysts attributed the decline to the worse-than-expected retail sales in China. China’s macroeconomic data often has strong impact on the Australian currency because China is Australia’s biggest trading partner. Economic reports released in Australia itself over the current session were good.

Aussie Unable to Hold onto Gains Caused by Improving Consumer Sentiment

Positive macroeconomic data helped the Australian dollar to rise overnight but the currency has trimmed its gains by now, losing them outright against some of its major peers, including the US dollar and the euro.

Positive Market Sentiment Allows Aussie to Ignore Economic Data

The Australian dollar rallied today despite lackluster macroeconomic data. The currency got support from the positive market sentiment that ignored the latest developments in the US-China trade war.

Australian Dollar Bounces After Intraday Decline

The Australian dollar dipped today following the release of a negative macroeconomic report in Australia but bounced later, trading near or above the opening level against its most-traded rivals by now.

Positive Macroeconomic Data Doesn’t Help Aussie to Rally

Macroeconomic data released in Australia over the trading session was good. But unlike its New Zealand counterpart, the Australian dollar was unable to rally against any of its rivals, though managed to pare losses against some of them.

Australian Dollar Dips Intraday, Rebounds Later

The Australian dollar dipped intraday during the Wednesday’s trading session but has bounced against most of its rivals by now and is trading near the opening level. Today’s macroeconomic data released in Australia was mixed.

Australian Dollar Attempts to Rally, Loses Gains Later

The Australian dollar attempted to rally today as markets were digesting the news about escalation of the trade war between the United States and China. By now, though, the currency has lost most of its gains and is trading near the opening level.

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.

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