Australia, NZ dlrs at multi-week lows; PMIs, inflation data in focus

By Swati Pandey SYDNEY, Apr 23 : The Australian and New Zealand dollars loitered around multi-week lows on Monday while bonds skidded as the greenback jerked higher amid rising inflation expectations in the United States. The Australian dollar held at $0.7676 after hitting a two-week trough of $0.7655 on Friday. The currency slipped 1.3 percent […]

Australia, NZ dlrs downbeat on diverging rate outlook

By Swati Pandey and Charlotte Greenfield SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Apr 20 : The Australian and New Zealand dollars hit multi-day lows on Friday and were poised to finish the week in the red as traders wagered interest rates in both countries will remain at record lows for a long time to come. The Australian dollar fell as […]

Dollar supported as US yields hover near 1-month highs

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO, Apr 19 : The dollar was steady against a basket of its peers on Thursday, supported by higher long-term US Treasury yields on improving investor appetite for risk assets, though lingering concerns over US-China trade tensions checked the greenback. The dollar index against a group of six major currencies was flat […]

Australia, NZ dollars mark time ahead of data tests

By Wayne Cole SYDNEY, Apr 18 : The Australian and New Zealand dollars were stuck in neutral on Wednesday as investors counted down to important data releases from both countries that just might end days of aimless range trading. The Aussie dollar was flat at $0.7766 having traded in a 14-tick band all session. Chart […]

Dollar edges up on better risk appetite, upbeat US data

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO, Apr 18 : The dollar edged up on Wednesday, as firm U.S. economic data supported the greenback against the yen and headline risks around U.S.-China trade relations and tensions in the Middle East appeared to take a backseat. The dollar index against a group of six major currencies was a shade […]

Australia, NZ dlrs underwhelmed by mixed China data, cautious RBA

By Wayne Cole and Charlotte Greenfield SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Apr 17 : The Australian and New Zealand dollars flatlined on Tuesday as the latest batch of Chinese data proved frustratingly mixed, though the world second’s largest economy did manage to pip forecasts for growth in the first quarter. The Aussie dollar was 0.2 percent lower at $0.7764, […]