Market Update – 19th December 2018 – AUD Finishes Overnight Session Unchanged

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RBA Minutes released yesterday showed that the RBA is not overly concerned about the global economy but did note that the U.S/China trade standoff had softened growth somewhat in most advanced economies. Locally the RBA noted that GDP, wages growth and other indicators appear to be ticking along at around their forecasts.

No other economic data was released yesterday or overnight and with equities markets in the U.S flat the AUD finished the overnight session more or less unchanged. Aussie equities look set to open around 1% lower though as U.S equities futures have turned negative after the bell to the tune of around half a percent.

UK CPI is due out this evening.


AUD/USD – 0.7154

AUD/GBP – 0.5641

AUD/EUR – 0.6290

AUD/NZD – 1.0443

AUD/JPY – 80.536

USD/BTC – $3,516


All Ords (XAO) – 5,661

Gold – A$1,738/oz

Silver –  A$20.39/oz

WTI – US$46.35/barrel


GBP – CPI at 8.30pm

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