Market Update – 21st April 2017 – Aussie Finds Some Stability Ahead of French Elections

The Aussie dollar has stabilised somewhat over the past 24 hours with the Aussie trading at near identical levels to this time yesterday morning. The only exception to that is Aussie/Kiwi which is up around 1%. Equities and commodities also performed quite well overnight. The strongest performer being the French CAC (up nearly 1.5%) as a result perhaps of optimism that the left leaning Macron will win the French Presidential Elections held this weekend. U.K retail sales are the only major data release tonight.


GBP – Retail Sales at 6.30pm


AUD/USD – 0.7469

AUD/GBP – 0.5820

AUD/EUR – 0.6966

AUD/NZD – 1.0705

AUD/JPY – 81.736

***Above rates are indicative wholesale rates and intended as a guide only***

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