Market Update – 9th October 2017 – Strong Economic Data Abroad Weighs On AUD Crosses

AUD is lower across the board this morning following stronger than expected economic data out of the U.S, U.K and Europe which has added further economic wind to the sails of their respective currencies. AUD/USD has consolidated below 0.78 and may be headed lower, while AUD/EUR and AUD/GBP have both lost considerable ground over the past 8-9 months with probably more of the same expected. For those clients importing in EURO or GBP it would certainly be worthwhile looking at some form of hedging arrangement to manage risk of further declines in the Aussie dollar.

There is no economic data released today locally or abroad and there is an addition bank holidays in Japan, the U.S and Canada, so payments to these countries will be delayed one day.


AUD/USD – 0.7772

AUD/GBP – 0.5935

AUD/EUR – 0.6622

AUD/NZD – 1.0997

AUD/JPY – 87.513


Gold – A$1641/oz

Silver –  A$21.64/oz

WTI – US$49.41/barrel


No data today or tonight

Bank holidays for Japan today, US and Canada tonight

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

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