12th August – Daily Currency Market Report


The market in brief:

  • AUD sinks
  • NZD sinks
  • Aust. Business Confidence down
  • PBOC devalue Yuan
  • German ZEW down
  • US Labour Costs down
  • Gold at $1,108 & DJIA 17,405

Market moving events due

  • Chinese Industrial Production
  • UK Unemployment
  • Greek debt vote 




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AUDUSD: The Chinese Central Bank shocked the market with its largest ever devaluation yesterday, dragging the Australian Dollar lower as our exports now become more expensive to them. Domestically Business Confidence took a hit and ensured the local unit kept at the day’s lows. Chinese Industrial Production is our main focus, but unlikely to see a test either side of the range.  

AUDEUR: News that a Greek bail out deal has virtually been agreed to and the local developments here have conspired to push this pair back to lows seen at the end of last month. The Greek Government are set to rubber stamp that this evening. On the charts we have fallen back into the downward trend and may well stay there and the next break will determine direction.

AUDGBP: The Chinese news pushed this pair back to 1 week lows and we spent the rest of the day down there. UK Unemployment numbers this evening are key to deciding whether we retrace or push on. we favour the latter.

AUDNZD: The Tasman Cross dipped as the Yuan’s devaluation will be felt by Australia more, however the move was slight as both tanked versus the Greenback. With no NZ data due until Friday we expect to hold around these levels.  

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