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AUD/USD: RBA optimism yesterday combined with recovering commodity prices have ensured the AUD has marched higher reaching near 1 month highs. The recent poor labour data out of the US is also adding weight to the idea that the Fed will delay the 2015 rate hike and will wait till early next year. The recent gains for the Aussie dollar have propelled us close to a significant resistance level so it may be prudent for importers to take advantage of current rates.
AUD/NZD: Just like their antipodean neighbour the Kiwi has enjoyed a good week and stronger commodities prices combined with expectation that both the Fed and the RBNZ will hold rates at current levels has supported the NZD touching 6 week highs.
AUD/GBP: The UK economy continues to gain momentum with recent manufacturing and industrial production both beating expectations. As is the case across the board Sterling is benefiting from market sentiment that that the Fed hike will not happen until 2016. The BOE meeting tomorrow could signal a growing number of MPC members calling for a UK rate hike so both importers and exporters should call us to discuss target levels.
AUD/EUR: The EUR has edged lower as rumours emerge that the EU will look to increase QE further and the fallout from the VW saga and anticipation that other major car manufacturers will be exposed burdens the common currency.
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