Jul 18, 2017 admin
“Aussie Aussie Aussie!” you could almost hear the Australian Reserve Bank cheer this month. Tuesday’s release of the RBA minutes put financial markets into a tail spin. Friday night’s US data started the stronger Aussie trend. US inflation failed to impress – showing a second drop in 3 months. Analysts believed that the US Federal Reserve was less likely to push ahead with the removal of stimulus and policy tightening measures; meaning a lower interest rate differential between Australian and US interest rates. The Australian dollar (AUD) dutifully responded, adding 1 cent from ~75.40c US.