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Australian retail sales fall again in September, but outlook firm

22 Oct 2020

SYDNEY Australian retail sales fell 1.5% in September from the month before, initial estimates showed, although a solid rise in quarterly sales on a year ago still augered well for an economy facing its worst downturn in a generation, analysts said.

HSBC, Australia's Queensland buy 'credits' to protect Great Barrier Reef

21 Oct 2020

SYDNEY Australia's Queensland state and HSBC said on Thursday they will make a "world-first investment" to protect the world-heritage listed Great Barrier Reef which is suffering from extensive coral bleaching events.

Australia, New Zealand dollars rise on U.S. stimulus hopes

21 Oct 2020

USYDNEY The Australian dollar rose on Wednesday after four straight sessions of losses took it to a three-week trough while its New Zealand peer was also slightly firmer as optimism over a pre-election U.S. fiscal stimulus powered risk assets.

Australia, NZ dollars rise on U.S. stimulus hopes

21 Oct 2020

SYDNEY, Oct 21 The Australian dollar rose on Wednesday after four straight sessions of losses took it to a three-week trough while its New Zealand peer was also slightly firmer as optimism over a pre-election U.S. fiscal stimulus powered risk assets.

UPDATE 1-Australian retail sales fall again in Sept, but outlook firm

21 Oct 2020

* Sales expected to rise as Victoria eases restrictions (Recasts, adds economist comment, background)

Australia central bank discussed case for further easing in Oct - minutes

20 Oct 2020

SYDNEY Australia's central bank discussed the possibility of further monetary easing at its October board meeting, including cutting the cash rate towards zero and buying longer-dated government bonds, minutes of its most recent meeting showed on Tuesday.

UPDATE 1-Australia c.bank discussed case for further easing in Oct - minutes

20 Oct 2020

SYDNEY, Oct 20 Australia's central bank discussed the possibility of further monetary easing at its October board meeting, including cutting the cash rate towards zero and buying longer-dated government bonds, minutes of its most recent meeting showed on Tuesday.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian markets jump on vaccine, U.S. aid hopes; China data caps gains

19 Oct 2020

SYDNEY, Oct 19 Asian markets advanced toward a recent 2-1/2-year peak on Monday powered by hopes of a U.S. fiscal package and expectations of a coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year, though gains were held back by weaker-than-expected Chinese economic data.

Australia central bank seen cutting rates, expanding bond buying in November: Reuters poll

19 Oct 2020

SYDNEY Australia's central bank is expected to cut key rates to a historic low of 0.1% at its monthly policy meeting next month, a majority of economists polled by Reuters showed, as it looks to boost jobs and economic growth.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian markets jump on vaccine, U.S. aid hopes; gains capped by China data

19 Oct 2020

SYDNEY, Oct 19 Asian markets advanced toward a recent 2-1/2-year peak on Monday powered by hopes of a U.S fiscal package and expectations of a coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year, though weaker-than-expected Chinese data capped gains.

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