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Analysts nudge up forecasts for Aussie dollar, kiwi already ahead: Reuters poll

06 Dec 2019

SYDNEY Analysts have nudged up their forecasts for the Australian dollar as the currency proves resilient to global trade uncertainty and poor economic news at home, though the risk of radical policy easing looms for next year.

Australia retail sales stagnate, exports skid in bleak start to fourth-quarter

05 Dec 2019

SYDNEY Australian retailers had it tough in October as skittish consumers chose to hoard any windfall from lower interest rates and tax rebates, likely heralding another quarter of disappointment for the economy.

Australian retail sales stagnate in bleak start to Q4

05 Dec 2019

SYDNEY, Dec 5 Australian retailers had it tough in October as skittish consumers chose to hoard any windfall from lower interest rates and tax rebates, likely heralding another quarter of disappointment for the economy.

Australian economy stuck in slow lane as consumers stamp on brakes

04 Dec 2019

SYDNEY Australia's economy struggled last quarter as cash-strapped consumers refused to spend, even going so far as saving a tax give-away that had been touted by the government as a major fiscal boost.

Australia's central bank holds rates as it weighs past cuts

03 Dec 2019

SYDNEY Australia's central bank left interest rates at record lows on Tuesday as it waits for the three cuts already delivered to gain traction in a sluggish economy, though markets are wagering more easing will ultimately be needed.

Australian home prices jump most in 16 years, rest of economy lags

02 Dec 2019

SYDNEY Australian home prices rose at the fastest pace in 16 years in November as record-low interest rates and looser lending standards turned bust into boom, though other economic news out on Monday was not nearly as upbeat.

Australian home prices race higher in November -CoreLogic

02 Dec 2019

SYDNEY, Dec 2 Australian home prices rose at a breakneck pace in November as record-low interest rates and looser lending standards fuelled demand in a sector that has gone from bust to boom since mid-year.

Australian Q3 business investment flatlines as recovery proves elusive

28 Nov 2019

SYDNEY, Nov 28 Australian business investment flatlined last quarter as gains in mining and manufacturing were offset by weakness elsewhere, frustrating hopes for a long-awaited and much-needed pick up in spending.

Australia's central bank does not expect to take QE plunge

26 Nov 2019

* Says rates would need to be at 0.25% to start QE, from 0.75% now

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares find footing as mood swings on trade

25 Nov 2019

SYDNEY, Nov 25 Asian shares staged a cautious rally on Monday as investors dared to hope for some progress in the endless Sino-U.S. trade dispute, while the outperformance of recent U.S. economic data gave the dollar a leg up on its peers.

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