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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Low Fed rate expectations depress dollar, boost European currencies
    moved hand in hand with investor enthusiasm for emerging market assets The currencies of Canada Brazil Australia and Switzerland have all seen gains in the last year The franc is up nearly 16 percent the Aussie dollar has gained over 13 percent the real climbed almost 9 percent and the loonie notched a 7 5 percent gain In addition the European Central Bank has been noticeably more hawkish on inflation under the stewardship of Jean Claude Trichet than Benjamin Bernanke s Federal Reserve Given the emergency level of G7 rates the fragility of the financial sector in Europe and the US and the numerous economic and geopolitical uncertainties the ECB is playing a long game primarily to ensure that as and when it wishes to tighten policy markets will not be shocked Marc Ostwald of Monument Securities told the Financial Times in an interview Inflation is starting to tick up the FT reported which has some observers looking for a rate increase in the relatively near future The fact remains that eurozone consumer price inflation is still at a 27 month high and set to rise further in the near term due to the spike in oil prices as well as elevated commodity and food prices Howard Archer of IHS Global Insight told the financial paper The next ECB policy meeting will take place on Thursday March 3 Though the bank is expected to keep rates steady one of its governing council members Mario Draghi has stated that the rising rate of inflation is pushing central banks around the world to pay more attention to currency stability A rising euro could strain exporters in Germany France and other nations within the fold of the common currency just as the rising Swiss franc has troubled Nestle and other Swiss companies It could be good news for American companies which may see their sales to European and Asian clients rise However firms should always be aware of the risks of shifting currencies which are highly sensitive to political upheaval volatility in the equity capital and commodity markets and regulatory changes Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts U S economy slowed Fed set to act to boost it but stops short Policy makers with the central bank of the U S are set to ease monetary policy as a strategy of enh Canadian dollar climbs after U S Fed officials endorse low interest rates Officials with the U S Federal Reserve noting interest rates will remain low as a strategy to bolst Yen climbs against rival currencies as pivotal European elections await The value of the Japanese yen advanced against its top rival currencies on Friday as the Pacific Rim Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U

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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Aussie, Kiwi climb after election of Abe in Japan
    Bank of Australia in Sydney told the news source on Monday The RBA minutes are likely to put a little bit of downward pressure on the Aussie because they re likely to indicate the RBA is still open to further easing Officials with the Bank of Japan are scheduled to convene later this week and anticipations are for the bank to intervene The Wall Street Journal reports the Aussie was minimally changed against the U S dollar on Monday despite the strong performance against the yen Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Aussie Kiwi benefit from Japanese stimulus announcement South Pacific monetary units climbed in value on Wednesday against the Japanese yen after the centra Aussie Kiwi lose value against greenback as Greek election nears South Pacific currencies lost value against the U S dollar on Wednesday as worries grow about the s Aussie Kiwi climb against counterparts South Pacific dollars gained in value on Wednesday against most of their major rivals Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news Ireland Italy Japan JPY MXN New Zealand Portugal Spain United Kingdom

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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Aussie, Kiwi climb after strong Chinese data released
    senior currency strategist Sean Callow with Westpac told The Wall Street Journal People were thinking the Aussie was due for more of a correction The Aussie pushed to its top value in 90 days against the U S dollar earlier this week after the U S Federal Reserve announced its monetary easing will continue The economic data about China benefited the Aussie since the two nations share strong relations for trade and commerce The Wall Street Journal reports Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Aussie Kiwi climb against dollar following release of stronger Chinese data China s stronger than projected industrial production and retail sales proved to be beneficial the A Aussie Kiwi climb amid strong U S economic data South Pacific currencies achieved their highest values in 12 weeks against the world s reserve curre Aussie Kiwi perform strong after manufacturing data South Pacific currencies gained in value on Wednesday propelled by news about strong manufacturing Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news Ireland Italy Japan JPY MXN New Zealand Portugal Spain United Kingdom United States USD Archive 2012

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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Aussie is too high, central bank deputy governor says
    to Bloomberg In response to this interest rates are lower than they otherwise would be to offset some of the effects of an uncomfortably high exchange rate The second highest official with the central bank of Australia said the data is important to watch during the next several months and years ETF Trends reports conjecture is spreading about the nation backing off its economy boosting program of monetary stimulus Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Loonie sinks as central bank governor heads to Bank of England The value of the monetary unit of Canada dropped from its two month highs against the U S dollar on Loonie falls against rivals as central bank governor says he might reduce outlook The governor of the Bank of Canada pulled down the value of the Canadian dollar on Tuesday against r Inflation to slow in Mexico this quarter central bank chief says The third quarter of 2012 will see a reduced pace of inflation and economic development and growth t Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news Ireland Italy Japan JPY MXN New

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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Aussie climbs after central bank cuts interest rates
    Jonathan Cavenagh with Westpac Banking Corp in Singapore told the news source In the near term we see the Aussie dollar hitting 1 05 The gains to the Aussie are a welcome change after three consecutive days of losses The New Zealand dollar tracked the Aussie s upward drive The Australian reports the top official with the Australian Industry Group said the high value of the dollar is of concern to the business sector Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Loonie climbs against greenback after central banks leaves interest rates at 1 percent The central bank of Canada keeping its interest rate at 1 percent on Tuesday prompted the nation s m Loonie falls as central bank repeats need to increase interest rates The value of the monetary unit of Canada dropped Wednesday as the central bank emphasized the need t Loonie climbs after central bank leaves interest rate intact Policy makers with the central bank of Canada opted to leave the interest rate at 1 percent on Thurs Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news Ireland Italy Japan JPY

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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Aussie falls after retail data underwhelms
    in disappointingly flat senior trader Tim Waterer with CMC told the news source The Chinese numbers of late could be considered to be a saviour of sorts which is helping the market to retain recent gains As the central bank of Australia prepares to convene on Tuesday all eyes will be focusing on whether the body changes interest rates Bloomberg reports the Aussie also is sensitive to developments regarding U S political leaders negotiations about the fiscal cliff Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Retail sales data drives Aussie higher The value of the monetary unit of Australia grew against the U S dollar on Monday as a consequence Dollar rises amid strong retail sales data The U S dollar appreciated versus various currencies on March 13 as market participants responded Aussie Kiwi climb after strong Chinese data released South Pacific monetary units gained in value against the U S dollar on Friday after having kicked o Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news Ireland Italy Japan JPY MXN New Zealand Portugal Spain United Kingdom United States USD Archive 2012

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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Aussie drives to two-month high after Greek pact
    of currency research Callum Henderson with Standard Chartered told the news source on Tuesday At the margin this is good news for higher yielding currencies Greece is now set to receive the euro equivalent of 45 billion in loan money which is likely to be disbursed next month Analysts told The Sydney Morning Herald that the Australian dollar is poised to preserve its strength in the aftermath of euro zone ministers reaching an agreement regarding Greece Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Retail sales data drives Aussie higher The value of the monetary unit of Australia grew against the U S dollar on Monday as a consequence Aussie drives toward second consecutive weekly gains The monetary unit of Australia was driving toward a second straight week of gains on Friday propell Euro drops from six week high due to Greek uncertainty The euro dropped 1 percent from a six week high against the dollar and fell to a four and a half mon Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news Ireland Italy Japan JPY MXN New Zealand Portugal Spain United

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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Aussie pulled down by slumping business index
    news source Commodity prices are well off their highs from earlier on in the year and last year The Aussie is vulnerable to the downside From September to October a business confidence index fell from zero to minus 1 according to National Australia Bank which based its data on a survey administered upon more than 400 companies during the second half of last month The Wall Street Journal reports the business index in Australia dropped to the lowest level in more than three years Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Western Union to Acquire Travelex Global Business Payments Western Union today announced it has signed an agreement with Travelex Holdings Limited to acquire t Announcing the Launch of Western Union Business Solutions Western Union Launches Western Union Business Solutions Western Union Business Solutions to Introduce Electronic Wallet for Small Businesses Bringing Simplicity to Global B2B Payments Service supported by hyperWALLET to be Offered in U S Canada Early in 2012 ENGLEWOOD Colo Octo Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news Ireland Italy Japan JPY MXN New Zealand Portugal Spain United

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/Aussie-pulled-down-by-slumping-business-index.aspx (2012-12-22)
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