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Wayne Cole

Australia, NZ dlrs veer dangerously close to 2021 lows

Jun 17 2021

SYDNEY, June 18 The Australian and New Zealand dollars were perilously close to their 2021 lows on Friday as the risk of pre-emptive rate hikes from the Federal Reserve threatened the global reflation trade and boosted their U.S. counterpart.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Hawkish Fed fuels dollar, leaves stocks and bonds bruised

Jun 17 2021

LONDON/SYDNEY, June 17 World equities were heading for their biggest fall in weeks on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve startled investors by signalling it might raise interest rates at a much faster pace than assumed, sending bond yields and the dollar sharply higher.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Bonds stung, dollar cheered by sudden hawkish turn at Fed

Jun 17 2021

SYDNEY, June 17 Asian equities touched a three-week low on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve stunned investors by signalling it might raise interest rates at a much faster pace than assumed, sending bond yields and the dollar sharply higher.

Australia, NZ dlrs find cold comfort in hot data after Fed shift

Jun 17 2021

SYDNEY, June 17 The Australian and New Zealand dollars struggled to regain some ground on Thursday as surprisingly strong domestic data softened only a little of the blow from a hawkish turn in U.S. monetary policy.

Surprise surge in Australian jobs to test super-easy monetary policy

Jun 16 2021

SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australian job creation blew past expectations in May as unemployment dived to pre-pandemic lows, a major upside surprise that will test policy makers' commitment to keeping rates at historic lows for another two years or more.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Bonds stung, dollar cheered by sudden hawkish turn at Fed

Jun 16 2021

SYDNEY, June 17 Asian equities fell to a three-week low on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve stunned investors by signalling it might raise interest rates at a much faster pace than assumed, sending bond yields and the dollar sharply higher.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Bonds stung, dollar cheered by sudden hawkish turn at Fed

Jun 16 2021

SYDNEY, June 17 Asian markets looked set for a rough ride on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve stunned investors by signalling it might raise interest rates at a much faster pace than assumed, sending yields and the dollar sharply higher.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia circles the wagons ahead of Fed, oil eyes 2019 high

Jun 16 2021

SYDNEY, June 16 Asian shares retreated slightly on Wednesday with investors wary of any hint of hawkishness from the U.S. Federal Reserve given lofty asset valuations rely so heavily on an endless supply of super-cheap money.

Australia, NZ dlrs on the defensive in case Fed, RBA make policy waves

Jun 15 2021

SYDNEY, June 16 The Australian and New Zealand dollars were on the defensive on Wednesday in case a policy meeting of the Federal Reserve produces even a whisper of stimulus reduction, which could also threaten the recent rally in bonds.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia on tenterhooks for Fed, oil keeps climbing

Jun 15 2021

SYDNEY, June 16 Asian shares were subdued on Wednesday with investors wary of any hint of hawkishness from the U.S. Federal Reserve given lofty asset valuations rely so heavily on an endless supply of super-cheap money.

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