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Wayne Cole

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares subdued, dollar supported as sterling suffers

Jul 17 2019

* Oil prices nurse losses on supply data, mixed messages on Iran

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares subdued, dollar benefits as sterling suffers

Jul 16 2019

* Oil prices nurse losses on supply data, mixed messages on Iran

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares slip, dollar gains as sterling slides

Jul 16 2019

SYDNEY, July 17 Asian shares drifted lower on Wednesday after a lacklustre performance by Wall Street, while the dollar got a lift from robust U.S. retail data and a Brexit-driven dive in the pound.

Australian economy stuck in sub-par growth, but to dodge recession: Reuters poll

Jul 14 2019

SYDNEY Australia may be destined for another two years of sub-par economic growth as debt-laden households keep their wallets shut tight, though analysts are hopeful lower interest rates and tax handouts would help it dodge a recession.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares count on Powell to stay accommodative

Jul 10 2019

SYDNEY, July 10 Asian shares pulled ahead on Wednesday while rising Treasury yields lifted the dollar as investors waited anxiously to hear if the world's most powerful central banker would confirm or confound expectations for U.S. easing this month.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares cautious in case Powell closes rate door

Jul 09 2019

SYDNEY, July 10 Asian shares turned mixed on Wednesday while rising Treasury yields lifted the dollar as markets wondered if the world's most powerful central banker would confirm or confound expectations for U.S. policy easing this month.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia cautious as everything rides on dovish Powell

Jul 09 2019

SYDNEY, July 10 Asian shares inched ahead on Wednesday while higher Treasury yields lifted the dollar as markets wondered if the world's most powerful central banker would confirm or confound expectations for U.S. policy easing this month.

Australian banking regulator raises bank capital buffers by less than expected

Jul 09 2019

SYDNEY Australia's main financial regulator on Tuesday said it had decided to lift the capital buffer for banks by less than originally proposed, a win for institutions that had argued the targets were too onerous.

Aussie, NZ dollars to chill out as Fed feels the heat: Reuters poll

Jul 04 2019

SYDNEY The Australian and New Zealand dollars may have finally hit bottom if analysts prove prescient in the latest Reuters poll, as bets on aggressive U.S. policy easing bail both currencies out of a tight spot.

Australia's export boom boosts government's fiscal firepower

Jul 02 2019

SYDNEY Australia extended its record run of trade surpluses in May as stellar prices for the country's top export earner, iron ore, showered the government with more cash to revive a slowing economy even as it pursues fiscal discipline.

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