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2017 Planning eGuide

If your business operates internationally, or you make regular international payments, 2016 may have been a challenging year for you. Significant events such as the monumental BREXIT outcome may have affected your profits or cash flow.

What will...

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Only a few forecasters predicted Donald Trump’s win in the US presidential election. Even fewer predicted a massive move higher in global sharemarkets.

Politics and financial markets are often unpredictable. For this reason, many businesses...

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Donald Trump’s win created volatility in markets with the USD strongly higher. This week, market will closely watch these developments.

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With the US election now only one week away, we are hosting a special webinar to help keep you informed about the potential market impact.

So far, the increasing likelihood of a Hillary Clinton win has seen the US dollar strongly higher. What...

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The AUDUSD fell to near five-year lows last week after Australian employment numbers missed their mark ending a two-month streak of strong gains.

The job numbers showed a fall off over 12,000 jobs in January and the unemployment rate rising to...

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The Aussie dollar see-sawed wildly last week as the local currency was battered by historical shifts in markets.

First, of course, was the RBA’s first rate cut in 18 months which saw the AUD plunge by around 2% against the vast majority of...

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The Australian dollar collapsed last week as markets reacted to the huge jump in rate cut expectations seen in bond market trading.

The Australian bond market saw expectations of an RBA rate cut jump to 82% from 7% only 24 hours earlier.

The...

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The Aussie was hard hit last week by the surprise rate cut from the Bank of Canada, which caused commodity currencies to tumble, and the European Central Bank’s new stimulus program, which the USD to gain.

Additionally, bubbling in the...

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The AUD’s recent run higher paused on Friday as the volatility inspired by the Swiss National Bank eased. 

The AUDUSD traded at its highest level in over a month last week as it traded to 0.8295.

The SNB’s decision on Thursday to...

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The Aussie dollar traded at new four-year lows last week after the shock fall in economic growth as measured by GDP (Gross Domestic Product).

In quarterly seasonally adjusted terms, the 0.3% growth was less than half the 0.7% predicted.

The annual...

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The Aussie finished last week under significant pressure – trading at new four-year lows against the US dollar. The Aussie was also sharply lower against other major trading partners. 

The Aussie was weighed down by falling commodity...

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA) recently participated in a webinar run by Western Union Business Solutions in conjunction with Hunt & Hunt Lawyers. The webinar covered the following topics:

  • Introduction to the China FTA (ECA)
  • Key...

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SME Trade Report 2014

Recent Free Trade Agreements with emerging markets such as China and Japan, have created further business opportunities for SMEs, good news given that the majority of businesses surveyed believed that domestic conditions have worsened in the past...

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The AUDUSD traded back towards recent highs in last week trading as markets shrugged off worries about a slowdown in Europe and instead remained focused on positive global economic sentiment.

Last week, markets were generally higher as shares...

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The Australian dollar remained under pressure last week with the AUDUSD finishing the week trading back towards the key four-year lows.

The AUDUSD had a roller-coaster ride as global markets faced heavy selling on concerns about a global slowdown...

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The US dollar’s monster run higher finally came to a screaming halt last week after the greenback lost ground for the first time in 13 weeks.

The greenback’s winning streak has been driven by expectations of higher US interest rates.

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The Australian dollar finished last week at the lowest level against the US dollar since early February as stronger economic news boosted the greenback.

Last week, US GDP was announced as 4.6% in annualised terms in the June quarter, further...

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The Aussie dollar fell to new six-month lows against the greenback last week after the US dollar completed its tenth-straight winning week.

The US dollar has been boosted by expectations that the US Federal Reserve might need to raise interest...

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The Aussie dollar remained under extreme pressure last week after heavy selling sent the AUD to its lowest level versus the USD since March this year.

Last week’s selling was driven by a decisive break below the major support zone at 0.9200...

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It was central banks a-go-go last week with currency markets driven by policy-maker pronouncements and prognostications.

Rather than New York or Tokyo, the financial world's attention moved to the small skiing resort of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

This...

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The Australian dollar slowly drifted higher last week as markets bounced back from the geopolitical frights of the previous few weeks.

Earlier in the month, the AUD had tumbled lower as tensions grew in Ukraine, Gaza and Iraq. This saw share...

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