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Australian dollar tipped to fall further

A more aggressive US Federal Reserve has pushed some economists and currency strategists to revise their outlook for the Australian dollar lower, in a potential blow to consumers already battling rapidly rising prices.

  • Michael Read

Three things Labor must do to fight inflation

For everyone’s sake, the Labor government needs to shore up the Reserve Bank in fighting this battle

  • The AFR View

ASX to edge down as Fed mulls mega rise

Australian shares are poised to dip at the open on Monday with buyers hesitant in a week of heavy central bank moves, including the US Federal Reserve.

  • Emma Rapaport

Commodity boom outruns Australian dollar

The commodity boom has lifted the profits of resource companies, but the Australian dollar remains under pressure, challenging the relationship between the two.

  • Emma Rapaport


RBA takes ‘big step’ towards digital currency pilot

The RBA invited proposals to work with it and the new Digital Finance Cooperative Research Centre on potential use cases for a CBDC in Australia.

  • James Eyers


Recession fears unleash panic in commodity markets

Oil plunged below $US100 and the $A fell to a two-year low amid fears a sharp economic downturn will whack demand for raw materials.

  • Updated
  • Alex Gluyas

Australian dollar caught between duelling forces

The median forecaster in The Australian Financial Review’s quarterly survey expects the currency to appreciate to US72¢ by the end of this year and US74¢ by June 2023.

  • Vesna Poljak

Wall St ends first day of third quarter with relief rally

Wall Street rallied to close higher on Friday in light trading, with investors heading into the long holiday weekend and embarking on the second half of year looking for the next market-moving catalyst.

  • Updated


Bond markets are challenging traders, says veteran ANZ head of markets

Shayne Collins says some of ANZ traders weren’t even born when the bond market last crashed. But he says the focus is on the franchise not big bets.

  • Jonathan Shapiro

Ray Dalio’s $300m safe haven bet in Australia’s Riverina

The safe haven bet for the founder of the world’s biggest hedge fund, Ray Dalio, is inflation-indexed assets – and Australian farmland.

  • Matthew Cranston


How the rampant $US is wrecking the global economy

Rapid-fire interest rate rises in the US are causing headaches all over the world, triggering financial market volatility and currency weakness.

  • Updated
  • Enda Curran and Amelia Pollard

‘Toxic global brew’ could intensify Australian dollar’s demise

Strategists warn that the local currency has further to fall due to uncertainty about China’s virus resurgence and the rallying US dollar.

  • Updated
  • Alex Gluyas


Currency market chaos lifts US dollar to 20-year high

The US dollar index vaulted to a two-decade high, while the yen dived to its lowest level since 2002, after the Bank of Japan doubled down on its yield curve control.

  • Updated
  • Alex Gluyas

Stronger A$ in sight before key inflation data

Traders may pivot back towards the Aussie after the March-quarter CPI report on Wednesday gives a better idea on when the Reserve Bank will start raising rates.

  • Melissa Cheok and Michael Wilson

Even your skincare will be more expensive soon

Supply chain issues, disrupted freight and lockdowns have left skincare businesses paying more for ingredients - meaning you may pay more soon, too.

  • Lauren Sams

Investors increasingly fear a debt crisis in emerging markets

There are concerns that rising US interest rates with a stronger dollar, and soaring food and energy prices, could trigger trouble.

  • Karen Maley

How to stop inflation getting away with your wealth

Experts recommend a carefully targeted portfolio including commodities and firms with pricing power to help avoid negative returns and loss of purchasing power.

  • Tony Featherstone

Aussie dollar rally could provide margin relief for stocks

Australian equities could receive a boost from the local currency’s rise and the federal budget, despite the prospect of higher interest rates.

  • Alex Gluyas

Economists say commodity craze will push Aussie dollar higher

Economists predict elevated energy prices, the prospect of higher interest rates and strong global growth will underpin the Australian dollar in 2022.

  • Updated
  • Cecile Lefort


Rallying Aussie dollar defies war turbulence

The local currency rose above US75¢ to reach its highest level since November as a surge in the prices of Australian exports bolsters the country’s trade position.

  • Alex Gluyas