INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

Two weeks ago, we wrote on the outlook for the AUD from our Head of FX Strategy, Ray Attrill highlighting the expected move of the AUD/USD into the US$0.70-0.75 cent range.

It’s been a night marked by a suicide bomb explosion in Times Square, an event that thankfully inflicted very contained damage to individuals and even less to market stability.

Reduced government funding and a growing population are forcing local councils to find alternative funding for public assets and community projects. NAB has already started filling the gap, with new mechanisms opening up funding sources usually closed to small lenders.

If it wasn’t for Friday’s US labour market data, Lionel Richie’s “All night long” would have been a great option for a title today, highlighting PM May’s sleepless effort to strike a deal about a deal with the EU.

Tom Petty described The Waiting as a song about waiting for your dreams and not knowing if they will come true.

After the AUD rollercoaster of the past two days, there’s been some follow-on selling of the AUD overnight.

The USD is stronger against most currencies and the AUD has given back all of yesterday’s gains amid overnight softness in metal prices.

My colleague and Markets Today co-conspirator Tapas Strickland has to date had a monopoly on Rhianna songs, but since he’s just arrived at NAB in London to spend time gaining international experience, I figure the Barbadian songstress catalogue is now fair game for use by the rest of us (not that there are many of her songs left to choose from).

The month that was for the AUD. The key events in November 2017 that impacted the AUD/USD.

Summer has begun in Australia today, it’s Friday and we have had a risk positive night.

Nothing like starting the day with some good old Australian hip hop. Funkroar 2011 hit “it’s all good (very good)” nicely captures the key upbeat message from Fed Chair Yellen appearance before Congress alongside the better than expected US and EU economic data.

The connection of Eastern Australia to global LNG markets has seen domestic prices face a wild year.

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