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Phil Dobbie talks to NAB’s Rodrigo Catril about the swap differential with Australian yields – it’s impact on the Aussie dollar and whether it will influence next year’s timetable for the RBA.

The overnight session saw an improvement in risk sentiment with European equities closing in positive territory while US equities are also having a good day so far.

RBA to stick with gradual inflation uplift ahead

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The Australian beef cattle industry has enjoyed a great run over the past couple of years, with the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) hitting a record over 720c/kg in September last year.

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

The key drivers behind NAB’s AUD/USD and AUD cross-rate forecasts

The overnight session saw an improvement in risk sentiment with European equities closing in positive territory while US equities are also having a good day so far.

Two song titles in deference to the untimely death of AC/DC founding member Malcom Young at the weekend at just 64.

Caution remains the main theme in markets with equities softer on both sides of the Atlantic weighed down by the energy and materials sectors amid softer oil and metal prices.

Frankfurt is the town and the great and the good of the global central banking fraternity will be the doing the talking later today at an ECB sponsored conference on central bank communication.

A somewhat bitty, non-descript market offshore on Friday with asset markets not all marching to the same tune.

Equity markets hit a jittery patch overnight with selling seen across Europe and the US.

The RBNZ this morning has left rates on hold at 1.75% but the language has spurred some Kiwi buying.

It’s been a very quiet night for markets, the DXY and BBDXY making some net gains, but more from commodity currency weakness.

RBA to stick with gradual inflation uplift ahead

In the last hour, President Trump has announced that Jerome Powell will be the next Chair of the Fed, as has been widely flagged in recent days. So no surprises there.

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