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Reports China is blocking the import of Australian coal into its Dalian port hit the Aussie dollar hard with no sign of recovery just yet.

Have the Fed clarified its position after an apparent U-turn at their last meeting?

Year of the Pig brings an uncertain outlook

The US dollar is a little weaker this morning as the deadline for US tariffs on Chinese goods looms.

Markets are speculating whether the US will impose tariffs on car imports from Europe.

Could Trump’s declaration of an emergency to fund his wall have consequences for the markets?

US private placements to stay a step ahead of the funding options pack for Australian corporate borrowers

The bigger picture – A global and Australian economic perspective.

Markets have been choppy on the back of surprisingly poor retail numbers from the US.

The NZ dollar jumped 1.7 percent yesterday after the RBNZ indicated they weren’t expected to change rates till 2021.

It’s looking likely the 1 March deadline for higher Chinese tariffs will be pushed back on the hope of progress on trade talks next month.

The US dollar is now sitting at its strongest level of 2019 in DXY terms.

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