THE Australian and New Zealand dollars held firm on their US counterpart on Thursday as the sudden, and unexpected, return of risk appetite helped offset a sharp rise in US bond yields.

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THE dollar edged broadly lower in a quiet market on Wednesday as concerns about a possible US government shutdown offset optimism about progress on tax reform legislation. Analysts said it was...

[SYDNEY] The Australian dollar slipped on Monday on risk aversion after North Korea launched another nuclear test, while the New Zealand dollar stayed near three-month lows ahead of a hotly-contested...

[SYDNEY] The Australian dollar climbed to a one-month high on Wednesday after second quarter construction spending rose the most on record, a surprising outcome that could lift economic growth well...

[SYDNEY] The Australian and New Zealand dollars stumbled to multi-week lows against the Japanese yen on Tuesday, as escalating tensions over North Korea pushed investors to safe harbours.

[SYDNEY] The New Zealand dollar stood near two-month lows on Thursday while its Australian cousin loitered around recent ranges with traders focused on an annual meeting of central bankers.

[SYDNEY] The New Zealand dollar tumbled to a one-week low against its US counterpart and a 3-1/2-month trough on its Australian cousin on Wednesday after the government downgraded its growth outlook...

[SYDNEY] The Australian and New Zealand dollars hardly budged on Tuesday as traders were wary of geopolitical tensions in North Korea and held their bets ahead of an annual gathering of central...