Currency news

Kiwi climbs ahead of US Fed Reserve speech
The New Zealand dollar gained as investors gauge the pace of any interest rates hikes in the US, ahead of speeches by Fed Reserve chair Janet Yellen.
$A falls from six week high
The Australian dollar is falling away from the one month high it reached late in the morning as traders take profits.
Euro pushes higher
A day after hitting a seven-month low against the greenback, the euro pushed up to $1.0634, a 0.6 per cent gain.
$A rallies on RBA meeting, housing data
The Australian dollar has risen after the Reserve Bank kept the cash rate unchanged and the release of very strong building approvals figures.
NZ dollar surges on weak US data
The NZ dollar approaches 67 US cents as US manufacturing data falls to a six-year low and dairy prices rise at auction.
$A above 73 US cents on economic optimism
The Australian dollar has rallied thanks to some strong housing data and an upbeat statement from the Reserve Bank.
$A boosted by China data and RBA
The Australian dollar is higher after the release of better than expected Chinese manufacturing figures and the Reserve Bank left rates on hold.
Upbeat data keeps kiwi flying along
The New Zealand dollar was the winner after a day of upbeat economic data from across Asia saw a continued sell-off in the US dollar.
$A boosted by building approvals figures
The Australian dollar is higher after the release of better than expected building approvals figures and ahead of the RBA's interest rate decision.
Dollar higher as ECB to boost eurozone
The euro has fallen against the US dollar closing at $US1.0566 as the European Central Bank looks to stimulate the eurozone with additional measures.