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When do you think the Reserve Bank will resume increasing the Official Cash Rate?

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AUD

US economic recovery continues

Divergent US & European growth profiles re-emerge

Global risk aversion ignores Iraq, Ukraine

Gold price holds gains, oil prices mixed, market volatility low

Gold price at 2-month high

Gold price rockets up 3.5% to record in its single biggest one day rise in 9-months; GBP expected to follow England's fortunes in the World Cup and sell off

Fed meeting sees USD selling pressure

US Federal Reserve slashes economic growth forecast and indicates interest rates will be lower for longer

Australasian currencies come off the boil

USD strength driven by consumer inflation rising at fastest pace in over 12-months

Fantastical prospect of Iran & US alliance

Geo-political intrigue adds to dynamic market sentiment; rising oil prices and negative economic growth impacting the United States

Markets growing nervous

Iraq and Ukraine have markets on edge but price reactions are minimal so far; eyes on US Fed and future rate rise indications

'Rock star' interest rates

RBNZ not taking foot off the rate hike pedal despite falling commodity prices, reduced business confidence and slower house price inflation

All eyes on RBNZ statement for guidance

NZD higher on expectation of hike in OCR; EUR remains under pressure following last weeks ECB interest rate cut

Funds flowing out of Euro

ECB monetary policy sees EUR selling as investors search for higher yields; USD supported by strong data and expectations of Fed raising interest rates