Australian Dollar opens the week higher against most major currencies

us dollar bills falling

In short

  1. The Australian dollar rose on Friday night
  2. It has opened higher against the US Dollar (USD), Euro (EUR), British Pound (GBP), Japanese Yen (JPY) and New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
  3. Chinese GDP data out on Friday

AUD to USD exchange rates

Time Open Low High
Today 0.6900
In the last week 0.6850 0.6957
In the last month 0.6841 0.7046

The Australian dollar has opened up agains most major currencies this morning following a strong Friday night.

The move higher in the AUD to USD exchange rate was largely driven by a weaker US dollar. Non Farm Payroll figures came on Friday night. They are a good measure of employment in the US. While the figures did show jobs grown of over 140,000 , it was lower than what was expected which moved the USD slightly lower.

Interestingly, the Australian dollar also moved up against

  • The Euro to above 62 cents
  • The Japanese Yen to above 75.50 from 75
  • The NZ Dollar to above 1.0400
  • The British Pound to open just under 53 pence

This broad based strength in the Aussie dollar signals it could move higher this week.

Up Next

This week there is not a lot of economic data that is expected to have a huge impact on currency markets.


Country Day Event
UK Wednesday Consumer Price Index (CPI)
Eurozone Thursday ECB Meeting Accounts
USA Thursday Retail Sales
China Friday Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
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