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  • Australian Dollar Outlook – December 5, 2014Australian Dollar Outlook – December 5, 2014

    December 05 2014 10:45 AM

    The Australian Dollar made new four year lows last night amid expectations of interest rate cuts early next year.

  • Lloyds Of London Estimates $600 Million Hit On Insurance Industry Over MH Jets & Rebel Seizure Of Libya AirportLloyds Of London Estimates $600 Million Hit On Insurance Industry Over MH Jets & Rebel Seizure Of Libya Airport

    September 26 2014 8:21 AM

    The global insurance industry is bracing itself for a $600 million hit for 2014 in the aftermath of the two Malaysia Airlines tragedies and the seizure by rebels of the Tripoli airport in Libya.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook -07 July 2014Australian Dollar Outlook -07 July 2014

    July 07 2014 11:25 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar opens this morning little changed from Friday's levels as trading was very quiet due to the US Independence Day holiday.

  • Global Markets Overview – July 7, 2014Global Markets Overview – July 7, 2014

    July 07 2014 9:45 AM

    With US markets having been closed on Friday, there are very limited leads for the region to work off this morning. Risk currencies have gotten off to a relatively flat start to the week, which is a firm indicator that nothing much has changed sentiment-wise as of Friday. Perhaps something to focus on is the weakness we saw in European trade after a disappointing German factory orders reading. This saw the major European bourses lose ground, apart from the FTSE which was relatively flat for the ...

  • Australian Dollar Outlook -03 July 2014Australian Dollar Outlook -03 July 2014

    July 03 2014 10:57 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar has retreated from the 0.9500 level of yesterday after a poorer than expected trade deficit figure pushed our local currency down.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday June 6, 2014

    June 06 2014 1:18 PM

    The Australian sharemarket is rising for the first time in four trading days, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) up 0.4 per cent or 19.7pts to 5,438.8. U.S. stocks finished at record highs ahead of the May jobs report this evening. This is arguably the most highly anticipated piece of data to be released this week.

  • Global Markets Overview – June 2, 2014

    June 02 2014 9:18 AM

    US equities extended their gains on Friday, with the S&P printing yet another record high of 1924. Once again the S&P closed at the highs of the session and this is a positive sign heading into the new week. There are plenty of key events on the economic calendar this week that could really set up equities for solid gains. Firstly, we've already seen positive signs from China's manufacturing PMI reading. We also have the ECB policy decision, which is widely tipped to deliver stimulus. Whil...

  • Google Inc. Topples Apple Inc. as Top Holding and World’s Most Valuable Brand

    May 23 2014 3:42 PM

    Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) toppled Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) as top holding of hedge funds and as world’s most valuable brand

  • Tennis Superstars Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, Venus and Serena Williams Before They Made It Big [VIDEO]Tennis Superstars Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, Venus and Serena Williams Before They Made It Big [VIDEO]

    April 11 2014 2:32 PM

    Before Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, and Venus and Serena Williams made it big, they were a bunch of amateur players too.

  • Global Markets Overview – 4/3/14

    April 03 2014 10:25 AM

    Macro data is back on the table as we look to round out the first week of trading in April. Overnight the ADP non-farm payrolls data was released and showed payrolls in the US were boosted by 191,000 in the month of March, compared with 178,000 in February. This was below the market consensus of 195,000, but on the whole it does show that the US winter issues are melting.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - February 5, 2014

    February 05 2014 12:23 PM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar rises above 0.8900 on Reserve Bank comments.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - February 3, 2014

    February 03 2014 11:51 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar fell to 0.8700 on Friday night amid weaker equity markets and a generally negative tone in the financial markets due to some recent disappointing earnings results but has recovered and starts this week at a higher level.

  • Australian Industry Group Seeks 15% More Skilled Foreign Workers to Boost Country’s Economy

    January 14 2014 9:23 AM

    Australia may be shutting tighter its door to economic asylum seekers, but the country should open its door wider to skilled migrant workers for it to improve the national economy.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - December 4, 2013

    December 04 2013 3:07 PM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian dollar has moved above US 0.9100 in preparation for key American economic data releases.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 06 September 2013

    September 06 2013 12:47 PM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar has retreated from its recent highs as the G20 meeting begins in St. Petersburg and financial markets await the most recent US jobs data tonight.

  • Following the Money

    August 23 2013 5:44 PM

    Australia's corporate behemoths are publishing results left right and centre. It's tough to know what to make of the deluge of information, and there's a lot of shuffling going on. But a few clear trends are emerging.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 07 August 2013

    August 07 2013 12:07 PM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The RBA delivered probably one of the most widely foreshadowed interest rate cuts yesterday afternoon as the cash rate fell to 2.50% but removed their easing bias which saw the AUD appreciate after the announcement.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 05 July 2013

    July 05 2013 10:48 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar has traded higher after announcements from the Bank of England (BoE) and the European Central Bank (ECB) pushed major European share markets higher.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 7/3/13

    July 03 2013 10:20 AM

    The Australian Dollar has remained reasonably steady overnight following some more US Dollar strength for a variety of reasons.

  • Global Markets Overview - 7/3/13

    July 03 2013 10:07 AM

    Once more choppy trade is defining the start of the new financial year.The US and Europe both suffered from low volume trading and sporadic price action last night, as both sides of the Atlantic slip into the red for the first time this week.