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Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve System (also known as the Federal Reserve, and informally as the Fed) is the central banking system of the United States. It was created in 1913, with the enactment of the Federal Reserve Act, and was largely a response to prior financial panics and bank runs, the most severe of which being the Panic of 1907. Over time, the roles and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve System have expanded and its structure has evolved. Events such as the Great Depression were some of the major factors leading to changes in the system.

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New Zealand Dollar
New Zealand Sets Record Number of Migrants; NZ Dollar Rises Amid US Economy Uncertainties

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand has set a new record for the highest number of migrants flocking to the country for the year ended Sept. 30. (Oct 21)

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European Central Bank
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning October 21, 2013

By Comsec

European shares fell on Monday, trimming gains made in the previous session. German software maker SAP fell 5.8% after cutting its full-year profit outlook. The news hit the tech sector with the STOXX 600 Technology sector falling 2. German sportswear firm Adidas rose 3. (Oct 21)

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Australian Stock Market Report – Midday October 17, 2014

By Comsec

Global markets finished mixed overnight with investors shrugging off earnings results from Google, Goldman Sachs and Netflix together with better than expected economic news on jobless claims and industrial production. (Oct 17)

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European Central Bank
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning October 15, 2015

By Comsec

European shares recovered in late trade on Tuesday, after hitting an eight-month low earlier in the session. The better earnings results out of the US and rally in US equities prompted the turnaround. Earlier concerns about euro zone growth weighed on markets. (Oct 15)

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n office worker walks past an Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) window showing the main losses for the day in central Sydney July 23, 2012. Australian shares slumped 1.7 percent on Monday, the biggest one-day fall in seven weeks, as investors fled from
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon October 10, 2014

By Comsec

Local shares extended their losses after lunch, falling for the fourthtime this week and hitting a fresh eight-month low. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) slumped by 2 per cent, slipping below 5200.0 for the first time since February and making it the worst session of the year. (Oct 10)

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Australian Stock Market Report – Morning October 10, 2014

By Comsec

In the US, new claims for unemployment insurance fell by 1,000 in the latest week to 287,000, below forecasts for a result near 294,000. Wholesale sales fell 0.7% in August (forecast +0.7%) while inventories rose by 0.3% (forecast 0. (Oct 10)

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Office workers are reflected as they walk past the Australian Securities Exchange building in central Sydney April 8, 2011. Singapore Exchange Ltd has terminated its $8 billion bid for Australia's ASX Ltd after the Australian government formally rejected
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon October 7, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket staged an impressive comeback this afternoon, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) closing just 0.2 per cent lower. Putting this recovery in context, local shares were slumping by as much as 1. (Oct 07)

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Housing
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning September 23, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data, existing home sales fell by 1.8% to a 5.05 million annualised rate in August, short of forecasts tipping sales near 5.20 million. And the national activity index fell from 0.39 to minus 0.21 in August. (Sep 23)

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Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond greets Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott outside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, in central London
Australia Meet Of G20 Ministers Makes Recipe For Economic Growth: Peeved US Asks EU To Step Up Demand Urgently

By IBTimes AU

In G20, a common solution for economic ills looks untenable as member states have varied rates for growth and slowdown. (Sep 22)

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Australian Dollar Outlook - 18 September 2014

By IBTimes AU

The AUD had been losing ground during the night, then after the FOMC statement it fell from 0.9020 to 0.8950 levels (Sep 18)

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