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Trade Balance

The balance of trade (or net exports, sometimes symbolized as NX) is the difference between the monetary value of exports and imports of output in an economy over a certain period. It is the relationship between a nation's imports and exports. A favourable balance of trade is known as a trade surplus and consists of exporting more than is imported; an unfavourable balance of trade is known as a trade deficit or, informally, a trade gap. The balance of trade is sometimes divided into a goods and a services balance.

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Australian dollar - RMB
Global Markets Overview – 4/9/14

By IG Markets

The NASDAQ broke its three-day rout with a 0.9% rise as Google, Facebook and eBay added 2%. The S&P and the Dow also broke its four-day downtrend, which will see support for the broader market, particularly the information technology space. However, ... (Apr 09)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INVESTMENT

Dollar: AUD/USD
Australian Dollar Outlook - 03 March 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar has traded in a narrow range overnight ahead of Thursday's batch of economic news. (Apr 03)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, UNEMPLOYMENT, RETAIL SALES, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL

A picture illustration shows a U.S. dollar bank note and a one Euro coin
Australian Dollar Outlook - 7 March 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar continued its strong run following more positive domestic data yesterday. (Mar 07)

MORE TOPICS: UNEMPLOYMENT, RETAIL SALES, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL, EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Japan's interior minister, Toshimitsu Motegi, (L) investigates a contaminated water tank at Fukushima.
Japan Posts Record Trade deficit, Sluggish Exports Dim Outlook

By Reuters

Japan suffered a record trade deficit in January as a weak yen pushed up the cost of imports and failed to substantially raise exports, suggesting that the trade-reliant economy faces a bumpy ride even as policymakers put on a brave face about the outlook. (Feb 20)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, BANK OF JAPAN

Dollars
Australian Dollar Outlook - February 12, 2014

By IBTimes AU

Australia: The AUD reached its highest level since the 14th of January, following some good domestic data yesterday, while overnight, new Fed Chair Janet Yellen's first address to the House provided few surprises. (Feb 12)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, AUSTRALIA, CHINA, WESTPAC, FTSE, RETAIL, BANK OF ENGLAND

US Federal Reserve stays on track with bond buying
Global Markets Overview - 2/12/14

By IG Markets

Janet Yellen's maiden testimony to House Financial Services Committee may well have come from her predecessor. (Feb 12)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, UNEMPLOYMENT, BEN BERNANKE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

US dollar bills
Australian Dollar Outlook - 14 January 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: Overnight the Australian Dollar has held onto recent gains above USD0.9000 in quiet trade. (Jan 14)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, FEDERAL RESERVE, RETAIL SALES, JAPAN, RETAIL

UK Recovery: Growth to Rise above Pre-Recession Peak in 2014

By IBTimes UK

British Chambers of Commerce lifts growth forecasts, but cautions recovery driven by household consumption not trade. (Dec 12)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, GDP, MORTGAGE, INVESTMENT

Australian Dollar Outlook - December 11, 2013

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar has opened back above USD0.9100 amid recent stronger data out of the US and China. (Dec 10)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CHINA, GERMANY, RETAIL SALES, RETAIL, NEW YORK

Asian Session Notes 12/05/13

By Fx Instructor

AUDUSD Resistance: 0.9055 moderate / 0.9089 minor / 0.9112 moderate Support: 0.9000 psychological / 0.8971 moderate / 0.8942 minor Aussy saw a break of the congestion floor for the past five days following a weaker than expected read in GDP yesterday and speculations of a taper in the US resurfacing. (Dec 05)

MORE TOPICS: GDP