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Exchange Rates updated 16/12/2017 10:31:38 a.m.

United States

USD/GBP 0.7495
USD/EUR 0.8497
USD/AUD 1.3072
USD/NZD 1.4291
USD/JPY 112.6041
USD/CAD 1.2876
USD/SGD 1.3475
USD/CHF 0.9888
USD/HKD 7.8105
USD/THB 32.5090
USD/ZAR 13.0813
USD/DKK 6.3320
USD/SEK 8.4947

Rates are indicative only and indicate a midpoint between buy and sell prices


All Ord 6096
DOW 24563
FTSE 7504
NZSE 8323


Gold 1255
Oil 57



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The Fed raised rates, as expected, while indicating there will be at least three more rate rises in the coming year. The picture painted of the US economy is bullish in the extreme. Tax cuts are expected to give the US economy a massive injection to an already strong economy. The ECB followed, by leaving QE in place, for the foreseeable future. This was despite large economic reviews on the upside. The ECB expects GDP to improve to 2.4% for 2017, while 2018 is anticipating a rate of 2.3%, while inflation creeps north. The Bank of England left rates unchanged, in an effort to combat any disruptions caused by 'Brexit', although maintained future rises are on the cards. UK inflation is on the rise, rising to a 5 year high, putting pressure on the Central Bank. The EUR trades 1.1770, ignoring the lack of central bank action, while the GBP hit 1.3430. The Dollar is in retreat and this was reflected across the currency front. The NZD attempts to regain 0.7000, while the AUD rebounded to 0.7670, boosted by strong local employment numbers. Markets now focus on the passage of tax reform in the US leading in to Christmas.


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