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    17. April 27, 2016

      Stocks edge higher on Fed economy update

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    18. April 27, 2016

      Australian dollar hit hard by weak data

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      April 27, 2016

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      Aussie Q1 inflation puts pressure on RBA

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      April 19, 2016

      Aussie dollar hits 10-month high on hint of rates floor

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      The RBA's four letter word

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      April 19, 2016

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      US and European stocks extend gains

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      Australian unemployment at lowest level since 2013

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      April 5, 2016

      RBA decision divides economists

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      April 5, 2016

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      April 4, 2016

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      Australian house prices cooled in 4Q 2015

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