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Australia is swaggering, unarmed, in the global currency war

The Australian dollar isn’t losing against commodity competitors but manufacturing and service economies. So how long will it last and can anything be done about it?

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Australian dollar shot as currency cold war turns hot

It’s been a wild ride for the Aussie dollar. Here’s one theory as to its recent path — and what’s likely to happen next.

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Koukoulas: is the dollar back on the rise?

Higher commodity prices, looming interest rate hikes and stronger GDP growth point to a rising Aussie dollar in 2014. A return to parity could be on the cards, writes Stephen Koukoulas at Business Spectator.

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Bitcoin creating a decentralised currency

Bitcoin hoarders are making “money” through a new currency, uncoupled from any government. But is it real money? And who benefits?

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Maley: land of the slow-rising yuan

The US has long complained that the yuan is artificially undervalued, giving China’s exporters an unfair cost advantage in world markets, writes Karen Maley.

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Crikey Clarifier: what are the ‘currency wars’?

Brazil isn’t happy — other economies are trying to cut the South American powerhouse’s empanada by artificially devaluing their exchange rate amid an “international currency war”. So how fierce could this so-called war get? And what’s the impact?

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The Economy: Remote services, interest rates and the currency market

Should anyone who chooses to live beyond the natural limits of civilisation be provided with all the benefits of civilisation? An economist’s natural propensity is to say “Let them sort it out themselves”, but in the case of indigenous people caught in a cycle of poverty and ignorance this is not good enough.

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