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Dollar plunges amid trade war tensions

Dollar plunges amid trade war tensions

Good morning, early birds. The Australian dollar has plunged following a horror market day driven by the US-China trade war, and investigators travel to Afghanistan to probe claims of Australian war crimes. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

The falling Aussie dollar protects us from Trump’s economic idiocy

The falling Aussie dollar protects us from Trump’s economic idiocy

It’s a great time to have a lower dollar. But we wouldn't want it to stay too low for too long.

Turnbull needs to take on Trump’s Make America Cheap Again silliness

Turnbull needs to take on Trump’s Make America Cheap Again silliness

Donald Trump's protectionism is doing real damage to our exporters -- something Malcolm Turnbull needs to raise with the Americans.

Business bites: cash rules … RBA’s pools … currency unspools …

Business bites: cash rules … RBA’s pools … currency unspools …

Cash is not dead. And other media tidbits of the day.

Business bites: Hollywood shine … VW’s decline … dollar on the line …

Business bites: Hollywood shine … VW’s decline … dollar on the line …

Leo DiCaprio takes the VW diesel engine scandal to the silver screen. And other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: GDP gloom and monetary moves … prize for dollar rise … gung-ho may go slow …

Business bites: GDP gloom and monetary moves … prize for dollar rise … gung-ho may go slow …

There's little movement in US economy as Australian dollar rises and Kiwis flag possible rate cuts. Plus more business tidbits of the day.

China ‘recovery’ more a dead cat bounce

China ‘recovery’ more a dead cat bounce

The one sector that is not seeing growth is the one most important to Australian mining: housing in China.

The dollar is slowly tightening its grip on Hockey’s forecasts

The dollar is slowly tightening its grip on Hockey’s forecasts

The persistent strength of the dollar threatens to do to Joe Hockey what it did to Wayne Swan - and the stakes are just as high for the government as they were for Labor, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

The five waves that could wipe out the Australian economy this year

The five waves that could wipe out the Australian economy this year

The waves washing over the Australian economy won't wipe us out in themselves. But the convergence of them this year could flood attempts to refloat the economy.

Australia is swaggering, unarmed, in the global currency war

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?