Australian Dollar Also Takes Dive
$A Fuels Inflation Jitters
By Paul Cleary and Corinne Lim
The Australian dollar lost more than US2¢ yesterday in a global currency shake-up that increases the risk of a sharper September quarter inflation spike and boosts the prospect of another interest rate rise later this year.
The dollar's dive to US56.85¢ was fuelled by selling from Japanese investors, according to local traders.
came as currency markets reacted to a sell-off in the euro
on Tuesday night on fears about slower European growth and a
stronger Japanese currency.