Glenda Kwek

Glenda Kwek is a business reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald. Email or tweet her with your news tips.

Currencies

Rising Kiwi pressuring the Aussie dollar again

Glenda Kwek The Australian dollar has fallen to a two-week low against the New Zealand dollar as the country's Reserve Bank hike interest rates for the second-straight month and maintained a hawkish outlook for...

Economy

Interest rates on hold as inflation cools

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Glenda Kwek A weaker than expected rise in consumer prices over the first three months of this year has sparked a sharp fall in the dollar and pushed back expectations of an increase in interest rates.

Eco

Rate rise fears ease on soft inflation numbers

RBA

Glenda Kwek Consumer prices were softer-than-expected in the first three months of this year, lowering expectations that an interest rate hike could be on the cards later this year.

Currencies

Australian dollar plunges on inflation figures, China PMI

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Glenda Kwek The Australian dollar has plunged by more than three-quarters of a cent, slipping below US93¢ as softer-than-expected inflation figures and as Chinese manufacturing activity slowed for the...

Economy

Price rises fuel Reserve Bank dilemma on interest rate

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Glenda Kwek Higher cigarette, fuel and housing-related prices are tipped to push the rate of inflation above the RBA's upper target level for the first time in two years.

Currencies

Analysts lift $A forecasts ahead of CPI data

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Glenda Kwek The Australian dollar has kicked off a busy week of data releases slightly softer as the US dollar continued to strengthen against a range of currencies.

Stockmarket: Firm start expected to truncated week

Markets

Glenda Kwek Sharemarket set to start shortened trading week on firmer note after strong finish in US.

Pharmaceuticals

Bad debts force Australian Pharmaceutical Industries write-down

Glenda Kwek The company behind the Priceline and Soul Pattinson brands has issued a savage write-down - equivalent to half the size of its market capitalisation - after its struggling pharmacy customers failed...

Currencies

Australian dollar climbing back to parity

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Glenda Kwek The Australian dollar could be trading towards parity by the first-quarter of next year amid an extended period of weakness for the US dollar, Commonwealth Bank of Australia's analysts say in a...

Eco

Unemployment in shock fall to 5.8%

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Glenda Kwek The unemployment rate has fallen to a surprise 5.8 per cent from a decade-high last month, with 18,100 jobs added to the economy in a further sign that the sluggish labour market could be turning the...

Currencies

Australian dollar hits new 2014 high

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Glenda Kwek The Australian dollar has broken through the 94 US cent barrier in jumping to a new 2014 high after a shock fall in the unemployment rate.

Surveys

Soft outlook dulls business confidence

Glenda Kwek Business confidence has weakened to its lowest levels since the federal election.

Markets

Australian investors shrug off US fears of tech bubble

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Max Mason, Glenda Kwek Australian shares have mostly shrugged off the mounting losses on Wall Street, as US investors flee high-profile technology stocks.

Currencies

Australian dollar jumps above US93c

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Glenda Kwek The Australian dollar jumped half a cent to a new four-month high in a late rally on Tuesday.

Eco

Business confidence falls to pre-election levels

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Glenda Kwek Business confidence has weakened to its lowest levels since the federal election as sluggish activity weighed on positive sentiment, a monthly private survey has found.

Currencies

Australian dollar treads water

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Glenda Kwek The Australian dollar has struggled to push back above US93¢, but remained buoyant even as currency strategists expect it to slip below US90¢ in this quarter.

Aussie dollars soars as US jobs figures stay soft

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Glenda Kwek Australian dollar pushes to four-month highs against the US dollar and euro.

Aussie dollar reaches new four-month high

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Glenda Kwek US jobs data and ECB monetary policy help edge the Australian dollar to a new currency high.

Economy

Job advertisements lift again in March

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Glenda Kwek Australian job advertisements in newspapers and on the internet rose for a third straight month in March.

Currencies

Australian dollar rises to new 2014 highs

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Glenda Kwek The Australian dollar has pushed to new four-month highs against the US dollar and euro even as new US jobs data showed a recovery from the impact of the severe winter season.