Monday 2nd August 2021
Iron ore prices fell below U$200 on Friday as China indicated that they would be cutting demand. It hit the Aussie dollar on Friday, which was already suffering as virus cases mounted in several parts of the country and no immediate escape plan for the Sydney lockdown. Today, Phil Dobbie asks NAB’s Ray Attrill whether the Aussie dollar could fall to 73 cents again this week, or lower, and whether that’s such a problem, given it has spent much of the last few years below that level. Also today, how Friday’s data showed that Europe is gaining momentum over the US on the recovery race. And mixed messaging from the Fed, but tapering is not likely to start anytime soon.