Friday, September 26, 2008

Aussie recoups losses against most majors, Friday, September 26, 2008 12:37:35 PM

The Australian dollar strengthened against most of its major counterparts from previous session`s downtrend in New York morning deals on Friday.

After touching a 1-week low of 0.8243 against the US dollar and 0.8545 versus the Canadian dollar at about 3:55 am ET, the Aussie gained ground in New York morning session on Friday. As of now, the Australian currency is trading at 0.8317 against the greenback and 0.8608 versus the loonie.

The U.S. Commerce Department revealed that Gross Domestic Product grew at a rate of 2.8 percent in the April-to-June period. This was slower than the 3.3 percent pace that was reported last month.

The statistics also showed that personal spending advanced at a 1.2 percent rate during the quarter, revised down from the 1.7 percent that was previously estimated.

The Aussie ticked up to 1.7539 against the euro and 88.45 versus the yen by about 10:00 am ET from last session`s weekly lows of 1.7686 and 86.89, respectively. At present, the Aussie is worth 1.7577 against the euro and 88.26 versus the yen.


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