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Exchange Rates updated 18/12/2017 5:48:26 p.m.

United States

USD/GBP 0.7487
USD/EUR 0.8491
USD/AUD 1.3044
USD/NZD 1.4247
USD/JPY 112.6545
USD/CAD 1.2844
USD/SGD 1.3477
USD/CHF 0.9892
USD/HKD 7.8130
USD/THB 32.5655
USD/ZAR 13.0915
USD/DKK 6.3277
USD/SEK 8.4868

Rates are indicative only and indicate a midpoint between buy and sell prices


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FTSE 7490
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Oil 57



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US equity markets closed the week out at record highs. The proposed US tax cuts may be signed in to law by Christmas. This inspired markets and looks set to trigger new rallies in the New Year. Confidence in the US is surging as the economy booms and corporate tax cuts will enhance this. The EUR traded 1.1750, while the GBP drifted to 1.3320, still impaired by 'Brexit' negotiations. Commodity currencies have regained some previously lost ground, with the AUD dipping back to 0.7630, while the NZD failed to breech 0.7000. The last week before Christmas will move away from Central Bank speculation, towards growth, trade and confidence. Markets should close at record highs, assuming the US Tax reform passes, as expected. The exception will be the release of the RBA minutes which will expose the Banks sentiments regarding the state of the Australian economy and their planned monetary policy.


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