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Market Update - 2nd March 2017 - Equities & Commodities Surge On US$1T Infrastructure Plan

Posted by Patrick Downes on March 2, 2017 at 10:04 AM

Equities and commodities led by metals and U.S stocks surged higher overnight following the latest Trump speech with the dictator (sorry President) committing to spend about US$1 trillion on investment projects while also boosting spending on defense; and it looks like the Senate and House are open to the idea of a US$1 trillion spend on infrastructure. Not surprisingly local equities are looking set to open higher and the Aussie dollar remains deadlocked in the mid 0.76's range vs. the Greenback. The U.S Dollar index, an average of the USD vs its peers also reached its highest level in nearly two months following the speech.

Aussie GDP also came in strong yesterday at 1.1 for the quarter. Ahead this evening is only UK construction figures.


GBP - Construction PMI at 8.30pm


AUD/USD – 0.7640

AUD/GBP – 0.6210

AUD/EUR – 0.7241

AUD/NZD – 1.0703

AUD/JPY – 87.341

***Above rates are indicative wholesale rates and intended as a guide only***

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