The Aussie dollar extends its better-than-expected jobs-related gains against a US dollar that is also up, thanks to strong retail and manufacturing data.
The Australian share market looks set to open more than a third of a per cent higher after Wall Street rose following the Federal Reserve's interest rate rise.
The Australian dollar is almost half a cent higher as the greenback weakens after the Federal Reserve lifted its interest rate but kept its outlook unchanged.
The share market has closed a touch higher on a subdued day for many of the major stocks, while the property sector was boosted by the takeover of Westfield.
RBA governor Philip Lowe believes an electronic Australian dollar operating on the sort of technology that underpins bitcoin could one day become reality.
The Australian dollar has continued to rebound against the US dollar, which also climbed after data showed that the US PPI rose 0.4 per cent in November.
The Australian share market looks set to open higher after gains on Wall Street where a New York bomb explosion did little to dent positive sentiment.
Australian shares have ended marginally higher after bouncing around the 6,000-point mark all day, with mild gains in the energy, mining and financial sectors.
The Australian share market looks set to open higher, following the strongly positive trend of international markets on strong economic data around the globe
The Australian dollar slips a little further after strong US jobs data showing the US economy added 228,000 jobs in November supported the greenback.
The local share market has ended the day comfortably higher, with many stocks retaking ground lost earlier in the week, led by the resurgent big banks.
The Australian share market's positive momentum of its previous session looks set to continue with a higher opening of trade after Wall Street gains overnight.
The Australian dollar has continued its slide against its US counterpart and looks likely to fall below 75 US cents with its current negative momentum.