$A down on fiscal cliff, Greek debt

The Australian dollar has fallen back slightly, as markets remain concerned about the US fiscal cliff and a Greek bailout.

At 0630 AEDT on Monday, the local unit was trading at 104.00 US cents, down from 104.25 cents on Friday.

The fiscal cliff - a series of spending cuts and tax rises due to come in at the start of 2013 in the US - is a major concern for markets, with president Barack Obama under pressure to resolve the situation.

Meanwhile, concerns have also been raised by reports that the next tranche of Greek bailout funds - worth 13.5 billion euros - could be delayed, despite a package of austerity measures being passed in the Greek parliament last week.

Market Data

  • Currencies
    Currencies
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.9286-0.0079-0.84%
    AUDUSD=X
    0.5534-0.0033-0.59%
    AUDGBP=X
    0.6721-0.0063-0.93%
    AUDEUR=X
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    Commodities
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