Markets: US stocks overnight had a slight recovery before falling again to end the session. So the Australian market is expected to continue its losses into a fourth consecutive day, with the SPI200 futures down 0.454 per cent at 7am AEDT.
The market losses this week gave pretty much wiped out all the gains made this year.
The Australian dollar was buying 65.58 US cents 7am AEDT this morning, down from the 11-year low of 65.88 US cents at market close on Thursday.
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Thank you, Wayne Swan. It might be hard to believe after a more than $120 billion was wiped this week, but Australia has the world's best-performing stock market since 1900. This is largely thanks to our country avoiding the impacts of the global financial crisis, which devastated other developed economies.
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