The Australian dollar, paired with the US dollar, is once again experiencing fluctuations. The current quote for AUD/USD stands at 0.6759.
The AUD's volatility is attracting attention from traders and investors. On one hand, the strong US dollar is exerting pressure on the AUD. On the other hand, positive signals are emerging from China, which is a significant economic partner for Australia.
Recent statistics released today revealed that Australia's inflation for the second quarter has declined to 5.4% year-over-year. On a quarterly basis, the indicator rose by 0.8%, following a 1.4% increase from January to March this year. The easing of inflationary pressure is viewed as a positive signal. Market participants anticipate that the Reserve Bank of Australia will acknowledge this at its next meeting and maintain the current interest rate level. The Australian dollar is reacting accordingly to these developments.
Moreover, China's readiness to stimulate its economy is beneficial for Australia. As China is Australia's primary trading and economic partner, any positive news coming from China is also encouraging for the AUD.