....The Aussie dipped below the 1.0400 level once again in Asian session trade today, after a report by the S&P suggested that China’s investment boom will have to cool considerably in the foreseeable future. According to S&P economists, who’ve come up with a model to determine the vulnerability of economies to an investment led collapse, China ranks number one on the list....(here).
Traders seized on the line stating the benign inflation outlook "would afford scope to ease policy further, should that be necessary to support demand.".....That was enough to send the Aussie dollar to an intraday low of US$1.0391 following the RBA decision from US$1.0448 before the bank announced its move (here)
...Retail trade fell 0.2 per cent in December, Australian Bureau of Statistics said, which was below market expectations of a 0.3 per cent rise. (here)