Australian, NZ dollars slip as weaker China PMI stokes global growth doubts

Tue, 23 Apr 2013

April 23 (BusinessDesk) – The Australian and New Zealand dollars fell after a measure of manufacturing in China grew at a slower-than-expected pace this month, stoking concerns that the world’s second-biggest economy is stumbling and global expansion is more muted. The HSBC Flash Purchasing Managers Index fell to 50.5 in April from 51.6 in March, missing estimates in a Bloomberg survey of 51.5. The unofficial PMI measure comes a week after China’s gross domestic product printed at a weaker-than-expected 7.7 percent. The Australian dollar rec...

Not convinced yet?

Subscribe to our Daily News Update free newsletter.

Finance FREE
Money Answers: what's the best share investing strategy in a recession?
Frances Cook | Sat, 02 Jul 2022

Spreading your money through good quality companies, then leaving it alone for a few years is the boring but most likely way to build wealth for most of us. 

On the Money
On The Money: Air NZ's feeding frenzy, Kerry Prendergast's movie date, and more
Pattrick Smellie | Sat, 02 Jul 2022

In this week's OTM: Greg Foran's preference for pies, Kerry Prendergast's future at the film commission, a blast from the past from Enable Networks, and more...

The Economist
The great Silicon Valley shake-out
The Economist | Sat, 02 Jul 2022

We look at the world’s startups and identify the safe, the uneasy and the doomed.

Sponsored
Digital innovation could shape the future of NZ

The digital age allows us to collaborate on some of our greatest scientific and environmental challenges

Sponsored
Investments to sustain the momentum of building in NZ

Classic Capital has opened its Land & Build fund to qualified wholesale and eligible investors.