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It was not a particularly difficult week for the Aussie but it could do no better than heading up a bunch of middle-ranking currencies that also included the Canadian dollar and the euro.
The Australian dollar was fractionally lower against the US dollar and fell by nearly a cent against the pound.
Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens was banging the drum of an overvalued currency as usual but in his testimony to parliament's Standing Committee on Economics he appeared to distance himself from the view, saying "The Bank [rather than he himself] has described the exchange rate as 'uncomfortably high'".
But the main problems for the Aussie were strong employment data from Britain and the US Federal Reserve's surprise announcement that it would scale back its money-printing stimulus. The pound and the US dollar moved higher in response to the news and the Australian dollar was left behind with the other also-rans.