The Australian dollar fell hard on news of weak official retail sales numbers.
A short time ago, the dollar was trading at US 0.7690, down 0.30%.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), sales growth was flat at 0.0% in seasonally adjusted terms, missing expectations for a gain of 0.4%.
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