Australian Dollar

Australian Dollar

The Australian dollar (sign: $; code: AUD) is the currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including its external territories Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island, as well as the independent Pacific Island states of Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The Australian dollar was legal tender of Papua New Guinea until 1 January 1976, when the Papua New Guinean kina became the sole legal tender. Within Australia, it is almost always abbreviated with the dollar sign ($), with A$ or AU$ sometimes used to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies. It is subdivided into 100 cents. In 2016, the Australian dollar was the fifth most traded currency in the world, accounting for 6.9% of the world's daily share (down from 8.6% in 2013). It trades in the world foreign exchange markets behind the US dollar, the euro, the yen and the pound sterling. The Australian dollar is popular with currency traders, because of the comparatively high interest rates in Australia, the relative freedom of the foreign exchange market from government intervention, the general stability of Australia's economy and political system, and the prevailing view that the Australian dollar offers diversification benefits in a portfolio containing the major world currencies, especially because of its greater exposure to Asian economies and the commodities cycle. The currency is commonly referred to by foreign-exchange traders as the "Aussie dollar".

IMF Special Drawing Rights

IMF Special Drawing Rights

Special drawing rights (ISO 4217 currency code XDR, also abbreviated SDR) are supplementary foreign-exchange reserve assets defined and maintained by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The XDR is the unit of account for the IMF, and is not a currency per se. XDRs instead represent a claim to currency held by IMF member countries for which they may be exchanged. The XDR was created in 1969 to supplement a shortfall of preferred foreign-exchange reserve assets, namely gold and the U.S. dollar.XDRs are allocated to countries by the IMF. Private parties do not hold or use them. The amount of XDRs in existence was around XDR 21.4 billion in August 2009. During the global financial crisis of 2009, an additional XDR 182.6 billion were allocated to "provide liquidity to the global economic system and supplement member countries’ official reserves". By October 2014, the amount of XDRs in existence was XDR 204 billion.The value of the XDR is based on a basket of key international currencies reviewed by IMF every five years. The weights assigned to each currency in the XDR basket are adjusted to take into account their current prominence in terms of international trade and national foreign exchange reserves. In the review conducted in November 2015, the IMF decided that the Renminbi (Chinese yuan) would be added to the basket effective October 1, 2016. From that date, the XDR basket now consists of the following five currencies: U.S. dollar 41.73%, Euro 30.93%, Renminbi (Chinese yuan) 10.92%, Japanese yen 8.33%, British pound 8.09%.

1 Australian Dollar to IMF Special Drawing Rights exchange rates chart

1 AUD to XDR exchange rates graph
1 AUD to XDR Spot rate – This is known more formally as the ‘interbank’ rate. It is the rate banks or large financial institutions charge each other when trading significant amounts of foreign currency. In the business, this is sometimes referred to as a ‘spot rate’. It is not the tourist rate and you cannot buy currency at this rate, as you are buying relatively small amounts of foreign currency. In everyday life it is the same as the difference between wholesale and retail prices. The rates shown in financial newspapers and in broadcast media are usually the interbank rates.

1 AUD to XDR exchange rates table

Exchange AUD to XDR
1 Australian Dollar = 0.522 IMF Special Drawing Rights
2 Australian Dollar = 1.045 IMF Special Drawing Rights
5 Australian Dollar = 2.612 IMF Special Drawing Rights
10 Australian Dollar = 5.224 IMF Special Drawing Rights
Exchange Australian Dollar to IMF Special Drawing Rights
1 Australian Dollar to IMF Special Drawing Rights Cross rate – This is the rate we give to customers who want to exchange currencies that do not involve the local currency. For example, if you want to exchange Australian dollars into US dollars.

1 AUD to XDR exchange rates news

Australian dollar slides
Australian dollar slides

Aussie dollar falls against the greenback.

indicative neutral
$A near multi-month highs amid Fed caution - 9Finance

Flaring Sino-US trade tensions have kept the Aussie dollar off its high, but the currency is still at a mul...

conditional neutral
Aussie, kiwi near multi-month highs as Fed caution weighs on dollar

SYDNEY, Nov 19- The Australia and New Zealand dollars held near multi-month peaks on Monday as the greenback stumbled on concerns about slowing.

indicative neutral
Jim Rickards: Gold price has been locked to SDRs and global monetary reset is under way

Since 1995, news.GoldSeek.com publishes the leading gold news commentaries, gold market updates and reports providing gold investors with the most updated gold and silver prices, news & precious metals information!

conditional neutral
Dreaming About a World Reserve Bitcoin

The IMF's idea to create its own digital currency is merely interesting trivia at this point, not a threat to the U.S. dollar.

conditional neutral
Yuan’s popularity continues to grow steadily, with reason
Yuan’s popularity continues to grow steadily, with reason

Marking the first time a new currency has been added since the inauguration of the euro in 1999, the International Monetary Fund’s inclusion of the yuan in its special drawing rights basket two years ago was hailed by China as a “milestone” and “affirmation” of the country’s financial reform and opening-up.

conditional neutral

1 AUD to XDR currency converter