Australia corporates revisit FX hedging after AUD slide

Currency risk management is now a major focus for Aussie firms

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20% drop in AUD versus USD

Leading Australia corporates are looking to revamp their foreign exchange hedging strategy in light of the recent slide in the value of the Australian dollar versus the US currency, according to several top market participants.

The Australian dollar has plummeted over the last six months, moving from 0.95 at the start of July 2014 to just under 0.77 now. Several speakers at the FX Week Australia conference, held in Sydney on February 12, said companies with large forex exposure are considering

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