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FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - The Australian Dollar was the main laggard during the Asian session, after the RBA monetary decision threw cold water on long players hopes to appreciate the spot rate.

The RBA left rates unchanged at 3%, yet the accompanying statement was more dovish-than-expected, noting that "the inflation outlook, as assessed at present, would afford scope to ease policy further, should that be necessary to support demand."

Another currency no longer enjoying the steady bids seen last week is the Euro, which is flirting with key area of confluence at 1.3480. If taken out, shorts may open the scope for further slides. However, the reality in the Euro is that, as RBS currency strategists Greg Gibbs notes, "EUR can still fall several big figures and still appear in a rising trend from its lows in July."

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