CAN’T COMPETE: The Australian manufacturing sector has all-but collapsed in the face of imports made cheaper by the high dollar and high wages. Photo: iStockphoto

Dollar dive a case of when, not if

If Australian unemployment at 6.4 per cent is now at its highest level in more than a decade, capital investment is declining and sovereign risk is rising – why is the Australian dollar still trading above US93 cents?


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