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Recent announcements by central banks to increase their Aussie dollar holdings are an expression of trust in the health of the Australian economy. But history suggests the boom will not endure, writes Timo Henckel of the Australian National University.

Central banks everywhere – from Russia to the Czech Republic – are piling into Australian-dollar-denominated assets. This has limited the fall of the Australian dollar to around 3% from its peak even though commodity prices, which are strongly correlated with the Aussie dollar, have fallen globally by 10%. Even the German Bundesbank, the stodgiest of central banks, announced its intention to increase its reserve allocation of Aussie dollar assets. Is the Australian dollar, the fifth-most traded and among the most volatile of currencies, about to rival the US dollar, the yen, and the Swiss franc as one of the world’s major reserve currencies? And does this increased demand for assets created down under change the way the Reserve Bank and the Treasury conduct policy?

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Rare pink diamond sells for $17m

After six minutes of frenzied bidding, one of the world's rarest gem stones - a large pink diamond - has sold at auction in Hong Kong for $17.4 million.

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A celebration of an Australian Olympic Volley Baller

In celebration of Natalie Cooks’ 5th Olympic Games Bruce Robinson Diamonds (New Farm, Brisbane) have created a unique diamond set pendant in recognition of this amazing achievement.

This beautiful diamond pendant, designed by Cameron Robinson and his team, reflects all that is Natalie Cook – elegance, beauty, and a simple clarity. Cameron says “When I saw Nat last year as a motivational speaker in Brisbane, it gave me great inspiration to design this beautiful and rare Argyle Pink Diamond pendant. The design reflects Nat’s achievements for all previous four Olympic Games’, and features an Argyle Pink Diamond highlighting this, her 5th consecutive Olympic Games”.


There are four square princess cut diamonds (an Argyle Yellow diamond for her Gold Medal achievement in the Sydney Olympics, and 3

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The 1st Bruce Robinson Diamonds retail premises 30 November 1969