Markets Live: $A drops, ASX climbs

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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Asian stocks surged Tuesday after Wall Street posted modest gains on deal reports and turmoil in Saudi Arabia sent crude prices soaring. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Asian stocks surged Tuesday after Wall Street posted modest gains on deal reports and turmoil in Saudi Arabia sent crude prices soaring. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

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Australian dollars in Sydney, Friday, September 22, 2017. The Aussie dollar remained below 80 US cents on Friday morning with lower iron ore prices lower, signals that a US interest rate hike was coming. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) NO ARCHIVING

Australian dollars in Sydney, Friday, September 22, 2017. The Aussie dollar remained below 80 US cents on Friday morning with lower iron ore prices lower, signals that a US interest rate hike was coming. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) NO ARCHIVING

ALUMINIUM SMELTER.  EX BRIS.  PIX ROBERT ROUGH.  971112.  ==  ALUMINIUM BILLETTS READY FOR THE MANUFACTURER AT BOYNE .  NEAR GLADSTONE.

ALUMINIUM SMELTER. EX BRIS. PIX ROBERT ROUGH. 971112. == ALUMINIUM BILLETTS READY FOR THE MANUFACTURER AT BOYNE . NEAR GLADSTONE.

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FILE: A bitcoin sits among coaxial cables inside a communications room at an office in this arranged photograph in London, U.K., on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. Bitcoin is showing no signs of slowing down, the price of the largest cryptocurrency by market value is soaring as it gains greater mainstream attention despite warnings of a bubble in what not everyone agrees is an asset. Our editors select the best archive images on Bitcoin. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

FILE: A bitcoin sits among coaxial cables inside a communications room at an office in this arranged photograph in London, U.K., on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. Bitcoin is showing no signs of slowing down, the price of the largest cryptocurrency by market value is soaring as it gains greater mainstream attention despite warnings of a bubble in what not everyone agrees is an asset. Our editors select the best archive images on Bitcoin. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

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electronic money Whether an Aussie invented Bitcoin is irrelevant, we are seen as global leaders in the Blockchain, but are punching below our weight.

electronic money Whether an Aussie invented Bitcoin is irrelevant, we are seen as global leaders in the Blockchain, but are punching below our weight.

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Pic shows the Foxtel logo.
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Pic shows the Foxtel logo. (NO CAPTION INFORMATION PROVIDED)

Trucks carrying shipping containers pass in front of the Monte Pascoal container ship at the Contecar terminal at the Port of Cartagena in Cartagena, Colombia, on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) is scheduled to release trade balance figures on September 18. Photographer: Nicolo Filippo Rosso/Bloomberg

Trucks carrying shipping containers pass in front of the Monte Pascoal container ship at the Contecar terminal at the Port of Cartagena in Cartagena, Colombia, on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) is scheduled to release trade balance figures on September 18. Photographer: Nicolo Filippo Rosso/Bloomberg

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