Markets Live: ASX retreats, $A jumps

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Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury secretary, speaks during an Economic Club of Washington conversation in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Mnuchin said he will work with the Group of 20 nations to prevent cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin from becoming the digital equivalent of an anonymous Swiss bank account and ensure bad people cannot use these currencies to do bad things. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury secretary, speaks during an Economic Club of Washington conversation in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Mnuchin said he will work with the Group of 20 nations to prevent cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin from becoming the digital equivalent of an anonymous Swiss bank account and ensure bad people cannot use these currencies to do bad things. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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New Zealand banknotes and coins of various denominations are arranged for a photograph in Auckland, New Zealand, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. The New Zealand dollar, nicknamed the kiwi, fell against most major peers as the government said the country's most widespread drought in at least 30 years reduces pressure to raise interest rates. Photographer: Brendon O'Hagan/Bloomberg

New Zealand banknotes and coins of various denominations are arranged for a photograph in Auckland, New Zealand, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. The New Zealand dollar, nicknamed the kiwi, fell against most major peers as the government said the country's most widespread drought in at least 30 years reduces pressure to raise interest rates. Photographer: Brendon O'Hagan/Bloomberg

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AFR. Pic of  Woolworth Holdings Limited SA CEO Ian Moir. Taken at Roths Childs offices, Level 41 Chiifley, Syndey.  Press conference to announce take over bid of David jones for around $2 billion. Pic by Nic Walker. Date 9th April 2014.

AFR. Pic of Woolworth Holdings Limited SA CEO Ian Moir. Taken at Roths Childs offices, Level 41 Chiifley, Syndey. Press conference to announce take over bid of David jones for around $2 billion. Pic by Nic Walker. Date 9th April 2014.

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