Aust dollar holds above US 91c

Local currency extends gains from strong Chinese data in early trade.

The Australian dollar rose above 91 US cents for the first time in almost two weeks after the release of strong Chinese international trade data.

At 0630 AEST, the local unit was trading at 91.02 US cents, up from 90.88 cents on Thursday.

In overnight trade, the currency peaked at 91.36 US cents, its highest level since Tuesday of last week.


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