The Australian dollar extended its decline after a government report showed home-building approvals dropped 13.6 percent in September from a month earlier.
The currency fell 0.4 percent to $1.0289 at 11:36 a.m. in Sydney from yesterday in New York. It slid 0.5 percent to 80.51 yen.
To contact the reporter on this story: Benjamin Purvis in Sydney at email@example.com
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jonathan Annells at firstname.lastname@example.org