Finance::Quote::RBA - download Reserve Bank of Australia currency rates
use Finance::Quote; $q = Finance::Quote->new ('RBA'); %rates = $q->fetch ('rba', 'AUDGBP', 'AUDUSD');
This module downloads currency rates for the Australian dollar from the Reserve Bank of Australia,
using the page
are for personal non-commercial use with proper attribution. (It will be noted material is to be used in ``unaltered form'', but the bank advises import into a charting program is permitted.) It's your responsibility to ensure your use of this module complies with current and future terms.
The symbols used are "AUDXXX" where XXX is the other currency. Each is the value of 1 Australian dollar in the other currency. As of January 2010 the following symbols are available
AUDUSD US dollar AUDCNY Chinese renminbi AUDJPY Japanese yen AUDEUR Euro AUDKRW South Korean won AUDGBP British pound sterling AUDSGD Singapore dollar AUDINR Indian rupee AUDTHB Thai baht AUDNZD New Zealand dollar AUDTWD Taiwanese dollar AUDMYR Malaysian ringgit AUDIDR Indonesian rupiah AUDVND Vietnamese dong AUDAED United Arab Emirates dirham AUDPGK Papua New Guinea kina AUDHKD Hong Kong dollar AUDCAD Canadian dollar AUDZAR South African rand AUDSAR Saudi Arabia riyal AUDCHF Swiss franc AUDSEK Swedish krona
Plus the RBA's Trade Weighted Index for the Australian dollar, and the Australian dollar valued in the IMF's Special Drawing Right basket of currencies.
AUDTWI Trade Weighted Index AUDSDR Special Drawing Right
The "AUD" in each is a bit redundant, but it's in the style of Yahoo Finance currency crosses and makes it clear which way around the rate is expressed.
The following standard F-Q fields are returned
date isodate name currency last close method source success errormsg
Plus the following extras
time ISO string "HH:MM" copyright_url
time is always "16:00", ie. 4pm, currently. The bank publishes TWI (trade weighted index) values for 10am and Noon too, but not until the end of the day when the 4pm value is the latest.
currency is the other currency. Prices are the value of an Australian dollar in the respective currency. For example in "AUDUSD"
currency is "USD".
currency is omitted for "AUDTWI" since "TWI" is not a defined international currency code. But it is returned for "AUDSDR", the IMF special drawing right basket.
Currency rates are downloaded just as "prices", there's no tie-in to the
Finance::Quote currency conversion feature.
The exchange rates page above includes an RSS feed in "cb" central bank format, but it doesn't give previous day's rates for the F-Q "close" field.
RBA website http://www.rba.gov.au/
Copyright 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Kevin Ryde
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