The Australian dollar is above 0.8010, ahead of its overnight high

We've had a batch of solid data again this morning:

None of which is doing it any harm. Iron ore prices are surging also.

Helping it along is the US political chaos, the newly appointed Anthony Scaramucci was fired after less than 2 weeks in the job.

More breaking from the US now which may further embroil the President in scandal:

President Trump personally dictated the misleading statement on Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russians