The AUD/USD is catching some minor lift following a better-than-expected Westpac Confidence Survey, and the pair is trying to build a floor from 0.7420 after slipping towards 0.7400 on trade headlines. Australia's West Consumer Confidence Survey printed at a healthy 3.9% after coming in at 0.3% in the previous period as consumers begin to allow themselves a glimmer of hope for Australia's economic health looking forward. This was the best reading of the sentiment indicator since November of 2013, when the survey clipped in at 8.0%. As Westpac noted, "much of the improvement over the last year reflects a more balanced growth profile across states with stabilizing conditions in the mining sector driving a recovery in Queensland and WA." (source: fxstreet)