AUD/USD - 0.8465 .. Although aussie fell briefly to around 0.8419/20 after the release of data showing that retail sales in Australia unexpectedly fell 1.4% in June (compared to a consensus forecast of a 0.5% rise), A$ then rallied to 0.8471 (absorbing offers at 0.8450) as traders focused on the robust house price index (which showed a 4.2% increase in Q2 against economists' expectation of 2%). Fresh buying interest is lined up at 0.8400 while option-defensive offers are reported at 0.8490/00 with stops building up abv there. RBA rate decision is due out at 04:30GMT...