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New Zealand Dollar NZD

 

Detailed information and fundamental factors

Central Bank: Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Public Debt to GDP Ratio, 2016: 34%

Trade Balance, 2016: -$2.87 bln.

Inflation, 2016: 0.6%

Sovereign Credit Ratings:

Fitch
AA
Stable
Moody's
Aaa
Stable
S&P
AA
Stable

Supporting Factors

Major commodity exporter

weak

The New Zealand dollar is the currency that is used in New Zealand, as well as in the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau, and the Pitcairn Islands. It is often nicknamed “kiwi”. The currency replaced the New Zealand pound in 1967. It is about 10th most-traded currency in the world and is often used in carry trade because of relatively high interest rates in New Zealand. The major industry of New Zealand is agriculture, wool, meat and dairy products being the most important components of the sector. Australia is the main trading partner of New Zealand and China is the second-biggest.



New Zealand Dollar News Archive

NZ Dollar Rallies with Help from Widening Trade Surplus

The New Zealand dollar rallied today, boosted by a better-than-expected trade balance. Dovish comments of a central bank official had limited impact on the currency.

NZ Dollar Gains on Market Sentiment, Pays No Heed to Inflation

The New Zealand dollar rose today on the positive market sentiment. Yesterday’s disappointing inflation data did not prevent today’s rally.

NZ Dollar Down After Underwhelming Electronic Card Spending

The New Zealand dropped after the release of disappointing electronic card spending data.

NZ Dollar Rallies on Trade Data, Loses Gains Later

The New Zealand dollar rallied today following the release of trade data. By now, the currency has almost lost all of its gains and erased them completely against the euro.

NZ Dollar Rallies After RBNZ Policy Meeting

The New Zealand dollar rose today after the monetary policy meeting of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand dollar, which was considered to be hawkish by market participants.

NZ Dollar Rebounds as Manufacturing Expansion Accelerates

The New Zealand dollar rebounded after yesterday’s slump versus the US dollar today and continued to rise against the Japanese yen for the fourth consecutive day.

New Zealand Dollar Driven Down by GDP

The New Zealand dollar fell today, driven down by disappointing economic growth of the New Zealand economy.

NZ Dollar Gains Despite Surging Current Account Deficit

The New Zealand dollar gained today, ignoring the surging current account deficit. That means that the currency was driven by outside factors.

NZ Dollar Posts Limited Losses, Attempts to Bounce vs. Euro

The New Zealand dollar fell today, but its losses were limited. In fact, the currency almost erased the decline versus the euro.

New Zealand Dollar Gains on Improving Outlook for Economy

The New Zealand dollar gained today, reaching the highest level since March 2 against its US counterpart, as the New Zealand central bank was relatively upbeat about domestic economic developments. Businesses felt the same way as the business confidence improved.

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