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Kiwi Mixed After Biggest Economic Contraction in Almost 30 Years

Markets were rather directionless today, and the New Zealand dollar was no different. While negative domestic macroeconomic data was weighing on the currency, it managed to stay flat against some of its most-traded rivals and even to rise versus others.

NZ Dollar Attempts to Rise After Surprise Growth of Employment

The New Zealand dollar attempted to rally today following a surprisingly positive employment report that showed that New Zealand unexpectedly added jobs last quarter. The currency has retreated against some of its rivals by now but managed to keep gains versus others.

NZ Dollar Tumbles After Emergency Interest Rate Cut from RBNZ

The US Federal Reserve was not the only central bank to make a surprise interest rate cut at the start of the week. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand also announced an emergency cut overnight. Unsurprisingly, the New Zealand dollar reacted negatively to the announcement, opening sharply lower at the start of trading. While the kiwi has trimmed losses by now, it is still trading below the opening level against other currencies, even the US dollar.

NZ Dollar Among Weakest Currencies Despite Trade Surplus

The New Zealand dollar, together with its Australian counterpart, was the weakest among most-traded currencies on the Forex market today. Like the Aussie, the kiwi was unable to profit from better-than-expected domestic macroeconomic data.

NZ Dollar Unable to Keep Gains Caused by Chinese Economic Reports

The New Zealand dollar rallied intraday despite underwhelming domestic macroeconomic data. One of the possible reasons for the rally was macroeconomic data in China, which showed that the economic growth of the Asian nation stabilized in the last quarter of 2019. Currently, though, the New Zealand currency has lost its gains versus most rivals, except for European majors. The kiwi was trading about flat against the euro and the Great Britain pound.

Pound Gets Support from Britain’s Employment Data, Gains Limited by Brexit Concerns

The Great Britain pound rose against some currencies and traded about flat versus others today. British employment data provided support to the currency, but traders were reluctant to buy the sterling as the situation with the Brexit was very unclear.

NZ Dollar Holds Ground, Domestic Data Helps

The New Zealand dollar opened sharply lower against some of its major rivals today but has managed to recover by now. The kiwi also extended its Friday’s gains against several other rivals. Positive domestic macroeconomic data was perhaps one of the reasons for the currency’s decent performance today.

NZ Dollar Weakest During Week of Interest Rate Cuts

The New Zealand dollar ended the week as the weakest among most-traded currencies. The major reason for the poor performance was a larger-than-expected interest rate cut by New Zealand’s central bank, but risk aversion also played a significant part.

RBNZ Makes Surprise Interest Rate Cut, Kiwi Sinks

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand surprised markets today, cutting interest rates more than was expected. As a result, the New Zealand dollar sank against almost all of its most-traded rivals. While the currency has trimmed losses by now, it is still trading far below the opening level. Surprisingly, the kiwi managed to gain on the Great Britain pound, which remains under pressure from fears of a hard Brexit.

NZ Dollar Mixed, Economic Data Gives No Direction

The New Zealand dollar was mixed today, rising against some rivals, falling versus others, and staying flat against some others. Macroeconomic data, both domestic and from abroad, was mixed as well, giving the currency no reason to go in a specific direction.

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