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NZ Dollar Mixed After Economic Data, Ahead of Election

The New Zealand dollar was mixed today, though it largely did not go far from the opening level against its major rivals. The notable exceptions were the Great Britain pound and the Australian dollar, with the former demonstrating a decent gain and the latter showing a decline versus the kiwi.

Sterling Tanks After BoE Talks About Negative Interest Rates

The Great Britain pound sank today, overtaking the New Zealand dollar as the weakest currency on the Forex market during Thursday’s trading. The sterling dropped after the monetary policy announcement from the Bank of England. While the central bank kept its policy unchanged, the wording of the statement led to the drop of the currency.

NZ Dollar Rises After Announcement of Restrictions Easing

The New Zealand dollar rose today, managing to log gains against all other most-traded currencies (though by now, the kiwi has erased its rally versus the Great Britain pound). The likely reason for the currency’s great performance was the news about the easing of coronavirus-related restrictions in the country. The positive general market sentiment also likely played its part in the rally.

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.

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