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New Zealand Dollar Declines Even as Inflation Beats Expectations

The New Zealand dollar declined today despite inflation data that came out better than was expected. There were several possible reasons for the currency’s decline, both domestic and global. Domestically, the monetary policy outlook remained dovish despite the better-than-expected inflation report. Globally, increasing geopolitical tensions between the United States and China over Hong Kong and the global economic slowdown lessened the appeal of riskier commodity-related currencies. Currencies […]

NZ Dollar Drops, Touching 4-Year Low vs. US Dollar

The New Zealand dollar dropped today, touching the lowest level in four years versus its US counterpart. The currency was dragged down by poor domestic macroeconomic data and the general risk-off sentiment on the Forex market. A positive report about China’s manufacturing sector limited the downside momentum, though.

NZ Dollar Stable After RBNZ Refrains from Interest Rate Cut

The New Zealand dollar was trading either flat or a little higher against most-traded currencies today. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand did not cut interest rates at today’s meeting but signaled that a cut is possible in the future. The trade balance worsened more than was expected.

NZ Dollar Mixed amid Uncertain Fundamentals

The New Zealand dollar was mixed today amid the uncertain market sentiment and negative domestic macroeconomic data.

NZ Dollar Moves Back and Forth amid Conflicting Fundamentals

The New Zealand dollar was volatile today amid clashing fundamentals. The currency started the session weak due to soft domestic macroeconomic data but rebounded after the market sentiment improved. Currently, though, the kiwi pulled back once again but retained gains versus safer currencies.

NZ Dollar Reacts to US-China Trade War Developments

The New Zealand dollar was weak initially today but has managed to rebound by now. While domestic macroeconomic data was negative, the main reason for the initial drop and the subsequent rebound were developments in the US-China trade war.

NZ Dollar Gains on Retail Sales, RBNZ Chief’s Comments

The New Zealand dollar rallied against other most-traded currencies today after the release of retail sales data and comments for the central bank’s chief. The currency has trimmed its gains by now but is still trading above the opening level.

NZ Dollar Retreats After Chinese Indicators Miss Expectations

The New Zealand dollar declined today following yesterday’s gains. While the positive news about the US-China trade conflict supported riskier commodity currencies yesterday, a big miss in some important Chinese macroeconomic indicators overshadowed the supportive fundamentals today.

NZ Dollar Recovers on China’s Data, Remains Vulnerable to Monetary Policy Outlook

The New Zealand dollar gained today against major currencies. One of the possible reasons for the gains was profit-taking after yesterday’s huge slump. Another one was positive data from China — the world’s second-largest economy and New Zealand’s biggest trading partner. The gains were limited, though, as central bank’s assistant governor suggested a possibility of another interest rate cut.

NZ Dollar Rises on In-Line CPI, Loses Gains vs. US Dollar

The New Zealand dollar gained against most of its major peers today. While the kiwi has lost gains versus its US counterpart by now, it was still trading higher against other peers. Market analysts attributed the rally to the positive consumer inflation print, though some of them argued that the data is not as good as might seem at first glance.

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