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NZ Dollar Weakest After RBNZ Expands QE Program, Talks About Negative Interest Rates

The New Zealand dollar was the weakest currency on the Forex market today, sinking after the monetary policy announcement from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. While the central bank kept its benchmark Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged, it almost doubled the scale of the quantitative easing program.

NZ Dollar Strong Ahead of RBNZ Monetary Policy Decision

The New Zealand dollar was among the strongest currencies today amid the mildly positive market sentiment. The currency waits for tomorrow’s monetary policy decision from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. No economic reports were released in New Zealand today while yesterday’s data was not bad but not particularly good either.

NZ Dollar Drops After RBNZ Announces QE Program

The New Zealand dollar dropped today after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand made a surprise announcement of a quantitative easing program. Currently, the kiwi has trimmed its losses but is still trading below the opening level against its most-traded counterparts, with the exception of the Australian dollar. The Aussie was dragged down by bond purchases under the quantitative easing program of its own central bank.

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.

NZD Struggles to Bounce After Opening Lower on Coronavirus Panic

The New Zealand dollar opened sharply lower today as markets were in a panic mode as the coronavirus was spreading from China to other parts of the world. While the currency is trying to trim its losses, it is still trading far below Friday’s close. Mixed domestic macroeconomic data was not helping the kiwi.

Kiwi Pulls Back After Surging on RBNZ Decision, Trims Losses Later

The New Zealand dollar retreated today after yesterday’s surge caused by the central bank’s monetary policy announcement. But by now, the currency has trimmed its losses and trades not that far from the opening level. The market sentiment put pressure on the currency as traders continued to be worried about the spreading Wuhan coronavirus.

NZ Dollar Retreats After Rallying on Better-than-Expected GDP

The New Zealand dollar retreated today following yesterday’s gains. The rally was a result of a faster-than-expected growth demonstrated by New Zealand’s economy in the previous quarter.

NZ Dollar Gains After Retail Sales Surpass Expectations

The New Zealand dollar gained against all other most-traded currencies today. While the mild risk appetite on markets was helping the currency, the major driver for the currency was amazing domestic retail sales data that surpassed expectations by a wide margin. Currently, the kiwi has trimmed gains, trading about flat against many of its rivals.

NZ Dollar Skyrockets After RBNZ Keeps Rates on Hold

The New Zealand dollar climbed sharply against all other most-traded currencies today after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand surprised markets by leaving interest rates unchanged. While the kiwi has retreated from day’s highs by now, it is still trading far above the opening level, retaining most of its gains.

NZD Declines on Falling Inflation Expectations, Interest Rate Outlook

The New Zealand dollar fell against all other most-traded currencies today, even its Australian counterpart, which was rather weak itself. While deteriorating inflation expectations were one of the possible reasons for the decline, the major driver for the currency was the negative monetary policy outlook.

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