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NZ Dollar Rises After Employment Report Surprises Positively

The New Zealand dollar rallied today, though it has trimmed gains against some of its rivals by now. The catalyst for the rally was the release of surprisingly good domestic employment data.

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 Climbs on Record Trade Surplus, Positive Market Sentiment

The New Zealand dollar climbed against all other most-traded peers today thanks to the relatively positive domestic macroeconomic data and the market sentiment that was supportive of riskier currencies.

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 Flat-to-Higher on CPI, Easing Lockdown Restrictions

The New Zealand dollar traded flat or higher against its most-traded counterparts today. There were two reasons for the currency’s good performance: the government’s plans to ease the lockdown restrictions and positive inflation data released today.

NZ Dollar Sinks to New Multi-Year Lows Even After Decent GDP Report

The New Zealand dollar dropped to new multi-year lows against other most-traded currencies today. Losses were across the board as the kiwi was falling even against other vulnerable commodity currencies. Even the GDP report that came out in line with expectations was unable to help the New Zealand currency.

NZ Dollar Retreats After Short-Lived Rally

The New Zealand dollar fell today against other most-traded currencies, logging the fifth consecutive session of decline against its US counterpart. While the kiwi rose a bit yesterday after the government announced a stimulus package, the rally was short-lived as risk aversion dragged the currency down.

New Zealand Dollar Mixed amid Negative Sentiment, Conflicting Economic Reports

The New Zealand dollar was mixed today, managing to gain on some major currencies, even as the market sentiment remained unfavorable to riskier currencies linked to commodities. Domestic macroeconomic data was not helpful, failing to provide a clear picture of New Zealand’s economy. One of the reports released over Thursday’s session beat expectations while the other one was not good.

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.

NZ Dollar Little Changed After Mixed Employment Data

The New Zealand dollar was little changed today as local markets were closed for a holiday. The currency did not show a clear trend yesterday either after the release of mixed employment data in New Zealand.

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