Westpac Banking Corp. — News Archive


NZ Dollar Little Changed During Slow Start of Week

The New Zealand dollar did not move far today, paying little heed to domestic macroeconomic data released overnight. The start of the week is expected to be a slow one due to few notable events or macroeconomic releases scheduled for the first two days.

Australian Dollar Trims NFP-Induced Losses

The Australian dollar has been moving lower throughout Friday’s trading session and dipped sharply after the release of US nonfarm payrolls. But by now, the Aussie has trimmed losses versus its rivals and even tried to log small gains against some of them, though failed, at least at the time of writing. Macroeconomic data in Australia itself was mixed.

Australian Dollar Gains on Improving Sentiment, Changing Outlook for Interest Rate Cut

The Australian dollar was extremely strong on Monday, second only to the Great Britain pound. There were two likely reasons for that. The first one was the positive general market sentiment, which was favoring riskier assets. The second one was the changing outlook for the timing of an interest rate cut from the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Australian Dollar Trades Higher After RBA Stands Pat

The Australian dollar rose against all other most-traded currencies today after the Reserve Bank of Australia refrained from cutting interest rates and did not signal about a cut in the immediate future.

NZ Dollar Reverses Earlier Losses amid Risk Aversion

The New Zealand dollar gained today after falling earlier due to mild risk aversion on the Forex market. Traders were nervous due to the threat of a hard Brexit as well as the impeachment of US President Donald Trump. There is no obvious reason why the New Zealand currency reversed its losses. Macroeconomic data released over the trading week did not paint a clear picture of the New Zealand economy as there were […]

Australian Dollar Sinks After RBA Minutes Hint at Interest Rate Cut

The Australian dollar fell against all other of its most-traded rivals, including commodity currencies, after the minutes from the Reserve Bank of Australia made market participants believe that the central bank will cut interest rates in the near future.

Australian Dollar Falls vs. Rivals After Home Loans, RBA Monetary Policy Statement

The Australian dollar fell against almost all other most-traded currencies today. Domestic macroeconomic data was unfavorable to the currency as it missed market expectations. The monetary policy statement released by Australia’s central bank today retained an optimistic outlook for the nation’s economy but kept the possibility of additional monetary easing in the cards.

NZ Dollar Falls with Consumer Confidence

The New Zealand dollar fell today due to mild risk aversion on the Forex market as well as falling consumer confidence in New Zealand.

Consumer Sentiment Deteriorates, NZ Dollar Flat

The New Zealand dollar traded about flat against most of its major peers by the end of the Tuesday’s trading session. The worsening consumer sentiment did not hurt the currency much.

Aussie Ends Week Among Weakest Currencies Despite Risk Appetite

The Australian dollar ended the week as one of the weakest currencies on the Forex market despite mild risk appetite, caused by hopes for a positive outcome in the Sino-US trade negotiations that were extended through the weekend.