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NZD/USD Transfer

The New Zealand Dollar (NZD) slumped to a 5-week low to 0.6060 against the US Dollar (USD) this week. Friday the kiwi has started a recovery of sorts trading back to 0.6077 as I write but with global headwinds it may struggle to gain much momentum to the north. The NZ job market eased in the second quarter with job participation hitting an all-time high of 72.4% with more than 3M people now employed in the workforce. The unemployment rate rose slightly from 3.4% in the first quarter to 3.6 in the second, the question remains- will this be enough to force the hand of the RBNZ to hold interest rates at their next meeting on August 16th- we suspect not. Tonight’s Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) number is predicted to come in light reflecting an easing to the job’s market. Long term support in the cross is around the 0.6040 to 0.6000 range, recent sentiment suggests this area won’t hold.

The current interbank midrate is: NZDUSD 0.6080

The interbank range this week has been: NZDUSD 0.6061- 0.6226

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