A stronger greenback based on yield differentials has the New Zealand Dollar (NZD) underwater, weighed down by broad risk off flows and global sentiment. The kiwi clocked fresh lows over the week to 0.5855 areas with the Federal Reserve maintaining a dovish stance in a backdrop of recession speak. Fundamentally, we don’t expect the kiwi to hold ground for much longer before a much deeper move eventuates. Key standouts next week come in the form of US CPI y/y and Retail Sales. Anything north of 3.2% inflation could drag down the NZD.
The current interbank midrate is: NZDUSD 0.5882
The interbank range this week has been: NZDUSD 0.5857- 0.5960