The New Zealand Dollar (NZD) underperformed towards the end of the week against the US Dollar (USD) falling to 0.6110 levels as strong US data printed. Into Tuesday morning trade we have seen a small perk up in the kiwi to 0.6130 but topside this week could be tough going. We will get a look at US CPI tomorrow, predicted to dip lower from 3.2% to 3.1%. Anything around 3.2% will almost certainly set the scene for another round of interest rate hikes in order to bring down inflation to Fed target levels. Markets however would love to see a decent fall to bring forward rate cuts forecast for third quarter 2024.
The current interbank midrate is: NZDUSD 0.6120
The interbank range this week has been: NZDUSD 0.6104- 0.6131