The Federal Open Market Committee will review US monetary policy next week and investors will be on alert for any sign of any changes.
The New Zealand dollar dropped to a two-week low.
Upbeat assessment by the Reserve Bank yesterday stokes investor appetite for the local currency.
But the main game this week remains central bank policy decisions.
Economists suggest the New Zealand dollar it will be strong for much of 2013.
A weaker-than-expected inflation report increases the chance of an interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank of Australia.
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