NZ dollar

ANZ rural economist Con Williams says "Expect downward pressure to be maintained as interest rate differentials come into focus next week."

Kiwi falls as Kudlow talks up greenback, commodity prices slide

Fri 16 Mar 1

The US Federal Open Market Committee holds its two-day meeting next week.

Mike Pompeo takes over as the US' secretary of state.

Kiwi touches 3-week high as US inflation meets estimates

Wed 14 Mar

Traders will be focusing on balance of payments data for the fourth quarter.

ANZ senior economist Philip Borkin says "An upside surprise could lead to some currency volatility."

Kiwi falls ahead of US CPI, Spencer speech

Tue 13 Mar

Today Spencer is due to give a speech entitled 'Getting the best out of macroprudential policy'.

ANZ rural economist Con Williams says "The kiwi continues to hold in tight ranges."

Kiwi holds gains as muted US wage growth weighs on Fed rate outlook

Mon 12 Mar

Low wage inflation is seen as reducing the need for the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates aggressively.

BNZ currency strategist Jason Wong says the greenback gained "as the US policy on steel and aluminium tariffs looks to be watered down."

Kiwi falls as greenback gains on hints at tariff 'carve-outs', ECB's inflation view

Fri 9 Mar

Traders will be watching today for electronic card spending for February.


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