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Kiwi and Aussie decline as RBNZ holds
On Thursday, the New Zealand and Australian dollars slid versus their US rival after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand left interest rates intact, while hopes for an imminent tax reform initiative in America underpinned demand for the US dollar.
The currency pair NZD/USD declined 0.18% hitting 0.7186, off a three-week minimum of 0.7171 reached overnight.
As anticipated, the RBNZ left interest rates intact at 1.75% on Thursday.
Commenting on that decision, the key bank stressed that it doesn’t expect to lift interest rates for some time because the economic surge outlook worsens and inflation slows.
The currency pair AUD/USD lost 0.34% being worth 0.7821, which is the lowest value since July 18.
At the same time, the greenback managed to strengthen reacting to reports on Wednesday that Donald Trump offered the biggest American tax overhaul for three decades.
The proposal has sparked a fierce battle in the Congress, with the Republican Party split over it and Democrats generally hostile.
Now traders follow the economic events with new vision as inflation in the US seems like decreasing. Let’s see what releases will influence the market due to that factor.
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S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.
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