New Zealand dollar heads south as interest rates are intact

New Zealand dollar heads south as interest rates are intact

On Thursday, the New Zealand dollar inched down after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand told that it’s going to leave interest rates on hold at the record minimum of 1.75%. The major financial institution doesn’t intend to change it for up to two years due to the fact the overall outlook for New Zealand’s economy is still dismal.

The currency pair NZD/USD went down by 0.82% hitting 0.6679. On Thursday, Adrian Orrr, RBNZ Governor told that he’s ready for a rate decrease if required. 

Moreover, the major financial institution had its estimate for economic surge this year trimmed because data disclosed that business confidence headed south, while housing markets speeded down too.

Risks to the country’s exports rallied too against the backdrop of global trade clashes.  

At the same time, the Chinese Yuan managed to ascend by 0.2% versus the evergreen buck. Some experts are assured that the recent weakness in the Chinese Yuan is generating challenging headwinds for China’s intention to promote its Yuan worldwide.

China’s currency was pressured since July in the face of an everlasting trade clash with America. Market expert are currently assured that its stance to become another global currency will probably stumble on a series of obstacles.

Some experts told that the dive the Chinese currency started earlier in 2018 because the US key financial institution kept lifting rates.

Considering an escalating trade conflict between China and the United States, one can assume that the trade volume between these leading economies will slump anyway.  

Tracking the evergreen buck’s purchasing potential versus a pack of its main rivals, the USD index managed to rally by 0.03% hitting 94.98.

The US currency slumped a bit versus the Japanese yen. The currency pair USD/JPY lost 0.06% reaching 110.96.



Monday started with volatility
Monday started with volatility

Have a look at the key financial instruments on Monday, February 28. Geopolitics is currently on all news frontlines. Western nations escalated sanctions on Russia for the invasion of Ukraine.

What awaits NZD in February?
What awaits NZD in February?

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will reveal the official cash rate, monetary policy statement, make a rate statement, and after that will answer questions in a press conference on February 23, 03:00 GMT+2.

Latest news

USD Moves Weird Ahead of CPI
USD Moves Weird Ahead of CPI

The United States will publish the Inflation Rate and Core Inflation Rate, also known as US CPI and Core CPI, on August 10 at 15:30 GMT+3.

The NFP Release: One More Punch for USD?
The NFP Release: One More Punch for USD?

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will release monthly average hourly earnings, non-farm employment change (NFP), and unemployment rate on August 5, 15:30 GMT+3.

Deposit with your local payment systems

Be on top of your game

Data collection notice

FBS maintains a record of your data to run this website. By pressing the “Accept” button, you agree to our Privacy policy.


A manager will call you shortly.

Change number

Your request is accepted.

A manager will call you shortly.

Next callback request for this phone number
will be available in

If you have an urgent issue please contact us via
Live chat

Internal error. Please try again later

Don’t waste your time – keep track of how NFP affects the US dollar and profit!

Beginner Forex book

Beginner Forex book will guide you through the world of trading.

Beginner Forex book

The most important things to start trading
Enter your e-mail, and we will send you a free Beginner Forex book

Thank you!

We've emailed a special link to your e-mail.
Click the link to confirm your address and get Beginner Forex book for free.

You are using an older version of your browser.

Update it to the latest version or try another one for a safer, more comfortable and productive trading experience.

Safari Chrome Firefox Opera