The European Central Bank will publish the last statement of the year on December 10, at 14:45 MT time.
Should we expect more easing by the RBNZ?
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) will publish the monetary policy statement and announce the interest rate at 05:00 MT time on May 13.
Instruments to trade: NZD/USD, NZD/CHF, NZD/JPY
Each quarter, the regulator conducts a meeting where its policymakers discuss current economic stance and forecasts for upcoming quarters. Based on that they reveal tools for supporting an economy of the country in the monetary policy statement, including an update on the interest rate. In the middle of March, the RBNZ cut its interest rate to the record low of 0.25%. Analysts suggest that the global uncertainties and widespread weakness amid the pandemic may push the bank to cut the interest rates to negative levels. Also, we may expect more easing to be introduced this week.
• If the RBNZ eases its policy, the NZD will weaken;
• If the RBNZ keeps the policy unchanged, the NZD will strengthen.
The Bank of Canada (BOC) will release the rate statement with an update on the interest rate on December 9, at 17:00 MT time.
Canada will publish the monthly retail sales and core retail sales on November 20 at 15:30 MT time.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.