Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) will reveal Official Cash Rate and make a statement about monetary policy on October 6, 04:00 GMT+3.
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The Reserve bank of New Zealand will make its statement and announce an official rate on August 7, at 5:00 MT time. After that, the RBNZ governor Adrian Orr will conduct a press conference at 6:00 MT.
Markets forecast the rate cut by 25 basis points from 1.5% to 1.25%. This move will be similar to May’s one, where the bank cut its interest rate by a similar amount of points. The reasons behind the anticipated decision are the ongoing trade tensions between the US and China and the slowdown of New Zealand’s economy. In addition, the comments by Mr. Orr will be in focus, as he will share his further expectations concerning rates.
• If the RBNZ cuts its rate, the New Zealand dollar will fall;
• If the RBNZ does not cut its rate, the New Zealand dollar will rise.
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The New Zealand interest rate is announced on Wednesday at 03:00 MT time.
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The US dollar is heading to close the seventh day in the red as it remains under selling pressure. The US data at 15:30 GMT+3 (jobless claims and Philly Fed Manufacturing Index) may support the greenback if it's strong.
Canada will publish the Retail Sales and Core Retail Sales on October 22, at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3).