Supported by Upbeat Data and Trump’s Tax Proposal, U.S. Dollar Edges Higher vs NZ Dollar
Sep, 28th 10:33
The New Zealand dollar moved lower against its U.S. counterpart on Thursday, extending its downward rally to a fourth straight session in a row after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday while U.S. President Donald Trump proposed the biggest U.S. tax overhaul in three decades.
The Kiwi slipped more than 0.2 percent on Thursday versus the greenback after the RBNZ kept its interest rates unchanged at 1.75% and commented that the central bank does not expect to raise interest rates in near future given the fact that the economic growth outlook weakens and inflation slows.
Meanwhile, the greenback was supported amidst hopes for an imminent tax reform plan in the U.S. as well as expectations for a December rate hike by the Federal Reserve. Upbeat data released on Wednesday on durable goods orders which showed a jump of 1.7% (versus forecast for 1% advance) following a 6.8% decrease also helped support the U.S. dollar.
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