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NZ dollar gains after Australian business conditions lift, RBNZ looms

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The New Zealand dollar rose ahead of the Reserve Bank’s statement on Thursday and after an Australian survey showed improving business conditions even while business confidence fell, giving traders more confidence economic growth across the Tasman won’t collapse. The kiwi rose to 62.76 US cents as at 5pm in Wellington, from 62.67 cents late …

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Labour gives conditional support for TPP

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The Labour Party is giving conditional support for the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership, with party leader Andrew Little saying Labour is “pro-free trade” but will only support TPP if it contains “key protections” for New Zealanders. “Labour supports free trade,” he said. “However, we will not support a TPP agreement that undermines New …

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NZ dollar falls on commodity weakness ahead of expected RBNZ rate cut

The New Zealand dollar fell along with other commodity currencies ahead of an expected Reserve Bank interest rate cut this morning. The kiwi dropped to 65.82 US cents at 8am in Wellington, from 66.16 cents at 5pm yesterday. The trade-weighted index declined to 69.99 from 70.20 yesterday. Commodity currencies, including …

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