Exchange Rates updated 21/04/2014 7:04:05 p.m.

New Zealand

NZD/USD 0.8571
NZD/GBP 0.5095
NZD/EUR 0.6199
NZD/AUD 0.9185
NZD/JPY 87.9666
NZD/CAD 0.9449
NZD/SGD 1.0736
NZD/CHF 0.7565
NZD/HKD 6.6527
NZD/THB 27.6368
NZD/ZAR 9.0084
NZD/DKK 4.6352
NZD/SEK 5.6588

Rates are indicative only and indicate a midpoint between buy and sell prices


All Ord 5420
DOW 16424
FTSE 6584
NZSE 5090


Gold 1302
Oil 103

New Zealand


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Geo-Political fears were allayed as an agreement was reached in Geneva. Russia and the Ukraine have agreed to end the uprising in the Eastern part of the Ukraine with the Ukraine agreeing to partial federalisation. This is exactly what the Russians were looking for! Semi-Autonomy is what the Crimea had which allowed for the independence and realignment. The immediate market reaction was strong, with equities consolidating a week of gains, after the previous week of desolation. The Philly Fed survey revealed further growth in the manufacturing sector but rising jobless claims remains a concern. The Dollar continues to stumble with the EUR 1.3815 and the GBP below 1.6800. Yellen continues to advocate extended monetary stimulus keeping the Dollar under sustained pressure. Risk currencies suffered despite market confidence as commodities slipped. The NZD dropped to 0.8570 and the AUD dipped to 0.9330. Easter is upon us with little action over a long weekend. Next week will focus on economic data releases and yet another short week. ANZAC day ensures a 3 day week in Australasia.


21/4 Easter Monday, UK Home Prices, Chicago Feds National Activity Index

22/4 Australian Leading Index, Japan Leading Index, EU Construction, US Home Price Index, Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index, US Existing Home Sales, EU Consumer Confidence

23/4 NZ Migration, Australia CPI, China Manufacturing PMI, NZ Credit Card Spending, France/German/EU Services, Manufacturing and Composite PMI, Bank of England Minutes, US Weekly Mortgage Applications, US Manufacturing PMI, US New Home Sales

24/4 RBNZ Rate Decision, China Leading Index, German IFO Business Confidence, US Durable Goods Orders, US Weekly Jobless Claims

25/5 ANZAC Day, UK Retail Sales, German PMI, University of Michigan Confidence, France Employment

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