Positive data from NZ keeps the kiwi advancing against the pound

Following positive news in New Zealand, the kiwi climbed strongly yesterday but had its gains steadily pulled back after the release of the MPC minutes.

  • It was revealed early yesterday morning that New Zealand had officially exited recession posting a third quarter positive GDP figure of 0.1%, which pulled the price to a low of 2.2433.
  • The report raised expectations that the Reserve Bank of New Zealand would move to tighten monetary policy sooner than previously forecast.
  • However, the kiwi had most of its gains steadily eroded throughout the day’s trading after the minutes from the latest UK MPC meeting revealed no discussion over reducing current interest rates, with the pair closing at 2.2696.
  • In trading this morning, the kiwi has advanced further, currently trading up nearly a percent, as fresh data from New Zealand showed that domestic consumer confidence jumped to a four-year high in the third quarter.