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KIWI: The NZD formed the focal point of the Asia-Pacific session after the RBNZ
left the OCR unch. as exp., but pushed the horizon that it exp. to hike the OCR
by 25bp out to Dec '20 (prev. Mar '20). Near term growth exp. were revised a
touch lower, near term inflation exp. a touch higher. The Bank stressed that it
will look through vol. in inflation, noting that risks to growth are tilted to
the downside, as Gov. Orr stated that if growth slows further below potential
then the RBNZ would cut the OCR. NZD made fresh lows after Fonterra noted that
it sees a variation from earnings guidance.
- Rate made fresh YtD lows, before having a look below the May 2016 monthly low
($0.6676), with bears set to target a close below this level to open up a move
- The pair last trades bang on the aforementioned $0.6676, with not much support
below the overnight low ($0.6664) until the Mar 16 2016 low ($0.6576).
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