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Kiwi Hit 6 Year Low on Momentous Day

January 21, 2009 International FinanceNew Zealand Finance  No comments

The Inauguration of Barack Obama, release of 2008 inflation figures and a losing day on Wall St saw the New Zealand Dollar hit a 6 year low against the U.S. Dollar (greenback).

The New Zealand Dollar (Kiwi) reached a value of US51.65 cents.Further, the Kiwi reached a seven year low of 46.98 against the Japanese Yen.

The falls came amidst similar moves from many world currencies. On a global scale this can be attributed to the speech of Barack Obama, which did not reveal any new details regarding the U.S. Economic recovery package. The lowest points for the Kiwi against both the Yen and Greenback came near the closing of the Presidential Speech.

The fall of the Kiwi can also be attributed to the low sales economic figures for the month of December...

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Kiwi Rises Against Greenback and Yen in New Year

January 6, 2009 International FinanceInternational TaxationNew Zealand Finance  No comments

An improved tax outlook in the U.S. and best Christmas in record in NZ, sees the New Zealand Dollar (Kiwi) rise against both the U.S. Dollar (Greenback) and the Japanese Yen.

With hopes pending on President Elect Barack Obama’s proposed U.S. Economic stimulus package, American investors are apparently more open to the prospects of higher yield yet higher risk investments. In effect lowering demand for safer currencies like the Japanese Yen and raising that for the likes of the Kiwi. The package prosposes to aid joblessness and relieve tax payers earning below USD$200,000 a tax break of USD$500, or USD$1,000 for couples.

Combined with the highest Christmas season spending on record and positive first weeks of 2009 New Zealand Stock Exchange trading, the Kiwi is seeing positive resurgences...

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