Kiwi rises further along with yen and Aussie
On Tuesday, the New Zealand dollar kept rising in Asia, notwithstanding remarks from RBNZ Governor Graeme Wheeler on the scope for further interest rate drops, while the Australian dollar and the Japanese yen ascended too, following a light regional data day.
The currency pair NZD/USD was worth 0.7298, rising 0.36%. Meanwhile, AUD/USD traded at 0.7635, demonstrating a 0.20% soar, while USD/JPY was worth 100.13, tumbling 0.20%.
The US dollar index, gauging the US dollar’s value against a trade-weighted basket of six key counterparts, traded 94.46, descending 0.06%.
Traders are currently focused on a highly anticipated speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen at the annual gathering of top major bankers as well as economists in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this week for new signals on the timing of the approaching US rate lift.
Overnight, the evergreen buck pared profits against the other key currencies in subdued trade on Monday, though hopes for a probable American rate lift before the end of the year still ensure support to the US dollar.