As idle cash looks to find a strong and secure yield, it is no wonder that the New Zealand Dollar has benefited from the current Euro-Zone crisis. Pairs such as the Australian Dollar and New Zealand Dollar are often viewed as a proxy for Chinese growth and thus have performed well against the Euro in recent years. Although Chinese growth may become a cause for concern as the nation shifts away from export led growth, weakness in the Euro-Zone may cap any significant reversal.
A busier week on the economic calendar should bring more attention back to the Euro, although the European Central Bank meeting on Thursday is the obvious top ticket item of the week.
by David Song