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The RBNZ cut rates, New Zealand dollar edged lower

On Wednesday kiwi tumbled after its national bank shocked markets with a forceful key benchmark rate slice and stated negative rates were conceivable, feeding wagers on aggravating worldwide slowdown.

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Meantime, the common currency declined a bit versus the buck to $1.1185, with weak industrial yield figures in Germany burdening the euro.

While national banks have turned to be easing policy recently as they attempt to restore development and battle low inflation rates, the degree of the RBNZ actions caught markets out of the blue.

New Zealand's dollar dove to its minimum since mid-2016.

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand sliced rates by 50 bp versus an anticipated 25 bp to 1 percent, and head Adrian Orr said negative rates were conceivable.

The kiwi edged lower 1.3 percent at $0.6435, having prior touched $0.6378.


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