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Markets growing nervous

Iraq and Ukraine have markets on edge but price reactions are minimal so far; eyes on US Fed and future rate rise indications

'Rock star' interest rates

RBNZ not taking foot off the rate hike pedal despite falling commodity prices, reduced business confidence and slower house price inflation

All eyes on RBNZ statement for guidance

NZD higher on expectation of hike in OCR; EUR remains under pressure following last weeks ECB interest rate cut

Funds flowing out of Euro

ECB monetary policy sees EUR selling as investors search for higher yields; USD supported by strong data and expectations of Fed raising interest rates

Central bank releases offer little fresh insight

ECB, BoE and RBA announcements and respective actions well signalled ahead of time; Australasian pairing seeing periods of pressure despite volatility being low

NZD under selling pressure

USD gains supported by good jobs reports and higher UST bond yields

NFP data meets expectations

Big Chinese trade surplus again, good US jobs report, eyes on RBNZ rate review, equities higher

ECB announces range of stimulus measures

ECB cut all main interest rates to record lows but stops short of full on quantitative easing; global markets react positively to ECB move  

Investor anxiety benefiting USD

NZD/USD sets fresh 3-month low overnight; focus on ECB's expected rate cut and press conference that follows

Australasian duo remain vulnerable

Concerns over China's property and credit sectors sees corrective shift in demand for NZ & Australian dollars