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Big week ahead for the US and USD

Federal Reserve’s statement and monetary policy announcement will be keenly watched as debate over the speed and extent of future rate hikes continues

US dollar gains on geo-political events

Expect geo-political tensions to continue along with a flight to safe haven currencies such as the US dollar and Japanese Yen

A lack of direction in most markets

Financial instability and geopolitical risks not enough of a direction catalyst; focus shifts to Federal Reserve for guidance

Volatility back to 2007 levels

Markets at risk of being complacent around future risks; China optimistic 7% growth achievable

USD remains under intense pressure

Yield chasing investors supporting NZD; USD vulnerable to any negative news

US economic recovery continues

Divergent US & European growth profiles re-emerge

Fantastical prospect of Iran & US alliance

Geo-political intrigue adds to dynamic market sentiment; rising oil prices and negative economic growth impacting the United States

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

Australasian duo remain vulnerable

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

'The Asian Century is upon us'

ANZ says the Asian financial system is a 'caged tiger' ready to break free with massive consequences