Aussie and Kiwi Dollars Rise After China Stimulus News

The Australian and New Zealand dollars rose on Wednesday after China’s central bank said it cut banks’ reserve requirement ratio by 50 basis points as it stepped up its effort to support the economy.

The actively traded, growth-linked currencies rose as a result. The Australian dollar climbed to $0.7843 from around $0.7785 beforehand. The New Zealand dollar also rose to $0.7422 from around $0.7380, up 0.8 percent on the day.

Earlier in the day, China’s central bank said it injected 375 billion yuan ($60.0 billion) worth of three-month loans into large Chinese banks in November and December.

via Reuters

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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