AUD/USD fails to rebound back above 67 cents


In short

  1. The AUD/USD rose above 67 cents yesterday before falling again
  2. Coronavirus fears appear to be driving risk sentiment
  3. AUD/NZD hits a 2 month high

AUD to USD exchange rates

Time Open Low High
Today 0.6685
In the last week 0.6663 0.6771
In the last month 0.6663 0.6927

The Australian dollar rebounded above 67 cents briefly yesterday before falling back overnight.

Any gains for the AUD/USD exchange rate have been limited since the outbreak of the coronavirus last month.

The AUD was largely flat against most of the major currencies except the AUD/NZD, which has hit a 2 month high above 1.0450. This seems largely a result of weakness in the New Zealand dollar relative to the Australian dollar rather than any strength of the AUD.

Later today, the New Zealand central bank is due to meet to decide on official interest rates. While no change is expected from its current level of 1%, a shift in tone from the statement could see the AUD/NZD rally higher.

Up Next

GDP figures in Europe and the UK should give an update on the health of the Eurozone. The central bank in NZ is also expected to keep interest rates on hold at 1%. Locally, the head of Australia's RBA is due to speak on Thursday.

Country Day Event
China Monday Consumer Price Index (CPI)
New Zealand Tuesday RBNZ interest rate statement
USA Wednesday US Fed Chairman Powell testifies
Australia Tuesday CBA PMI for January
Australia Thursday RBA's Governor speech
Eurozone Friday GDP
USA Friday Retail Sales
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