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Fourth quarter inflation data on Thursday is the key domestic event this week.
Meanwhile a possible shutdown in the US continued to weigh on the greenback.
Meanwhile the greenback gained after upbeat comments from the US Federal Reserve.
The kiwi traded at US72.66c as at 5pm in Wellington.
The kiwi rose to A92.03c from 91.37c and advanced to 53.53 British pence.
Looking ahead, markets will be interested in the US producer price index overnight.
The US dollar has struggled to gain traction so far this year.
Tax cuts were expected "to provide some boost to consumer spending" in the US leading to a stronger dollar.
"Commodities have been rallying across the board, and that's putting some pressure on the [US] dollar."
The huge losses overnight returned the price of bitcoin only to where it was trading about two weeks ago.
"The Aussie is still suffering from the RBA yesterday."
Marine Le Pen wants France to take control of its money subject to a referendum that would lead France out of the EU and its shared currency.
Two businessmen pre-ordered Yuan for a trip to China, but say six of their banknotes were fake.
Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright said he does not "have the courage" to publish additional proof that he was the founder.
"The main domestic risks relate to weakness in the dairy sector and the decline in inflation expectations."
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The Reserve Bank, in December, did not rule out further cuts later this year.
An announcement on the OCR will be made just after 9am today.
Bill English acknowledges the survey shows that the economy is going through a 'softening stage'.
The NZX is down over 100 points to 5,633 points, that's a significant fall of about two per cent.
China’s central bank devalued the yuan by 1.9 per cent.
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Christmas shopping, filling up the car and going overseas could get more expensive for Kiwis.
A version of the global treasure hunt for cash has come to New Zealand with a dash for cash in Auckland today.
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It was also reported a third resident was in the front of the house but managed to escape.
Activists marched around the world over the weekend.
MetService warns surface and flash flooding could be caused by this type of weather.
New statistics released by the organisation show the top one per cent continues to take the majority of new wealth created.
The former National Party leader said it will be a fantastic achievement if "she can pull it off".
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