New Zealand's central bank held its key rate at a record low and indicated it would likely stay there into 2014 because of a strong dollar, and the prospect of inflation from a pick-up in earthquake rebuilding and more active housing market.
The euro fell from a seven-week high Wednesday after a disappointing Spanish bond auction and weak euro zone economic data.
David Forrester, Senior Vice President of G10 FX Strategy at Macquarie, says the RBA may be pushed to cut rates further as Australia's economic data looks set to show more weakness in the near term.
Boris Schlossberg, Managing Director, BK Asset Management says the fiscal cliff stalemate is not having much negative impact on risk currencies.
The euro rallied to a near seven-week high against the dollar Tuesday after Greece announced better-than-expected terms for its debt buyback.
Steve Johnson, CIO, The Intelligent Investor says Australian investors should be looking at stocks with off-shore exposure. He also says investors need to get used to a lower growth environment.
Nicki Hutley, Director of Economics, KPMG says the RBA's decision to cut interest rates by 25 basis points was not a given. She says it could be a while until the RBA moves again on rates.
Robert Rennie, Global Head, FX Strategy, Westpac Bank says EUR/USD will continue to rally and could hit 1.35 in the first quarter next year.
The euro gained for a fourth straight session on Monday to hit a six-week high as news from Spain and Greece eased concerns about the debt-burdened countries.
Keagan York, Head of FX Strategy of Compass Global Markets, says the euro is currently holding firm as investors' appetite to short the currency is waning although the outlook for the currency looks bearish.
The euro hit a six-week high against the dollar on Monday, with some investors trimming bets against the single currency on signs Germany may be open to a Greek debt write-down.
The euro rose to its highest in more than five weeks against the dollar on Friday, heading for its fourth straight month of gains, as investors clung to hopes that U.S. politicians would reach a fiscal deal before the end of the year.
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Paul Mackel, Head of Asia Currency Research at HSBC, says worries about the fiscal cliff will keep the euro well-supported, with a move to 1.35 seen likely by the end of the year.