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  • NZD/USD is currently better bid at one-month highs.  
  • The pair’sdaily chart is reporting a bullish reversal pattern.  
  • China’s data is likely to show the GDP growth slowed to 6.1% in the third quarter.  

NZD/USD has hit a one-month high and may extend gains if China’s gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter, scheduled at 02:00 GMT, betters estimates.

At press time, the currency pair is trading at 0.6369, the highest level since Sept. 16,   having picked up a bid at 0.6343 in the early Asian trading hours. Also, the spot is trading above the 200-day moving average for the first time since July 30.

Bullish reversal

The pair rallied by 0.88% on Thursday – the biggest single-day gain since June 3 – validating the seller exhaustion signaled by consecutive Doji candles created on Tuesday and Wednesday. Put simply, Thursday’s rise confirmed a bullish Doji reversal and opened the doors for a convincing break above 0.64.

Therefore, the rise to one-month highs seen at press time is not surprising and further upside could be seen if China’s data assuage fears of a deeper slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy.

Focus on China data

The data due at 02:00 GMT is expected to show the gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 6.1% in the July-September quarter from a year earlier, the slowest pace since the first quarter of 1992, the earliest quarterly data on record. The economy had grown by 6.2% in the second quarter.

Technical levels