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According to Imre Speizer, Research Analyst at Westpac, further consolidation in the 0.6875- 0.7000 area for NZD/USD pair is expected during the week ahead, which mostly reflects a stretched USD rally, as the USD likely to be the dominant driver of the pair during the weeks ahead.

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“Futures speculator positioning was extremely long in March, but has been reduced significantly since then and is now neutral.”

“Longer term, we remain comfortable with our year-end forecast of 0.67, which is based on expected further rises in US interest rates.”