The pound edged away from a multi-year high at the end of last week as investors engaged in some profit taking.
Lowe indicated that all options remain on the table if the Australian unemployment rate and inflation data continue to disappoint in the coming months, increasing the odds of further monetary easing.
With markets now expecting to see the RBA cut interest rates at least twice in 2020 the Australian dollar was left to trend lower across the board.
On the other hand, a narrowed New Zealand trade deficit helped to shore up NZD exchange rates as confidence in the domestic outlook improved.
Another strong showing from the ANZ commodity price index could encourage the New Zealand dollar to gain further ground this week.
The Australian dollar, meanwhile, looks vulnerable ahead of the RBA’s final monetary policy meeting of 2019.
Although no change in policy is expected at this stage any hints at future adjustments could prove AUD negative.
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