Australia’s New South Wales state on Friday reported its biggest daily rise in new COVID-19 cases this year, prompting a tighter lockdown in Sydney.
It’s a busy day ahead on the economic calendar. Prelim private sector PMIs for July are due out. For the Loonie and the Pound, retail sales figures will also influence.
The direction of the NZD/USD into the close on Thursday is likely to be determined by trader reaction to .6963 to .6982.