Euro NZ dollar both sideswiped by political uncertainty

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By Wayne Cole

SYDNEY (Reuters) — The euro slipped in early Asian trade on Monday after the German election showed surging support for a right-wing party, the left Chancellor Angela Merkel is scrambling to form a coalition government.

The euro was trading 0.4 per cent to $1.1906 and saw, to test support around $1.1860 liquidity picked up by the session.

Merkel wanted to win a fourth term on Sunday, but an uneasy coalition building to form a government after her conservatives haemorrhaged support in the face of a rise of the extreme right.

In spite of the most of the votes, Merkel’s bloc broke in to say his worst result since 1949, and their current social democratic coalition partners, they would go into the opposition after slipping to 20.7 percent in the projections, a post-was the gain of the low.

The political uncertainty took a toll on the new Zealand dollar, after no single party won a majority in an election over the weekend.

The new Zealand currency <NZD=D4> eased 0.44 percent to $0.7308, but should be able to find chart support at $0.7280.

The ruling National party won the largest number of votes in the election, but none of the major parties to win enough seats for a majority in Parliament, so that a round of coalitions that can last days or weeks.

Sterling was quiet for the moment, at $1.3486 <GBP=D4> after a fall on Friday when the Rating Agency Moody’s downgraded Britain’s downgraded credit rating, saying the government’s plans to bring down debt had, knocked them off course, and the UK’s EU-exit would weigh on the economy.

A few hours after the Prime Minister, Theresa May set out plans for new relations with the European Union, Moody’s cut the rating to Aa2, and highlights the economic risks of leaving the Blocks for the world’s fifth-largest economy.

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