The New Zealand dollar rose sharply versus its major counterparts, especially against the US Dollar after a report that showed the RBNZ kept interest rates unchanged steady at 2.50%, while the Bank continues to introduce more stimulus to help the economy to recover after the massive earthquake that hit the nation.

The NZD/USD pair trades around 0.8212 at 21.29. GMT after gained about 60 points as the RBNZ cash rate decision, to record the highest level at 0.8226 since Wednesday's session. On the other hand, the NZ dollar advanced against the Japanese Yen to record a high of 65.76, and now trades at 65.61.