Today, the New Zealand has faced a magnitude, pushed down the New Zealand dollar fell to record the lowest level at 0.8138 against the U.S. dollar after Christchurch was struck by a magnitude 5.5, the currency trades at 0.8146 U.S. cents before the earthquake.

On the other hand, oil prices dropped for a second day before the reports that may show slowing economic growth in the U.S. and China, curbing fuel demand in the world's two largest crude consumers.