NZ dollar falls as US strike in Iraq prompts flight to safety

NZ dollar falls as US strike in Iraq prompts flight to safety
Gavin Evans
The New Zealand dollar weakened after a US airstrike near Baghdad airport killed a senior commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, boosting oil prices and prompting a flight to the safety of gold and the greenback.General Qassem Soleimani, head of the Revolutionary Guards’ elite Quds Force, was killed shortly after landing at Baghdad airport, Al Jazeera reported. The strike, a response to attacks on the US embassy in Baghdad, also killed Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and several others, the Popular Mobilisation Forces told Reuters....

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