Credit Ratings

17 Jan 17, 8:58am
NZD trading around the 0.71 mark amidst risk-off tone; GBPUSD dives to lowest level since October, reaching 1.1986; Trump promises Britain a quick and fair trade deal; Yen strongest amongst all majors, USDJPY trading at just over 114
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16 Jan 17, 7:55am
USD continues to lose ground, despite solid data. NZD gains, even against the AUD. UK to go for 'hard Brexit'. Trump now won't label China a 'currency manipulator'
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12 Jan 17, 3:35pm
We put an age old mantra to the test to find out whether institutions with similar credit ratings offer similar term deposit rates
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11 Jan 17, 7:12pm
S&P downgrades UDC to BBB following its sale to the unrated HNA Group. It remains on CreditWatch "with negative implications"
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23 Dec 16, 7:38am
NZD holds it ground while Aussie slips. Upward pressure on short end of NZ interest rate curce 2yr swap rate rises to a fresh high of 2.5%
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22 Dec 16, 8:25am
Lighter holiday volumes kick in. September quarter GDP results unlikely to move the NZD. Swedish casting vote raises eyebrows
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21 Dec 16, 7:50am
USD up against most trading partners; VIX index under 12 is trading at bottom of 5yr range; NZDUSD trading at around 0.6920; USDJPY up 0.7% to 117.90
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20 Dec 16, 7:55am
NZDUSD trades around the 0.6950 level; Australian fiscal data shows deterioration, but not enough for a rating downgrade; JPY shows strength against the USD and NZD
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19 Dec 16, 8:32am
NZD down 1.1% for the day and 2.4% for the week; AUD investors nervous ahead of fiscal update, which may result in a ratings downgrade from AAA; USD slightly down against the GBP, EUR and JPY
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9 Dec 16, 9:01am
NZD strong across the board but constrained by USD strength; EURUSD down over 0.0250 ticks on ECB announcement; traders look to the FOMC announcement for tightening of monetary policy
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8 Dec 16, 8:10am
NZD back up to the 0.7155 levels based on a slightly weaker USD; GBP down 0.6% on lower UK industrial production; AUD bounces back to 0.7470 after negative GDP figures
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7 Dec 16, 2:33pm
The RBNZ appears very excited about its proposed new 'dashboard' bank disclosure regime. But how well will it serve bank depositors?
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5 Dec 16, 7:11am
The NZD heading up and 'a fairer price in a world where risk appetite remains solid and commodity prices remain on an upward path'
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29 Nov 16, 8:30am
Rise in global commodities helps NZD; USD weaker against most currencies; oil price up 3% but prospects for supply cut deal remain tenuous
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28 Nov 16, 8:29am
USD index up more than 4% above pre-US election levels; modest recovery in NZD possible; NZD/AUD likely to be range bound in near future
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25 Nov 16, 8:31am
Forces behind sell-off in emerging market currencies impacting NZD; positive seasonal factors can push NZD higher; improving global activity indicators supporting commodities
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24 Nov 16, 8:20am
US economic data better than expected; NZD/USD breaks below 70c; GBP only gainer against USD
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23 Nov 16, 8:32am
Trump's day one plans released via video; equity markets support Trump's actions as records set; NZD/USD range-bound
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22 Nov 16, 8:36am
Some gloss comes off USD rise; record high for S&P500; commodity currencies best performers; NZD/AUD probes 96c level
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21 Nov 16, 8:13am
Currency markets still coming to terms with the Trump world-view. Local strength from higher milk payout, rising confidence, higher retail means NZD gets hit less
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