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27 May 16, 8:02am
Kiwi dollar sold off as Fonterra's opening milk price estimate comes in below expectations; NZD selling ceased on back of no-frills budget from government; oil price breaks through $50/bbl barrier
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26 May 16, 7:19am
IMF hands Greece another lifeline and asks EU creditors to restructure loans if needed in 2018; USD takes a breather, market no longer fears near term rate hike, NZD/USD up 0.5%
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25 May 16, 8:17am
Markets unphased by prospects of tighter US monetary policy; GBP rises strongly on favourable Brexit polling; AUD hit by selling pressure, NZD pulled down too
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24 May 16, 8:11am
Strong trade data pushes Yen higher, Japan's surplus highest in six-years; Yen remains cheapest of all the majors on a real basis; EUR falls on weaker PMI data
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23 May 16, 8:02am
US major currency TWI index has risen strongly on better data and possible Fed tightening; G7 leaders fail to agree on how to improve global growth
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20 May 16, 8:15am
Equities trade lower but markets generally remain unconvinced of imminent rate hike; tumultuous night for NZD/GBP
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19 May 16, 8:28am
Currencies plunge against USD as Fed signals June rate hike; GBP rises on back of Brexit polling; Yen continues recent decline
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18 May 16, 8:27am
Brexit fears subsiding, GBP rallies; Fed still has time on their side before hiking rates as latest inflation reading slips; some relief for farmers as dairy prices rise; AUD jolts higher on RBA minutes
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17 May 16, 7:45am
Commodities and equities record solid gains; USD rise halted on weaker manufacturing data; NZD & AUD on steady ascent; AUD/USD pokes above 200-day moving average
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16 May 16, 8:32am
Double whammy of positive data behind rise in USD index; European currencies casualty of USD strength; disappointing Chinese data puts pressure on AUD & NZD
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13 May 16, 8:19am
Crude oil continues to rally, now at $47; Australian inflation expectations lower, triggers AUD selling; no moves from BoE sees GBP rally
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12 May 16, 8:17am
Post FSR boost for NZD; poor earnings from US companies dampens risk appetite; weaker USD tone helps lift AUD
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11 May 16, 8:25am
RBNZ may engage further macro-prudential tools, leaves door open for more rate cuts; USD rises for sixth consecutive day; commodity currencies firm but leave NZD behind
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10 May 16, 8:21am
Heavy selling of USD in previous months is now being reversed; weaker commodities and Chinese data helping USD
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9 May 16, 8:16am
Significant miss for Q1 CPI drives down RBA's inflation expectation; NZD off 2c against USD, falls in sympathy with AUD; US employment data softer
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29 Apr 16, 8:30am
NZD/USD peaks near 70c, Yen up 3.1% against USD; lower NZD is desirable to boost tradeables inflation and assist the tradeables; “doing nothing” is equivalent to a de-factor tightening of policy
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28 Apr 16, 8:07am
Australian CPI sparks currency market volatility, door opended for RBA to cut rates; NZD/AUD blasts through 90c; Fed sees improvement in labour market but little reaction to announcement overall
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27 Apr 16, 8:22am
Rising US inflation expectations not reflected in a stronger USD; Brexit fears overdone, GBP on reverse course; EUR riding on GBP coat tails
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26 Apr 16, 8:18am
Run of soft business data dampens sentiment; increased oil production pushes prices lower; GBP breaks higher as Brexit risks diminish
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22 Apr 16, 8:14am
Recent strength of NZD puts pressure back on RBNZ to cut; Citigroup's daily commodity terms of trade index for NZ trending down; Germany criticises ECB saying stimulus doesn't work
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