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26 Sep 17, 8:05am
US-North Korea tensions escalating sees JPY head the leaderboard and UST yields lower; EUR and NZD are softer as the market digests the election results; local rates market showed a 2-3bps fall
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25 Sep 17, 7:59am
NZD's run after the local close on Friday should limit any positive reaction to the election; EUR well supported after a series strong PMI readings; GBP weakest of the majors, as PM May delivered an important Brexit speech
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22 Sep 17, 7:56am
AUD worst performing major, down 1.2% to 0.7930 USD, following RBA Governor Lowe's speech; NZD also lower, testing the 0.7300 USD level; NZDAUD climbed up through the 0.9200 mark
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21 Sep 17, 7:58am
After being down 0.3% for the day, the USD majors index is now up 0.7%; NZD the only major up against the USD, currently trading at 0.7335; AUD is trading around 0.8000 USD and NZDAUD is at 0.9170
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20 Sep 17, 7:50am
NZD trading close to the session highs of around 0.7320 USD; AUD trading at 0.8015 USD; other majors slightly up against the USD
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19 Sep 17, 8:06am
Fed Funds pricing suggests odds of a hike by December are just above the 50% mark; yields continue to rise across the curve; USD mostly up across the board; NZD down 0.6% to 0.7260 USD; local rates higher and steeper
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18 Sep 17, 8:40am
NZD traded its way up to 0.7300 USD on Friday; GBP rose by 1.5% after rising 1.4% on the previous day; AUDUSD was flat around 0.8000 and NZDAUD was at 0.9115
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15 Sep 17, 11:23am
Credit rating agency S&P says NZ banking system capital levels not within the top quartile of global peers, RBNZ enforced higher capital requirements would be a head-wind on debt growth
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15 Sep 17, 8:32am
UK and Australia data has markets seeing rate hikes, currencies turn higher. US inflation rise raises chance of December Fed rise. NZD the weakest performer
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14 Sep 17, 7:58am
Some momentum on US tax reform boosted the USD, the major TWI index was up 0.5%; UK unemployment rate fell to a 42-year low; NZD is down 0.7% to 0.7235, driven by USD strength
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13 Sep 17, 7:51am
GBP best performer of the day on stronger than expected inflation data; NZD supported by shock political poll, currently trading at 0.7290; USD managed to hang onto its gains from the previous session
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12 Sep 17, 7:55am
A risk-on move sees the VIX falling to a 10-handle, JPY and CHF down over 1% and bond yields higher across the board; NZD a touch down from the weekend close at 0.7250 USD; local rates saw upward pressure
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11 Sep 17, 8:04am
USD was weaker on US tensions with North Korea, Hurricane Irma and a possible delay in rate hikes; NZDUSD closed the week at around 0.7265 after reaching a high of 0.7338; NZDAUD 0.3% higher to around the 0.9020 level
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8 Sep 17, 8:17am
USD weaker across the board, with the USD TWI down 0.6%; EUR higher and German rates lower on ECB policy update; Lower German rates drag down UST rates to fresh year-to-date lows
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7 Sep 17, 7:55am
NZD has trended lower since lunchtime yesterday for no apparent reason, currently just under the 0.7200 USD mark; AUD slightly lower on weaker than expected GDP; CAD up on surprise rate hike; JPY lower as funds move out of safe haven assets
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6 Sep 17, 8:19am
UST yields make fresh lows for the year as a number of factors see investors rush towards US Treasuries; UK and German rates are also lower; USD lower; NZD up to 0.7245 USD, up 1.2% for the day
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5 Sep 17, 7:59am
CHF and JPY outperformed and global rates were lower as North Korean tensions escalated; NZD traded in a tight range overnight to currently trade at 0.7170; local rates were lower on a quiet trading day
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4 Sep 17, 8:04am
AUD and CAD outperformed and global rates were higher as risk appetite improved; NZD, however, underperformed, closing the week at 0.7160 USD; UST 10yr yield was up 5 bps for the day to 2.165%
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1 Sep 17, 7:59am
NZD underperformed despite risk sentiment improving and outperformance of other commodity currencies; USD TWI was 0.3% lower on weak US data releases and strong Canadian GDP; AUD remains in favour on rising hard commodity prices
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31 Aug 17, 8:26am
USD DXY index was up 0.7% as broad based gains were made on better than expected GDP and employment data; NZDUSD closed at the bottom of its recent 0.7190 to 0.7300 range; NZDAUD tested the 0.9070 support level to currently trade at 0.9110
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