Credit Ratings

30 May 17, 11:09am
China's credit rating downgrade underlines need for authorities to keep preventing Chinese from investing their savings overseas, Asia expert says 
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30 May 17, 8:09am
NZD is hovering around 0.7060 USD after meeting some resistance near 0.7090 last night; local rates market saw modest upward pressure, reversing some of Friday’s move
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29 May 17, 8:18am
NZD gained 0.5% on Friday to be trading at 0.7060 USD, up around 2% for the week; slump in GBP as polls show the Conservative party losing support and consumer confidence declining; WTI Crude Oil recovered 1.8% after a 4.8% plunge
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26 May 17, 8:12am
Commodity currencies lower as oil drops almost 5% on smaller than expected production cuts; NZ budget has little impact on markets; USD recovers some ground, lost due to slightly dovish FOMC minutes released yesterday
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26 May 17, 5:02am
TIP Trailer Services boss Bob Fast on the plans for NZ's biggest finance company UDC under new, Chinese ownership
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25 May 17, 8:26am
NZDUSD testing 0.7050 level and sits near the top of the leaderboard; Fed minutes from the May meeting supported a June rate hike and a gradual reduction of the balance sheet; Draghi plays down unwarranted side effects from negative rates
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24 May 17, 8:53am
NZD tops currency leaderboard for second day running; Trump's budget, plans to cut spending by $3.6 tln over next 10 years; GBP spooked after bombing in Manchester yesterday
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23 May 17, 8:01am
NZD trended 1% higher overnight, meeting some resistance just under the 0.70 USD mark; USD remains out of favour; NZ 2 yr swap at 2.25%, 10 yr at 3.26%, steepening bias expected
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22 May 17, 8:44am
UST and local rates traded in a tight range with little movement in the yield curve; USD was under pressure on Friday, USD majors index down 0.7%; NZD up to 0.6925 on USD weakness
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19 May 17, 9:27am
Kiwibank AA rating affirmed but credit ratings agency sees capital ratios staying low relative to domestic and some international peers over the next 2 years
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19 May 17, 7:57am
USD recovered after being supported by strong data; NZDUSD below the 0.6900 level as USD strengthened and NZDAUD is also lower, now trading at the 0.9300 mark; Brazilian real down 6% on the President's corruption allegations
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18 May 17, 8:15am
NZD up 0.8% against the USD as the risk off mood sees the USD index 0.6% lower; UST yields down 6 bps and 11 bps for the 2 yr and 10 yr rates respectively; local yields were down across the curve yesterday and further downward pressure is expected today
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17 May 17, 8:21am
USD breaks below the 200-day moving average and the DXY is down to its lowest level since November's election; despite positive dairy auction and USD weakness, NZD did not find upward momentum and traded a tight 40 pip range
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16 May 17, 8:36am
Oil prices jumped higher as production cuts extended, up 1.9% for the day; NZD was supported by a rise in oil prices but has lost some of its gains, opening at 0.6880 USD; AUD retained some gains and NZDAUD now trades at 0.9270
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15 May 17, 8:11am
Under-shooting US data weighs on greenback even as markets still expect Fed rate hike. RBNZ's 'purposeful easing' still being absorbed by traders
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12 May 17, 8:16am
While markets don't buy RBNZ projections, they do accept that rate changes won't happen til inflation well over 2%. NZD's fall only takes it back to last week's level
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11 May 17, 8:05am
NOK, NZD, CAD and AUD are all up between 0.3-0.7% of the USD as oil prices rebound 3.5%; Trump's surprise sacking of FBI director Comey has little impact on the market; EUR loses afterglow from French election result
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10 May 17, 8:01am
USD continues to rise as Fed speakers state that economic outlook unchanged despite recent data; AUDUSD probed fresh lows since January, down 0.7%, and has found support at 0.7340; NZD now below 0.6900 USD and just under 0.9400 AUD
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9 May 17, 8:22am
Increased risk appetite has seen higher global bond yields, UST up 2-3 bps across the board, which, if sustained, should follow through to NZ rates; USD boosted by softer EUR; NZD has kept up with the USD, now trading at 0.6915
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8 May 17, 8:10am
NZD outperforms all majors to trade at 0.6920 USD and 0.9320 AUD; USD fell after release of employment report, UST yields largely unaffected; local short end rates look to RBNZ announcement for direction
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