Credit Ratings

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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21 Apr 16, 8:04am
CBA index of NZ export commodities shows declining trend; NZD bucks trend and falls back; latest polls suggest UK remains in EU
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20 Apr 16, 4:23pm
S&P's quarterly sector outlook finds that property is still a 'key risk factor' for the banks in Australia and New Zealand
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19 Apr 16, 9:57am
Martien Lubberink looks at the new Basel Committee proposals and how NZ banks are faring on capital requirements - and finds the RBNZ is motivating our banks to 'build a bigger safety net'
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11 Apr 16, 12:48pm
Korea Development Bank makes 1st Kauri bond issue in 1st sub AAA rated issue since 2007
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8 Apr 16, 8:29am
Japanese officials failing to jawbone the Yen lower; NZD/JPY traded above PPP estimates for last 14-years; USD sentiment perks up
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7 Apr 16, 8:29am
Better news for oil sector, oil price jumps 5%; Yen strengthens while risk appetite improves; division within in Fed committee; NZD rising on USD weakness
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6 Apr 16, 9:59am
Moody's affirms NZ banks' credit ratings with stable outlooks, sees 'strong buffer' to withstand stresses from a potentially more challenging operating environment
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6 Apr 16, 8:09am
Not obvious why market has turned so much; AUD casualty of risk-off move; NZD softer after QSBO showed weaker business confidence; better than expected dairy auction
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5 Apr 16, 8:18am
Recent commodity rally overdone, prices now correcting; Saudi's will only freeze oil production if Iran follows, oil price falls to under $36/bbl; NZD/USD down 1%; prospects for weaker dairy auction overnight
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4 Apr 16, 8:05am
US and China supply markets with stronger data, Japan with weaker data. Currencies little changed although the Yen rises with Japan risk-off mood
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24 Mar 16, 8:17am
Message from latest round of Fed speakers suggest hikes should be looked at next month; USD in broad based rise; NZD/AUD back over 89c
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23 Mar 16, 8:19am
Risk index climbs in wake of terror attacks in Brussels; AUD bid up after RBA Govenor's speech; NZD/AUD approaching heavy technical support level of 88c
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22 Mar 16, 8:21am
GBP continues to be sold off; US existing home sales disappoint; USD continues post FOMC recovery; oil price tracks lower, NZD follows
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22 Mar 16, 5:00am
S&P thinks NZ house price growth will slow and eventually start to drop and warns of pressures on banks if prices keep rising
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21 Mar 16, 8:35am
Mixed communication from Fed and other central banks confusing market; ECB could cut rates further to negate negative shocks; NZD/USD faces strong technical resistance at 69c level
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