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24 Jul 17, 8:12am
NZD pushed up to 0.7454 USD, its highest level since September; the DXY US dollar index fell 0.5% on Friday, taking it down nearly 1.4% for the week; AUD strength checked; EUR remains main beneficiary of USD weakness
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21 Jul 17, 8:31am
NZD continues to defy any suggestion that the market is overly long, trading at 0.7400 USD; EUR up 3% after ECB meeting; German rate curve steeper, local rate curve flatter
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20 Jul 17, 8:12am
NZD traded a 30 point range while advancing to the 0.7350 USD level; USD declines on most pairings following on from the implosion of the US health care reform; AUD and CAD make fresh highs; markets are divided on ECB expectations
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19 Jul 17, 8:01am
NZD lost 60 pips on a soft CPI release but recovered it relatively quickly; USD was under pressure as two Republican senators said they wouldn't support the healthcare bill; AUDUSD tested its highest level in two years
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18 Jul 17, 7:54am
NZD, AUD and CAD all down from the weekend close, with the NZD opening at 0.7320 USD; GBP 0.3% lower and EUR and JPY are flat; attention today turns to NZ CPI
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17 Jul 17, 8:08am
US CPI was lower than expectations for the fourth consecutive month, USD majors index is down 0.7%, US rates recovered losses to close 1 bps lower; NZD made the smallest gain of all majors against the USD, up 0.4%; local rate curve steepened on Friday
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14 Jul 17, 8:05am
NZD and AUD up to 0.7325 and 0.7730 USD respectively, both trading in a significant area of resistance; USD flat prior to inflation release tonight, which has missed the target in the last three releases; global yields up on news of potential ECB tapering
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13 Jul 17, 8:06am
NZD and AUD up about 0.6% after Janet Yellen's testimony, trading at 0.7265 and 0.7680 USD respectively; Fed may not need to raise rates much further to maintain supply and demand in the economy; CAD outperforms as BoC begins tightening cycle
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12 Jul 17, 7:41am
Weak electronic card transactions and ANZ inflation gauge saw the NZD fall to 0.7202 USD prior to recovering to 0.7240 as the USD weakened; USD lower as emails suggest that Russian government helped Trump campaign; EURUSD rises to 14-month high
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11 Jul 17, 7:54am
NZD opens 0.7275 USD this morning, where all major currencies, except NOK, are with 0.1% of their Friday close; NOK was up 0.5% on higher than expected CPI
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10 Jul 17, 8:05am
NZD traded in a tight range apart from some volatility around the US payroll data, closing at 0.7280 USD; US payroll data stronger than expected, signalling robust economic growth; UK data weaker than expected, lowers rate hike expectations
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7 Jul 17, 8:04am
Europe leads the global bond sell-off, which has also spilled over to the US markets, setting a risk-off tone; NZD and AUD at the bottom of the leaderboard; local rates lower yesterday but upside pressure expected on the open
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6 Jul 17, 8:27am
NZD tested the 0.7260 USD level prior to rebounding as oil prices stabilised and is now trading at 0.7290 USD; NZDAUD at 0.9590 and could rise today if the Australian trade balance is below expectations
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5 Jul 17, 8:14am
Markets digested comments from the Riksbank, the ECB, BoC, and RBA over the past 24 hours; NZDUSD changed little from yesterday, still trading just under the 0.7300 level
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4 Jul 17, 7:51am
NZD falls to around 0.7300 USD as USD recovers; USD major currency index up 0.5%; Yen continues to underperform; business surveys point to global economic recovery extending
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3 Jul 17, 7:58am
NZD ended the week at 0.7330 USD on the back of a soft USD, up 0.5% for the day; Yen the was again one of the worst performing currencies; AUD up 1.6% for the week as iron ore prices rose 14.5%
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30 Jun 17, 8:02am
Less dovish comments from central banks are driving a global bond and equity sell-off, which is being led by Europe; NZD the worst performing currency, along with a soft USD, in a risk-off environment
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29 Jun 17, 7:49am
Central bankers outling a more positive tone and signalling removal of monetary accommodation, supported the CAD, EUR and GBP; NZD still trading around 0.7300 USD; AUD remains supported by commodity prices
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28 Jun 17, 7:46am
NZDUSD continues to test the 0.7300 resistance level, now trading at 0.7280; US rates higer and curve steeper, this should translate to higher local rates today; EUR surges and German bonds rise on hawkish comments by Draghi, effects spill over to the GBP
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27 Jun 17, 8:00am
Another quiet day for the markets, with most currency movements against the USD within 0.2% of the previous close; AUD and CAD up slightly as oil prices rise for the third consecutive day; Yen underperforms
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