Inflation

23 May 17, 6:17pm
NZD back above 0.7000 USD and 0.9300 AUD; US markets have calmed after Trump's tour to Saudi Arabia; AUD began the week on a more positive note holding over 0.7400 USD
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20 May 17, 9:48am
Mind the output gap: The Reserve Bank wants us to take note of its capacity pressure risk scenarios. Don't look away - inflation, wages and mortgage rates might rise earlier than expected
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16 May 17, 5:38pm
Supportive fundamentals are countered by RBNZ's neutral policy, which limits upside potential of the NZD; AUD back above the 0.7400 USD level, however overall tone remains negative; US data releases mixed but overall positive trend in economy expected
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12 May 17, 8:02am
A blueprint is born for how the Greens and New Zealand First might work with each other around Andrew Little’s Cabinet table
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9 May 17, 7:18pm
NZDUSD currently trading at 0.6903, a move towards 0.7000 possible; AUD under pressure as Chinese data and iron ore prices take effect; primary support for USD are Fed decisions as Trump policies look increasingly diluted
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8 May 17, 8:23am
Official Cash Rate set to remain at 1.75% but RBNZ's MPS to be perused closely for forecasts on future hikes, inflation outlook and comments on the softening housing market
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2 May 17, 4:47pm
NZDUSD lost almost 200 points last week and is now trading at 0.6918; with the French elections this weekend, expect choppy European markets this week; soft US data releases lately indicate that the health of the economy may have been overstated
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28 Apr 17, 5:02am
Asset price inflation has been a concern; Global adjustments will need careful management as interest rates increase, Finance Minister Joyce says
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20 Apr 17, 10:59am
CPI inflation of 2.2% in year to March beats expectations, with housing-related and transport prices on top of cigarette tax rise driving it
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18 Apr 17, 4:36pm
NZDUSD has recovered to 0.7000 level, however NZD weakness is expected in the near term; against the AUD, NZD likely to be rangebound after facing resistance at the 0.9300 level; mixed USD data and Trump comments have added volatility to the markets
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18 Apr 17, 9:09am
Economists expect the Consumers Price Index to hit levels not seen in years; Reserve Bank not expected to act at this stage
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13 Apr 17, 10:02am
Infometrics says we've forgotten the lessons of the GFC and homeowners will struggle with mortgage debt as interest rates rise and house prices fall
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11 Apr 17, 4:20pm
NZD is currently trading at the 0.6950 level after testing a 0.6920 low, look for a move to the 0.6900 level over the next week; against the AUD the NZD has been firm and upside potential remains; USD strength to continue as Fed rate rises
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10 Apr 17, 5:27am
Labour formally announces monetary policy 'full employment' mandate alongside price stability for Reserve Bank; New OCR-setting committee would allow Treasury input but no vote alongside RBNZ Governors and three externals
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5 Apr 17, 7:38am
NZD at 0.70 USD levels and has risen to around the 0.92 AUD level, expected to drift downwards against USD and upwards against AUD; Despite Trump administration's difficulties in enacting policy, the US economy continues to grow at a slow and steady rate
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4 Apr 17, 1:31pm
Construction firms in position to raise prices as they hit capacity buffers with skilled labour shortages showing no signs of letting up, NZIER survey shows
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28 Mar 17, 4:32pm
NZD consolidated against the USD and outperformed the AUD over the last week, this trend looks to continue in the coming week; USD softens as markets question Trump's ability to deliver promised tax cuts
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22 Mar 17, 3:42pm
Economist warns capital controls could see inflation in China spike and spread around the world, putting the Fed behind the eight ball as it tightens monetary policy 
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21 Mar 17, 4:38pm
NZDUSD spiked to 0.7072 Monday night but was unable to hold, currently trading at 0.7058; Wednesday's GDT prices are expected to be lower as futures prices are down 5%; AUD has rallied over 0.7700 USD, supported by stronger commodity prices
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21 Mar 17, 3:28pm
Inflationary risks are rising, but NZIER Shadow Board agrees the Reserve Bank should hold fire before raising interest rates 
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