Interest rates

26 Jun 17, 11:17am
Roger J Kerr says political opinion polls will be as important as economic indicators in setting the direction of the Kiwi dollar in coming months
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26 Jun 17, 10:18am
Roger J Kerr says recent sharp drops in oil prices support the Reserve Bank's view that inflation will ease again; current high value of NZ dollar has monetary conditions too tight
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26 Jun 17, 8:17am
UST 10yr bonds traded in a 2.5 bps range, tending towards the bottom of the range at market close; NZ swap curve barely changed with 2yr rate at 2.205% and 10yr at 3.1350%; strong demand for 20yr NZ government bonds; local bond yields lower
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25 Jun 17, 8:36am
Sifting through the RBNZ tea-leaves: As banks encourage 2-year mortgage rates, borrowers may find they come off to a higher OCR, hiked earlier and potentially higher than expected, Alex Tarrant argues
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23 Jun 17, 5:02am
Patrick Watson suggests US Federal Reserve boffins should study algebra and looks at the possibilities of algorithmic central banking
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22 Jun 17, 10:14am
Fonterra confirms overall milk production for the season just concluded was down by nearly 3%, but is forecasting that drop to reverse this year
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22 Jun 17, 9:03am
Reserve Bank leaves OCR on hold at 1.75%; Keeps comment that monetary policy will remain accommodative for a considerable period
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22 Jun 17, 8:04am
David Hargreaves wonders, given the national obsession for housing, whether there could be better 'official' information available on market trends
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21 Jun 17, 8:34am
Run of six consecutive gains ended at GlobalDairyTrade auction; Whole Milk Powder prices disappoint with 3.3% fall
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19 Jun 17, 1:12pm
Roger J Kerr says the only thing that will drive the NZ currency back below US70 now would be a resurging American dollar
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19 Jun 17, 12:51pm
Roger J Kerr believes markets will be forced to change their current stance and move future pricing of interest rates to higher levels
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19 Jun 17, 8:49am
TSB Bank targets its firepower at the heart of the fixed rate market with a competitive offer at a time most banks are sitting back with rates at least 25 bps higher
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19 Jun 17, 8:13am
Markets vulnerable to over-reaction if positive data returns. Mood of central bankers may be turning more hawkish. Local rates chase US rates higher
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16 Jun 17, 8:26am
Expect a modest bounce in local rates today following Wall Street moves. Markets underpricing future Fed rises
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15 Jun 17, 3:17pm
David Hargreaves wants to see a new Reserve Bank Governor who is thick-skinned and accepts that people will disagree with them
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15 Jun 17, 8:06am
US Fed holds to its optimistic outlook even as data sags. Indications are for four more hikes in this cycle and at least one more this year
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14 Jun 17, 12:42pm
Another very sharp rise in food prices raises further questions about the Reserve Bank's benign inflation forecasts
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14 Jun 17, 8:17am
US rate hike may see fewer following if markets are picking it correctly, even as dot-plot influence changes. QE windback influences rising in importance
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12 Jun 17, 11:07am
Roger J Kerr says with all the good news for the NZ economy already out, it's questionable how much better things can get for the NZ dollar
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12 Jun 17, 10:46am
Roger J Kerr says a resurgence of new issues of corporate bonds is to be expected, with the current levels of supply not meeting strong investor demand
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