Interest rates

24 Aug 17, 3:42pm
New Reserve Bank figures show the amount borrowed by first home buyers was up last month compared with a year ago - while investors borrowed $1 bln less than they did in July 2016
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24 Aug 17, 7:50am
Risk off tone settles on markets. DMO program unchanged, but opportunity for new 2029 issue before election fades. Eyes turn to Jackson Hole speeches.
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23 Aug 17, 8:21am
UST yields rise on improved risk appetite. Data and Jackson Hole take focus. Local swap rates little changed
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22 Aug 17, 1:01pm
Bill English doesn't want Winston Peters anywhere near NZ's monetary policy settings but can't rule him out becoming Finance Minister - says that's up to voters to decide
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22 Aug 17, 8:01am
UST 10yr yield down to 2.18%, down 2 bps from the NZ close; local swaps up 1 bp and local bond yields up 3-4 bps; quiet trading conditions expected through to the end of the week
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22 Aug 17, 5:02am
Where's all the inflation gone, and where's it going to come from? Alex Tarrant chats to RBNZ Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand about importing low global prices, the need for domestic inflation to pick up, and whether he's going for the top job
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21 Aug 17, 11:26am
Westpac economists say there is no compelling case at the moment for the Reserve Bank to loosen the limits on high loan to value ratio lending
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21 Aug 17, 8:09am
UST yields largely unchanged, helped by strong consumer sentiment data and removal of Trump's chief strategist Bannon; NZ swaps 1-2 bps lower across the curve, with global forces in the driving seat
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18 Aug 17, 8:19am
A risk-off tone in the markets saw the UST yield curve shift lower; the NZ swap curve showed a flattening bias, with larger falls at the longer end of the curve; NZGB 2025 bond tender showed only moderate demand
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17 Aug 17, 8:28am
UST 2-year rate was down to 1.33% and 10-year down to 2.22% as FOMC minutes showed that several participants were ready to announce a starting date for shrinking the balance sheet; UST move likely to put downward pressure on local rates today
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17 Aug 17, 6:02am
FMA survey finds more than 60% of bond investors know their interest rates and maturity dates, yet only 38% understand bonds aren’t guaranteed
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16 Aug 17, 5:15pm
New Zealand's largest home loan lender resets its two year rate lower, now almost the lowest for this term in the market. Westpac follows partly
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16 Aug 17, 4:15pm
It's all very well talking about removing loan to value lending limits, but we need to hear what the Government would do if house prices started to rise quickly again
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16 Aug 17, 7:50am
US rates rise on good retail sales, hawkish Fed comments, and easing tensions. NZ rates rise especially for NZGBs
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15 Aug 17, 7:51am
Yields firmer on better risk sentiment. Dudley talks up Fed options. Eyes turn to new 2029 NZGB, an election consideration?
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14 Aug 17, 4:02pm
Economists are pushing out the timeframe for interest rate rises, while ANZ economists say they are tempted to 'flat-line' their future interest rate projections
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14 Aug 17, 11:04am
David Hargreaves suggests the real estate industry is singling out the wrong target by urging exemptions from the RBNZ’s LVR rules for first home buyers
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14 Aug 17, 7:08am
Market expectations of US Fed tightening diminish; now end of 2018 before next full 25 bps cut is priced in. NZ swap rates reach fresh 2017 lows
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11 Aug 17, 8:58am
A very quick defence of RBNZ Governor Graeme Wheeler's five year term - in his own words; Just keep in mind output and employment growth averaged 3% a year and house price growth moderated
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11 Aug 17, 8:39am
ASB moves to improve the competitiveness of a key rate as wholesale rates fall, and real estate transactions slim down in a softening market
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