OCR

26 Aug 16, 8:34am
Tight ranges and sideways trading the main theme. But some volatility from German IFO data. Markets awaiting restart of major data flows after northern summer break
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25 Aug 16, 8:41am
NZD/USD resistance selling at 73.4c capping rise; Market in wait and see mode ahead of Jackson Hole gathering; GBP remains susceptible to short term bounces
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24 Aug 16, 8:39am
Wheelers speech gives NZD boost higher; USD in consolidation mode ahead of Jackson Hole gathering
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23 Aug 16, 9:20am
Governor defends flexible inflation targeting regime; sticks with MPS view of another 35 bps of OCR cuts; says holding OCR would push up NZ$; but says more aggressive cuts would not lower NZ$ much and would worsen housing imbalances
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23 Aug 16, 8:29am
Support for both NZD and AUD, NZD winning on the cross rate; Iraq boosts crude exports, oil price down 3%; US inflation close to target and employment strong
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22 Aug 16, 1:13pm
Reserve Bank says Governor Graeme Wheeler to deliver speech Tuesday morning on 'monetary policy challenges in turbulent times'
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22 Aug 16, 12:36pm
Roger J Kerr calls for a comprehensive study into the current components of CPI to disentangle 'technology advances' from 'price movements' to ensure it is still fit-for-purpose
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22 Aug 16, 8:16am
Shortage of data leaves NZD vulnerable to overseas currency movements; speculative net short GBP positions hit another record
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19 Aug 16, 8:25am
Broad-based selling of the USD; reduced fears of Fed tightening boosts markets; NZD/USD may struggle to push through 73c
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18 Aug 16, 8:30am
USD loses positive bias on Fed minutes; spikey movements in NZD following employment data
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17 Aug 16, 9:59am
ANZ NZ provision for credit impairment and capital both rise, dividend drops
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17 Aug 16, 8:22am
US Fed’s Williams suggests a change to central bank policy targets, USD sold off; strong dairy auction supports NZD; UK inflation data stronger than expected, GBP up 1.2%
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16 Aug 16, 1:07pm
English says unfair to say Wheeler has failed to meet his performance target on keeping inflation around 2% when global inflation is very low and NZ economy is growing faster than 3%; says 2nd term up to board
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16 Aug 16, 8:29am
Commodity currencies picking up gains; punters continue to short GBP en masse; NZD blips up, dairy futures showing strong gains ahead of next auction
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15 Aug 16, 2:15pm
Roger J Kerr says fear and greed are seeing some fixed interest investors taking higher liquidity and market risks to get a yield return they want in a two-tier interest rate market
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15 Aug 16, 11:29am
Aaron Drew says ending inflation targeting would be throwing the baby out with the bathwater as monetary policy under an inflation targeting regime can be set with concern for asset prices, the exchange rate and other factors
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15 Aug 16, 8:16am
Chinese and US data dump weaker than expected; spike in NZD/USD short-lived as Kiwi loses traction; GBP remains out of favour
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14 Aug 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey argues those saying the Reserve Bank should just give up on reaching its 2% inflation target need to remember the people who won't get jobs and the exporters who will be sacrificed
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12 Aug 16, 10:56am
BNZ holds on to almost all the OCR rate reduction, citing 'other considerations' and higher capital requirements, making their customers pay for these pressures
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12 Aug 16, 10:01am
Term deposit savers get some surprising 'friends' in a handful of major banks who have boosted some interest rates following the latest OCR cut
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