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24 Feb 17, 8:28am
NZDUSD back up to 0.7230 mark, local rates lower along with the US, EU and Australian rates; USD lower on FOMC minutes and US Treasury Secretary comments; EU bonds rally as political risk subsides slightly
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23 Feb 17, 8:03am
NZDUSD traded in a 25pip range and sits at around 0.7160; EU political risk remains in focus as centrist candidate withdraws from French election; Strong demand for AU bonds, 11bln bond issue attracts bids of 20bln
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22 Feb 17, 8:49am
NZD fell to 0.7130 USD overnight, before recovering to 0.7160 this morning, continues to find support at 0.9300 AUD; EUR, GBP and JPY under pressure from the USD, USD DXY rises about 0.7%; Oil prices up 1%, now at US$57/bbl
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22 Feb 17, 8:28am
Whole Milk Powder price drops 3.7% as Fonterra makes more available for sale; economists still see likely increase in forecast milk price from Fonterra very soon
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21 Feb 17, 8:22am
NZDUSD changed little yesterday while local rates declined, a follow on from Friday's offshore session; GBP recovered some of its Friday losses; JPY changed little, despite much worse than expected January trade balance
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20 Feb 17, 10:30am
Kiwibank says funding pressures, bank infrastructure spending and Kaikoura earthquake contribute to reduced $63 mln after-tax profit; net interest margin drops below 2%
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20 Feb 17, 9:05am
Roger J Kerr says the Government's inquiry into fuel profit margins seems more politically motivated than discovering a major rip-off from the fuel companies
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20 Feb 17, 8:16am
NZDUSD lower on weak PMI, retail sales numbers and a rising USD, unchanged against AUD; USD strengthens against all majors but Japan; GBP hurt by consecutive months of lower sales in January
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17 Feb 17, 8:13am
NZD consolidates above 0.7200 USD, but down against JPY, EUR and GBP; USD-TWI down 0.4% despite strong US data, as speculative positioning already long; AUD fails to break past 0.7700 USD and is also weaker against the NZD at 1.0650
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16 Feb 17, 8:29am
David Hargreaves mulls some of the possibilities as 2017 gets into full swing
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16 Feb 17, 8:05am
USD ran into selling pressure last night, even though strong CPI and retail sales data increased odds of Fed tightening in March to 50%; NZD also up against EUR, JPY and GBP
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15 Feb 17, 8:00am
USD and UST yields higher on Yellen's testimony, USD-TWI up 0.3% and UST-10yr up 5bps; local rates expected to reflect push higher in US rates; NZDAUD lower after NAB business survey rises to pre-crises levels
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14 Feb 17, 8:02am
NZD trading at 0.7170 USD and 0.9380 AUD, despite a surge in iron ore prices; USD consolidated last week's gains and looks forward to Yellen's testimony, US data flow and Trump policies
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13 Feb 17, 8:27am
AUDUSD up 0.6% to 0.7675 as Trump's behaviour with Japan and China promotes a risk-on environment and fuels commodity prices; NZDUSD consolidates at the 0.72 mark after trading a tight range on Friday
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12 Feb 17, 7:47am
Rodney Dickens sees interest rates having to be increased to a level that will generate a hard landing for the economy, choking off immigration, and turning the housing market lower
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10 Feb 17, 8:01am
NZD trading at 0.7180 USD and 0.9420 AUD after MPS and Trump comments; USD boosted by Trump's promised tax changes; Yen suffers the most from the stronger USD, USDJPY back up to 113
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9 Feb 17, 9:01am
Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75%; small upward move in interest rates projected in 2019
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9 Feb 17, 7:57am
NZDUSD trading at 0.7320, similar levels to yesterday, prior to RBNZ rates announcement today; USD retreats slightly against all majors, USDJPY down 0.6%
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8 Feb 17, 4:02pm
NZ house prices look to have peaked, Joyce says as Treasury warns borrowers on rising interest rates; Greens eye BC-style stamp duty
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8 Feb 17, 3:35pm
David Hargreaves says the more than a year that our central bank will effectively be without a permanent head provides an opportunity for a thorough re-examination of its role and operations
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