OCR

15 Feb 16, 8:15am
Better-than-expected US retail, and bounce in the oil price buoys the USD. AUD also strengthens. These combined to press the NZD lower
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14 Feb 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey argues the RBNZ is failing to hit its current inflation target and either needs a new target or a new way to achieve its current one
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12 Feb 16, 8:15am
US & European financial stocks fall heavily, credit spreads widen; eye catching JPY outperformance; battered global risk appetite not impacting NZD or AUD as much as others
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11 Feb 16, 8:20am
Yellen does not close door on future rate hikes; volatility in GBP after disappointing industrial production numbers; AUD and NZD holding their own against USD
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10 Feb 16, 1:55pm
HiFX's Dan Bell expects a 'very volatile year on all fronts' with RBNZ reluctance to cut the OCR propping the Kiwi dollar up
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10 Feb 16, 1:22pm
Westpac economists say the bottom of the fixed interest market is close but has not been reached yet; see inflation remaining below 1% till next year
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10 Feb 16, 1:04pm
The sharp falls in wholesale interest rates in the past week point to a new round of lower fixed-rate mortgage specials from the banks
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10 Feb 16, 7:54am
Swiss franc and Japanese yen find favour as safe haven currencies. NZD rises. Markets await Yellen guidance as risk shunned
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9 Feb 16, 7:41pm
English sees no need to change Policy Targets Agreement around inflation; says RBNZ not trying to shift goal-posts; says happy to see debate over measuring inflation and targeting inflation, but no plans for change now
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9 Feb 16, 9:49am
BNZ's Stephen Toplis argues the world has conspired to ensure RBNZ Governor Wheeler's inflation targeting failure & weak inflation's not sufficient reason for OCR cut
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9 Feb 16, 9:08am
Roger J Kerr has no problem with the RBNZ reminding everyone that the markets’ interpretation of monetary policy intentions or settings is sometimes off beam and not helpful to what the RBNZ is trying to do
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9 Feb 16, 8:16am
Risk-sensitive assets under pressure reflecting concerns for credit quality, corporate earnings outlook and cyclical growth; NZD/USD resistance around 67c, support at 65c
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6 Feb 16, 12:02pm
Chris Green responds to the RBNZ's criticism of 'some commentators advocating mechanistic rate cuts'; says RBNZ seeing inflationary ghosts and has systematic upward bias; ignoring rise in real interest rates and tightening relative to other central banks
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5 Feb 16, 8:27am
Expectations of Fed rate hike ease on economic outlook; ECB & BoJ fail to talk down their currencies; USD weak across the board, NZD/USD over 67c
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4 Feb 16, 11:58am
RBNZ Assistant Governor says the bank's wholesale interest rate forecasts should not be taken as a commitment to a specific set of actions
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4 Feb 16, 8:10am
USD weaker as NY Fed chief notes tighter conditions. NZD gains on both jobless rate fall and Wheeler comments. Global equities weaker while commodities gain
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3 Feb 16, 1:04pm
Governor says will interpret 1-3% inflation target flexibly in defiant speech; says won’t be ‘mechanistic’ about cutting rates just because CPI inflation below 1-3% target; Auckland still a financial stability risk
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3 Feb 16, 8:22am
Fonterra's recently revised milk price forecast is under pressure after global dairy prices sank a further 7.4%
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3 Feb 16, 7:51am
Oil majors thrashed with oversupply and softening demand; EU labour markets improve; NZD recovers quickly after less-than-expected GDT fall
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2 Feb 16, 8:12am
Citigroup's economic surprise index falls to 8-month low as US data fails to excite; Chinese PMI falls to lowest level since August 2012; portfolio flows rather than fundamentals sends NZD higher
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