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25 May 16, 8:17am
Markets unphased by prospects of tighter US monetary policy; GBP rises strongly on favourable Brexit polling; AUD hit by selling pressure, NZD pulled down too
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24 May 16, 8:11am
Strong trade data pushes Yen higher, Japan's surplus highest in six-years; Yen remains cheapest of all the majors on a real basis; EUR falls on weaker PMI data
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23 May 16, 3:25pm
Roger J Kerr says the Reserve Bank has a great opportunity to catch the markets out with a surprise interest rate cut next month
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23 May 16, 8:02am
US major currency TWI index has risen strongly on better data and possible Fed tightening; G7 leaders fail to agree on how to improve global growth
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22 May 16, 5:02am
New Zealand's risk-averse savers would dearly love to invest in infrastructure bonds to fund Auckland's growth. The Auckland Council and the Government should help make that happen
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20 May 16, 8:15am
Equities trade lower but markets generally remain unconvinced of imminent rate hike; tumultuous night for NZD/GBP
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19 May 16, 4:00pm
The US Federal Reserve's apparent determination to raise American interest rates next month may well encourage the Reserve Bank here to hold fire on any more cuts
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19 May 16, 9:06am
Our central bank's starting to resemble an eccentric scientist, with macro-prudential tools its chemistry set. The worry is that too many ingredients will get mixed together with unpredictable results, says David Hargreaves
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19 May 16, 8:28am
Currencies plunge against USD as Fed signals June rate hike; GBP rises on back of Brexit polling; Yen continues recent decline
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18 May 16, 8:51am
Economists see rises in Whole Milk Powder price as something to build on, but believe the July/August rise in production levels will be a crucial time
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18 May 16, 8:27am
Brexit fears subsiding, GBP rallies; Fed still has time on their side before hiking rates as latest inflation reading slips; some relief for farmers as dairy prices rise; AUD jolts higher on RBA minutes
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17 May 16, 7:45am
Commodities and equities record solid gains; USD rise halted on weaker manufacturing data; NZD & AUD on steady ascent; AUD/USD pokes above 200-day moving average
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16 May 16, 4:08pm
ANZ economists 'wouldn't be surprised' to see RBNZ announce debt-to-income measures soon though believe the central bank may struggle to sell the idea politically
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16 May 16, 1:39pm
Roger J Kerr ponders where the catalysts will come from to start interest rates rising again
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16 May 16, 8:32am
Double whammy of positive data behind rise in USD index; European currencies casualty of USD strength; disappointing Chinese data puts pressure on AUD & NZD
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15 May 16, 5:02am
Circle August 19 and November 30 in your 2016 calendars because decisions on those days by the Auckland Council and the Reserve Bank respectively could determine house prices, interest rates, the Kiwi dollar and mortgage lending limits for years to come
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13 May 16, 2:07pm
HSBC economists say an upswing in the Australian economy may dampen NZ's migration growth, tightening the labour market, generating wage growth and lifting inflation
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13 May 16, 8:19am
Crude oil continues to rally, now at $47; Australian inflation expectations lower, triggers AUD selling; no moves from BoE sees GBP rally
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12 May 16, 9:38am
A second major bank slices 20 bps off a key mortgage rate as wholesale money costs fall to near record lows. But it ends its 3 year 'special'
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12 May 16, 8:50am
Reserve Bank looks to play catch-up with the runaway house market
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