OCR

28 Jun 17, 11:41am
New Reserve Bank figures show the amount borrowed by investors for house purchases in May dropped by $1 billion compared with the same month a year ago
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28 Jun 17, 7:46am
NZDUSD continues to test the 0.7300 resistance level, now trading at 0.7280; US rates higer and curve steeper, this should translate to higher local rates today; EUR surges and German bonds rise on hawkish comments by Draghi, effects spill over to the GBP
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27 Jun 17, 8:00am
Another quiet day for the markets, with most currency movements against the USD within 0.2% of the previous close; AUD and CAD up slightly as oil prices rise for the third consecutive day; Yen underperforms
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26 Jun 17, 10:18am
Roger J Kerr says recent sharp drops in oil prices support the Reserve Bank's view that inflation will ease again; current high value of NZ dollar has monetary conditions too tight
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26 Jun 17, 8:07am
All major currencies were up 0.3-0.4% against the USD, with NZD gaining 0.3% to trade at 0.7285 at last week's close; NZD largely flat against other majors but downside risk exists from speculative long positions being at highest levels in 4 years
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25 Jun 17, 8:36am
Sifting through the RBNZ tea-leaves: As banks encourage 2-year mortgage rates, borrowers may find they come off to a higher OCR, hiked earlier and potentially higher than expected, Alex Tarrant argues
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23 Jun 17, 8:11am
NZD up 0.6% since RBNZ's OCR review, now trading at 0.7265 USD; US and local yields remain tightly range bound; CAD the best performer as oil prices find support and data releases exceed expectations
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22 Jun 17, 10:14am
Fonterra confirms overall milk production for the season just concluded was down by nearly 3%, but is forecasting that drop to reverse this year
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22 Jun 17, 9:03am
Reserve Bank leaves OCR on hold at 1.75%; Keeps comment that monetary policy will remain accommodative for a considerable period
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22 Jun 17, 8:20am
Commodity currencies marginally lower against the USD; NZD down against most majors; local rates had modest downwards pressure from previous day's US moves; GBP recovers some lost ground
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22 Jun 17, 8:04am
David Hargreaves wonders, given the national obsession for housing, whether there could be better 'official' information available on market trends
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21 Jun 17, 8:34am
Run of six consecutive gains ended at GlobalDairyTrade auction; Whole Milk Powder prices disappoint with 3.3% fall
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21 Jun 17, 8:26am
NZDUSD is back hovering around the 0.7250 technical reistance level; local rate curve flattens; lower oil prices drag down US Treasury yields as inflation expectations lower; GBP lower on BoE Governor's speech
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20 Jun 17, 8:05am
NZD at day's low around 0.7230 USD after touching 0.7300 on an illiquid day; local rates biased upwards; USD up and UST higher across the curve on NY Fed's Dudley's speech, market remains sceptical that the Fed will raise rates this year
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19 Jun 17, 12:51pm
Roger J Kerr believes markets will be forced to change their current stance and move future pricing of interest rates to higher levels
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19 Jun 17, 8:06am
NZDUSD gained 0.6% last week, RBNZ OCR review this week is expected to have little surprise; USD unwinds some post-FOMC gains and nudged lower on weaker than expected data
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16 Jun 17, 7:55am
NZD lower on weaker than expected GDP data and stronger USD; USD up as markets continue to digest FOMC statement; AUD well supported after employment data, currently at 0.7580 USD
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15 Jun 17, 3:17pm
David Hargreaves wants to see a new Reserve Bank Governor who is thick-skinned and accepts that people will disagree with them
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15 Jun 17, 11:00am
Dairy sector manufacturing (but not exports) covers for considerable fall in construction activity as GDP grows 0.5% in March qtr vs RBNZ pick for 0.9% growth
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15 Jun 17, 8:23am
NZD reached a high of 0.7318 USD before moving back down to 0.7255; GBP underperforms; CAD underperforms as oil prices fall to lowest level in a month
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