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US Interest rate hikes likely in near term

Fonterra auction result has NZD under pressure again; USD boosted by stronger housing data; Eurozone current account surplus shrinks

90 seconds at 9 am: Dairy prices hold

GDT prices suffer only a tiny fall; US CPI 2%; US house building expands; UST 10yr 2.40%; oil and gold fall; large grain surpluses forecast; NZ$1 = US$0.843, TWI = 79.2

Equities higher, commodities lower

US dollar stronger against most; international risk appetite returns; NZD faces downside risks especially over the dairy price

90 seconds at 9 am: Food commodity volatility

US housing confidence up; huge corn crop; China housing confidence down; EU adds food subsidies; PwC fined; UST 10yr yield 2.38%; NZ$1 = US$0.848, TWI = 79.5

USD strength still anticipated

Roger J Kerr looks at what is in store for the NZD after the RBNZ rate hike pause and lower dairy prices, both of which now appear to be factored in to current pricing

US consumer sentiment underwhelms

Most US and UK data comes in on expectation, stocks flat, gold and oil lower

90 seconds at 9 am: The great Chinese exodus

US factory output rises strongly, prices stable; Russia in sanctions squeeze; Aussie home loan rates fall; oil price lower; UST 2.34%; NZ$1 = US$0.848, TWI = 79.5

Q2 Retail Sales data sends NZD higher

NZDUSD rallies to break back above 85c; euro-zone economies hover close to recession

90 seconds at 9 am

Japanese style deflation fears in Europe, Berkshire Hathaway shares top US$200k, Chinese gold demand drops, ASB says house buying sentiment down in NZ

Lacklustre wage growth in UK

GBP weaker after BoE indicates not in a hurry to raise interest rates; easing tensions in Iraq and Ukraine gives equity markets a boost