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22 Feb 17, 8:50am
Softer-than-expected US data halted a rise in the UST benchmark yields. Markets now await US Fed minutes for direction
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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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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, 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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20 Feb 17, 7:54am
Despite strong US data, yields have not pushed higher. Markets await Trump budget. NZ rates slip
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16 Mar 16, 8:19am
GBP weaker as Brexit headlines gain attention; devil in the detail with Balance of Payments data; another weak dairy auction, contrary to analyst expectations
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26 Jan 16, 8:20am
Market expectations for ECB and BoJ to ease monetary policy further helping oil price rebound; highest correlation between oil and equity prices in 26 years; safe haven currencies top performers overnight
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26 Jan 16, 8:10am
Traders accept NZ swap rate 'collapse' was overdone, given the RBNZ's core inflation data had a 'mild lift'
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22 Jan 16, 8:13am
ECB's Draghi says there are no limits to achieving price stability; oil price rebounds strongly from oversold territory; NZD up over 1% against USD & 1.8% against Yen
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22 Jan 16, 8:11am
Eyes now on RBNZ's Thursday OCR review tone. Will it hold its December line, or exhibit some nervousness?
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21 Jan 16, 8:07am
RBNZ interpretation of core inflation surprises, may push out initial rate cut expectations. Low US inflation changes market expectations of the next hike
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21 Jan 16, 8:01am
Excess supply main driver behind continued weakness in oil price; carnage across equity markets on open; AUD & NZD out of favour as market moves to risk off mode
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20 Jan 16, 8:23am
NZ swap market continues to see preference for receiving fixed rates; falls in oil price and sluggish global growth will mean central banks will undershoot inflation expectations
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20 Jan 16, 8:14am
China's GDP a smidge below forecasts but traders wanted excuse to sell assets; improved mood overnight has NZD, equities and commodities up; Fonterra auction better than expected
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19 Jan 16, 8:34am
Overseas investors keen receivers of NZ rates at a time when mortgage and local corporate paying flows are light
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19 Jan 16, 8:12am
PBoC imposing reserve-requirement ratios on yuan deposited onshore by overseas financial institutions; stronger Yuan fix boosts Asia-Pacific currencies; oil price stabilises after trading sub $28
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18 Jan 16, 7:50am
Weak global data rocks markets; risk off mood sends Yen to fresh highs; NZD holding up compared to other 'risky' currencies, Aussie dollar not so lucky
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8 Jan 16, 9:06am
China market shenanigans repeat, with echos worldwide. The AUD the 'worst performer'. Risks for the NZD are to the downside
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8 Jan 16, 8:58am
NZ and global interest rates extend their slow soft slide with NZ rates leading the way
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7 Jan 16, 9:01am
Asia sentiment glum although better data out for the US and Europe. NZD seen as ajusting back from December distortions
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