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21 Apr 17, 7:51am
NZD and local rates moved up after CPI release but subsequently reversed some gains, NZDUSD currently at 0.7010 and 2yr and 10yr swaps at 2.32% and 3.30%; despite soft data releases recently, US Fed speakers still looking to raise rates as planned
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20 Apr 17, 8:10am
NZ CPI rise expected although RBNZ vows to 'look-through' it. Yield curve flatter. Markets welcome more NZGB supply
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20 Apr 17, 7:39am
NZD drops to the 0.7000 level against the USD as the USD finds some support after a weak run; AUD worst performer of the day, now trading around 0.7500 USD and 0.9340 NZD; GBP loses some gains made from the election announcement
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19 Apr 17, 8:09am
NZD trades close to 0.7040 USD, around its high for the session, and above 0.9300 AUD; GBPUSD up over 2% as an early UK election announced; US Treasury rates lower on weak CPI data and delayed fiscal stimulus, 10yr rate down 7bps
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18 Apr 17, 8:17am
NZD trading at 0.7010 USD, driven by a weaker USD and strong China data; USD lower on Trump comments and weaker than expected CPI data; AUD pushes up to around 0.76 USD, sustaining gains seen after strong employment data, NZDAUD trading at 0.9230
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18 Apr 17, 8:07am
NZ rates flatter as markets question whether the US Fed will raise rates in 2017. UST 10yr yields bounce back from lows. NZ eyes on Q1 CPI
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13 Apr 17, 10:43am
Investors pile in to NZ Govt bonds that are in short supply, driving yields to test the 3% level for the 10yr. Local swap rates show flatter bias
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13 Apr 17, 7:26am
NZD down between 0.3-0.7% on all crosses, trading at 0.6915 USD; AUD under pressure as well, as iron ore prices drop further; VIX index continues to rise, trading in the 15-16 range
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12 Apr 17, 7:56am
Global forces, pushed by heightened geopolitical risks, are weighing on yields as investors move into bonds for safety. NZ Govt 10yr on track to go sub 3%
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12 Apr 17, 7:50am
NZD and AUD changed less than 0.1% against the USD, NZD trading at 0.6955 USD and 0.9280 AUD; geopolitical risks continue to be centre-stage, Yen the strongest performer as the VIX rises to its highest level since US Presidential election
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11 Apr 17, 8:09am
German and US yields lower in a risk-off move triggered by the attack on Syria, US focus on North Korea and the French election; USD lower and NZD up against most crosses; local yields were up 3-6 bps yesterday, following global moves from the weekend
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10 Apr 17, 8:17am
NZD down to 0.6940 USD, local yields make fresh lows but expected to rise on market open; USD stronger and UST yields up as US unemployment rate falls to a lower-than-expected 4.5%; AUD lower as iron ore prices drop over 6% in one day, NZDAUD up to 0.9250
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7 Apr 17, 8:15am
Local monetary conditions tightening, seeing some rates rise. Interest rate markets waiting on US jobs report. US Fed may first raise rates, then start bond selldown
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7 Apr 17, 8:11am
NZDUSD traded a tight 30 point range and currently sits at 0.6970, NZDAUD up 0.4% to 0.9240; USD recovers some losses from the FOMC minutes which stated that the Fed may look to reduce the size of its balance sheet as securities mature later in the year
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6 Apr 17, 8:11am
USD rallied on strong payroll data but lost most of the gains after the release of FOMC minutes, this trend was reflected in the NZDUSD; AUD support by higher base metal prices has seen the NZD fall below the 0.92 AUD level
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6 Apr 17, 8:09am
Fed minutes take gloss off of good US jobs report. Germans want ECB to take foot off pedal 'slightly'. LGFA bond tender impresses markets
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5 Apr 17, 7:55am
Sharp fall in local wholesale rates may turn around today after US moves today sees higher yields. Focus now on Xi-Trump meeting, and US jobs reports
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5 Apr 17, 7:54am
NZDUSD trading at 0.6970, below the 0.70 level it was holding for the last few days, despite good QSBO and GDT numbers; AUD worst performer of the day, with NZDAUD trading at 0.9225
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4 Apr 17, 8:00am
NZD strongest amongst the underperforming commodity currencies, trading at the 0.70 USD level and above the 0.92 level against the AUD; US yields lower, with the curve flattening, local rates followed at the long end of the market
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3 Apr 17, 8:22am
NZD closed the week just above 0.70 USD after testing the 0.6975 area on Friday, outperformed the AUD to end the week at 0.9185; local rates range bound, 2-yr swap flat, 10-yr up 1.5 bps
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