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19 Jul 17, 8:20am
Wholesale rates fall as inflation weaker than expected. Next RBNZ hike not now seen until August 2018. US politics drives down international yields
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19 Jul 17, 8:01am
NZD lost 60 pips on a soft CPI release but recovered it relatively quickly; USD was under pressure as two Republican senators said they wouldn't support the healthcare bill; AUDUSD tested its highest level in two years
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18 Jul 17, 8:27am
All eyes on inflation data with expectations low, even below the RBNZ's estimate. Curves flattening on global trends
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18 Jul 17, 7:54am
NZD, AUD and CAD all down from the weekend close, with the NZD opening at 0.7320 USD; GBP 0.3% lower and EUR and JPY are flat; attention today turns to NZ CPI
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17 Jul 17, 8:08am
US CPI was lower than expectations for the fourth consecutive month, USD majors index is down 0.7%, US rates recovered losses to close 1 bps lower; NZD made the smallest gain of all majors against the USD, up 0.4%; local rate curve steepened on Friday
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14 Jul 17, 8:05am
NZD and AUD up to 0.7325 and 0.7730 USD respectively, both trading in a significant area of resistance; USD flat prior to inflation release tonight, which has missed the target in the last three releases; global yields up on news of potential ECB tapering
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13 Jul 17, 8:06am
NZD and AUD up about 0.6% after Janet Yellen's testimony, trading at 0.7265 and 0.7680 USD respectively; Fed may not need to raise rates much further to maintain supply and demand in the economy; CAD outperforms as BoC begins tightening cycle
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13 Jul 17, 8:02am
Falling local yields expected to continue, driven by lower house price inflation, weak food prices, and slipping global rates
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12 Jul 17, 8:18am
Politics keeps US rates from following European rates up. Focus turns to Yellen testimony. Return of receiving interest noted in local markets
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12 Jul 17, 7:41am
Weak electronic card transactions and ANZ inflation gauge saw the NZD fall to 0.7202 USD prior to recovering to 0.7240 as the USD weakened; USD lower as emails suggest that Russian government helped Trump campaign; EURUSD rises to 14-month high
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11 Jul 17, 7:54am
NZD opens 0.7275 USD this morning, where all major currencies, except NOK, are with 0.1% of their Friday close; NOK was up 0.5% on higher than expected CPI
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11 Jul 17, 7:50am
NZ swap rates rise modestly in contrast to softer yields in the US and Europe. But markets wonder if this little more than a temporary respite from the recent global rates sell-off
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10 Jul 17, 8:05am
NZD traded in a tight range apart from some volatility around the US payroll data, closing at 0.7280 USD; US payroll data stronger than expected, signalling robust economic growth; UK data weaker than expected, lowers rate hike expectations
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10 Jul 17, 7:26am
Yellen concerned about asset prices and impact on financial stability, which may outweigh inflation in future rate decisions
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7 Jul 17, 8:04am
Europe leads the global bond sell-off, which has also spilled over to the US markets, setting a risk-off tone; NZD and AUD at the bottom of the leaderboard; local rates lower yesterday but upside pressure expected on the open
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4 Jul 17, 8:14am
Bond market complacency ends following the coordinated major central bank change in policy guidance. A more volatile period for the rates market could well prevail over coming months
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4 Jul 17, 7:51am
NZD falls to around 0.7300 USD as USD recovers; USD major currency index up 0.5%; Yen continues to underperform; business surveys point to global economic recovery extending
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3 Jul 17, 7:58am
NZD ended the week at 0.7330 USD on the back of a soft USD, up 0.5% for the day; Yen the was again one of the worst performing currencies; AUD up 1.6% for the week as iron ore prices rose 14.5%
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3 Jul 17, 7:21am
Global bond selloff based on coordinated central bank messaging, has seen sharp yield gains in the past week, even in New Zealand which is ignoring recent RBNZ guidance
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30 Jun 17, 8:02am
Less dovish comments from central banks are driving a global bond and equity sell-off, which is being led by Europe; NZD the worst performing currency, along with a soft USD, in a risk-off environment
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