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21 Jun 18, 8:08am
Fed's Powell says case for continued gradual increases in the federal funds rate is strong; USD DXY index up marginally on day; UST 10 yr yields pushed higher; NZD sits at the bottom of the G10 currency leaderboard; local rates were marginally higher
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20 Jun 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; no rate changes, current account surplus, IIP stable, gold exports rise, farm sales slip, Asia stocks stabilise, swaps and NZD unchanged
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20 Jun 18, 8:46am
Although corporate bond values have nearly tripled in 10 years, much of that growth is in emerging markets. While a correction seems likely as defaults rise, Susan Lund says the shift toward bond financing is actually a welcome development
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20 Jun 18, 7:58am
Trump announced that he was considering tariffs on $200b worth of Chinese imports; markets have recovered some ground overnight after a generalised flight to safety move; NZD down to around 0.69 USD; UST yields lower
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20 Jun 18, 7:26am
Dairy prices hold; Trump threatens more tariffs; China angry now; equity and bond markets drop; US housing starts rise; Aussie housing markets fall; UST 10yr at 2.89%; oil and gold lower; NZ$1 = 69 USc; TWI-5 = 72.6
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19 Jun 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; no rate changes, eyes on GDT auction, more transparency for Co registration, Fitch likes Aussie banks here, Whineray wins NZSF CEO job, swaps slip, NZD stable
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19 Jun 18, 8:06am
Oil prices move higher on more restrained output targets. US yield curve flattest since 2007. Fed official reports significant change in US corporate mood
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19 Jun 18, 7:31am
Equities lose luster; US MNCs avoid more tax; Japan posts surprise trade deficit; fund managers withdraw investments from emerging economies; UST 10yr at 2.93%; oil up but gold stays down; NZ$1 = 69.4 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
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18 Jun 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; Kiwibank changes TD rates, eyes on weaker GDP, PSI improves, nurses reject +9% pay offer, swap rates soft, NZD little changed
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18 Jun 18, 8:14am
Commodities bear brunt of escalating trade restriction actions and emerging economies also buffeted, but New Zealand gets off very lightly
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18 Jun 18, 7:29am
US slaps tariffs on China, China retaliates; US factor production sags; Canada house sales drop; China power consumption leaps, EMs struggle; UST 10yr at 2.92%; oil and gold drop sharply; NZ$1 = 69.5 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
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16 Jun 18, 9:22am
Like everyone else, Harbour Asset Management's Christian Hawkesby is looking for the point where the sustainable growth rate matches the official policy interest rate. That's the clue for rate directions
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16 Jun 18, 8:39am
US and China exchange tariff hikes; commodity markets drop; US industrial production droops; Canada house sales hit 5yr low, emerging markets battered; UST 10yr 2.92%; oil and gold sink; NZ$1 = 69.4 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
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15 Jun 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; personal loan rate cut, PMIs solid, new money for MPB fight, mortgage fraud guilty verdicts, new taxes-fees signaled, swap rates fall, NZD stable
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15 Jun 18, 8:01am
USD is stronger across the board while the EUR has been hit by a dovish ECB; global rates faced downward pressure; NZD has performed better than most but the USD strength sees it down to around 0.6980
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15 Jun 18, 7:36am
ECB signals end of QE but not negative rates; US retail zooms; IMF issues warning; Canada and China trade jeopardy; El Niño to return; UST 10yr at 2.94%; oil mixed and gold up; NZ$1 = 69.8 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
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14 Jun 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; rates cut, ministers try to change Fonterra management, ComCom suggests Fonterra paying to much for milk, NZGB demand soft, swaps & NZD stable
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14 Jun 18, 2:08pm
NZ Govt Bond Tender #638; weighted average accepted yield was 2.60%; coverage ratio was 2.2x
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14 Jun 18, 7:43am
Fed's Powell suggests every meeting 'live' for a change higher. US PPI higher than expected. US preparing new tariffs on China's goods. Eyes on ECB decision
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14 Jun 18, 7:22am
US Fed declares GFC victory, signals two more 2018 rate rises; US PPI rises faster; ECB response on watch; VW given huge fine; UST 10yr at 2.98%; oil up and gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 70.1 USc; TWI-5 = 73
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