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26 Mar 18, 5:12am
Roger J Kerr looks at how the new RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr might implement and manage the new employment objective in the Policy Targets Agreement
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24 Mar 18, 9:03am
Fear grips markets but commodity prices rise; US data mixed; Canada inflation jumps; China's responses have sharp edge; Denmark attacked; UST 10yr 2.81%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 72.6 USc; TWI-5 = 73.5
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23 Mar 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; both mortgage and TD rate changes, new PTA ready, trade war hits markets hard, BNZ musical chairs, Cook Strait check point, swaps drop & flatten, NZD stable
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23 Mar 18, 8:16am
Market selloff affects bonds but yields stay within six week range. NZ rates accept no-surprise RBNZ OCR review with local tightening a distant prospect
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23 Mar 18, 7:39am
Wall St falls as Trump starts trade war; major new tariffs aimed at China; US eyes $1.3 tln stop-gap funding; China readies trade response; PMI's reveal rising costs; UST 10yr at 2.84%; oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 72.2 USc; TWI-5 = 73.3
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22 Mar 18, 4:41pm
Westpac New Zealand five-year bond issue drags in $550 million
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22 Mar 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; no retail rate changes, FMA finds life insurance agent issues, Coleman goes, jobs demand rises, QLD beats NZL to 5 mln, swaps slip, NZD firms
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22 Mar 18, 1:35pm
In his last public move in the job, Acting RBNZ Governor Grant Spencer gave a very ho-hum OCR review – but he did give the man who will be taking the bank’s reins next week a small parting gift
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22 Mar 18, 8:14am
US monetary policy remains on a clear tightening path; UST 10 yr yields 3 bps higher on the announcement; USD was already on a weaker path in overnight trading and has made modest losses since the announcement; FOMC sees the NZD back above the 0.72 mark
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22 Mar 18, 7:34am
With the latest hike in the US Fed funds benchmark, we are now in territory not seen in decades. Can low NZ rates be sustained in the face of these changes?
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22 Mar 18, 7:27am
US Fed hikes, says 3 more in 2018; US home sales rise with prices, US C/A deficit swells; EU aims tax on digital companies; small WTO members worried; UST 10yr at 2.92%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 72.1 USc; TWI-5 = 73.3
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21 Mar 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; no retail rate changes, dairy dip, Fonterra writedown, Spierings out, payout raised, migration down, vacancies up, yields in transition, NZD lower
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21 Mar 18, 8:42am
Markets expect a +25 bps US Fed rate hike tomorrow but unsure of whether two or three more will follow in 2018. Local rates slipped
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21 Mar 18, 7:49am
Dairy prices dip; US struggles to fund its government; China electricity use jumps; China targets 11 mln new jobs; German confidence hit; UN says NZ a happy place; UST 10yr at 2.88%; oil up and gold down; NZ$1 = 71.9 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
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20 Mar 18, 5:04pm
The company issued irredeemable preference shares at 8.75%. Now it is looking for loopholes to pay them out and cancel them. This UK legal fight will impose risk costs worldwide
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20 Mar 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; BNZ raises mortgage rates, drops TD rates, consumer confidence holds, lifestyle blocks out of favour, RBA sees higher rates, swaps slip, NZD unchanged
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20 Mar 18, 8:31am
US equities are much weaker, driven by the tech sector; in currencies GBP leads the way while the AUD has underperformed; NZD drifted lower before being supported by USD weakness; local swap rates up 1-2 bps across the curve
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20 Mar 18, 7:44am
Facebook hack knocks Wall Street; Liddell gets a promotion; ECB at turning point; China new home prices fall; Aussie Commission inquiry gets ugly; UST 10yr at 2.85%; oil and gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 72.3 USc; TWI-5 = 73.5
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19 Mar 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; F&P Finance cancelled, Westpac's low-ball offer, PSI slips, very low bankruptcies, economic forecasts, swaps up, NZD down
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19 Mar 18, 11:49am
Westpac NZ five-year bond pricing doesn't look too attractive for retail investors
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