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20 Jul 18, 8:09am
US dollar index made a fresh year-to-date high overnight; CNY made a new low for the year; NZD moved lower overnight, in sympathy with the moves in the CNY; US Treasury yields are 2 to 3bps lower on the day
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19 Jul 18, 8:14am
US claims Mexico trade deal closer, claims EU offering better deal. Markets unimpressed. But market volatility shifts lower. Local rates shift lower
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19 Jul 18, 8:06am
USD DXY rose close to its year-to-date highs during the London morning, before retreating; GBP is again the weakest performing currency; NZD has moved up close to 0.68, supported by the improvement in risk appetite and probably some position squaring
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18 Jul 18, 8:14am
Fed chairman's prepared Senate testimony adds the caveat 'for now' in relation to the rate hike track. With less hawkish stance, equity markets rise
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18 Jul 18, 8:03am
Fed intends to stick to its gradual rate rise path “for now”; US equities are higher on the day and the USD stronger; NZD is the top performing currency over the past 24 hours
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17 Jul 18, 8:34am
Fed's Powell faces Congress as markets price in another rate rise. Trade impacts will be the focus. But US growth for Q2-18 now looks like it will be reported strong
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17 Jul 18, 8:04am
NZD is one of the outperformers, up around 0.3% to 0.6776 USD; GBP is one of the worst performing currencies; Chinese activity data showed GDP meeting expectations in Q2
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16 Jul 18, 8:04am
NZD ended the week just below 0.6770, a 0.4% fall on the day while the NZDAUD fell 0.5%; US dollar had a round-trip on Friday before ending weaker against most currencies; EUR closed higher on the day at 1.1686
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16 Jul 18, 7:49am
US earnings season results take market focus. But Powell views on trade risks to be keenly observed. Major Chinese data due. UST yields slip
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13 Jul 18, 8:05am
Against a backdrop of better risk sentiment, the NZD has bounced a little, but it remains near multi-year lows; US bond yields are near unchanged on the day; AUD is the strongest performer
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12 Jul 18, 8:10am
President Trump continued with plans to impose tariffs on an additional $200b of Chinese goods; equity markets, US bond yields, and commodity prices generally fell; AUD and NZD continued to press lower overnight
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6 Jul 18, 8:02am
Key equity markets are higher; NZD pushed up towards the 0.68 mark overnight where it met some resistance; AUD is flat to slightly lower; US 10-year treasury rates have traded in a 2.82-2.86% range and are flat versus the level at the NZ close
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5 Jul 18, 8:00am
The fortunes of the NZD remained linked to CNY, with a further recovery to as high as 0.6783 after the reported CNY fix; EUR recovered from a low of 1.1630 and currently sits at 1.665; trade wars continue
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4 Jul 18, 8:00am
NZD has recovered, helped by a verbal intervention by the PBoC to help support the yuan; US equities and bond yields have moved lower; USD is broadly weaker across the board
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3 Jul 18, 8:18am
NZD and AUD dive to fresh lows; despite the negative risk tone, global bond yields remain steady; USD has been the strongest of the majors
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2 Jul 18, 7:54am
Markets ignore US inflation rise. NZ wholesale rates continue downward bias. US-initiated trade tensions rise so risk remains elevated
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2 Jul 18, 7:52am
USD was broadly weak on Friday; this saw the NZD recover a little from a fresh 2-year low; EUR rose from around 1.1570 to end the week more than a cent higher at 1.1685; CAD was the strongest of the majors in Friday night trading
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29 Jun 18, 7:51am
Kiwi currency at fresh two-year low after dovish OCR review. Meanwhile, the EUR is keeping pace with teh USD. But Fed member now hearing "full-throated angst" about prospects for the US economy
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28 Jun 18, 8:06am
NZD has been one of the worst performers; local rates curve saw a slight steepening bias; US equities slightly lower and UST10s down 5bps; WTI oil prices rose over 3%
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27 Jun 18, 8:07am
Against a backdrop of a broadly stronger USD, the NZD has underperformed, while rates markets have barely moved; higher oil prices seem to have offered some support to CAD and AUD; US 10-year rate in a tight range and steady at 2.88%
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