Inflation

17 Jul 18, 3:43pm
CPI data shows kiwis' grumbles over hefty insurance premium hikes are justified
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17 Jul 18, 1:17pm
Currently at 0.6775, the NZD has appeared little affected by the weaker than expected Q2 CPI figure; NZDAUD remains stuck in a 40 odd point range between 0.9142-0.9101; RBA minutes release this afternoon
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10 Jul 18, 1:52pm
Markets saw last week out on a positive note; NZD has enjoyed rally against the USD over the last few days as USD bulls take a breather and risk appetite has increased; NZD is now back around 0.9160 AUD
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4 Jul 18, 2:43pm
Trade-war concerns, political risk in Europe and divergence in monetary policy across the globe remain, some of the ongoing key themes to worry investors; NZD extends its five week decline bumping against 0.6690 with the USD
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26 Jun 18, 2:10pm
Risk sentiment in the markets is subdued still with the NZD easing lower from the weekly open against the USD; NZDAUD cross has traded in a tight range since last Wednesday; RBNZ cash rate announcement is Thursday and should remain unchanged at 1.75%
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19 Jun 18, 2:33pm
Markets closed the week out weaker with currencies all down against the USD; NZD remains on the back foot against the USD, from the decline from 0.7050 with further downside expected; NZD making gradual gains against the AUD
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12 Jun 18, 1:39pm
Trade war talks will dominate headlines over the week; FOMC will no doubt hike rates this week on the 14th; NZD continues to trade within the tight range band of 0.7050 and 0.7000 key support this month
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29 May 18, 3:45pm
Geopolitical issues affected currency markets with North Korea concerns rearing its ugly head once again; EUR gaped higher on the weekly open up 30 points to 1.1680 with the populist parties failing to form a government; NZD continued to push higher
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22 May 18, 2:27pm
USD has continued its run pushing higher against all its rivals; US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the US trade war with China is "on hold"; NZD dipped 50 points on the weekly open versus the USD
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15 May 18, 2:52pm
US Dollar Index spiked to 92.55 showing the wide ranging support for the greenback; NZD bounced off the low of 0.6900 midweek after the RBNZ left the benchmark rate unchanged at 1.75%; AUD continued its bullish run against the weakened NZD
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10 May 18, 1:07pm
The Reserve Bank Governor has already won over the bank economists with his new style of upfront and simple communication
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8 May 18, 2:51pm
NZD remains stuck in a range against the USD between the recent high of 0.7050 and the low of 0.6985; RBNZ will announce their cash rate Thursday with no change from 1.75% expected; BOE will also announce their cash rate Thursday night NZ time
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8 May 18, 7:25am
Mercer's David Scobie says inflation may be lying low at the moment - but it is lurking
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7 May 18, 7:19am
Although no one expects a change to the OCR, Thursday’s MPS will be the first for Governor Adrian Orr meaning even more tea-leaf reading than usual will go on during & after his press conference
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1 May 18, 3:54pm
USD has extended its run against the NZD, which fell over 150 points as risk markets took a backseat to USD strength; NZD extended losses last week against the AUD; 10 year UST yield has diminished after rising to 3.035% late last week
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24 Apr 18, 11:05am
NZD was under pressure from resurgent USD, to currently trade at 0.7153; NZD lost ground to its Australian cousin over the past week, pulling back from what were surprisingly elevated levels
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23 Apr 18, 12:55pm
Although wage inflation is expected to bounce, the Government’s progressive increases to the minimum wage is not forecast to have a major impact on CPI, Westpac says
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19 Apr 18, 11:02am
CPI falls to the bottom of the Reserve Bank’s inflation target, as the Government’s fees-free education policy drags on overall price gains over the quarter
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18 Apr 18, 4:24pm
ANZ economists say the cost of building a new house has become more attractive relative to the cost of buying an existing one
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17 Apr 18, 2:47pm
NZD dropped lower off Friday’s high of 0.7375 to close the week against the USD at 0.7350; investors turned to risk aversion late in the week after missile strikes on Syria became a reality; NZD is finally weaker against the AUD
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