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21 Jul 18, 10:02am
BNZ's Craig Ebert can't shake the niggle that there is a fundamental inconsistency in RBNZ policy positions. But he suspects it may be our exchange rate, rather than interest rates that will sort it out
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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, 2:16pm
Goldman Sachs' predicting a February OCR increase makes the investment bank the market hawk, with most other forecasters picking a hike in the second half of 2019
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18 Jul 18, 12:26pm
ANZ economists suggest that our expensive housing is affecting the economy's productive potential
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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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11 Jul 18, 7:50am
NZDUSD remains stuck near 0.6840, near where it closed last week; US 10-year Treasuries have traded in a narrow 1.5bp range and currently sit 1bp higher at 2.87%; GBP has remained range-bound
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10 Jul 18, 7:51am
AUD has modestly outperformed, while trading in GBP has been whippy, driven by political forces; US Treasury yields higher; NZD has been out of the spotlight and traded a narrow range
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9 Jul 18, 7:38am
NZD rises on improved risk appetite, but remains vulnerable to trade tiff fallout. UK decides to keep EU regulation on industry and ag. NZ swaps higher across the curve
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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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