OCR

17 Jan 18, 8:31am
Selling pressure in the USD has taken a breather, with the key USD indices drifting higher; NZD has drifted lower since this time yesterday, from just above 0.7300 USD to as low as 0.7259 early this morning
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16 Jan 18, 12:51pm
RBNZ decision making & governance report commissioned by Treasury calls for committee decision making, minutes to be released & neutering the RBNZ board
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16 Jan 18, 8:07am
NZD has outperformed as the new week begins, with the overnight high of 0.7315 reached around sunrise; NZDAUD has tracked sideways; “Sell USD against anything” seems to be the current mantra early in 2018; 2 yr local swap rates up 1 bp and 10 yr up 3 bps
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15 Jan 18, 10:08am
Roger J Kerr says the landscape has shifted dramatically on the inflation front
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15 Jan 18, 7:48am
EUR gets boost from Merkel coalition, US data surprises on the upside, but USD fails to capitalise on fiscal, trade headwinds. NZD fatigued after strong run
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12 Jan 18, 8:39am
China denies reducing UST demand. ECB minutes seen as hawkish. Commodity prices stronger. Local eyes on building consent data
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11 Jan 18, 8:47am
Bloomberg story on China's UST investment intentions moves markets. Japan's intentions also under scrutiny
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10 Jan 18, 8:40am
Bank of Japan moves have traders paying close attention; US earnings season optimism bolsters the USD; China tweaks its fixing rules
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9 Jan 18, 8:26am
UST 10yr can't break above 2.5%, eyes on US CPI. NZD the only currency to gain on the greenback. EU confidence improves, but still no idea of end to QE despite German prodding
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8 Jan 18, 8:12am
Commodity currencies get a boost as the world's largest economies release generally positive data and the US is bolstered by tax cut euphoria
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21 Dec 17, 10:51am
Statistics NZ says GDP grew 0.6% in September quarter and 3.0% over September year. Quarterly GDP per capita up 0.2%, Earlier than expected OCR hikes?
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21 Dec 17, 9:12am
Nikko AM bond manager Fergus McDonald sees 2018 bringing an earlier OCR rise, rent hikes and continued share market strength
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20 Dec 17, 7:50am
USD, helped by strong housing data, is up against most currencies; UST 10yr yield is up 6 bps to 2.46%, its highest level in 2 months; NZD remains stuck around 0.7000, having traded a tight 0.6980 to 0.7020 range overnight
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19 Dec 17, 8:06am
USD is weaker against all the major currencies, but remains within recent ranges; NZD remains around 0.7000 USD; US yields edged a little higher, in sympathy with the move in stocks
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18 Dec 17, 9:15am
Roger J Kerr looks at why things could be changing for both inflation and interest rates
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18 Dec 17, 8:14am
USD strengthened across the board as the markets priced in a greater likelihood of the tax bill passing; US yield curve resumed its flattening trend; USD strength saw the NZD drift back below 0.70; GBP was one of the worst performing currencies
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15 Dec 17, 7:58am
FOMC raised its range for the Fed Funds Target Rate to 1.25% - 1.50%, as expected; USD and US yields fell in response to the FOMC, with the 2 year yield down around 5 basis points after the decision; AUD was the best performing currency
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14 Dec 17, 7:44am
USD is weaker across the board and yields lower overnight after US core CPI surprised to the downside; NZD is the top performer, rose to a touch below 0.70 USD overnight; AUD was just behind the NZD amongst the top performing currencies
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13 Dec 17, 7:53am
NZD has maintained its shift to the upper end of the 0.68 – 0.70 trading range against the USD; AUD strengthened overnight; USD strengthened a bit against the major currencies; US yields edged up a few basis points; local swap rates were mostly unchanged
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12 Dec 17, 8:06am
NZD moved up around 0.75% on the news of Adrian Orr’s appointment as RBNZ Governor; local rates were higher and steeper; Fed will almost certainly hike the Fed Funds Target Range by 25 basis points on Thursday
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