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25 Mar 19, 7:58am
Much weaker German PMI survey increased concerns about the global economy; US equities were down sharply; US bond yields moved significantly lower; NZD was a bystander to the volatility in markets elsewhere
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22 Mar 19, 8:10am
US equity markets have lifted, while bond yields have consolidated yesterday’s drop after testing even lower levels; US dollar has recovered with major indices back to where they were pre-Fed; NZD pushed above 0.6900
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21 Mar 19, 8:09am
A dovish FOMC statement indicated the Fed does not intend to raise rates this year; NZD has broken through 0.69 after the FOMC meeting; NZ’s 10 year swap rate closed at a fresh, record low of 2.3275% yesterday
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20 Mar 19, 7:54am
FOMC meeting tomorrow, where the market is primed for a dovish statement; US equity markets continue to drift higher, US yields are steady near recent lows, and the USD is on the soft side; NZD continues to trade a tight range
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19 Mar 19, 8:12am
GBP is softer as hope fades for an end to the fog of uncertainty over Brexit; NZD and AUD have followed a similar path, moving higher late yesterday afternoon on the back of a weaker USD and then retreating from the European open
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18 Mar 19, 8:15am
Modest changes in currencies, modest upside to equity markets and some further downside pressure to global rates featured in markets; NZD traded a very tight range Friday night after drifting higher during the local trading session
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15 Mar 19, 7:57am
GBP is choppy but generally well supported; AUD and NZD are weaker after underwhelming China data yesterday, while JPY is weaker leading up to the BoJ’s announcement today; bonds and equities show little movement
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14 Mar 19, 8:16am
US equities up again and testing the highs of the year, although bonds have been largely unmoved; GBP remains very volatile; NZ rates had another sizable decline yesterday; NZD is down 0.2% over the past 24 hours to 0.6845
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14 Mar 19, 5:00am
As the chance of RBA rate cuts rise, it is wrong to think the RBNZ will follow as momentum here is very different and the RBNZ is meeting its targets, BNZ's Stephen Toplis says
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13 Mar 19, 8:08am
A slightly weaker than expected US core CPI release overnight has triggered a fall in the USD and US rates; GBP remains volatile; NZD was again the top performing currency and NZD/AUD is now testing 0.97
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12 Mar 19, 8:08am
Global equities markets up strongly; US rates have been largely unmoved; GBP has recovered ahead of Theresa May’s Brexit vote tonight; NZD is up 0.35% to 0.6830 USD
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11 Mar 19, 8:16am
US equities and bond yields close to unchanged on the day; USD was broadly lower on the day, although the bulk of those losses had occurred pre-payrolls; NZD was the top-performing currency on Friday
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8 Mar 19, 8:10am
Global equity markets, global bond rates and euro lower; other key currency movements have been modest, with the NZD and AUD close to where they were yesterday morning; NZ longer term bond and swap rates fell 3-4bps
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7 Mar 19, 8:07am
US equities and rates are lower this morning; NZD has performed okay against the backdrop of weaker AUD and CAD currencies; Australian rates were lower across the curve on weak GDP
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6 Mar 19, 8:02am
US equities tracking sideways, and US rates up slightly; USD shows broadly based gains, supported by stronger data, which has seen the NZD track consistently under the 0.68 mark; RBA kept its policy messaging unchanged
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5 Mar 19, 8:21am
US equity markets have fallen back sharply overnight while global rates have declined; USD is modestly higher, although the NZD and AUD have outperformed; NZ rates increased, and the curve steepened yesterday
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5 Mar 19, 8:00am
David Hargreaves crunches some numbers on the growing proportion of first home buyers in an uncertain housing market
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4 Mar 19, 8:05am
US equities, US rates and the USD were all higher on Friday; stronger USD backdrop saw the NZD slip a little to close the week around 0.68; AUD showed followed a similar trading pattern to the NZD
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1 Mar 19, 8:10am
USD is bid and US Treasury rates have pushed higher following stronger than expected US data; NZD and AUD have slipped, with the NZD temporarily going sub 0.68 and the AUD going sub-0.71
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28 Feb 19, 3:29pm
Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show mortgage credit growth remains above 6%, while agricultural and business credit are rising again but consumer credit is falling
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