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18 Jan 19, 8:10am
US equities have managed to inch a little higher overnight; NZD has underperformed again, as the market awaits CPI data next week; domestic rates ticked up yesterday, led by the front-end of the curve
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17 Jan 19, 7:46am
Better than expected earnings from US banks helping to support equity markets; GBP has bounced strongly from yesterday morning’s lows; NZD has underperformed overnight and the NZ 2 year swap rate made a fresh low yesterday
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16 Jan 19, 11:43am
Surprising analysts, December retail sales end 2018 on a very weak note, even after removing the impact of falling petrol prices
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16 Jan 19, 9:23am
Westpac economists challenge their ANZ counterparts, downplaying the effect higher proposed bank capital requirements will have on interest rates
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16 Jan 19, 8:15am
Currency eyes are on the UK parliamentary Brexit vote and the expected failure. But China policy moves and tax cuts are driving the improved risk sentiment, even overshadowing negative ECB comments
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15 Jan 19, 11:05am
Business sentiment and demand pick up from low levels in December quarter, according to the NZIER; Weak profitability remains a problem
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15 Jan 19, 8:06am
Equities modestly lower after weak Chinese trade data. Little movement in currencies or global rates. NZ 2y swap makes a record low
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14 Jan 19, 8:09am
Positive vibes from expectations of a US-China trade deal, and a more dovish Fed have overshadowed the US shutdown impacts keeping markets positive. US inflation data helped as well. Eyes on Brexit vote
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11 Jan 19, 8:22am
Fed’s Powell reiterates “patience” message. Market movements modest. NZD little changed
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10 Jan 19, 8:59am
Increased optimism of a China:US trade deal. More Fed speakers signal 'patience'. Greenback weakens as oil prices rise +4%. Bond traders see Fed on hold for an extended period
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9 Jan 19, 8:52am
BNZ's Jason Wong reviews the market moves since Christmas, putting the illiquid trading and other bumpy events in perspective, to show how we got here from there
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23 Dec 18, 7:02am
The 2018 Interesties featuring Adrian Orr, Jacinda Ardern, Nouriel Roubini, Donald Trump, Winston Peters, Simon Bridges, Co-op Money, Bitcoin, @TranslateRealDT, Boatman, KiwiBuild & more
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21 Dec 18, 7:54am
Global equity markets are sinking deeper into the red, the US yield curve flattens further and the USD has weakened overnight, reversing some of its post-Fed gains yesterday; NZD is higher in overnight trading but still 1% down since this time yesterday
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20 Dec 18, 3:45pm
Slower than expected GDP growth, major bank capital changes, and a gloomy global outlook prompt ANZ economists to jump off the fence and forecast 3 OCR cuts by 2020
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20 Dec 18, 3:30pm
Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show the share of borrowing by the housing investor is continuing to drop sharply to new lows
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20 Dec 18, 8:03am
USD has drifted a little lower ahead of the FOMC announcement as has the US 10-year rate; NZD is little changed; AUD is little changed as well, seeing NZD/AUD steady around 0.9550; NZ 5 and 10-year swap rates fell by 2bps to 2.32% and 2.74% respectively
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19 Dec 18, 4:48pm
BNZ interest rate strategist Nick Smyth has a crunch of the detail of the RBNZ's new bank capital proposals; says bank funding costs will increase but the RBNZ may offset future increases in lending rates with delays to OCR rises, or even cuts
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19 Dec 18, 7:50am
After a couple of big daily falls US equities are up 0.8-1.2%; US bonds have rallied a little ahead of the US FOMC announcement tomorrow; CAD is softer as oil prices continue to fall, while the NZD has sustained the gains it saw in local trading yesterday
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18 Dec 18, 8:21am
US equity benchmarks are down between 0.9% and 1.1%, following earlier falls in European equities; NZD is little changed; NZ rates drifted lower again yesterday, led by the 5-year point
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17 Dec 18, 7:52am
USD briefly made a fresh 18-month high, with strong US retail sales release; NZD was hit by the weaker Chinese data and the RBNZ’s announcement; there was only a modest decline in US rates, the 10 year Treasury yield down 2bps to 2.89%
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