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23rd Mar 20, 7:51am
US equities under pressure again. Upward trend in USTs broken, a sign that central banks have more control. Governments step up, or look to step up, on fiscal support packages
US equities under pressure again. Upward trend in USTs broken, a sign that central banks have more control. Governments step up, or look to step up, on fiscal support packages
23rd Mar 20, 7:51am
23rd Mar 20, 7:44am
Roger J Kerr says the Kiwi dollar is caught in the crossfire of US investors retreating to home base
Roger J Kerr says the Kiwi dollar is caught in the crossfire of US investors retreating to home base
23rd Mar 20, 7:44am
20th Mar 20, 1:22pm
RBNZ takes steps to shore-up NZ financial markets, on top of Monday's OCR cut, as coronavirus crisis escalates. Bank economists anticipate RBNZ's next move will be buying Government bonds, or QE
RBNZ takes steps to shore-up NZ financial markets, on top of Monday's OCR cut, as coronavirus crisis escalates. Bank economists anticipate RBNZ's next move will be buying Government bonds, or QE
20th Mar 20, 1:22pm
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20th Mar 20, 8:20am
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The RBNZ issues details of its plan to ensure financial markets don't freeze up during the global Covid-19 emergency
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The RBNZ issues details of its plan to ensure financial markets don't freeze up during the global Covid-19 emergency
20th Mar 20, 8:20am
20th Mar 20, 7:57am
Markets show some tentative signs of stability. Central banks ramp up policy support. Fed sets up Money Market fund to ease funding strains, expands FX swap lines
Markets show some tentative signs of stability. Central banks ramp up policy support. Fed sets up Money Market fund to ease funding strains, expands FX swap lines
20th Mar 20, 7:57am
19th Mar 20, 7:50am
Equity markets lower, but bond yields higher again. NZGB market coming under stress. Another huge USD rally with the NZD down to 0.5750, Oil falls to its lowest level since 2003
Equity markets lower, but bond yields higher again. NZGB market coming under stress. Another huge USD rally with the NZD down to 0.5750, Oil falls to its lowest level since 2003
19th Mar 20, 7:50am
18th Mar 20, 8:03am
Volatile markets continue – S&P500 rises 5%, US 10y higher as White House sets out big fiscal stimulus plans. Fed announces programme to buy commercial paper in a bid to help funding markets
Volatile markets continue – S&P500 rises 5%, US 10y higher as White House sets out big fiscal stimulus plans. Fed announces programme to buy commercial paper in a bid to help funding markets
18th Mar 20, 8:03am
17th Mar 20, 7:58am
GFC-like moves in markets – S&P500 falls sharply. RBNZ cuts OCR to 0.25%, signals QE. Government to announce Phase-1 fiscal response. Fed cuts rates to 0%-0.25% and restarts QE
GFC-like moves in markets – S&P500 falls sharply. RBNZ cuts OCR to 0.25%, signals QE. Government to announce Phase-1 fiscal response. Fed cuts rates to 0%-0.25% and restarts QE
17th Mar 20, 7:58am
16th Mar 20, 7:49am
Extreme volatility continues. Many central banks make large rate cuts. Bond yields continue to head higher and curves steeper. NZD hits lowest level since 2009
Extreme volatility continues. Many central banks make large rate cuts. Bond yields continue to head higher and curves steeper. NZD hits lowest level since 2009
16th Mar 20, 7:49am
16th Mar 20, 7:15am
Roger J Kerr says the pandemic panic will keep the Kiwi dollar under pressure (and watch out for incoming billionaires)
Roger J Kerr says the pandemic panic will keep the Kiwi dollar under pressure (and watch out for incoming billionaires)
16th Mar 20, 7:15am
13th Mar 20, 7:42am
Markets in turmoil as a deep global recession comes into play. Global equities plunge, even as Fed begins QE4. Wide ranges in USTs and currencies. Demand for USD liquidity sees USD soar
Markets in turmoil as a deep global recession comes into play. Global equities plunge, even as Fed begins QE4. Wide ranges in USTs and currencies. Demand for USD liquidity sees USD soar
13th Mar 20, 7:42am
12th Mar 20, 7:42am
US equities plunge on disappointing policy response. UK and euro-area policy makers look more alert – BoE does intra-meeting 50bps cut. Bond curves steeper. NZD settles around 0.63
US equities plunge on disappointing policy response. UK and euro-area policy makers look more alert – BoE does intra-meeting 50bps cut. Bond curves steeper. NZD settles around 0.63
12th Mar 20, 7:42am
11th Mar 20, 7:48am
Choppy markets, but equities and rates higher. USD rebounds, NZD back on its way down. Governor Orr pushes back on knee-jerk interest rate cuts
Choppy markets, but equities and rates higher. USD rebounds, NZD back on its way down. Governor Orr pushes back on knee-jerk interest rate cuts
11th Mar 20, 7:48am
10th Mar 20, 7:58am
Oil price plunge causes carnage across markets; Fears of GFC II. Global equities down 5-10%; UST yields down below 0.5%. JPY the preeminent safe-haven
Oil price plunge causes carnage across markets; Fears of GFC II. Global equities down 5-10%; UST yields down below 0.5%. JPY the preeminent safe-haven
10th Mar 20, 7:58am
9th Mar 20, 7:56am
Markets in panic mode on Friday. Rates down to record lows; VIX up through 50. Weaker USD helps support NZD. Oil prices slump and price war will see a further slump today
Markets in panic mode on Friday. Rates down to record lows; VIX up through 50. Weaker USD helps support NZD. Oil prices slump and price war will see a further slump today
9th Mar 20, 7:56am
9th Mar 20, 7:24am
Roger J Kerr sees China, Australia and New Zealand in much better fiscal position to battle economic effects of Covid-19, and that the greenback is starting to be seen as weakened by the crisis
Roger J Kerr sees China, Australia and New Zealand in much better fiscal position to battle economic effects of Covid-19, and that the greenback is starting to be seen as weakened by the crisis
9th Mar 20, 7:24am
6th Mar 20, 7:49am
Risk sentiment sours. US equities dive; UST 10s go sub 0.90%. Safe haven currencies supported but NZD steady at 0.63, AUD weaker
Risk sentiment sours. US equities dive; UST 10s go sub 0.90%. Safe haven currencies supported but NZD steady at 0.63, AUD weaker
6th Mar 20, 7:49am
5th Mar 20, 7:53am
Equities rebound, bond yields stay low. Bank of Canada cuts 50bps, to 1.25%. RBNZ hints that it will wait until March 25 to decide. NZD drifts higher over the past 24 hours
Equities rebound, bond yields stay low. Bank of Canada cuts 50bps, to 1.25%. RBNZ hints that it will wait until March 25 to decide. NZD drifts higher over the past 24 hours
5th Mar 20, 7:53am
4th Mar 20, 8:00am
Fed delivers emergency 50bp cut. US bond yields plunge; USD slips further. Equities pop then drop
Fed delivers emergency 50bp cut. US bond yields plunge; USD slips further. Equities pop then drop
4th Mar 20, 8:00am
3rd Mar 20, 7:52am
Equities rise on the prospect of globally coordinated policy response. RBA meeting today – market expects 25bp cut. NZ rates hit record lows as market prices 40% chance of RBNZ 50bp March cut
Equities rise on the prospect of globally coordinated policy response. RBA meeting today – market expects 25bp cut. NZ rates hit record lows as market prices 40% chance of RBNZ 50bp March cut
3rd Mar 20, 7:52am

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