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Actual US jobless claims fall sharply; factory inflation higher; South Korea raises rates; container freight costs get even more extreme; German sentiment wavers; UST 10yr 1.34%, oil soft and gold firm; NZ$1 = 69.5 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
27th Aug 21, 7:19am
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Actual US jobless claims fall sharply; factory inflation higher; South Korea raises rates; container freight costs get even more extreme; German sentiment wavers; UST 10yr 1.34%, oil soft and gold firm; NZ$1 = 69.5 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
Eyes on Powell at Jackson Hole and his inflation views; US factory orders slip; aluminium prices rise; workplace penalties for vaccine avoiders spread; UST 10yr 1.35%, oil firm and gold lower; NZ$1 = 69.6 USc; TWI-5 = 72.9
26th Aug 21, 7:19am
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Eyes on Powell at Jackson Hole and his inflation views; US factory orders slip; aluminium prices rise; workplace penalties for vaccine avoiders spread; UST 10yr 1.35%, oil firm and gold lower; NZ$1 = 69.6 USc; TWI-5 = 72.9
World trade at record levels; US factory prices inflate higher; commodity prices turn back up; Shanghai cargo airport hit with shutdown; UST 10yr 1.29%, oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 69.4 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
25th Aug 21, 7:18am
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World trade at record levels; US factory prices inflate higher; commodity prices turn back up; Shanghai cargo airport hit with shutdown; UST 10yr 1.29%, oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 69.4 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
Economic expansions settle in high; China port reopens; China coal price leaps; China exports fade; EU momentum 'impressive'; UST 10yr 1.25%, oil and gold jump; NZ$1 = 69 USc; TWI-5 = 72.3
24th Aug 21, 7:22am
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Economic expansions settle in high; China port reopens; China coal price leaps; China exports fade; EU momentum 'impressive'; UST 10yr 1.25%, oil and gold jump; NZ$1 = 69 USc; TWI-5 = 72.3
Aussies eye Z Energy; Volvo eyes green steel; US eyes new productivity burst; China eyes 'common prosperity'; AU & NZ cornered by delta; UST 10yr 1.26%, oil and gold slip; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 72
23rd Aug 21, 7:19am
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Aussies eye Z Energy; Volvo eyes green steel; US eyes new productivity burst; China eyes 'common prosperity'; AU & NZ cornered by delta; UST 10yr 1.26%, oil and gold slip; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 72
USD rises in risk-off mood; Canadian retail sales rise; China holds prime rate; Taiwanese exports surge again; logistics logjam extends; commodity prices retreat; UST 10yr 1.26%, oil down again but gold firms; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 71.9
21st Aug 21, 8:45am
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USD rises in risk-off mood; Canadian retail sales rise; China holds prime rate; Taiwanese exports surge again; logistics logjam extends; commodity prices retreat; UST 10yr 1.26%, oil down again but gold firms; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 71.9
US jobless claims at 17-month low; pandemic hospitalisation hurting US; China shipping congestion worse; global carmakers to cut output; UST 10yr 1.25%, oil and gold down; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 72.3
20th Aug 21, 7:34am
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US jobless claims at 17-month low; pandemic hospitalisation hurting US; China shipping congestion worse; global carmakers to cut output; UST 10yr 1.25%, oil and gold down; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 72.3
Fed minutes reveal transition stresses; US housing starts slip Canadian inflation rises; iron ore price tanks further; China moves harder on tech companies; UST 10yr 1.28%, oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 68.9 USc; TWI-5 = 72.3
19th Aug 21, 7:28am
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Fed minutes reveal transition stresses; US housing starts slip Canadian inflation rises; iron ore price tanks further; China moves harder on tech companies; UST 10yr 1.28%, oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 68.9 USc; TWI-5 = 72.3
Dairy prices firm; US retail sales disappoint; Beijing gets aggressive; BHP pivots; RBA turns cautious; Aussies investigate affordability; UST 10yr 1.25%, oil and gold slip; NZ$1 = 69.1 USc; TWI-5 = 72.4
18th Aug 21, 7:38am
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Dairy prices firm; US retail sales disappoint; Beijing gets aggressive; BHP pivots; RBA turns cautious; Aussies investigate affordability; UST 10yr 1.25%, oil and gold slip; NZ$1 = 69.1 USc; TWI-5 = 72.4
US factory data positive; Japan grows better than expected; Chinese data underwhelms; NSW forces landlords to give rent relief; UST 10yr 1.26%, oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 70.2 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
17th Aug 21, 7:19am
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US factory data positive; Japan grows better than expected; Chinese data underwhelms; NSW forces landlords to give rent relief; UST 10yr 1.26%, oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 70.2 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
Supply chains get new wobbles; China momentum loss confirmed; US sentiment slumps; Aussie insurers face new scrutiny; UST 10yr 1.28%, oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 70.4 USc; TWI-5 = 73.4
16th Aug 21, 7:19am
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Supply chains get new wobbles; China momentum loss confirmed; US sentiment slumps; Aussie insurers face new scrutiny; UST 10yr 1.28%, oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 70.4 USc; TWI-5 = 73.4
US sentiment slumps; China powers up on coal; a key china port partly shuts down; China FDI growth weakens; some key commodity prices rise, others dip; UST 10yr 1.28%, oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 70.4 USc; TWI-5 = 73.4
14th Aug 21, 8:36am
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US sentiment slumps; China powers up on coal; a key china port partly shuts down; China FDI growth weakens; some key commodity prices rise, others dip; UST 10yr 1.28%, oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 70.4 USc; TWI-5 = 73.4
US producer prices jump; Mexico raises its OCR; iron ore price falls further; EU industrial production falls; shipping container rates rise; UST 10yr 1.36%, oil and gold little-changed; NZ$1 = 70.1 USc; TWI-5 = 73.3
13th Aug 21, 7:18am
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US producer prices jump; Mexico raises its OCR; iron ore price falls further; EU industrial production falls; shipping container rates rise; UST 10yr 1.36%, oil and gold little-changed; NZ$1 = 70.1 USc; TWI-5 = 73.3
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics suggests that a one-off tax levy on the unvaccinated would both motivate vaccinations and recover some of the costs the unvaccinated are forcing on everyone else
12th Aug 21, 11:12am
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Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics suggests that a one-off tax levy on the unvaccinated would both motivate vaccinations and recover some of the costs the unvaccinated are forcing on everyone else
US CPI rise doesn't surprise; US Federal budget deficit shrinks slightly; China's debt growth slows sharply; Japan and Singapore post very good data; Aussie new home sales tank; UST 10yr 1.34%, oil firm and gold regains some; NZ$1 = 70.6 USc; TWI-5 = 73.7
12th Aug 21, 7:19am
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US CPI rise doesn't surprise; US Federal budget deficit shrinks slightly; China's debt growth slows sharply; Japan and Singapore post very good data; Aussie new home sales tank; UST 10yr 1.34%, oil firm and gold regains some; NZ$1 = 70.6 USc; TWI-5 = 73.7
Biden gets his infrastructure deal; US productivity gains underwhelm; iron ore price falls again; German sentiment wavers; Aussie business confidence falls; UST 10yr 1.34%, oil recovers and gold holds low; NZ$1 = 70 USc; TWI-5 = 73.3
11th Aug 21, 7:17am
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Biden gets his infrastructure deal; US productivity gains underwhelm; iron ore price falls again; German sentiment wavers; Aussie business confidence falls; UST 10yr 1.34%, oil recovers and gold holds low; NZ$1 = 70 USc; TWI-5 = 73.3
Clear climate warning; US consumer expectations rise; China's CPI tame but PPI very high; exports strong for Taiwan and Germany; UST 10yr 1.32%, oil dips again and gold slumps again; NZ$1 = 70 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
10th Aug 21, 7:21am
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Clear climate warning; US consumer expectations rise; China's CPI tame but PPI very high; exports strong for Taiwan and Germany; UST 10yr 1.32%, oil dips again and gold slumps again; NZ$1 = 70 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
China's trade data disappoints; some commodity prices boom, but not iron ore; US jobs data sparkles, not so for Canada; Australia struggles with delta; UST 10yr 1.31%, oil dips and gold slumps; NZ$1 = 70.1 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
9th Aug 21, 7:19am
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China's trade data disappoints; some commodity prices boom, but not iron ore; US jobs data sparkles, not so for Canada; Australia struggles with delta; UST 10yr 1.31%, oil dips and gold slumps; NZ$1 = 70.1 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics argues the pandemic economy isn't yet over in the US, it's just entering a new stage
4th Aug 21, 11:08am
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Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics argues the pandemic economy isn't yet over in the US, it's just entering a new stage
Gareth Vaughan on the limits to growth 49 years on; @boner4bitcoin & friends; will China's economy overtake the US; BoJ's 0% climate change loans & how OCR hikes will benefit the Aussie banks
21st Jul 21, 9:59am
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Gareth Vaughan on the limits to growth 49 years on; @boner4bitcoin & friends; will China's economy overtake the US; BoJ's 0% climate change loans & how OCR hikes will benefit the Aussie banks
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics suggests if your investment thesis assumes a sustained global boom as the virus fades, you might want to think again
28th May 21, 10:49am
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Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics suggests if your investment thesis assumes a sustained global boom as the virus fades, you might want to think again
Kent Harrington highlights recent studies warning of social and political unrest following the current COVID crisis
27th Mar 21, 9:40am
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Kent Harrington highlights recent studies warning of social and political unrest following the current COVID crisis
A recent opinion piece by the Herald’s John Roughan raises the question of how far society should go to bring right-wing extremists back into the fold of political acceptance. Chris Trotter offers an answer
25th Jan 21, 8:30am
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A recent opinion piece by the Herald’s John Roughan raises the question of how far society should go to bring right-wing extremists back into the fold of political acceptance. Chris Trotter offers an answer
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics points out that for many businesses their best customers will be the last ones to get vaccinated for COVID-19
9th Dec 20, 12:41pm
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Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics points out that for many businesses their best customers will be the last ones to get vaccinated for COVID-19
Chris Trotter asks whether the global commitment to combatting climate change is compatible with the US-Israeli strategy of protecting Saudi-Arabia and its Persian Gulf allies from Iranian influence
30th Nov 20, 8:30am
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Chris Trotter asks whether the global commitment to combatting climate change is compatible with the US-Israeli strategy of protecting Saudi-Arabia and its Persian Gulf allies from Iranian influence