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13 Apr 18, 7:58am
Stronger risk appetite sees the NZD continuing to grind higher, up to 0.7380 and reaching a high overnight of 0.7389; NZD has made its best gains against the safe-haven JPY and EUR; SEK falls 1% against the USD
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12 Apr 18, 10:23am
Benjamin Cohen fears the US may expand its trade and investment actions against China to include action in currency markets, a path that "would be dangerous, and possibly disastrous"
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12 Apr 18, 7:45am
NZD has traded in a fairly narrow range and currently sits at the bottom end, around 0.7350; oil prices continuing to rally; US 10-year rates fell a few basis points to as low as 2.75%
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11 Apr 18, 7:54am
Chinese conciliatory tone allays market fears of a trade war, pushes commodity currencies up as risk-on tone develops. Slight firming in UST yields
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10 Apr 18, 8:04am
A risk-on tone developed in early Asia trading; NZD has trended higher and is currently up 0.7% to 0.7320; UST 10-year rate is currently up 1bp for the day at 2.79%
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9 Apr 18, 8:04am
US-China verbal war on trade continued on Friday; the trade spat and the softer US employment saw broad USD weakness but the risk-off tone saw the NZD, AUD and CAD fall alongside the USD; UST yields were lower across the curve with a flattening bias
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6 Apr 18, 8:24am
US 10-year Treasury rate has traded a 2.80-2.83% range, now well up from the 2.72% low seen earlier this week; NZ rates followed global rates higher, along with some curve steepening
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6 Apr 18, 8:20am
Markets sees receding risks of an escalating US-China trade war; higher risk appetite means a stronger USD; NZDUSD met some resistance around 0.7320 yesterday afternoon and has fallen away since down to 0.7270
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5 Apr 18, 7:49am
US 10-year Treasuries traded as low as 2.75% but are currently near their high for the day at 2.79%; NZ rates were higher across the curve yesterday in the order of 2-4bps
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5 Apr 18, 7:45am
US-China trade war has heated up but the market is taking this in its stride; most currencies have shown only modest changes since this time yesterday; NZD is the exception, up 0.7% since 7am yesterday
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4 Apr 18, 8:04am
NZD is up 0.7% to 0.7260, with much of that gain seen after the NZ close; AUD has lagged the move higher in commodity currencies; benchmark NZ 10-year bond fell to as low as 2.70% yesterday, a level not seen since June last year
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3 Apr 18, 8:02am
US equities pummelled, China hits US products with new tariffs; US ISM weaker; currency alignments avoid the fallout with the NZD just a little softer
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29 Mar 18, 8:23am
USD firms but other safe haven currencies fall away. Positive sentiment emerging from NAFTA talks for a change. Latest NZ business confidence data didn't move local markets
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29 Mar 18, 8:12am
UST yield curve its flattest since 2007 as yields drop, then recover. Drop in tech stocks triggered the realignment
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28 Mar 18, 8:18am
Portfolio cleanup moves may be behind some chunky bond market realignments as data or policy news don't give clues
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28 Mar 18, 7:48am
JPY and CHF are the outperformers, although still down against the USD on the day; EUR has fallen back to just above 1.2400 USD; NZD is a little weaker than this time yesterday, in line with the appreciation in the USD overnight
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27 Mar 18, 8:16am
USD at one-month lows as equities stage recovery in expectation of deal with China. Willams at NY Fed not dollar-supportive. NZD firm against USD, AUD. Record UST issuance
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26 Mar 18, 8:17am
US equities fall sharply. UST yields fall. China threatens UST demand but options limited. Local focus shifts to arrival of RBNZ governor Orr and the new Policy Targets Agreement
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23 Mar 18, 8:16am
Market selloff affects bonds but yields stay within six week range. NZ rates accept no-surprise RBNZ OCR review with local tightening a distant prospect
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23 Mar 18, 7:54am
USD has shown a mild but broadly based recovery overnight; GBP slightly softer against both the USD and EUR post BoE announcement; NZD trades this morning at 0.7225 USD
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