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5 Jan 19, 7:48am
Equities recover on strong US jobs report; US & China to restart trade talks; Canada and German jobs data good; China cuts reserve ratio hard; UST 10yr 2.67%; oil firms, gold down; NZ$1 = 67.4 USc; TWI-5 = 71.7
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4 Jan 19, 8:28am
Apple crumbles; S&P500 drops -2%; US data weak; China adds more stimulus; new Italy bank crisis; Google outed on tax; Aussie credit crunch worsens; UST 10yr 2.59%; oil lower, gold up; NZ$1 = 66.9 USc; TWI-5 = 71.3
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3 Jan 19, 8:25am
Dairy prices rise for third time; world factory data weak; China bond defaults catch attention; Aussie housing slides further; investors see Fed pause; UST 10yr 2.67%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 66.6 USc; TWI-5 = 71.3
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29 Dec 18, 9:00am
World equities eye large 2018 losses, led by China; UST bond holders suffer too but gain recently; US data scarce and negative; other data negative; UST 10yr 2.74%; oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 67 USc; TWI-5 = 71.5
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28 Dec 18, 8:35am
Wall Street flails around; US consumer sentiment drops; China industrial profits fall; yuan rejected as a global trade currency; NZ Boxing Day retail strong; UST 10yr 2.74%; oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 67 USc; TWI-5 = 71.6
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27 Dec 18, 8:33am
Fear and volatility high in markets; after sharp selloff, Wall Street regains some today; Japan staggers, China struggles with jobs and bank capital; UST 10yr 2.79%; oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 67.2 USc; TWI-5 = 71.9
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24 Dec 18, 8:39am
Resignations & shutdowns grip the US; US data weak; markets drop; mood in EU and China dulls; junk bond yields jump; UST 10yr 2.79%; oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 67.2 USc; TWI-5 = 71.9
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22 Dec 18, 8:32am
Washington goes feral; markets recoil; US economic data weakens; China plans economic defenses with more debt; hail claims batter Aussie insurers; UST 10yr 2.79%; oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 67.1 USc; TWI-5 = 71.8
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21 Dec 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; not rate changes, local data brightens, GDT a better option, UFB slower than advertised, swaps stabilise, NZD recovers, & more
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21 Dec 18, 10:10am
Roger J Kerr ends the year with some specific predictions on how the Kiwi dollar will track in 2019. He sees a game of three halves
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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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21 Dec 18, 7:44am
Equity markets dive; many central bank reviews with most downgrading growth; China credit stress; Fitch likes New Zealand; UST 10yr at 2.77%; oil dives, gold jumps; NZ$1 = 67.7 USc; TWI-5 = 72.2
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20 Dec 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; no rate changes, GDP growth disappoints, ANZ sees lower OCR, mortgage debt up faster, US Fed sets tone, swap rates dive, NZD weakens, & more
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20 Dec 18, 8:12am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Thursday, December 20, 2018
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20 Dec 18, 8:07am
Fed ups policy rate to 2.5%, signals fewer in future; US home sales rise; US population growth slows; China adds new stimulus; Italy gets EU deal; UST 10yr at 2.86%; oil stabilises, gold up; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 73
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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, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; smaller savings rates, higher minimum wages, bigger C/A deficit, more farm sales, swaps lower and flatter, NZD higher, & more
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19 Dec 18, 8:22am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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19 Dec 18, 7:58am
Dairy prices rise again; equity markets await Fed signals; US housing starts weak; China retreats into its shell; German sentiment falls; UST 10yr at 2.83%; oil slumps but gold up; NZ$1 = 68.5 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
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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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