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31 Oct 17, 8:04am
NZD started the week on a soft note as hedge funds sold the currency; USD is slightly weaker, with the TWI majors index down 0.2%; GBP is one of the best performers, up 0.6% to 1.3210 USD
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31 Oct 17, 7:42am
US consumer spending jumps; Canada struggles with NAFTA tussle; EU smiling; HSBC leaps; China SOE banks win; Aussie banking inquiry closer; UST 10yr yield at 2.37%; oil unchanged and gold up; NZ$1 = 68.7 US¢, TWI-5 = 71.9
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30 Oct 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Monday; Jobs demand strong, who has a second job, Throne speech date set, Southern Response loses class action ruling, swap rates slip, NZD firms, bitcoin at new record
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30 Oct 17, 11:24am
Roger J Kerr says 'there is no question' the RBNZ will have to bring forward the timing of official interest rate rises
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30 Oct 17, 7:57am
NZD was the best performing of the majors, although gains were modest; higher oil prices supported other commodity currencies; EUR the weakest of all majors
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30 Oct 17, 7:20am
US grows +2.3% in year to September; Powell now Fed chair favourite; Bezos world's richest; Canada housing 'vulnerable' again; AU family FHB financing 'evades taxes'; UST 10yr yield at 2.42%; oil up and gold down; NZ$1 = 68.8 US¢, TWI-5 = 72.1
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27 Oct 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Friday; Kiwibank cuts two mortgage rates, adds to TD rate, apartments very hard to sell, Canadians buy Murray Goulburn, swaps and NZD little changed
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27 Oct 17, 8:24am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Friday, October 27, 2017
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27 Oct 17, 8:02am
ECB to halve its bond purchase program to €30 bln in January, EUR weaker and European rate lower on the day; NZD continued lower trend on stronger USD; long dated local swap rates rise a touch
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27 Oct 17, 7:33am
ECB starts its unwinding; US pending home sales slow; Mexico's trade deficit rises; China sells Govt bonds successfully but major losses loom; Fonterra likes Australia; UST 10yr yield at 2.45%; oil and gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 68.5 US¢, TWI-5 = 71.6
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26 Oct 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Thursday; lower personal loan rate, fraud cases, ANZ NZ's record profits, unmatched by 'contribution'; tiny trade deficit, mini-budget?, swaps and NZD stable
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26 Oct 17, 9:05am
Adman turned blockchain enthusiast on how and why he has become a cryptocurrency investor
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26 Oct 17, 8:16am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Thursday, October 26, 2017
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26 Oct 17, 7:57am
NZD down to 0.6875 USD but up against the AUD and CAD; Australian CPI data was below expectations, triggering a weaker AUD; EUR supported by German business confidence indicators reaching all-time highs
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26 Oct 17, 7:32am
US home sales, durable goods orders beat expectations; Canada sees strong growth; India juices up its SOE banks; China borrows; Germany confident; AU inflation slows; UST 10yr yield at 2.45%; oil and gold down; NZ$1 = 68.8 US¢, TWI-5 = 71.7
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25 Oct 17, 3:58pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Wednesday; Labour provides direction; Labour Inspectorate investigation; Australian CPI, Fletcher earnings guidance, China PSC, rates higer, NZD lower
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25 Oct 17, 8:24am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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25 Oct 17, 8:15am
NZD has been the standout performer down 1% to sub-0.69 and near its lows for the session; local swap curve showed rates flat to down 1bp; US 10-year rate nudges higher to 2.41%, past what many consider to be a key technical resistance level of 2.40%
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25 Oct 17, 7:35am
Earnings drive Wall Street higher; PMIs up in US, EU and Japan; US mortgage market sags, R&D spending up; Xi the next Mao; AU calls for land tax; UST 10yr yield at 2.41%; oil up, gold down; NZ$1 = 68.9 US¢, TWI-5 = 71.8
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24 Oct 17, 4:12pm
After falling significantly against the USD from 0.7170 before the coalition news, the NZD is trading around the 0.6976 level; NZDAUD trading at around the 0.8928 mark after testing 0.8883 yesterday; AUD driftls lower on stronger USD
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