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5 Dec 17, 8:22am
Chinese mortgage fraud touted too large for authorities to clamp down on; Bitcoin now bigger than New Zealand; Government to urgently establish committee to fix health system; UST 10yr yield at 2.39%; oil and gold down; NZ$1 = 68.5 US¢, TWI-5 = 71.3
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5 Dec 17, 8:07am
NZD trading at 0.6840 USD, close to its session lows; today's direction to be determined by Acting Governor Spencer's speech; GBP has had a volatile session
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4 Dec 17, 3:58pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Monday; no rate changes, record car sales, bond detail released, irrigation prospects improve, water watch, swaps firm, NZD unchanged, bitcoin volatile
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4 Dec 17, 11:32am
Roger J Kerr says offshore markets largely ignored the unexpected plummet in business confidence
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4 Dec 17, 8:40am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Monday, December 4, 2017
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4 Dec 17, 8:18am
NZD made up some lost ground, ending the week around 0.6890 USD; USD was weaker, with the TWI major index down 0.6%; global rates were lower, UST 10yr dived 10 bps to 2.32%; local rates had a slight downward bias
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4 Dec 17, 7:37am
US factories in healthy expansion; ditto global factories; global airfreight up +5.9%; Japan has momentum; China bans violent debt collection by payday lenders; UST 10yr yield at 2.36%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 68.9 US¢, TWI-5 = 71.6
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1 Dec 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Friday; Westpac offers hot TD rate; housing inventory up; Fonterra hit, terms of trade high, swaps down, NZD down, bitcoin down
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1 Dec 17, 8:31am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Friday, December 1, 2017
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1 Dec 17, 8:06am
NZD is about 0.7% weaker than it was this time yesterday, trading at 0.6840 USD; EUR and GBP have outperformed; month-end flows seem to be dominating USD moves
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1 Dec 17, 7:37am
Wall Street up strongly; US tax cuts likely; US incomes rise strongly; Korea raises key rate; big German jobs growth; reports UDC sale in trouble; UST 10yr yield at 2.43%; oil up and gold down; NZ$1 = 68.5 US¢, TWI-5 = 71.3
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30 Nov 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Thursday; businesses not confident, building consents stagnating, Youi in trouble in Australia, housing debt growth slows, consumer debt growth leaps, swaps mixed, NZD down
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30 Nov 17, 8:32am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Thursday, November 30, 2017
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30 Nov 17, 7:52am
GBP is up 0.8% to 1.3445 USD on promising Brexit talks; in the bond markets, yields are up across the board; NZD is around where it closed the local session at 0.6890 USD; local swap rates down 2-3bps
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30 Nov 17, 7:38am
US growth up +3.3%; global trade up +4.3%; bitcoin volatile; US Fed looking at an official digital currency; German inflation rises; China sets limits on micro loans; UST 10yr yield at 2.38%; oil and gold down; NZ$1 = 68.9 US¢, TWI-5 = 71.8
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29 Nov 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Wednesday; BNZ cuts home loan rate, bitcoin hits stratosphere, LVR limits cut, OIO to be tougher on farmland, UDC faces junk rating, swaps and NZD slip
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29 Nov 17, 8:33am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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29 Nov 17, 8:15am
NZD holds the top performing spot for the second day in a row, trading at 0.6925 USD; USD TWI majors index is up 0.3%; UST 2-year rate is flat, while the 10yr rate is down 1bp to 2.32%; local yields were 1 bp lower across the curve
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29 Nov 17, 7:32am
OECD sees growth; NZ to grow faster than most; AU close to rate hike; US Fed signals hike; US confidence up; Canada sees mortgages tightening; HNA pulls back; UST 10yr yield at 2.32%; oil down, gold stable; NZ$1 = 69.3 US¢, TWI-5 = 72
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28 Nov 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Tuesday; Co-op Bank changes rates, affordability improves, cost of risk falls, WMP prices firm, Limmer wins SFF job, swaps slip, NZD up
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