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6 Nov 17, 10:34am
Roger J Kerr says interest rates and commodity prices are now key for the Kiwi dollar
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6 Nov 17, 8:17am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Monday, November 6, 2017
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6 Nov 17, 7:57am
NZD closed the day slightly weaker, near 0.6910 USD, having twice met resistance around 0.6950; NZDAUD rose 0.7% for the day to 0.9030; US 10-year rate ended at 2.33%, down 1bp from the NZ close; NZ rate curve flattened on Friday
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6 Nov 17, 7:32am
US job growth underwhelms; US slaps Canada; US truck orders zoom; Canada jobs improve; China risks rise, QE jumps; Venezuela infects bond yields; UST 10yr yield at 2.33%; oil up and gold down; NZ$1 = 69.1 US¢, TWI-5 = 72.5
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4 Nov 17, 7:43am
Bitcoin has experienced an unprecedented explosion in value over the past eight years. Here Richard Meadows outlines just what it is, and why he doesn't believe the good times will last
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3 Nov 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Friday; Westpac ups TD rate, housing market sags, car market booms, Tarrant leaves, Aussie data underwhelms, swaps rates flatten, NZD holds
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3 Nov 17, 8:38am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Friday, November 3, 2017
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3 Nov 17, 8:24am
The US tax bill was viewed by the market as underwhelming, UST 10yr nudged down to 2.34-2.35%; NZD trades at 0.6920 USD after seeing some resistance at 0.6930-0.6940; global forces have pushed local rates down, 10yr swap down 3bps to 3.15%
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3 Nov 17, 7:35am
US tax reform has markets sceptical; HNA struggles to raise money; US productivity jumps; global air travel sags; Chinese pay most for infant formula; UST 10yr yield at 2.35%; oil up and gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 69.2 US¢, TWI-5 = 72.4
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3 Nov 17, 5:02am
Nikko AM says that a populist and/or anti-capitalist tone in the new Government will see our economy slow in the short term from declining business and consumer confidence and uncertainty, then rise in the longer term
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2 Nov 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Thursday; no rate changes, QV says markets have turned, Fonterra holds, job ads rise, bank funding growth slows, swaps lower, NZD up again, bitcoin bursts higher
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2 Nov 17, 8:11am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Thursday, November 2, 2017
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2 Nov 17, 7:46am
NZD rose after strong employment data and sustained that increase; FOMC Statement was very similar to the September version, with the changes largely a result of tweaks to language around the Hurricanes; NZDAUD met some resistance around 0.9020
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2 Nov 17, 7:27am
US Fed signals December hike; strong US jobs growth; factory index stays high; airfreight grows +9.2%, HSBC accused again; Aussies to force banks to open up; UST 10yr yield at 2.37%; oil up and gold down; NZ$1 = 68.4 US¢, TWI-5 = 71.6
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1 Nov 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Wednesday; SBS Bank trims a rate, jobless rate falls, participation rate heroic, labour penalties high, housing market cools, rents unchanged, swaps rise, NZD firms
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1 Nov 17, 8:19am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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1 Nov 17, 7:33am
NZD is down 0.5% from this time yesterday to 0.6835 USD; soft China PMI data added to the woes of the NZD and dragged down the AUD as well; euro-area economic data showed a strong economy but weak inflation
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1 Nov 17, 7:27am
US confidence rises, home ownership rising; NZ wins World Bank review; China PMIs sag; EU growth up; Swiss make huge profit speculating; Medcraft rips into auditors; UST 10yr yield at 2.37%; oil up and gold down; NZ$1 = 68.4 US¢, TWI-5 = 71.6
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31 Oct 17, 5:38pm
NZD expected to consolidate around current levels of 0.6850 and some retracement of losses expected; against the AUD the NZD has recovered to 0.8915 and the 0.8850 support level is expected to hold
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31 Oct 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Tuesday; no rate changes, business confidence turns sharply negative, housing consents struggle, Moody's likes NZ banks, lending droops, deposits rise, swaps slip again, NZD dips on confidence
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