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17 Jan 18, 8:41am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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17 Jan 18, 8:31am
Selling pressure in the USD has taken a breather, with the key USD indices drifting higher; NZD has drifted lower since this time yesterday, from just above 0.7300 USD to as low as 0.7259 early this morning
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17 Jan 18, 7:30am
Dairy prices rise on lower volume; China ODI declines; China downgrades US credit rating; Germans on strike; AU savings interest rates drop; UST 10yr 2.56%; oil and gold lower; NZ$1 = 72.7 USc; TWI-5 = 74.2; bitcoin down -US$3,000
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16 Jan 18, 4:38pm
Allan Barber sees ongoing trade access challenges, irrigation, and the growth of China as a food customer all among what will be the key issues in 2018
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16 Jan 18, 4:08pm
NZD reached an overnight high of 0.7313 USD, the highest level since the end of September 2017; against the AUD the NZD drifted lower to currently sit at 0.9160; GDT results may be pivotal for the NZD
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16 Jan 18, 4:00pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; no rate changes, business mood lower, jobs mood softens, retail sales growth soft, milk production down, swaps flat, NZD higher, bitcoin slips
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16 Jan 18, 1:51pm
We report on how active Housing NZ Corporation has been in seeking housing consents, and how concentrated this has been in Auckland
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16 Jan 18, 12:51pm
RBNZ decision making & governance report commissioned by Treasury calls for committee decision making, minutes to be released & neutering the RBNZ board
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16 Jan 18, 10:42am
NZIER business opinion survey shows the usual fall in confidence after a Labour-led government takes office, effect of election on actual business activity muted
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16 Jan 18, 8:16am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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16 Jan 18, 8:07am
NZD has outperformed as the new week begins, with the overnight high of 0.7315 reached around sunrise; NZDAUD has tracked sideways; “Sell USD against anything” seems to be the current mantra early in 2018; 2 yr local swap rates up 1 bp and 10 yr up 3 bps
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16 Jan 18, 7:30am
US dollar sinks; Ford goes electric; EU's big surplus; Canada house sales rise; Fitch warns of unexpected consequences, key UST 10yr 2.55%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 73.1 USc; TWI-5 = 74.4
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15 Jan 18, 4:08pm
Bernstein's Michael Parker probes cryptocurrencies and asks if you're paying for everything via your smartphone, why does the currency in which you are paying matter?
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15 Jan 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; fresh food more expensive, rents higher, domestic online wins retail, big kauri, swap rates up, NZD holds
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15 Jan 18, 2:47pm
Siah Hwee Ang says while New Zealand is on summer break China has been churning out 2018 resolutions
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15 Jan 18, 1:57pm
ANZ economists on why they have some optimism productivity growth will pick up - albeit not enough to offset a slow-down in population growth  
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15 Jan 18, 10:20am
Roger J Kerr says global economic and financial market shifts are pushing the Kiwi up - but he sees likely downside from here
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15 Jan 18, 10:08am
Roger J Kerr says the landscape has shifted dramatically on the inflation front
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15 Jan 18, 8:04am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Monday, January 15, 2018
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15 Jan 18, 7:48am
EUR gets boost from Merkel coalition, US data surprises on the upside, but USD fails to capitalise on fiscal, trade headwinds. NZD fatigued after strong run
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Chart of the week

Business confidence - Activity outlook

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how firms see their own prospects
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The ANZ monthly business confidence series includes this important component - Activity Outlook. While the Business Confidence series records the results of a question about what responders think about how the economy will perform in the immediate future, this "own activity" question records the responders view on how their own firm will do in the immediate future.

Actually, over time, this series shows that most responders are more positive about their own future, than that of 'everyone else'.

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