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7 Dec 18, 8:02am
Safe-haven currencies like JPY and CHF outperform; commodity currencies have underperformed; global equity markets are a lot lower, while US 10 year rates are down to a fresh 3-month low
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6 Dec 18, 8:13am
AUD and CAD are the weakest performers; GBP is better bid after a poor run recently; S&P futures are up 0.6%; NZ’s generic 10-year government bond yield closed at 2.47%, its lowest level in over two years
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5 Dec 18, 8:21am
Equities and bond yields are lower and, overnight, commodity currencies have drifted lower, while JPY is the best performing major currency; Brexit woes continue to impair GBP
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4 Dec 18, 7:49am
Equity markets rise and commodity currencies outperform; US 10 year rates opened higher, but have fallen away to be little changed just under 3%; NZD has held onto the gains
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3 Dec 18, 8:24am
US equities were stronger, US rates were lower, while the NZD closed near its recent highs; Oil prices fell by around 1% after data showed that US oil production surged to a record high in September
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30 Nov 18, 7:50am
NZD sits this morning around 0.6850; US equities are modestly lower through the morning session, while the US 10-year rate is back near the NZ close of 3.03% after earlier breaking below 3%; NZ government rates were 4-5bps lower
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23 Nov 18, 8:09am
The only notable movement has been strength in GBP; NZD was modestly weaker in local trading yesterday and has sustained that move overnight; NZ rates were down slightly across the curve yesterday
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22 Nov 18, 7:54am
Global equities higher, global rates rise modestly and commodity currencies are supported; bounce in oil prices is interesting considering the stream of negative headlines; NZD and AUD have been the best performing
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19 Nov 18, 8:11am
USD and US Treasury yields fell after comments from Fed Chair Clarida were interpreted as dovish; that helped the NZD to continue to power on up; AUD closed the week around 0.7330
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16 Nov 18, 8:13am
GBP trashed again and UK gilt yields plunging, dragging down US Treasury yields; US equities are now back to square; NZD continues to perform well, making further gains overnight
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14 Nov 18, 7:59am
US-China trade talks and a Brexit deal have supported risk currencies like the NZD; GBP has been the top performer; US Treasury yields haven’t responded to the better risk backdrop
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9 Nov 18, 8:29am
US equities are flat and US Treasury rates are little changed; NZD sits this morning at 0.6780; the local 2-year swap rate rose by 3bps to a fresh high of 2.19%, while the 5-10 year swap rates were up 6bps
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8 Nov 18, 8:03am
USD is modestly softer across the board; US Treasury yields are down slightly; NZD has been the star performer following the surprising strength in labour market data yesterday
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7 Nov 18, 7:42am
GBP has shown another modest gain to make it the strongest currency; US equities and Treasury rates are slightly higher; NZD sits this morning at 0.6670, about 10pips higher than this time yesterday
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6 Nov 18, 7:59am
Currency movements have been small apart from GBP which has swung around on Brexit headlines; US rates are slightly lower; NZD crosses are fairly flat
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29 Oct 18, 7:50am
US equities had another rough day, sending US Treasury rates lower, while JPY was the strongest of the majors; NZD saw a couple of forces on Friday, with the net result being little change after a temporary shunt downwards
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26 Oct 18, 7:48am
US equities have recovered strongly after yesterday’s rout, putting some modest upward pressure on US Treasury yields, while the USD remains well bid; NZD has remained tightly range-bound; NZ rates fell yesterday
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25 Oct 18, 7:53am
US equities continue to fall, putting downward pressure on global rates; a hawkish Bank of Canada saw a stronger CAD, but otherwise the USD is generally stronger, seeing the NZD weaken a little
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24 Oct 18, 7:50am
Global equities have slumped again and US Treasury yields have followed the move lower; NZD has largely trade sideways in an approximate 0.6535-0.6570 range; GBP saw a spike up to 1.3040
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23 Oct 18, 8:18am
Commodity currencies are underperforming and US equities in are negative territory; NZD had run up through 0.66 over the weekend, supported by a more positive vibe around China; UST yields remain tightly range-bound
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