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21 May 18, 8:04am
Political risk on Italy weighs on the euro. Japan inflation weighs on the yen. NAFTA talks weigh on the CAD. Through all this the NZD comes through well
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18 May 18, 8:10am
US bond yields continue to track higher, with the 10-year rate currently trading at 3.11%; NZD is down 0.3% for the day to 0.6875; GBP has been a bit choppy
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17 May 18, 8:06am
NZD is having a much better day after its recent rout; NZ rates across the curve and some steepening; UST yields sustained yesterday’s upward move; EUR has been under a bit of pressure
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4 May 18, 7:56am
UST yields have nudged a little lower; USD is mainly softer; NZD is modestly higher across the board; NZ rates curve barely showed any movement yesterday
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3 May 18, 8:03am
USD index (BBDXY) has lost about 0.25% since the FOMC announcement; NZD sits this morning at 0.7020, up from the overnight low of 0.6996 immediately before the FOMC; local market saw a slight steepening of the yield curve
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2 May 18, 8:07am
NZD temporarily broke down through 0.70 although it has managed to hold just above 0.70 over the past few hours; USD indices up 0.5-0.7%; UST rates are about 1bp higher across the curve; weakest of the majors has been the GBP
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1 May 18, 8:06am
Key US inflation data overnight were in line with expectations; USD has weakened slightly since the inflation data release; AUD has underperformed alongside the NZD which sees the NZDAUD cross flat around 0.9345
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30 Apr 18, 8:04am
Korean detente ignored. US and UK growth subdued, although US inflation firms. BofJ gives up on 2% inflation target. Eyes on NZ business confidence
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13 Apr 18, 7:58am
Stronger risk appetite sees the NZD continuing to grind higher, up to 0.7380 and reaching a high overnight of 0.7389; NZD has made its best gains against the safe-haven JPY and EUR; SEK falls 1% against the USD
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13 Apr 18, 7:56am
Technical factors behind bold moves higher in local short term rates, pressures that could linger. Long term rates slip
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12 Apr 18, 7:45am
NZD has traded in a fairly narrow range and currently sits at the bottom end, around 0.7350; oil prices continuing to rally; US 10-year rates fell a few basis points to as low as 2.75%
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11 Apr 18, 7:54am
Chinese conciliatory tone allays market fears of a trade war, pushes commodity currencies up as risk-on tone develops. Slight firming in UST yields
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10 Apr 18, 8:04am
A risk-on tone developed in early Asia trading; NZD has trended higher and is currently up 0.7% to 0.7320; UST 10-year rate is currently up 1bp for the day at 2.79%
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9 Apr 18, 8:04am
US-China verbal war on trade continued on Friday; the trade spat and the softer US employment saw broad USD weakness but the risk-off tone saw the NZD, AUD and CAD fall alongside the USD; UST yields were lower across the curve with a flattening bias
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6 Apr 18, 8:24am
US 10-year Treasury rate has traded a 2.80-2.83% range, now well up from the 2.72% low seen earlier this week; NZ rates followed global rates higher, along with some curve steepening
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6 Apr 18, 8:20am
Markets sees receding risks of an escalating US-China trade war; higher risk appetite means a stronger USD; NZDUSD met some resistance around 0.7320 yesterday afternoon and has fallen away since down to 0.7270
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5 Apr 18, 7:49am
US 10-year Treasuries traded as low as 2.75% but are currently near their high for the day at 2.79%; NZ rates were higher across the curve yesterday in the order of 2-4bps
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5 Apr 18, 7:45am
US-China trade war has heated up but the market is taking this in its stride; most currencies have shown only modest changes since this time yesterday; NZD is the exception, up 0.7% since 7am yesterday
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4 Apr 18, 8:04am
NZD is up 0.7% to 0.7260, with much of that gain seen after the NZ close; AUD has lagged the move higher in commodity currencies; benchmark NZ 10-year bond fell to as low as 2.70% yesterday, a level not seen since June last year
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3 Apr 18, 8:02am
US equities pummelled, China hits US products with new tariffs; US ISM weaker; currency alignments avoid the fallout with the NZD just a little softer
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