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19 Feb 18, 8:22am
Various USD indices recovered by 0.8-0.9% by the close of the week; NZD was modestly higher on most of the crosses; EUR was the weakest, closing near 1.2400 USD
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19 Feb 18, 7:54am
US public holiday brings light calendar. Impressive US data overshadowed by Mueller's indictments, and impending tariff actions. Fed minutes eyed for clues about number of hikes
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16 Feb 18, 8:14am
Equities signal risk-on but bonds don't play by the same script. EU surplus with US grows. NZ rates play catchup with USTs with NZG 10yr yield rising
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16 Feb 18, 8:11am
JPY and CHF that have outperformed over the past 24 hours, while the USD is lower against all the majors; GBP has also performed well; NZD trades this morning at 0.7380 near the level at the NZ close; AUD has been the worst performer for the day
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15 Feb 18, 7:53am
US CPI rose by 0.3% m/m in January, 0.1 percentage points ahead of market expectations; US Treasury rates were higher across the curve; CPI's positive impact on the USD quickly faded; NZD is currently trading around 0.7340 USD
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14 Feb 18, 8:25am
The Fed's Powell and Mester play their roles, seeing 'great progress' and 'upside risks'. Market eyes on US CPI with consensus variance the trigger for reaction
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14 Feb 18, 7:50am
The two safe-haven currencies, JPY and CHF have outperformed; softer USD sees EUR up 0.5% to 1.2360 and GBP up 0.3% to 1.3880; commodity currencies have underperformed; NZDUSD has nudged up to 0.7280
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13 Feb 18, 8:16am
Higher global rates start to feed into local markets. Markets ignoring dovish RBNZ views. Rising US debt getting ratings agency attention
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13 Feb 18, 7:58am
NZD peaked around the local close at 0.7277 yesterday and has back nudged down to 0.7240; EUR, GBP and JPY changes versus the USD are all currently within 0.1% of the weekend close
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12 Feb 18, 8:31am
USD held on to its gains seen earlier in the week; NZD was up 0.5% to 0.7255 USD, reducing its loss for the week to just 0.6%; GBP was the worst performer
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12 Feb 18, 8:16am
Economic analysts and markets view the rising tide of US Government debt differently. US curves steepen. Economists see four Fed hikes in 2018, markets now less than three
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2 Feb 18, 8:28am
UST 10yr can't break higher. NZ bond yields nudge up. Eyes on US non-farm payrolls report but expectations aren't high
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2 Feb 18, 7:48am
Various USD indices were down around 0.3% for the day; NZD finds itself back up to the 0.7400 USD mark; EUR is back up probing the 1.25 USD mark; GBP has largely managed to keep pace with the EUR
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1 Feb 18, 8:28am
Local rates pressed by higher US rates and lower AU rates with the Aussie influence tending to revail with slightly lower yields
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1 Feb 18, 7:59am
NZD has performed well amidst a mildly softer USD backdrop, now trading at 0.7370 USD; NZDAUD moved on to a higher plane to around 0.9140 after the Australian CPI result; JPY has been the weakest of the majors
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31 Jan 18, 7:58am
USD appears to be in some sort of consolidation mode over recent days, after the steady fall we’ve seen since mid-December; US 10-year yields have consolidated around the 2.70% mark; NZD trading at 0.7335 USD after dipping to 0.7280 last evening
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30 Jan 18, 8:06am
UST 10-year yield up 4bps from the weekend close to 2.70% and poking its head above 2.725%; USD is on a higher trajectory, rising against all the majors; NZD is weaker, closing in on 0.7300
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29 Jan 18, 8:21am
Bond yields rise, German bunds +2 bps, USTs +4 bps. But breakout elusive. Eyes on US payrolls
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29 Jan 18, 8:16am
Trump 'corrects' Mnuchin on USD, BofJ says inflation farget close, Aussie dollar on the rise, currency market ignore weak NZ CPI
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19 Jan 18, 8:43am
UST yields rise on shutdown risk. But stronger US growth and inflation will encourage Fed tightening. NZ PMI will test business confidence assessments
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