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20 Oct 17, 8:01am
Change of Government expected to bring higher inflation expectations, increased debt issuance and an added risk premium for a steeper curve from here
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20 Oct 17, 7:43am
NZD significantly lower, down between 1.5% and 2.3% on all crosses, trading as low as 0.7012 USD and 0.8910 AUD; globally a slightly risk-off tone has enveloped the markets overnight
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19 Oct 17, 8:00am
NZD modestly weaker on dairy auction, Government announcement. Market yawns at China speech. ECB taper to be 'drawn out'. Global bond rates push higher
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18 Oct 17, 7:47am
USD up on all key crosses, up 0.25% on the TWI majors index; UST 10yr yields traded up to 2.32% before settling just above 2.30%; NZD little changed after trading a 50 point range; strong CPI data put upwards pressure on local rates
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17 Oct 17, 8:05am
NZ rates followed the US rates down from Friday, but US rates turned up today. EU rates lower. Eyes now on NZ CPI and next dairy auction
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17 Oct 17, 8:00am
Spot rates within 0.1% of last week's close against the USD, except for a softer CAD and AUD; NZD stuck in a range between 0.7165 and 0.7195 USD; GBP saw a little bit of volatility, up a bit as PM May heads to Brussels
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16 Oct 17, 7:48am
US data shows inflation lower than expected, retail sales and confidence higher. Yellen expects inflation to move higher; not everyone agrees. USD falls, then recovers. NZD ready for political risk reaction
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12 Oct 17, 8:00am
UST 10yr yields trading at 2.34%, about 2 bps lower than the NZ close; local rates market was quiet yesterday, with rates down 1-2 bps across the swaps and government curves, driven by global forces
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12 Oct 17, 7:53am
NZD tracks sideways after 8 consecutive days of falling; EUR continued to show signs of modest recovery; US Fed minutes show that participants are concerned that low inflation readings may be due to persistent factors
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9 Oct 17, 8:05am
NZD closed the week at 0.7090 USD, after falling to a low 0.7059; market pricing in an 80% chance of a Fed rate hike in December, after a strong US employment report; UST 10yr yields were 1 bp higher relative to NZ close
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6 Oct 17, 8:00am
UST 10yr rises to 2.35% on Fed talk. Eyes on US NFPs. Aussie retail hits local swap rates. Markets not worried even if National loses up to two seats in final election count
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6 Oct 17, 7:49am
USD has made broadly based gains as some clouds overhang other currencies; AUD was hit yesterday after much weaker than expected retail sales data; fall in the NZD to below 0.7120 reflects the combination of USD strength and some spillover from a soft AUD
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5 Oct 17, 8:12am
Lower global rates weigh on NZ swaps. German rates slip. US data strong and Fed leadership speculation rises
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5 Oct 17, 7:53am
NZD trading around the 0.7160 USD level; broad-based USD weakness was seen during the local trading session; AUD has slightly outperformed, which sees NZDAUD down slightly at 0.9120
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4 Oct 17, 8:01am
Fed Chair position in play, UST yields slightly lower with more short positions being added, eyes on ADP employment report
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4 Oct 17, 7:32am
NZD has traded in a tight 0.7150-0.7250 USD range for much of the past week and currently sits near the bottom of that range; NZDAUD dropped to around 0.9140; GBP was on the soft side
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3 Oct 17, 8:19am
Markets baffled by odd yield tracking. UST yields slip, local swap rates drift up on very low volumes. Attention turns to QSBO, RBA and dairy auction
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3 Oct 17, 7:54am
NZD hovering around the 0.7200 USD level, struggling to make headway against the broadly-based USD recovery; NZDAUD flat around 0.9200; GBP worst performer of the day
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2 Oct 17, 7:57am
UST 10yr yield ended the week at just over the 2.33% mark, its highest close in five weeks; NZD was flat for most of the day, closing the week around 0.7210 USD; local yield movements modest, with the bond and swap curves not moving more than 1 bp
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29 Sep 17, 8:14am
NZ long end rates following global direction, short end rates ignoring RBNZ. Focus turns to action-packed data calendar
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