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10 Aug 18, 8:09am
NZD is in good company at the bottom of the leaderboard; Yen, Swiss franc and USD have outperformed; Global rates have nudged lower while NZ swap rates reached 2-year lows yesterday
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9 Aug 18, 7:50am
There has been some mild outperformance of commodity currencies and the yen; GBP remains unloved; US equities are flat and the global rates market shows little change
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8 Aug 18, 8:07am
Chinese yuan dragged the AUD higher but the NZD has been left behind and is flat; S&P500 approaching a fresh high and global bond yields are slightly higher; market volatility remains suppressed
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7 Aug 18, 7:54am
The drift lower in the NZD has been against a backdrop of a broadly based, albeit modest, gain in the USD; GBP remains under pressure; UST 10-yr rate is down slightly to 2.93%
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6 Aug 18, 8:06am
CNY weakened to its lowest level in nearly 15 months, with USD/CNY up through 6.89; PBoC raised the reserve requirement on FX forwards trading to 20%; the move supported the NZD and AUD, particularly the latter
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3 Aug 18, 8:10am
Increased focus on trade tensions sees a weaker NZD; AUD has held up slightly better; GBP has also underperformed despite the BoE hiking rates; UST yields have slipped back below the 3% mark
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2 Aug 18, 7:59am
Yen slightly stronger on slightly lower risk sentiment; NZD and AUD have sustained the small losses seen during local trading hours yesterday; global rates are higher, with some spillover evident from higher JGB yields
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1 Aug 18, 7:58am
AUD and CAD were supported overnight with the NZD dragging the chain; JPY has remained soft after the more dovish BoJ yesterday; BoJ kept global bond rates in check
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31 Jul 18, 8:05am
USD has been the worst performing of the majors for no particular reason; NZD has outperformed its commodity currency counterparts; US 10-year Treasuries nudge up 2bps to currently 2.975%
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11 Jul 18, 7:50am
NZDUSD remains stuck near 0.6840, near where it closed last week; US 10-year Treasuries have traded in a narrow 1.5bp range and currently sit 1bp higher at 2.87%; GBP has remained range-bound
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10 Jul 18, 7:51am
AUD has modestly outperformed, while trading in GBP has been whippy, driven by political forces; US Treasury yields higher; NZD has been out of the spotlight and traded a narrow range
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9 Jul 18, 7:38am
NZD rises on improved risk appetite, but remains vulnerable to trade tiff fallout. UK decides to keep EU regulation on industry and ag. NZ swaps higher across the curve
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6 Jul 18, 8:02am
Key equity markets are higher; NZD pushed up towards the 0.68 mark overnight where it met some resistance; AUD is flat to slightly lower; US 10-year treasury rates have traded in a 2.82-2.86% range and are flat versus the level at the NZ close
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5 Jul 18, 8:00am
The fortunes of the NZD remained linked to CNY, with a further recovery to as high as 0.6783 after the reported CNY fix; EUR recovered from a low of 1.1630 and currently sits at 1.665; trade wars continue
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4 Jul 18, 8:00am
NZD has recovered, helped by a verbal intervention by the PBoC to help support the yuan; US equities and bond yields have moved lower; USD is broadly weaker across the board
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3 Jul 18, 8:18am
NZD and AUD dive to fresh lows; despite the negative risk tone, global bond yields remain steady; USD has been the strongest of the majors
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2 Jul 18, 7:54am
Markets ignore US inflation rise. NZ wholesale rates continue downward bias. US-initiated trade tensions rise so risk remains elevated
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2 Jul 18, 7:52am
USD was broadly weak on Friday; this saw the NZD recover a little from a fresh 2-year low; EUR rose from around 1.1570 to end the week more than a cent higher at 1.1685; CAD was the strongest of the majors in Friday night trading
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29 Jun 18, 7:51am
Kiwi currency at fresh two-year low after dovish OCR review. Meanwhile, the EUR is keeping pace with teh USD. But Fed member now hearing "full-throated angst" about prospects for the US economy
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28 Jun 18, 8:06am
NZD has been one of the worst performers; local rates curve saw a slight steepening bias; US equities slightly lower and UST10s down 5bps; WTI oil prices rose over 3%
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