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20 Feb 19, 8:04am
US equities are modestly higher while US Treasury yields have nudged lower; USD has a soft underbelly, which sees the NZD and AUD push higher; GBP has been the strongest of the majors
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19 Feb 19, 8:21am
There has been little change in global rates or futures for US Treasuries and US equities; NZD has peeled off after a rally during local trading hours; GBP has outperformed despite more political shenanigans
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18 Feb 19, 7:49am
US government shutdown averted and more positive vibes on US-China trade developments; commodity currencies outperformed alongside GBP, while US and European equities made decent gains; global rates were flat on Friday
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8 Feb 19, 8:08am
US equities are currently down 1.5% after a similar fall in Europe; US and Germany 10-year rates are lower; NZD is little changed from the NZ close but is still the weakest performer
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7 Feb 19, 7:27am
US equities are slightly weaker and US rates are slightly lower; AUD is the clear underperformer, following RBA Governor Lowe’s speech yesterday afternoon, with some negative spillover effect for the NZD, even as dairy prices continue to surge
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5 Feb 19, 8:23am
US Treasury yields have extended their rise following the strong US data reports on Friday; US rates are supporting the USD but gains have been modest; NZD has slipped a little to 0.6880; AUD has slightly underperformed the NZD
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4 Feb 19, 8:19am
US data on Friday saw US Treasury rates move 4-7bps higher across the curve; rise in rates tempered the lift in US equities; currency movements were generally modest, apart from some softness in the yen; NZD met some resistance near the 0.6940 mark
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25 Jan 19, 8:42am
ECB and PMIs pressure euro lower. No US shutdown progress despite new talk. AUD suffers after NAB rate hike that raises bets for RBA cut
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24 Jan 19, 7:43am
NZD is stronger after yesterday’s CPI report while GBP is stronger on reducing risks for a no-deal Brexit; US equities are retreating after a positive open; NZ 2-year swap rate rose by “only” 1.5bps to 1.93%
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23 Jan 19, 7:44am
Global equities and bond yields lower; most major currencies haven’t showed a lot of movement; commodity currencies are slightly weaker, except the NZD which has managed to hold its ground, while GBP is the strongest of the majors
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22 Jan 19, 8:21am
NZD has tracked sideways overnight after drifting lower during the Wellington public holiday; IMF downgraded its growth forecasts for 2019 to 3.5%; GBP has been the strongest major overnight
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12 Jan 19, 8:47am
BNZ now sees a strengthening NZD in 2019 as our terms of trade turn more positive and recent data suggests a recovery is underway. But a biting trade war could unstitch this view
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11 Jan 19, 8:22am
Fed’s Powell reiterates “patience” message. Market movements modest. NZD little changed
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10 Jan 19, 8:59am
Increased optimism of a China:US trade deal. More Fed speakers signal 'patience'. Greenback weakens as oil prices rise +4%. Bond traders see Fed on hold for an extended period
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9 Jan 19, 8:52am
BNZ's Jason Wong reviews the market moves since Christmas, putting the illiquid trading and other bumpy events in perspective, to show how we got here from there
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21 Dec 18, 7:54am
Global equity markets are sinking deeper into the red, the US yield curve flattens further and the USD has weakened overnight, reversing some of its post-Fed gains yesterday; NZD is higher in overnight trading but still 1% down since this time yesterday
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20 Dec 18, 8:03am
USD has drifted a little lower ahead of the FOMC announcement as has the US 10-year rate; NZD is little changed; AUD is little changed as well, seeing NZD/AUD steady around 0.9550; NZ 5 and 10-year swap rates fell by 2bps to 2.32% and 2.74% respectively
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19 Dec 18, 7:50am
After a couple of big daily falls US equities are up 0.8-1.2%; US bonds have rallied a little ahead of the US FOMC announcement tomorrow; CAD is softer as oil prices continue to fall, while the NZD has sustained the gains it saw in local trading yesterday
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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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