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19 Oct 18, 7:59am
JPY is outperforming while the NZD continues to remain uncorrelated with risk appetite; US and German 10-year rates are lower; outlook for China remains a concern
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18 Oct 18, 8:01am
Against a backdrop of a stronger USD the NZD is slightly weaker this morning; European rates lower; US Treasuries are fairly flat; EUR is down 0.5% to 1.1510, not helped by Italy’s budget woes remaining a focus
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17 Oct 18, 7:37am
NZD has sustained the gains made after stronger-than-expected CPI data yesterday; a lack of pulse is evident in bond markets, with UST yields little changed; EUR is flat while GBP has tracked higher
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16 Oct 18, 8:00am
UST yields are trading a very tight range, while the USD has weakened across the board and the NZD has been the strongest of the majors, currently up 0.6% to around 0.6550, local rates market saw modest falls in rates across the curve
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15 Oct 18, 7:57am
Currency markets were tightly range-bound on Friday, with only some weakness in GBP of note; US 10-year Treasuries followed the ups and downs of S&P futures during the day, seeing the yield down at 3.13% at the low and closing at 3.16%
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12 Oct 18, 7:46am
US 10-year Treasury yields are flat to down slightly; NZD has ended up one of the better performers as short-positions were likely pared; the weaker USD since this time yesterday likely reflects a reduction in long positioning
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11 Oct 18, 7:57am
Movements in currency and bond markets have been well contained, with the NZD tracking sideways and the US 10-year rate up 2bps; local 2-year swap rate unchanged at 2.03%; EUR has risen alongside GBP to reach 1.1530
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10 Oct 18, 7:38am
Economic data flow has been light and markets have just been drifting, largely sideways; US 10-year rate nudged lower; NZD has maintained a tight trading range around 0.6430-0.6460 USD; NZDAUD had a peek below 0.91 yesterday
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9 Oct 18, 7:47am
NZD hit a fresh multi-year low of 0.6425; AUD found support after reaching a fresh low just above 0.7040 and sits this morning at 0.7070; Italy remains a worry for markets; Treasury futures show the implied 10-year rate down a few basis points
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8 Oct 18, 7:45am
US jobs data keeps Fed on track for 'normalisation' of their policy rate. USD falls, NZD falls even more to multi-year lows. EU Brexit offer to be backed-stopped with tough no-deal plans
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28 Sep 18, 7:27am
USD is stronger across the board which sees the NZD down to its lowest level this week around 0.6620; US 10-year rates are steady at 3.05%; German CPI figures that were much higher than expected
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27 Sep 18, 7:45am
Fed raised the Fed Funds range to 2-2.25%; the Fed’s projections showed that 12 of 16 members favoured another rate hike in December; US Treasury rates are slightly lower, while the USD is flat; NZD sits this morning at 0.6650
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26 Sep 18, 7:35am
US 10-year Treasuries have nudged up to fresh highs; NZD has traded in a less than 30pip range over the past 24 hours; GBP has been the best performing, up 0.5% to 1.3185
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25 Sep 18, 7:50am
NZD and AUD started the week on a slightly softer note, not helped by lingering US-China trade war concerns; GBP has recovered some of its big loss on Friday; Global rates are higher, with the market perceiving ECB Chair Draghi’s comments as more hawkish
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24 Sep 18, 8:17am
US equities and Treasury yields were flat; GBP showed a chunky fall on Brexit worries; NZD traded in a tight trading range, meeting some resistance just shy of 0.67 and closing the week around 0.6680; AUD followed a similar path
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21 Sep 18, 8:07am
JPY and USD under pressure, while the NZD has made further gains overnight, adding to the move after stronger than expected GDP figures; US Treasury rates have consolidated around recent highs; US data showed unemployment claims falling to a 48-year low
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20 Sep 18, 7:40am
Against a backdrop of improved sentiment for emerging market currencies, the NZD and AUD continue to show signs of recovery; US rates are tracking higher; NZ rates were higher across the curve yesterday
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7 Sep 18, 7:54am
NZD sits around 0.66 and UST rates are lower, with comments by the Fed’s vice chair Williams interpreted as dovish; market movements have been modest, as we await a possible announcement by President Trump of further tariffs
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6 Sep 18, 8:28am
In the shadow of Canadian, Brexit, and NAFTA news, the Kiwi dollar has turned up. Italian bonds benefit from 'confidence' policy statements from their new government
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5 Sep 18, 8:12am
USD rises push the NZD and AUD to multi-year lows. Italy recommits to its EU membership. Eyes now on AU GDP, Canada rate review and NAFTA progress
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