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22nd May 19, 8:09am
Equity markets have rebounded over the past 24 hours; Brexit continues to linger as a risk for markets; NZD made a fresh year-to-date low; bond yields have continued to edge higher
Equity markets have rebounded over the past 24 hours; Brexit continues to linger as a risk for markets; NZD made a fresh year-to-date low; bond yields have continued to edge higher
22nd May 19, 8:09am
21st May 19, 8:14am
Equity markets have remained under pressure overnight; moves in other markets have generally been contained, although the AUD benefited from the Liberal-National coalition’s unexpected election victory over the weekend
Equity markets have remained under pressure overnight; moves in other markets have generally been contained, although the AUD benefited from the Liberal-National coalition’s unexpected election victory over the weekend
21st May 19, 8:14am
20th May 19, 8:15am
Equity markets ended last week on a soft note; AUD opened higher this morning; there may be some positive knock-on effect to the NZD; USD was stronger across-the-board on Friday
Equity markets ended last week on a soft note; AUD opened higher this morning; there may be some positive knock-on effect to the NZD; USD was stronger across-the-board on Friday
20th May 19, 8:15am
17th May 19, 8:05am
Risk sentiment has continued to improve overnight, with equities making further gains and Treasury yields moving higher; USD has strengthened; NZD and AUD have continued to drift to new lows
Risk sentiment has continued to improve overnight, with equities making further gains and Treasury yields moving higher; USD has strengthened; NZD and AUD have continued to drift to new lows
17th May 19, 8:05am
16th May 19, 7:49am
Equity markets have moved higher overnight after reports that Trump would delay a decision on auto tariffs by up to six months; in contrast, weaker Chinese and US economic data pulled bond yields lower; NZD has continued to grind lower overnight
Equity markets have moved higher overnight after reports that Trump would delay a decision on auto tariffs by up to six months; in contrast, weaker Chinese and US economic data pulled bond yields lower; NZD has continued to grind lower overnight
16th May 19, 7:49am
15th May 19, 7:48am
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Markets have recovered over the past 24 hours after some more optimistic-sounding comments from President Trump on the prospect of a trade deal with China; equities and bond yields moved higher while the NZD and AUD increased modestly
Markets have recovered over the past 24 hours after some more optimistic-sounding comments from President Trump on the prospect of a trade deal with China; equities and bond yields moved higher while the NZD and AUD increased modestly
15th May 19, 7:48am
14th May 19, 8:07am
China retaliated by increasing tariffs on $60b of US imports by up to 25%; US equities plunged, bond yields fell and the AUD and NZD depreciated; CNY experienced a chunky 0.8% fall
China retaliated by increasing tariffs on $60b of US imports by up to 25%; US equities plunged, bond yields fell and the AUD and NZD depreciated; CNY experienced a chunky 0.8% fall
14th May 19, 8:07am
13th May 19, 8:07am
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US to increase tariffs on around $200b worth of Chinese imports to 25%; after initially falling, US and Chinese equities and US Treasury yields ended higher on the day on Friday; currency movements, including the NZD, have been contained
US to increase tariffs on around $200b worth of Chinese imports to 25%; after initially falling, US and Chinese equities and US Treasury yields ended higher on the day on Friday; currency movements, including the NZD, have been contained
13th May 19, 8:07am
12th Apr 19, 7:46am
USD has strengthened across the board, taking the NZD down to its recent lows in the process; implied volatility across a number of asset classes is at historically low levels
USD has strengthened across the board, taking the NZD down to its recent lows in the process; implied volatility across a number of asset classes is at historically low levels
12th Apr 19, 7:46am
11th Apr 19, 8:08am
Global rates lower overnight, although they have recovered marginally over the past hour after the release of the FOMC minutes; equity markets are unchanged to slightly higher while the USD is weaker; AUD has outperformed
Global rates lower overnight, although they have recovered marginally over the past hour after the release of the FOMC minutes; equity markets are unchanged to slightly higher while the USD is weaker; AUD has outperformed
11th Apr 19, 8:08am
10th Apr 19, 7:59am
Equities and bond yields have fallen and the JPY outperforming overnight; NZD is unchanged from this time yesterday, at 0.6740; EU is likely to reject Theresa May’s request for a short extension
Equities and bond yields have fallen and the JPY outperforming overnight; NZD is unchanged from this time yesterday, at 0.6740; EU is likely to reject Theresa May’s request for a short extension
10th Apr 19, 7:59am
9th Apr 19, 8:11am
US equities markets are little changed while bond yields have nudged higher, the latter supported by a further rise in oil prices; USD has weakened across the board, although the NZD has underperformed and is up only modestly
US equities markets are little changed while bond yields have nudged higher, the latter supported by a further rise in oil prices; USD has weakened across the board, although the NZD has underperformed and is up only modestly
9th Apr 19, 8:11am
8th Apr 19, 8:34am
S&P500 ended the week within touching distance of its all-time highs, while bond yields fell modestly; currency moves were contained, although the NZD was the worst performer on Friday
S&P500 ended the week within touching distance of its all-time highs, while bond yields fell modestly; currency moves were contained, although the NZD was the worst performer on Friday
8th Apr 19, 8:34am
29th Mar 19, 8:06am
US equities and bond yields are slightly higher overnight; most currencies are little changed, with the exception of the GBP, which has remained under pressure; NZD is hovering just below 0.68
US equities and bond yields are slightly higher overnight; most currencies are little changed, with the exception of the GBP, which has remained under pressure; NZD is hovering just below 0.68
29th Mar 19, 8:06am
27th Mar 19, 7:53am
US equities and bond yields have moved modestly higher; currency market moves have been reasonably subdued, although the GBP has strengthened slightly; NZD has consolidated
US equities and bond yields have moved modestly higher; currency market moves have been reasonably subdued, although the GBP has strengthened slightly; NZD has consolidated
27th Mar 19, 7:53am
25th Mar 19, 7:58am
Much weaker German PMI survey increased concerns about the global economy; US equities were down sharply; US bond yields moved significantly lower; NZD was a bystander to the volatility in markets elsewhere
Much weaker German PMI survey increased concerns about the global economy; US equities were down sharply; US bond yields moved significantly lower; NZD was a bystander to the volatility in markets elsewhere
25th Mar 19, 7:58am
21st Mar 19, 8:09am
A dovish FOMC statement indicated the Fed does not intend to raise rates this year; NZD has broken through 0.69 after the FOMC meeting; NZ’s 10 year swap rate closed at a fresh, record low of 2.3275% yesterday
A dovish FOMC statement indicated the Fed does not intend to raise rates this year; NZD has broken through 0.69 after the FOMC meeting; NZ’s 10 year swap rate closed at a fresh, record low of 2.3275% yesterday
21st Mar 19, 8:09am
14th Mar 19, 8:16am
US equities up again and testing the highs of the year, although bonds have been largely unmoved; GBP remains very volatile; NZ rates had another sizable decline yesterday; NZD is down 0.2% over the past 24 hours to 0.6845
US equities up again and testing the highs of the year, although bonds have been largely unmoved; GBP remains very volatile; NZ rates had another sizable decline yesterday; NZD is down 0.2% over the past 24 hours to 0.6845
14th Mar 19, 8:16am
13th Mar 19, 8:08am
A slightly weaker than expected US core CPI release overnight has triggered a fall in the USD and US rates; GBP remains volatile; NZD was again the top performing currency and NZD/AUD is now testing 0.97
A slightly weaker than expected US core CPI release overnight has triggered a fall in the USD and US rates; GBP remains volatile; NZD was again the top performing currency and NZD/AUD is now testing 0.97
13th Mar 19, 8:08am
12th Mar 19, 8:08am
Global equities markets up strongly; US rates have been largely unmoved; GBP has recovered ahead of Theresa May’s Brexit vote tonight; NZD is up 0.35% to 0.6830 USD
Global equities markets up strongly; US rates have been largely unmoved; GBP has recovered ahead of Theresa May’s Brexit vote tonight; NZD is up 0.35% to 0.6830 USD
12th Mar 19, 8:08am

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