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7th Feb 18, 7:56am
US stocks down sharply, erasing gains for 2018; bond yields moved sharply lower in response to the sharp declines in stock markets; NZD is close to 0.7300 USD, similar to where it closed last week
US stocks down sharply, erasing gains for 2018; bond yields moved sharply lower in response to the sharp declines in stock markets; NZD is close to 0.7300 USD, similar to where it closed last week
7th Feb 18, 7:56am
5th Feb 18, 7:59am
USD back in favour on 'position reduction' by US investors. NZD drops by more than 1%. The AUD fell more. The GBP also slumped on data and political turmoil
USD back in favour on 'position reduction' by US investors. NZD drops by more than 1%. The AUD fell more. The GBP also slumped on data and political turmoil
5th Feb 18, 7:59am
5th Feb 18, 7:50am
Faster, unexpected US wage growth spooks markets with bond yields jumping, stock prices falling. Local rates steepen and may do so further today ahead of NZ jobs report and RBNZ review
Faster, unexpected US wage growth spooks markets with bond yields jumping, stock prices falling. Local rates steepen and may do so further today ahead of NZ jobs report and RBNZ review
5th Feb 18, 7:50am
26th Jan 18, 7:54am
NZD fell more than a cent against the USD immediately after the CPI release but has recovered some of that on USD weakness; NZDAUD has consolidated just above 0.91; EUR rose above 1.25 USD, a new 3 year high
NZD fell more than a cent against the USD immediately after the CPI release but has recovered some of that on USD weakness; NZDAUD has consolidated just above 0.91; EUR rose above 1.25 USD, a new 3 year high
26th Jan 18, 7:54am
25th Jan 18, 7:40am
USD was weaker across the board overnight; NZD is above 0.7400 USD at the time of writing; NZDAUD is largely unchanged; US 10 year Treasury yields have risen back to 2.65%
USD was weaker across the board overnight; NZD is above 0.7400 USD at the time of writing; NZDAUD is largely unchanged; US 10 year Treasury yields have risen back to 2.65%
25th Jan 18, 7:40am
24th Jan 18, 7:52am
NZD continued to rise and is now around 0.7350 USD; JPY was the top performing currency, rising half a percent against the USD; 10 year Treasury yield is 2.63%, having reached a 3-year high of 2.66% earlier this week
NZD continued to rise and is now around 0.7350 USD; JPY was the top performing currency, rising half a percent against the USD; 10 year Treasury yield is 2.63%, having reached a 3-year high of 2.66% earlier this week
24th Jan 18, 7:52am
23rd Jan 18, 8:16am
The backdrop of improving global growth, rising risk appetite and strengthening commodities have all supported the NZD; US Senate leaders announced that they had agreed a deal to end the US government shutdown; GBP was the strongest currency overnight
The backdrop of improving global growth, rising risk appetite and strengthening commodities have all supported the NZD; US Senate leaders announced that they had agreed a deal to end the US government shutdown; GBP was the strongest currency overnight
23rd Jan 18, 8:16am
12th Jan 18, 8:39am
China denies reducing UST demand. ECB minutes seen as hawkish. Commodity prices stronger. Local eyes on building consent data
China denies reducing UST demand. ECB minutes seen as hawkish. Commodity prices stronger. Local eyes on building consent data
12th Jan 18, 8:39am
11th Jan 18, 8:47am
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Bloomberg story on China's UST investment intentions moves markets. Japan's intentions also under scrutiny
Bloomberg story on China's UST investment intentions moves markets. Japan's intentions also under scrutiny
11th Jan 18, 8:47am
10th Jan 18, 8:40am
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Bank of Japan moves have traders paying close attention; US earnings season optimism bolsters the USD; China tweaks its fixing rules
Bank of Japan moves have traders paying close attention; US earnings season optimism bolsters the USD; China tweaks its fixing rules
10th Jan 18, 8:40am
9th Jan 18, 8:26am
UST 10yr can't break above 2.5%, eyes on US CPI. NZD the only currency to gain on the greenback. EU confidence improves, but still no idea of end to QE despite German prodding
UST 10yr can't break above 2.5%, eyes on US CPI. NZD the only currency to gain on the greenback. EU confidence improves, but still no idea of end to QE despite German prodding
9th Jan 18, 8:26am
8th Jan 18, 8:12am
Commodity currencies get a boost as the world's largest economies release generally positive data and the US is bolstered by tax cut euphoria
Commodity currencies get a boost as the world's largest economies release generally positive data and the US is bolstered by tax cut euphoria
8th Jan 18, 8:12am

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