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27th Feb 18, 7:54am
NZD moved from around 0.7280 at lunchtime yesterday to a high of 0.7345 overnight, but it has since returned to 0.7300 USD; US dollar is broadly unchanged against most of the major currencies
NZD moved from around 0.7280 at lunchtime yesterday to a high of 0.7345 overnight, but it has since returned to 0.7300 USD; US dollar is broadly unchanged against most of the major currencies
27th Feb 18, 7:54am
26th Feb 18, 8:17am
CAD was the best performing currency on Friday; GBP was the second best performing currency; NZD was one of the worst performing currencies; USD was a bit stronger against most currencies
CAD was the best performing currency on Friday; GBP was the second best performing currency; NZD was one of the worst performing currencies; USD was a bit stronger against most currencies
26th Feb 18, 8:17am
26th Feb 18, 8:11am
US yields fall and flatten even as equities rise strongly. US Fed sees full employment and wage gains but no special concern over inflation. The pace of normalisation gets trader attention
US yields fall and flatten even as equities rise strongly. US Fed sees full employment and wage gains but no special concern over inflation. The pace of normalisation gets trader attention
26th Feb 18, 8:11am
23rd Feb 18, 7:56am
US yields moved higher after the minutes but these moves have subsequently reversed; the market continues to price just less than 3 hikes for this year; NZ swap yields moved a little higher yesterday, but again by less than the US
US yields moved higher after the minutes but these moves have subsequently reversed; the market continues to price just less than 3 hikes for this year; NZ swap yields moved a little higher yesterday, but again by less than the US
23rd Feb 18, 7:56am
23rd Feb 18, 7:50am
USD strengthened across the board after the Fed minutes but it has given up most of those gains overnight; ECB will probably announce an end to QE in September; NZDUSD similar to where it was this time yesterday, NZDAUD has fallen a little overnight
USD strengthened across the board after the Fed minutes but it has given up most of those gains overnight; ECB will probably announce an end to QE in September; NZDUSD similar to where it was this time yesterday, NZDAUD has fallen a little overnight
23rd Feb 18, 7:50am
22nd Feb 18, 8:00am
Interest rate markets calm ahead of US Fed guidance on tightening track. Local swaps fell modestly. Another NZGB bond tender today
Interest rate markets calm ahead of US Fed guidance on tightening track. Local swaps fell modestly. Another NZGB bond tender today
22nd Feb 18, 8:00am
22nd Feb 18, 7:54am
USD is again stronger against most of the major currencies overnight; NZD traded in a tight range to be slightly lower; GBP had a relatively volatile night compared to most currencies; AUD is the worst performer
USD is again stronger against most of the major currencies overnight; NZD traded in a tight range to be slightly lower; GBP had a relatively volatile night compared to most currencies; AUD is the worst performer
22nd Feb 18, 7:54am
9th Feb 18, 8:02am
NZD is around half a cent lower than this time yesterday with most of that move happening in the immediate aftermath of the RBNZ MPS; AUD also weakened around 0.5% overnight; the USD DXY index is at 2 week highs but remains down for the year
NZD is around half a cent lower than this time yesterday with most of that move happening in the immediate aftermath of the RBNZ MPS; AUD also weakened around 0.5% overnight; the USD DXY index is at 2 week highs but remains down for the year
9th Feb 18, 8:02am
9th Feb 18, 8:01am
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Stock markets slide again and bond yields rise again. Bank of England surprises markets. Fed officials brush off concerns, says sell-off "small potatoes"
Stock markets slide again and bond yields rise again. Bank of England surprises markets. Fed officials brush off concerns, says sell-off "small potatoes"
9th Feb 18, 8:01am
8th Feb 18, 7:58am
Volativility calms, equity losses pared as earnings still beating expectations. Markets see 85% chance of March Fed hike. Eyes turn to RBNZ
Volativility calms, equity losses pared as earnings still beating expectations. Markets see 85% chance of March Fed hike. Eyes turn to RBNZ
8th Feb 18, 7:58am
8th Feb 18, 7:58am
The USD DXY index is up 0.6% on the day and is now up around 2% from the multi-year lows reached in late January; NZD is back down to around 0.7260; EUR has fallen to a 2 week low against the USD
The USD DXY index is up 0.6% on the day and is now up around 2% from the multi-year lows reached in late January; NZD is back down to around 0.7260; EUR has fallen to a 2 week low against the USD
8th Feb 18, 7:58am
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

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