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30th Oct 18, 7:57am
More positive tone to risk assets has helped Treasury yields push a little higher and the JPY underperform; NZD is little changed against the USD from Friday night’s close, although it has made gains on all the crosses
More positive tone to risk assets has helped Treasury yields push a little higher and the JPY underperform; NZD is little changed against the USD from Friday night’s close, although it has made gains on all the crosses
30th Oct 18, 7:57am
5th Oct 18, 8:03am
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US Treasury yields have stabilized somewhat overnight; global bond yields have continued to rise, although NZ rates continue to lag the moves elsewhere; NZD fell to its lowest level since March 2016
US Treasury yields have stabilized somewhat overnight; global bond yields have continued to rise, although NZ rates continue to lag the moves elsewhere; NZD fell to its lowest level since March 2016
5th Oct 18, 8:03am
4th Oct 18, 8:06am
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USD is stronger across the board on the back of US data; this has pushed the NZD back down towards 0.6535; the 10 year US Treasury yield moved to its highest level since 2011
USD is stronger across the board on the back of US data; this has pushed the NZD back down towards 0.6535; the 10 year US Treasury yield moved to its highest level since 2011
4th Oct 18, 8:06am
3rd Oct 18, 8:20am
Fed sees further gradual rate hikes as the best way forward; there has been more upward pressure on Italian yields overnight; USD and US Treasury yields have risen marginally; NZD has drifted lower
Fed sees further gradual rate hikes as the best way forward; there has been more upward pressure on Italian yields overnight; USD and US Treasury yields have risen marginally; NZD has drifted lower
3rd Oct 18, 8:20am
2nd Oct 18, 8:08am
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US and Canada have come to a last minute deal on a revised NAFTA agreement; S&P500 has moved close to a record high, although Treasury yields have been little moved; NZD is again little changed
US and Canada have come to a last minute deal on a revised NAFTA agreement; S&P500 has moved close to a record high, although Treasury yields have been little moved; NZD is again little changed
2nd Oct 18, 8:08am
1st Oct 18, 7:49am
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Italy rejects fiscal discipline, set to clash with EU. Risk aversion rises. Euro falls. NZ Govt bond yields fall. US inflation edges up. NAFTA deal close
Italy rejects fiscal discipline, set to clash with EU. Risk aversion rises. Euro falls. NZ Govt bond yields fall. US inflation edges up. NAFTA deal close
1st Oct 18, 7:49am
19th Sep 18, 7:59am
US and Chinese equities have risen while the 10 year US Treasury yield broke above 3%, to its highest level since May; NZD and AUD have outperformed against a risk-on backdrop; tariffs largely shrugged off by markets
US and Chinese equities have risen while the 10 year US Treasury yield broke above 3%, to its highest level since May; NZD and AUD have outperformed against a risk-on backdrop; tariffs largely shrugged off by markets
19th Sep 18, 7:59am
18th Sep 18, 7:59am
So far, the market appears to have put more weight on the likely cancellation of US-China trade talks; USD reversed its gains from Friday; US 10 year Treasury yield broke above 3% last night
So far, the market appears to have put more weight on the likely cancellation of US-China trade talks; USD reversed its gains from Friday; US 10 year Treasury yield broke above 3% last night
18th Sep 18, 7:59am
17th Sep 18, 8:07am
More tariff threats and actions by the US on China affecting the US little at this time, but impact growing in China. EMs raise rates. US rate doves become hawks
More tariff threats and actions by the US on China affecting the US little at this time, but impact growing in China. EMs raise rates. US rate doves become hawks
17th Sep 18, 8:07am
14th Sep 18, 7:48am
US equities rose and US Treasury yields fell modestly; NZD is not much higher than this time yesterday; USD weakened after the CPI data; Turkish central bank raised its one week repo rate by a whopping 625bps, which has helped support EM currencies
US equities rose and US Treasury yields fell modestly; NZD is not much higher than this time yesterday; USD weakened after the CPI data; Turkish central bank raised its one week repo rate by a whopping 625bps, which has helped support EM currencies
14th Sep 18, 7:48am
13th Sep 18, 7:54am
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The USD and US rates drift lower. US wants more trade talks with China. Fed sees 'restrictive' rates needed. Oil prices reach four year highs. Eyes on US CPI
The USD and US rates drift lower. US wants more trade talks with China. Fed sees 'restrictive' rates needed. Oil prices reach four year highs. Eyes on US CPI
13th Sep 18, 7:54am
12th Sep 18, 8:03am
US Treasury yields moved higher overnight, with the 10 year rate closing in on 3%; NZD made a new low against the USD and sits just above 0.65; GBP is holding above the 1.30 level against the USD
US Treasury yields moved higher overnight, with the 10 year rate closing in on 3%; NZD made a new low against the USD and sits just above 0.65; GBP is holding above the 1.30 level against the USD
12th Sep 18, 8:03am
11th Sep 18, 7:58am
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GBP rose after EU negotiator Michel Barnier said it was “realistic” to reach a deal with the UK by November; NZD is slightly lower against the USD, but has made multi-year lows against the GBP, EUR and JPY; NZ swap rates rose 1 to 2.5bps across the curve
GBP rose after EU negotiator Michel Barnier said it was “realistic” to reach a deal with the UK by November; NZD is slightly lower against the USD, but has made multi-year lows against the GBP, EUR and JPY; NZ swap rates rose 1 to 2.5bps across the curve
11th Sep 18, 7:58am
10th Sep 18, 7:40am
Greenback and UST yields moved higher on US non-farm payrolls report, especially the rising wage rate component. Markets expect rate hikes from Fed. EU and UK find compromise
Greenback and UST yields moved higher on US non-farm payrolls report, especially the rising wage rate component. Markets expect rate hikes from Fed. EU and UK find compromise
10th Sep 18, 7:40am
30th Aug 18, 7:33am
GBP strengthened after EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said the EU was prepared to offer a special deal to the UK; AUD is the weakest currency; NZD fell in response to the move lower in the AUD
GBP strengthened after EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said the EU was prepared to offer a special deal to the UK; AUD is the weakest currency; NZD fell in response to the move lower in the AUD
30th Aug 18, 7:33am
29th Aug 18, 7:48am
USD was mixed, but the NZD has moved up towards resistance around 0.6725; EUR initially moved up towards resistance near 1.1750, but it has since retraced back towards 1.1700; US Treasury yields moved higher
USD was mixed, but the NZD has moved up towards resistance around 0.6725; EUR initially moved up towards resistance near 1.1750, but it has since retraced back towards 1.1700; US Treasury yields moved higher
29th Aug 18, 7:48am
28th Aug 18, 7:59am
The US dollar continued where it left off on Friday, weakening across the board overnight, while US Treasury yields were modestly higher; the NZD is up only slightly from Friday’s close
The US dollar continued where it left off on Friday, weakening across the board overnight, while US Treasury yields were modestly higher; the NZD is up only slightly from Friday’s close
28th Aug 18, 7:59am
27th Aug 18, 8:24am
Markets take Powell's speech as 'dovish' despite asset price risk and labour market tightness comments. Fed sees more hikes to achieve 'neutral' rate position
Markets take Powell's speech as 'dovish' despite asset price risk and labour market tightness comments. Fed sees more hikes to achieve 'neutral' rate position
27th Aug 18, 8:24am
27th Aug 18, 8:12am
Both the DXY and broader Bloomberg DXY 0.5% lower, in part due to the Powell speech; CNY strength and USD weakness combined to help boost the NZD; AUD was the best performing currency
Both the DXY and broader Bloomberg DXY 0.5% lower, in part due to the Powell speech; CNY strength and USD weakness combined to help boost the NZD; AUD was the best performing currency
27th Aug 18, 8:12am
17th Aug 18, 7:54am
US and China to resume trade talks; amidst a sharp rise in the offshore Chinese Renminbi, the NZD and AUD are amongst the better performing currencies; Turkish lira continued its recent recovery
US and China to resume trade talks; amidst a sharp rise in the offshore Chinese Renminbi, the NZD and AUD are amongst the better performing currencies; Turkish lira continued its recent recovery
17th Aug 18, 7:54am

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