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    1. June 9, 2016

      Kiwi credit card spending slowed in May

      Persistently low crude prices pushed the value of purchases made on credit cards down in New Zealand last month. Total...

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      June 9, 2016

      Government bonds rip higher

      Benchmark government bond yields are falling, with German Bund yields near record lows, as weak Japanese data highlight...

    1. Fast FT

      June 9, 2016

      Lacklustre session for Japanese and Aussie stocks

      Markets in Japan and Australia had a downbeat start to Thursday with a strengthening yen and gloomy Japanese machine...

    2. Fast FT

      June 9, 2016

      Kiwi best performing currency after rates held steady

      The New Zealand dollar is out in front today after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand kept its benchmark interest rate on...

    3. Fast FT

      June 8, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: row, row, row your boat

      Markets in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan are closed for the Dragon Boat Festival national holiday – which is more fun to...

    4. Fast FT

      June 8, 2016

      RBNZ holds pat on rates as global outlook brightens

      The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a record low as financial-market...

    5. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      Australia, NZ house prices rise in May

      House prices in Australia and New Zealand continued to climb in May. Prices in the Land of the Long White Cloud were up...

    6. Fast FT

      May 31, 2016

      Kiwi business confidence holds up

      The dairy boom has soured but a recent interest rate cut and a pretty solid economy otherwise are helping New Zealand...

    7. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Rate cut boosts Kiwi credit spending

      New Zealand credit card spending grew at a clip last month, with consumers likely feeling chipper about a surprise rate...

    8. Fast FT

      May 11, 2016

      NZ dollar buoyed by more macropru speculation

      The New Zealand dollar has put in a strong showing today as speculation grows that the central bank will introduce...

    9. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      NZ building permits fall the most in 18 months

      Those looking for signs of a slowdown in New Zealand’s housing market may have found one in the form of building...

    10. April 28, 2016

      Yen surges but stocks fall as BoJ keeps status quo

      Thursday 21:30 BST. US stocks faltered in the New York afternoon having regained ground from opening losses tied to a...

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      April 28, 2016

      Kiwi rises after RBNZ stands pat

      The Kiwi dollar jumped on Thursday after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand kept interest rates unchanged – although the...

    12. April 27, 2016

      Stocks edge higher on Fed economy update

      Wednesday 23:00 BST. Stock markets picked up gingerly, while oil prices continued to recover and government bond yields...

    13. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Aussie CPI livens up ASX, A$, Japan retreats before BoJ

      Markets were diverging across Asia Pacific on Wednesday ahead of major central bank meetings and as a raft of key...

    14. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      Kiwi CPI readings push back easing timeline

      Consumer prices in New Zealand rose in the first quarter, increasing the likelihood that the central bank will defer...

    15. April 14, 2016

      Leaks on interest rate decisions highlight central bank dilemma

      Central bankers across the world are facing fresh questions over whether to give journalists advanced access to key...

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      April 14, 2016

      Kiwi central bank says monetary policy decision leaked

      New Zealand surprised the market with a rate cut last month, but in turn received an unpleasant surprise of its own....

    17. Fast FT

      March 17, 2016

      NZ dollar takes flight after GDP data, Fed

      Doves, hawks, kiwis. (Oh my!) The New Zealand dollar is performing strongly this morning, not just because of the...

    18. March 10, 2016

      Draghi comments trigger volatile trading

      Thursday 21:00 GMT. A hugely volatile session for the markets saw the euro swing through a 4 cent range against the...

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      March 10, 2016

      Kiwis rock the boat, but markets mark time ahead of ECB

      Stocks, the euro and benchmark government bonds are struggling for momentum as traders keep their powder dry ahead of...

    20. Fast FT

      March 10, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: all eyes to the ECB

      Today’s the day….but not all are happy at the prospect of further easing from the European Central Bank. Some of...

    21. March 10, 2016

      New Zealand cuts rates and says more may be needed

      New Zealand’s central bank unexpectedly cut interest rates to a record low citing slower growth in China, declining...

    22. Fast FT

      March 9, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Investors mull NZ rate cut

      Australian shares edged slightly higher on Thursday as traders digested a surprise rate cut by New Zealand’s central...

    23. Fast FT

      March 9, 2016

      New Zealand delivers surprise rate cut

      New Zealand’s central bank has delivered a surprise cut in interest rates, pushing borrowing costs to a level not seen...

    24. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Fed caution vs oil rebound

      A rebound in the oil price looks likely to set the tone for Asian markets this morning, but gains could be hard fought...

    25. January 27, 2016

      Stocks reverse gains after Fed statement

      Wednesday 21:00 GMT. US stocks gave back early gains, Treasuries recouped losses and the dollar weakened after the...

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      January 27, 2016

      New Zealand holds rates while acknowledging risks

      New Zealand’s central bank has held interest rates while acknowledging that threats to the outlook for growth and...

    27. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Kiwis continue credit splurges before Christmas

      There’ll be plenty of the buy now-regret later ‘hangovers’ in New Zealand this month, if credit card borrowing figures...

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      December 16, 2015

      New Zealand economy logs solid Q3 growth

      Might it have had something to do with expected success in this year’s Rugby Union World Cup? The Kiwi economy...

    29. December 15, 2015

      New Zealand dairy herd shrinks as milk boom ends

      New Zealand’s dairy herd has shrunk for the first time in a decade as the end of the milk boom prompts farmers to cull...

    30. December 10, 2015

      Year in a chart: New Zealand edition

      New Zealand: the ageing rockstar. We’ve asked economists around the region to nominate their chart of the year for...

    31. December 9, 2015

      New Zealand cuts rates a fourth time

      The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has delivered its fourth rate cut since June, as the dairy-dependent economy battles...

    32. October 29, 2015

      Treasury yields climb on Fed rate outlook

      Thursday 20:00 GMT. US Treasury yields climbed to their highest in a month and the dollar held within sight of its best...

    33. September 11, 2015

      Stocks cautious ahead of US rate meeting

      Friday 21:00 BST. Global stocks traded with a cautious tone at the end of another volatile week as the countdown...

    34. September 11, 2015

      Currencies drift downwards as central banks hold back

      Central banks played a straight bat in their policy meetings and with one notable exception kept rates unchanged as...

    35. July 20, 2015

      Those overcrowded kiwi bets look vulnerable

      Beware the overcrowded trade. The New Zealand dollar bounced off near six-year lows at the start of the week after John...

    36. July 7, 2015

      Aussie and kiwi dollars hit by China fears

      Antipodean currencies were under pressure on Tuesday, as concern about the dangers of volatile Chinese markets dogged...

    37. June 11, 2015

      New Zealand cuts interest rates as dairy boom sours

      The collapse in oil prices has caused strains in the Gulf. Now New Zealand — sometimes known as the Saudi Arabia of...

    38. May 26, 2015

      Rebounding US dollar crucial for central banks

      Many central banks around the world are watching whether the US dollar can regain momentum and help stimulate their...

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