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    1. September 29, 2014

      New Zealand dollar hits one-year low after interventions

      The New Zealand dollar fell to its lowest level in over a year on Monday after the central bank confirmed the scale of its...

    2. September 25, 2014

      NZ dollar slides on talk of intervention from central bank chief

      The New Zealand dollar was the biggest casualty in a broad currency sell-off against the dollar after the country’s central...

    1. September 18, 2014

      Kiwi dollar is victim of fundamentals

      Last weekend it was Sweden. This time it’s New Zealand. The Land of the Long White Cloud faces an uncertain outcome from its...

    2. July 24, 2014

      Reserve Bank of New Zealand points to pause in interest rates

      The New Zealand dollar came under heavy pressure on Thursday as the country’s central bank indicated its rate-tightening...

    3. June 12, 2014

      Wall St hit by Iraq worries and soft data

      Thursday 21:00 BST. A rising tide of risk aversion left equities under pressure and top-tier government bonds higher, as US...

    4. FT Alphaville

      May 1, 2014

      So, you thought London house prices were barmy...

      Goldman Sachs has had a look attempts to lean against house price cycles by central banks, in 20 OECD countries from 1990 to...

    5. April 24, 2014

      UK high street activity gets a bounce

      The state of the global economy looked good on Thursday as data from the US to South Korea showed the recovery was intact....

    6. February 27, 2014

      Parity eyed between NZ and Aussie dollars

      A bigger than expected fall in Australian companies’ capital expenditure last quarter suggests the country’s transition from...

    7. August 20, 2013

      New Zealand acts to rein in housing market

      WELLINGTON, August 20 – New Zealand’s central bank on Tuesday moved to rein in a hot housing market to prevent a potential...

    8. May 31, 2013

      Emerging market currencies suffer heavy losses

      Emerging market currencies suffered heavy losses and the dollar index rose as investors bet that improving data on the US...

    9. May 8, 2013

      New Zealand dollar falls sharply after intervention revealed

      A rare intervention by New Zealand’s central bank to weaken its currency was unlikely to dampen demand for the New Zealand...

    10. April 24, 2013

      New Zealand dollar rises as central bank keeps rates on hold

      The governor of New Zealand’s central bank warned that Japan’s monetary easing policies were having a knock-on effect on New...

    11. February 20, 2013

      Sterling hits eight-month low

      The pound dipped below $1.53 against the dollar for the first time in eight months after minutes of the Bank of England’s...

    12. February 20, 2013

      NZ dollar falls on intervention comments

      The New Zealand dollar fell sharply after the country’s central bank governor threatened intervention in the foreign...

    13. January 31, 2013

      Yen falls to 19-month low against dollar

      The Japanese yen fell to a 19-month low against the dollar late in New York, ahead of crucial jobs figures out from the US...

    14. December 6, 2012

      Euro falls after ECB discusses rate cut

      The euro fell after Mario Draghi, European Central Bank president, said the governing council had a “wide discussion” on...

    15. Money Supply

      July 20, 2012

      The week ahead in central banking

      Our week ahead email helps you to track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts...

    16. May 3, 2012

      Kiwi dip is further blow to carry trade

      The New Zealand dollar fell to its weakest level in more than three months as figures showed an unexpected rise in...

    17. April 22, 2012

      Economic outlook: QE outcomes awaited

      There are two monetary policy meetings at major central banks this week, the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan, both of...

    18. Money Supply

      April 10, 2012

      Should central bankers’ pay depend on the accuracy of their inflation forecasts?

      The Bank of England’s forecasting record, both for inflation and growth, has in recent years been woeful. But would the Bank...

    19. Money Supply

      March 2, 2012

      The week ahead in central banking

      Our week ahead email helps you track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts...

    20. January 30, 2012

      NZ central bank governor to step down

      The Reserve Bank of New Zealand governor Alan Bollard is to step down in September after deciding not to seek a third term...

    21. December 8, 2011

      Single currency falls following rate cut

      The euro fell yesterday as market sentiment worsened, after the European Central Bank sounded negative on the prospects of...

    22. December 5, 2011

      Euro gains erased after Germany triple A warning

      The euro erased early gains and fell against the dollar late on Monday after an FT report that Standard & Poor’s was set to...

    23. Money Supply

      September 9, 2011

      The week ahead in central banking

      Our new week ahead email will help you to track the most important events in the central banking world. To see all of our...

    24. Money Supply

      September 1, 2011

      Central bank promises: do markets believe them?

      Long gone is the era when markets were left guessing about what the federal funds target actually was. Now we have a Federal...

    25. July 14, 2011

      Swiss franc’s record run ends

      The Swiss franc hit record highs against the euro and dollar on Thursday before falling back sharply after Ben Bernanke,...

    26. June 13, 2011

      Swiss franc hits record against euro

      The Swiss franc climbed to a record against the euro as investor nervousness drove haven demand for the currency. Analysts...

    27. June 13, 2011

      Swiss franc hits record high against euro

      The Swiss franc climbed to a record against the euro as investor nervousness drove haven demand for the currency. Analysts...

    28. June 9, 2011

      Euro gives back early gains

      The euro failed to hold on to initial gains after Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank, signalled...

    29. FT Alphaville

      May 31, 2011

      NZ dollar hits record high

      New Zealand’s dollar rose to its highest free-float level against the US dollar on Monday after the country’s trade surplus...

    30. May 30, 2011

      New Zealand dollar hits record high

      New Zealand’s dollar rose to its highest free-float level against its US counterpart after the country’s trade surplus...

    31. March 10, 2011

      Earthquake prompts New Zealand to cut rates

      New Zealand’s central bank sliced half a percentage point off its benchmark interest rate on Thursday in an effort to limit...

    32. FT Alphaville

      March 10, 2011

      New Zealand cuts interest rates

      The Reserve Bank of New Zealand Thursday cut its official cash rate 0.5 percentage point to 2.50% to offset the economic...

    33. March 6, 2011

      Expectations rise of New Zealand rate cut

      The Bank of England and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand both announce interest rate decisions this week, but, given last...

    34. FT Alphaville

      February 23, 2011

      Monetary policy in a time of natural disaster

      Here’s a counter-intuitive policy suggestion, if ever there was one. On Tuesday, after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the...

    35. Money Supply

      January 27, 2011

      New Zealand holds rates at 3%

      Waiting for more robust growth and a little inflationary pressure, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand has again kept rates on...

    36. December 12, 2010

      Australia unveils reforms to boost banking competition

      Australia’s centre-left Labor government announced measures designed to invigorate competition in the banking sector as...

    37. October 28, 2010

      Asian stocks rise on strong bank earnings

      Corporate earnings forced their way centre stage as Asian stocks rose for the first time in three days with financials and...

    38. September 23, 2010

      Euro drops back after weak PMI data

      Some of the euro’s recent gains were lost after the publication of data that suggested economic activity in the eurozone was...

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