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  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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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....

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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,...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. September 16, 2010

    Swiss growth alert brings down franc

    The Swiss franc tumbled against the euro and the dollar on Thursday after the Swiss National Bank warned over the strength...

  38. Money Supply

    July 29, 2010

    New Zealand raises rate 25bp to 3%

    The Reserve Bank of New Zealand today raised the official cash rate 25 basis points to 3 per cent but said future increases...

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