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  1. February 17, 2012

    Pound gains after rise in UK retail sales

    The pound continued to rise against other big currencies, shrugging off a threat to the UK’s triple-A rated status earlier...

  2. 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...

  1. FT Alphaville

    December 8, 2011

    Overnight markets: Down

    Investors were reluctant to make big bets ahead of the European Central Bank and European Union meetings starting later in...

  2. 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,...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. June 10, 2010

    New Zealand raises interest rates

    New Zealand became the latest industrialised nation to hike interest rates on Thursday as the country tightened monetary...

  9. May 7, 2010

    New Zealand expected to lift rates after strong jobs data

    New Zealand could soon join the list of countries tightening monetary policy after the government published surprisingly...

  10. May 6, 2010

    New Zealand’s jobless rate falls sharply

    New Zealand could soon join the list of countries tightening monetary policy after the government published surprisingly...

  11. February 5, 2010

    New Zealand

    The OE has gone Awol. For generations of young New Zealanders, an extended stint working abroad – the “overseas experience”...

  12. December 11, 2009

    Policy stance lifts New Zealand dollar

    The New Zealand dollar surged higher yesterday, lifted by the prospect of the removal of monetary stimulus measures from the...

  13. December 10, 2009

    Hawkish central bank spurs NZ dollar

    The New Zealand dollar surged higher on Thursday, lifted by the prospect of the removal of monetary stimulus measures from...

  14. Money Supply

    December 10, 2009

    Bullish kiwis factor in rate gap

    The Reserve Bank of New Zealand held its official cash rate at 2.5 percent, as expected, with central bank governor Alan...

  15. November 6, 2009

    NZ dollar clipped by fears on recovery

    The New Zealand dollar suffered yesterday after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand sought to damp enthusiasm over the...

  16. November 5, 2009

    NZ dollar falls after central bank warning

    The New Zealand dollar suffered on Thursday after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand sought to damp enthusiasm over the...

  17. July 30, 2009

    Sterling lifted by rising house prices

    Sterling was among the best performing of the leading currencies against a generally weaker dollar on Monday as rallying...

  18. July 16, 2009

    New Zealand downgrade dents kiwi

    The New Zealand dollar lost ground on Thursday after a rating agency raised fears over the country’s finances. Fitch...

  19. July 15, 2009

    Pound gains ground on robust data

    The pound gained ground yesterday as rising equity markets boosted investor confidence and UK economic data came in...

  20. July 14, 2009

    Pound gains ground on robust data

    The pound gained ground on Tuesday as rising equity markets boosted investor confidence and UK economic data came in...

  21. April 30, 2009

    New Zealand cuts rates to 2.5%

    New Zealand staked out an emphatically transparent monetary policy on Thursday, with the central bank forecasting interest...

  22. January 30, 2009

    Stuffed kiwi

    Never mind the Bollards; New Zealanders don't. The Reserve Bank governor, Alan Bollard, has slashed borrowing costs by 475...

  23. January 29, 2009

    Kiwi dollar tumbles to 6-year low

    The New Zealand dollar dropped to a six-year low on Thursday after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand delivered a more...

  24. January 29, 2009

    New Zealand

    Never mind the Bollards; New Zealanders don’t. The Reserve Bank governor, Alan Bollard, has slashed borrowing costs by 475...

  25. January 29, 2009

    New Zealand rates cut by 1.5 points

    New Zealand’s central bank cut its official interest rate by 1.5 percentage points on Thursday, underlining the severity of...

  26. December 4, 2008

    New Zealand cuts interest rates to 5%

    The Reserve Bank of New Zealand on Thursday cut its benchmark interest rate by a record 150 basis points to 5 per cent as...

  27. September 27, 2008

    New Zealand falls into first recession in 10 years

    New Zealand has sunk into its first recession in 10 years following a 0.2 per cent contraction in gross domestic product in...

  28. September 26, 2008

    New Zealand economy slips into recession

    New Zealand has sunk into its first recession in 10 years following a 0.2 per cent contraction in gross domestic product in...

  29. September 12, 2008

    New Zealand PM calls general election

    New Zealand will hold a general election in eight weeks time in a battle that pits Helen Clark’s poorly-polling incumbent...

  30. September 11, 2008

    N Zealand lowers interest rates to 7.5%

    New Zealand’s central bank cut its benchmark interest rate by a higher-than-expected 0.5 per cent on Thursday and admitted...

  31. July 31, 2008

    Central bank offers no relief for kiwi

    The New Zealand dollar dropped to a 10-month low yesterday after a dovish speech from the country's central bank governor...

  32. July 30, 2008

    Kiwi takes a tumble on hint of more rate cuts

    The New Zealand dollar dropped to a ten-month low on Wednesday after the country’s central bank governor delivered a dovish...

  33. July 25, 2008

    New Zealand cuts rates on fears of drawn-out recession

    New Zealand yesterday cut its benchmark interest rate for the first time in five years and said further reductions were...

  34. May 19, 2008

    NZ's central bank bind

    The world's independent central banks have had a pretty easy time of it. Almost two decades of economic growth combined...

  35. May 18, 2008

    NZ’s central bank bind

    The world’s independent central banks have had a pretty easy time of it. Almost two decades of economic growth combined with...

  36. September 28, 2007

    New Zealand growth beats forecasts

    New Zealand’s economy expanded at a faster-than-expected pace in the second quarter, boosting the already strong Kiwi dollar...

  37. July 31, 2007

    Market pays little heed to NZ dollar alert

    A warning over the inflated value of the New Zealand dollar fell on deaf ears on Tuesday as the currency staged a recovery...

  38. FT Alphaville

    July 27, 2007

    Stephen Jen on currencies (I): The kiwi -- expensive but further to go

    New Zealand’s zillionth rate rise on Thursday prompted some interesting commentary, including from Lombard Street Research’s...

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