ASB Farmshed Economics Report

Press Release – ASB Bank

As we predicted in last months Farmshed, the beef boom has hit new heights and beef prices are currently 5% higher than the previous peak seen way back in September 2008, says ASB Rural Economist Nathan Penny. The US appetite for beef shows … Read more »

NZ dollar drops in volatile markets amid Fed uncertainty

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 17 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar weakened in volatile trading amid investor uncertainty about the policy direction of the US Federal Reserve. Read more »

Take the plunge and get your money fighting fit

Press Release – NZ Bankers’ Association

The New Zealand Bankers Association is encouraging people to get their money fighting fit during Money Week which runs from 13 to 19 October. Read more »

NZ dollar gains after Fed’s greenback concerns

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 9 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar gained after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s September policy meeting surprised traders, showing the world’s biggest central bank was concerned with the strength of the greenback. Read more »

NZ dollar jumps over Fed’s concerns on strong greenback

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar jumps a cent after Fed says it is concerned about strong US dollar Read more »

NZ dollar gains as markets dig in for more Fed news

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 8 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar gained as markets dial back their support for the US dollar as they await more information from the US Federal Reserve on its plans to shift away from running a zero interest rate policy. Read more »

RBA holds cash rate unchanged at 2.5%

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 7 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank of Australia has left the cash rate unchanged at 2.5 percent, as widely expected, though warned about the challenges of a weakening property market in the near term. Read more »

RBNZ more than talk

Press Release – Manufacturers and Exporters Association

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions, completed during September 2014, shows total sales in August 2014 decreased 1.01% (year on year export sales increased by 14.1% with domestic … Read more »

Property prices rising slower this year

Press Release – Realestate.co.nz

AUCKLAND, 3 October 2014 The strong rise in property asking prices has slowed down markedly in recent months, according to Realestate.co.nz , New Zealands largest online database of homes for sale. Over the last year, the national asking price … Read more »

More than talk from RBNZ

Press Release – NZ Manufacturers and Exporters Association

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) announced yesterday that they had intervened in the currency markets during August, selling a net NZ$521m. Manufacturers and exporters will generally be pleased to see some action on the currency that has been such a … Read more »

Kiwi below 78 US cents as RBNZ figures show intervention

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell below 78 US cents for the first time in more than a year after the Reserve Bank published figures showing it intervened in foreign exchange markets in August. Read more »

NZ dollar declines on upbeat US growth, RBNZ FX stats loom

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell to a fresh one-year low as the greenback advanced after a report showed US economic growth accelerated at the fastest rate since late 2011, amid speculation the Reserve Bank may have intervened … Read more »

NZ dollar slumps to year low after Wheeler jawbones kiwi

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar slumps to year low after RBNZ’s Wheeler jawboned it below 80 US cts Read more »

NZ dollar drops after Wheeler says level unjustified

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 25 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar tumbled more than half a US cent after Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler invoked two of the conditions for the bank to intervene in currency markets, saying its strength was “unjustified … Read more »

Profiting from Gold

Press Release – Kenton-Dau LLC

What has got banks and investors focused on gold? Kenton-Dau LLC, a company based in Christchurch New Zealand has discovered naturally occurring periods of rise and fall in the gold market. This makes is possible to generate consistent on-going revenue … Read more »

NZ dollar falls to 7-month low as Fed raises 2015 rate view

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 18 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar dropped to a seven-month low after the Federal Reserve raised its expectation for the level of interest rates by the end of next year, boosting the lure of the greenback. Read more »

NZ dollar rises on speculation ahead of Fed meeting

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar advanced as investors pulled back expectations for the Federal Reserve to signal a rise in interest rates at this week’s meeting and on reports China is adding liquidity to its banks to bolster economic … Read more »

NZ dollar holds gains as dairy auction looms

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 16 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar held gains in local trading after weak US industrial production sapped demand for the greenback, and ahead of an upcoming dairy auction, which will offer a gauge on New Zealand’s biggest commodity export. Read more »

NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline on weaker local data

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar may decline this week, weighed down by weaker local data and a more positive view of the greenback. Read more »

NZ dollar holds below 82 US cents following RBNZ review

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 12 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar held below 82 US cents overnight after the Reserve Bank yesterday reiterated that is too high and signalled interest rates would remain on hold for longer and wouldn’t rise as much as previously thought. Read more »

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