Economic News Category

NZ business sentiment is less dire, RBNZ hint at rate cycle high
September 29, 2022

NZ business sentiment is less dire, RBNZ hint at rate cycle high Business outlook is now -37.6, up 25.9 points higher than the June low. Business outlook rose for a third month and at its fastest m/m pace since December 2020. Activity outlook rose from-4 to -1.8. Import intentions expanded for a second month. A

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US Housing data, Core PCE inflation
September 28, 2022

US Housing data, Core PCE inflation The slowing US housing market is making alive some memories from the 200—2009 great recession but there is some confusion about whether it’s a red flag for the economy these days. New home sales have been trending downwards so far this year and the August reading is expected to

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EUR/USD approaches 0.9600 lows as recovery loses
September 27, 2022

EUR/USD approaches 0.9600 lows as recovery loses There was a sharp movement in euro which may be missed. The single currency dropped to a fresh low on the year against the greenback, reaching a low of 0.9551 before bouncing back to hit 0.9700, from where it has since drifted back lower. The EUR/USD has now

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GBP down during Asian Trade
September 26, 2022

GBP down during Asian Trade The pound was aggressively lower during Asian trade. CME stopped trading of GBP futures. GBP/USD touched a record low. Combination of the UK’s mini budget and flight to the dollar weigh on sterling. The GBP was already facing heavy selling pressure on Friday when the UK’s new chancellor unveiled his

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BOE: Another 50bp hike and we expect more to come
September 23, 2022

BOE: Another 50bp hike and we expect more to come The BOE hiked policy rates by 50bp, bringing the bank rate to 2.25. The extent to which fiscal policy is set to boost demand and hence impact policy setting is still highly uncertain. Call for a 50bp hike in November and December and 25bp in

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