HIGHLIGHTS - Improved risk appetite gives equity markets a boost. - Bonds give up gains on equity strength ahead of US non-farm payrolls. - USD remains ascendant, hitting a nine year high. OUTLOOK
NZD The NZD has been the strongest performer over the past 24-hours, gaining more than 1.4% against the USD. It trades at 0.7800 this morning.
NZD The NZD has traded a fairly tight range over the past 24-hours to sit at 0.7710 currently.
NZD The NZD has strengthened along with all of its peers, relative to a weak USD overnight. The NZD/USD trades at 0.7720 this morning.
NZD The NZD has been the worst performer amongst its peers over the past 24-hours. It trades at 0.7660 at present.
NZD The NZD weakened against the USD, along with all of its peers on Friday night. It ended the week around 0.7710.
NZD NZD is off its overnight highs, but remains 0.2% higher for the day against the USD at 0.7780.
HIGHLIGHTS - ECB takes another step closer to bringing out the full bazooka. - AUD remains under pressure; some forecasters call for an RBA rate cut in Q1 2015. NZD/AUD knocking on the door of 0.93.
NZD The NZD remains under pressure, though not thanks to any fresh news. NZD/USD is 0.7% weaker this morning at 0.7760.
NZD The NZD has been one of the worst performers against a broadly stronger USD overnight. The NZD/USD trades at 0.7790 this morning.
NZD The NZD is one of the best performers overnight, but once again this was at the whim of global sentiment. NZD/USD is up 0.7% for the day at just below 0.7900.
NZD The NZD was caught in the crossfire of a hard commodity sell-off on Friday, and closed 0.3% lower against the USD at 0.7840.
NZD The NZD/USD is unchanged relative to its level yesterday morning (0.7870), having eased off overnight peaks amidst a broader (but mild) USD rally.
HIGHLIGHTS - OPEC's decision to maintain its aggregate production quota at 30m bpd pushed WTI crude below USD70/bbl for the first time since June 2010 and weighs heavily on commodity currencies. - Aggregate euro area inflation looks to have weakened further.
NZD The NZD/USD has pushed up to trade around 0.7880 this morning, in the backdrop of a broadly weaker USD.
HIGHLIGHTS - AUD/USD falls to four-year low on weak iron ore prices and comments from RBA Deputy Governor Lowe, dragging NZD/USD down in sympathy. - Revisions to US Q3 GDP surprise to the upside, but more concurrent confidence indicators record solid declines.
NZD The NZD/USD has declined to trade around 0.7800 currently.
NZD The NZD/USD has declined to trade around 0.7850 this morning.
NZD There was plenty of volatility in the NZD on Friday night. The NZD/USD ended the week at 0.7880, but well off intra-night highs.
NZD The NZD/USD trades at a similar level to yesterday morning, around 0.7860.
NZD The NZD/USD has traded lower since yesterday morning to sit around 0.7860 at present.
NZD The NZD/USD sits at 0.7940, having fallen from intra-night highs above 0.7970.
NZD The NZD/USD sits slightly higher, around 0.7930, this morning.
NZD The NZD/USD ended the week at little higher at 0.7910, although slightly below intra-night highs.
HIGHLIGHTS - Euro area inflation and growth expectations revised lower in the latest ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters; - NZD has a volatile night and oil is lower. OUTLOOK TODAY: Chinese monetary aggregates and NZ Non-resident bond holdings.
NZD The NZD/USD sits at a similar level to yesterday morning, around 0.7890 currently.
NZD The NZD has been the strongest performer over the past 24-hours. It has gained 1% against the USD, to trade around 0.7890 this morning.
HIGHLIGHTS - ECB strengthens forward guidance with EUR/USD weakening sharply as markets continue to anticipate imminent outright purchases of euro area sovereign bonds.
NZD The NZD has regained its composure over the past 24 hours, with NZD/USD posting a 0.6% gain to 0.7850.
NZD The NZD is significantly weaker this morning in the wake of an upbeat FOMC statement. NZD/USD is down by 1.0% at 0.7840, and is one of the weakest performing majors.
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