Currencies Market & New Zealand Dollar

  • $A lower amid weak GDP, strong $US AAP - 29 minutes ago

    The Australian dollar has weakened following Wednesday's disappointing economic growth figures and a resurgence of the US dollar. At 0630 AEDT on Thursday, the local currency was trading at 78.14 US cents, down from 78.23 cents on Wednesday. Australia's economy grew by 0.5 per cent in the December quarter and by 2.5 per cent in 2014, official figures on Wednesday showed, which was weaker than economists expected.

  • Currencies: money talks Financial Times - 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    The dollar is up, the yen and the euro are down and currencies are back on the agenda. Take Procter & Gamble. Last quarter it reported earnings per share down 8 per cent. With stable currencies, earnings ...

  • GDF Suez issues euro bond at record low rate Financial Times - 1 hour 52 minutes ago

    GDF Suez broke fresh ground when it issued the lowest coupon on a 20-year corporate benchmark bond in the eurozone, highlighting relentless investor demand for less risky assets that is allowing companies ...

  • GFT Technologies AG: 0.25 euro dividend planned, adjustment of rate of dividend: noodls - 3 hours ago

    Stuttgart, 4 March 2014 - The management board and supervisory board of GFT Technologies AG have decided today to propose to the general meeting a dividend of 0.25 euro for 2014, just as they did last ...

  • Buy Back Announcement noodls - 3 hours ago

    4 March 2015 NB Global Floating Rate Income Fund Limited (the "Company") Transaction in Own Shares The Company announces that pursuant to the general authority granted by shareholders of the ...

  • Price & Time: Big Day For USD/CAD DailyFX - 6 hours ago

    Price & Time: Big Day For USD/CAD

  • Into the Storm: US ADP, ISM Services Start Three Day Data Blitz DailyFX - 8 hours ago

    Into the Storm: US ADP, ISM Services Start Three Day Data Blitz

  • EU high court hands Britain win over European Central Bank Associated Press - 9 hours ago

    A European Union high court has handed Britain and its London financial hub a victory by ruling against a European Central Bank decision that would have forced financial institutions clearing trades in ...

  • $A lower on post-RBA profit taking AAP - 13 hours ago

    The Australian dollar is slightly lower as traders take profits following gains made after the Reserve Bank's decision to keep the cash rate unchanged for now. Easy Forex currency dealer Andreas Tjahja said there was a spike in the Aussie after the figures were released late morning, but the currency was unable to hold its gains. He said the spike was because there was relief that the growth figures weren't so bad and it also eased expectations that the Reserve Bank would cut in April.

  • Dollar Holds its Range as Traders Look to SPX and NFPs as Loaded Catalysts DailyFX - 15 hours ago

    Dollar Holds its Range as Traders Look to SPX and NFPs as Loaded Catalysts

  • Concerns RBA rates decision was leaked AAP - 15 hours ago
    Concerns RBA rates decision was leaked

    Investigations are under way after suspicious moves by the Australian dollar and share market in the seconds before Tuesday's Reserve Bank interest rate decision. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is investigating after the Australian dollar surged and the share market began falling at 1429 AEDT on Tuesday, seconds before the RBA's 1430 AEDT announcement. The moves sent chins wagging among analysts, while Treasurer Joe Hockey and RBA governor Glenn Stevens expressed concern. Westpac chief currency strategist Robert Rennie described the dollar's bounce as "curious", and IG Markets strategist Evan Lucas called the move "suspicious".

  • NZ dollar little changed as Australian GDP shows healthy household consumption BusinessDesk - 16 hours ago

    The New Zealand dollar was little changed after figures showed Australia's economy got a boost from increased consumer spending, offsetting the decline in its resources sector. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures showed the country's economy grew 0.5 percent in the three months ended Dec. 31. Combined with yesterday's decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia to leave rates unchanged, investors refrained from selling the New Zealand and Australian dollars. "The headline numbers was slightly lower than consensus, but the detail was reasonably solid," said Imre Speizer, market strategist at Westpac Banking Corp in Auckland.

  • Crude Oil, Gold and SPX 500 Await Direction Cues in Established Ranges DailyFX - 16 hours ago

    Crude Oil, Gold and SPX 500 Await Direction Cues in Established Ranges

  • NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Oscillating Above 0.75 Figure DailyFX - 17 hours ago

    NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Oscillating Above 0.75 Figure

  • AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Wedged in Familiar Territory DailyFX - 17 hours ago

    AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Wedged in Familiar Territory

  • $A higher following growth figures AAP - 18 hours ago

    The Australian dollar has pushed higher after economic growth figures got the market thinking the Reserve Bank might not go for a rate cut in April. Australia's economy grew by 0.5 per cent in the December quarter and by 2.5 per cent in 2014, official figures on Wednesday showed. National Australia Bank global co-head of FX strategy Ray Attrill said that although the figures largely matched expectations, the fact that they weren't worse pushed the Australian dollar higher.

  • RBA refers $A move to ASIC AAP - 18 hours ago
    RBA refers $A move to ASIC

    The corporate watchdog is investigating sharp movements by the Australian dollar and share market in the seconds before Tuesday's interest rate announcement. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is investigating after the Australian dollar strengthened and the share market began to drop at 1429 AEDT on Tuesday, seconds before the RBA's 1430 AEDT announcement. "ASIC cannot comment specifically. "ASIC has been made aware of the matter and is looking into it," an RBA spokesman said.

  • USD/CAD Technical Analysis: Coiling Up for a Breakout? DailyFX - 20 hours ago

    USD/CAD Technical Analysis: Coiling Up for a Breakout?

  • EUR/USD Technical Analysis: January Low Remains in Focus DailyFX - 21 hours ago

    EUR/USD Technical Analysis: January Low Remains in Focus

  • US Dollar Technical Analysis: Bounce Capped at Range Top DailyFX - 21 hours ago

    US Dollar Technical Analysis: Bounce Capped at Range Top

  • Australian services sector finally growing AAP - 21 hours ago

    Australia's services sector has grown for the first time in a year, boosted by the Reserve Bank's February rate cut and the lower Australian dollar. Services expanded by 1.8 points to 51.7 in February, above the 50 level separating expansion from contraction, according to the Australian Industry Group's performance of services index on Wednesday.

  • NZD/USD Rally Reverses at December Low (Old Support) DailyFX - 22 hours ago

    NZD/USD Rally Reverses at December Low (Old Support)

  • AUD/USD Channel Resistance in Focus DailyFX - 22 hours ago

    AUD/USD Channel Resistance in Focus

  • USD/CAD Coiled for a Move-Resolution Awaits DailyFX - 22 hours ago

    USD/CAD Coiled for a Move-Resolution Awaits

  • EUR/USD Eases into 1.1150; Near Term Momentum Slows DailyFX - 22 hours ago

    EUR/USD Eases into 1.1150; Near Term Momentum Slows

  • AUD/USD to Eye 0.7720 Support on Dismal Australia GDP Report DailyFX - 23 hours ago

    AUD/USD to Eye 0.7720 Support on Dismal Australia GDP Report

  • Scalps Target USDCAD Breakout Heading Into BoC, NFPs DailyFX - 23 hours ago

    Scalps Target USDCAD Breakout Heading Into BoC, NFPs

  • $A stronger after RBA rate decision AAP - 23 hours ago

    The Australian dollar remains above 78 US cents after the Reserve Bank's surprise decision to keep rates on hold at 2.25 per cent. The central bank defied expectations by keeping rates on hold on Tuesday following February's 25 basis point cut, with the surprise decision lifting the Australian dollar above 78 US cents. "No change from the RBA resulted and was enough to see the Australian dollar spike higher," National Australia Bank senior economist David de Garis said.

  • Finance News Update, what you need to know AAP - 23 hours ago
    Finance News Update, what you need to know

    WORLD FINANCE UPDATE: The Australian dollar has fallen but remains above 78 US cents after the Reserve Bank's decision to keep interest rates on hold at 2.25 per cent. At 0630 AEDT on Wednesday, the local ...

  • $A above 78 US cents on RBA decision AAP - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 8:48 AM NZDT

    The Australian dollar has fallen but remains above 78 US cents after the Reserve Bank's decision to keep interest rates on hold at 2.25 per cent. At 0630 AEDT on Wednesday, the local currency was trading ...

  • NZ dollar benefits from commodity currency gains after RBA decision, Canadian GDP BusinessDesk - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 8:31 AM NZDT

    The New Zealand dollar rose along with other commodity currencies after the Australian Reserve Bank chose not to cut interest rates yesterday and following better-than-expected growth data in Canada. The currencies of countries reliant on commodity exports advanced overnight after the RBA opted to leave its interest rate unchanged at a record low 2.25 percent, and a report showed Canada's economy grew at an annualised rate of 2.4 percent in the fourth quarter, beating the 2 percent expected. Meanwhile, average prices advanced 1.1 percent at the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight, keeping Fonterra Cooperative Group's forecast payout to dairy farmers this season intact. "Commodity currencies broadly rose overnight after the RBA left rates unchanged and Canadian fourth quarter GDP (gross domestic product) was stronger than expected, with positive revisions," ANZ Bank New Zealand agri economist Con Williams and senior FX strategist Sam Tuck said in a note.

  • March Forex Seasonality Sees US Dollar Rally Stunted DailyFX - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 4:00 AM NZDT

    March Forex Seasonality Sees US Dollar Rally Stunted

  • Manulife Japan to Commence Sales of Single Premium Whole Life Insurance with Currency Options through … noodls - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 3:29 AM NZDT

    Manulife Life Insurance Company ("Manulife Japan") will commence the sale of single premium whole life insurance with currency options through the Aozora Bank, Ltd. on February 16. ... This is ...

  • Price & Time: Downside Break in the Euro Before Payrolls? DailyFX - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 2:30 AM NZDT

    Price & Time: Downside Break in the Euro Before Payrolls?

  • US Dollar Strength Tentative, Selective at Best DailyFX - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 1:10 AM NZDT

    US Dollar Strength Tentative, Selective at Best