The week ahead will see the U.S. dollar take a back seat as the baton is passed over to the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of Japan (BoJ). Both the central banks are expected to make no changes to monetary policy. However, forward guidance will be a key factor, especially for the ECB. Elsewhere, New Zealand will be reporting on the ...

2017-07-17 John Benjamin Read more
China Inflation

Following a rather eventful week, the markets are likely to head into a new trading week with risk aversion staying on trader's minds. Economic data this week is mostly confined to second-tier data from the U.S. and from Europe. Inflation continues to remain the main theme with numbers expected from the eurozone, New Zealand and Canada. The w...

2017-04-17 John Benjamin Read more
UK Supreme Court_Ruling_Brexit

The week ahead will see a continuation to the Brexit storyline as reports confirm that the UK's Supreme Court will be giving its verdict on the High Court decision in November. Elsewhere, Australia and New Zealand will be releasing the quarterly inflation figures while the U.S. and the UK will see the preliminary GDP numbers for the fourth quart...

2017-01-23 John Benjamin Read more
NZD_Inflation_New Zealand

Stronger Than Expected NZ 3Q Inflation The release of 3Q Inflation data for New Zealand surprised markets last night with a stronger than expected print of 0.2% QoQ vs. 0% expected. Rate cut expectations continued to build ahead of the meeting with rates markets pricing around an 85% chance of the RBNZ easing at their next meeting. Reduced pet...

2016-10-18 James Harte Read more
New Zealand

The markets were seen recovering following the weekend reports of a failed military coup in Turkey New Zealand second quarter inflation rises 0.40%, less than expected BoE MPC member, Martin Weale signals no urgency to ease monetary policy in August Markets looking at a slow day of trading with no major news flows Today’s Economi...

2016-07-18 John Benjamin Read more