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RBNZ deliver a hawkish 75bp hike, FOMC minutes up next

As if 75bp was not enough, the RBNZ came out swinging by increasing their terminal rate much higher than we anticipated.

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“Less Hawkish” RBA weighs on AUD/NZD

With the RBA only hiking rates by 25bps at each of the last two meetings, the RBNZ is the more hawkish of the two central banks.

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November 1, 2022 11:05 AM
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Will NZD/USD take out the March 2020 lows?

If the price action is the same after the CPI print as it was after the hawkish RBNZ, then bounces will be sold into and the pair could take out the lows.

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October 17, 2022 02:59 PM

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Will NZD/USD take out the March 2020 lows?

If the price action is the same after the CPI print as it was after the hawkish RBNZ, then bounces will be sold into and the pair could take out the lows.

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October 17, 2022 02:59 PM
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The RBNZ hiked by 50bp – but a 75bp hike was considered

The RBNZ hiked for an eight consecutive meeting to take interest rates to 3.5%.

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The RBNZ hiked by 50bp – but a 75bp hike was considered

The RBNZ hiked for an eight consecutive meeting to take interest rates to 3.5%.

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

Business sentiment is not as pessimistic as it recently was, and RBNZ governor Orr described the central bank’s tightening cycle as ‘very mature’.

RBNZ Review Hawkish Orr strike fails to boost bird - NZDUSD

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has today raised the Official Cash Rate by 50 basis points to 3%. It is the RBNZ’s fourth straight 50bp hike in a row, in a tightening cycle that started back in October.

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August 16, 2022 11:43 PM

August RBNZ Preview and what next for the NZDUSD

At its meeting tomorrow, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is widely expected to raise the Official Cash Rate by 50 basis points taking the cash rate to 3%. It will be the RBNZ’s fourth consecutive 50bp hike in a tightening cycle that started in October.

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August 15, 2022 09:57 PM

NZDUSD remains grounded despite a third straight 50bp RBNZ rate hike

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has today raised the Official Cash Rate by 50 basis points to 2.50%. It was the RBNZ’s third straight 50bp hike in a row, in a tightening cycle that started back in October.

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July 12, 2022 11:48 PM

RBNZ Preview and what next for the NZDUSD

At its meeting on Wednesday, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is widely expected to raise the Official Cash Rate by 50 basis points taking the cash rate to 2.50%. It will be the RBNZ’s third straight 50bp hike in a row, in a tightening cycle that started back in October.

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July 10, 2022 11:26 PM

RBNZ preview and what comes next for the NZDUSD?

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is widely expected to raise the Official Cash Rate by another 50 basis points to 2.00% at its meeting tomorrow. The real focus will be on the accompanying Monetary Policy Statement (MPS), which will provide updated inflation forecasts and OCR track changes.

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May 24, 2022 03:02 AM
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NZ CPI hits a 32-year high, but is it enough for an imminent hike?

Despite another strong inflation report for New Zealand, it was below expectations which leaves traders questioning when (and by how much) RBNZ’s next hike will be.

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April 21, 2022 12:31 AM

Eye-watering CPI could force 75-100 bps hike from BOC, DXY mean reverts

Canada’s inflation metrics rise across the board and beat estimates by a wide enough margin to increase the odds of some serious hiking by the BOC in June.

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April 20, 2022 06:22 PM

RBNZ come out swinging with their most aggressive hike in 22 years

In true RBNZ style, the central bank came out swinging with a punchy 50 bps hike to tame inflation (and inflation expectations).

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April 12, 2022 11:08 PM

Key considerations for the Kiwi ahead of tomorrows RBNZ meeting

At 11 am Sydney time tomorrow, the RBNZ will announce either a 25bp or an inflation-busting 50bp rate hike in what will be a very close call.

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April 11, 2022 09:51 PM

NZ Q4 GDP and what comes next for AUDNZD?

As is often the case, Thursdays New Zealand's quarterly GDP release follows hot on the heels of the FOMC meeting and a few hours before Australia's monthly jobs data, likely making for a volatile session in Asia.

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March 14, 2022 09:55 PM

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RBNZ hikes; GBP/NZD gets whacked

The RBNZ hiked rates 25bps to 1.00% and gave a rather hawkish outlook to its guidance moving forward.

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February 23, 2022 10:46 AM
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RBNZ - How high can hawks fly? NZDUSD

At its first meeting of the year, the RBNZ as expected, raised the Official Cash Rate by 25bp to 1% and reiterated that further hikes would be necessary.

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February 23, 2022 12:07 AM

RBNZ to hike by 25bp tomorrow prompting mean reversion in AUDNZD

At its first meeting of the year, the RBNZ is expected tomorrow to raise the Official Cash Rate by 25bp to 1%, the third hike in a tightening cycle that commenced in October last year.

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February 21, 2022 08:16 PM
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European Open: RBNZ hike, FTSE holds support, Lira in freefall

Technically we suspect the FTSE has seen an important low around 7200 (but we cannot say the same for the flailing Lira). Up later is US GDP and revised consumer sentiment.

RBNZ dovish rate hike keeps Bird grounded - NZDUSD

As widely expected, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) today raised the Overnight Cash Rate (OCR) by 25bp to 0.75%. Recognition of a booming property market and overshoot in the RBNZ’s two primary objectives set out below as a reminder.

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November 23, 2021 08:57 PM
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Asian Open: RBNZ are expected to hike, but by how much?

How NZD pairs react today will likely be driven by whether RBNZ hike by 25 or 50 bps, and how hawkish that hike is deemed to be in their last meeting of the year.