New Zealand PPI

Softer Equities and No Trade Deal Yet

November 19, 2018

Stocks have begun another week on a downbeat. The DOW is off slightly more than 1.0%. Share prices fell 0.6% in Germany, France and Australia but firmed 0.7% in Japan. The dollar is softer, too, with losses of 0.4% versus the euro, 0.3% vis-a-vis the yen and sterling, and 0.2% against the Canadian dollar. However, […] More

Dollar and Oil Up But Almost Everything Else Down

February 20, 2018

Most markets with the notable exceptions of China and Taiwan are back open for business. Share prices are lower, with drops of 1.0% in Japan, 1.1% in South Korea, and 0.5% in Hong Kong. Morgan Stanley analysts warn of a bigger U.S. stock correction that seen earlier this month. Long-term U.S. interest rates resumed rising […] More

Tuesday Highlights

August 19, 2014

The dollar, equities, and sovereign debt yields rose. Perceived geopolitical risks lessened. New Zealand producer prices recorded their greatest quarter-on-quarter drop since 3Q12, and government officials revised growth and inflation forecasts slightly downward for New Zealand. British CPI and PPI inflation decelerated more than expected in July. Euroland recorded current account surpluses in July of […] More

Lower Bond and Stock Prices

August 19, 2013

Financial turbulence in Indonesia where 1) equities plunged 5.6% to a 21-month low, 2) the rupiah dropped 1% and touched 10,500/USD for the first time in four years, and 3) the 10-year bond yield advanced to a 29-month high.  Markets have reacted adversely to a string of bad economic news including Friday’s report of a […] More