Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


NZ dollar slips as Chinese shadow banking fears re-emerge

NZ dollar slips as Chinese shadow banking fears re-emerge ahead of economic data

Jan. 20 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell as fears over China’s financial sector re-emerged on reports a troubled trust product won’t be bailed out, ahead of economic data which is expected to show the world’s second-biggest economy is still growing, albeit at a slower pace.

The kiwi fell to 82.46 US cents at 8am from 82.62 cents at the close of trading in New York on Friday, and 82.99 cents at 5pm in Wellington. The trade-weighted index dropped to 78.40 from 78.78 last week.

China’s economy grew at an annual pace of 7.6 percent in the fourth quarter, according to a Reuters poll of economists, slowing from 7.8 percent in the previous quarter. Traders will be monitoring the strength of the gross domestic product, industrial production and retail sales data after media reports that Industrial & Commercial Bank of China is refusing to bail out a troubled 3 billion yuan trust product reignited fears over the stability of the nation’s financial system.

“Market chatter is talking about credit conditions in China and increasing concerns over the shadow banking sector,” said Sam Tuck, senior FX strategist at ANZ New Zealand in Auckland. “If the Chinese data comes in softer, the Aussie and kiwi will struggle.”

US markets are closed on Monday for Martin Luther King Day, putting the Chinese data under more scrutiny.

New Zealand inflation figures tomorrow are expected to show an annual pace of 1.4 percent, which economists say will be benign enough for the Reserve Bank to hold off hiking interest rates until March.

The local currency fell to 85.80 yen at 8am in Wellington from 86.58 yen last week, and decreased to 93.93 Australian cents from 94.11 cents. It slipped to 60.86 euro cents from 60.95 cents last week, and dropped to 50.20 British pence from 50.79 pence.

(BusinessDesk)


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

BusinessDesk: APN's NZME Sees Future In Paywalls, Growth In Digital Sales

APN News & Media has touted a single newsroom concept for its NZME unit in New Zealand, similar to what Germany's Die Welt uses, saying an 'integrated sales proposition' is helping it win market share, including ... More>>

Labour Party: Global Milk Prices Now Lowest In 6 Years

The latest fall in the global dairy price has brought it to the lowest level in six years and shows there must be meaningful action in tomorrow’s Budget to diversify the economy, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. “Dairy prices ... More>>

BusinessDesk: NZ Inflation Expectations Creep Higher In June Survey

May 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand businesses lifted their expectations for inflation over the next two years, sapping any immediate pressure on the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates, and prompting the kiwi dollar to jump higher. More>>

BusinessDesk: Lower Fuel Costs Drive Down NZ Producer Input, Output Prices

May 19 - Producer input and output prices fell in the first quarter, mainly reflecting lower fuel costs and weakness in prices of meat and dairy products. More>>

Media: Fairfax Media NZ Announces Senior Editorial Team

Fairfax Media New Zealand has today confirmed its new editorial leadership team, as part of a transformation of its newsrooms aimed at enhancing local and national journalism across digital and print. More>>

Science: Flavonoids Reduce Cold And Cough Risk

Flavonoids reduce cold and cough risk Research from the University of Auckland shows eating flavonoids – found in green tea, apples, blueberries, cocoa, red wine and onions – can significantly reduce the risk of catching colds and coughs. The research, ... More>>


BusinessDesk: RBNZ House Alert Speech The Catalyst For Government Action

Prime Minister John Key all but conceded that pressure from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand for concerted action on rampant Auckland house prices was one of the main catalysts for the government's weekend announcements about tightly ... More>>

BusinessDesk: How To Fall Foul Of The New Housing Tax Rules: Tips From IRD

Just because you rented out your investment property doesn't absolve you from paying tax, says the Inland Revenue Department in a summary of commonly made mistakes by non-professional property investors when it comes to their tax liability.More>>

Legal: Superdiversity Law, Policy And Business Stocktake Announced

Mai Chen, Managing Partner at Chen Palmer New Zealand Public and Employment Law Specialists and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Auckland, today announced the establishment ... More>>

Housing: More House Price Gains Expected

House price expectations remain high, with a net 56% of respondents expecting house prices will increase. Fears of higher interest rates are fading, consistent with the RBNZ’s signals this year. Affordability and a lack of houses for ... More>>

TDDA: State-Of-The-Art Drug Testing Laboratory To Open In Auckland

World leading drug testing agencies, The Drug Detection Agency (TDDA) and Omega Laboratories, open New Zealand laboratory More>>

Network: Bigpipe Launches Ultra-Fast Broadband Into Wellington

Bigpipe Launches Ultra-Fast Broadband into Wellington Naked broadband provider Bigpipe has extended its national reach, announcing today, the launch of its unlimited UFB offering into Wellington. The Spark Venture business is giving Wellingtonians the ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news