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HiFX Morning Update, December 19, 2017

HiFX Morning Update, December 19, 2017

The NZDUSD opens at 0.7008 (mid-rate) this morning.

Domestic drivers for the NZD over the course of this week

Today 13:00 - ANZ Business Confidence
Wednesday Morning - GDT Price Index
Wednesday 10:45 - Current Account
- Trade Balance
Thursday 10:45 - GDP q/q

Global equity markets have had a strong start to the week, - Dow +0.02%, S&P 500 +0.02%, FTSE +0.62%, DAX +1.59%, CAC +1.33%, Nikkei +1.55%, Shanghai +0.05%.

Gold prices have edged higher, up 0.6% to $1,262 an ounce. WTI Crude Oil prices are little changed trading at $57.39 a barrel.

Upcoming Data releases (NZST):
13:00 ANZ Business Confidence


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