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AUD Edges Lower After Volatile Wednesday

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(Z1) Bearish Trend Condition

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U.S. Tsys Help Futures To Twist Flatten Overnight

US TSYS

Post-FOMC Twist Flattening

NZD

Heavy Start

RBNZ

Reserve Bank Tightens LVR Restrictions

US: Recap of Economic Indicators

                             Apr-18   Mar-18   Feb-18   Jan-18   Dec-17   Nov-17
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UI Claims/4wk avg
wk 1                        233/230  230/225  223/228  247/245  235/241  237/234
wk 2                        232/231  226/223  234/230  226/241  229/236  250/239
wk 3                                 227/225  218/227  229/238  242/236  239/240
wk 4                                 218/225  217/223  234/234  242/237  239/241
wk 5                                 242/228                    248/240
Nonfarm Payrolls                       +103K    +326k    +176k    +175k    +216k
Private Payrolls                       +102k    +320k    +188k    +174k    +217k
Mfg Payroll                             +22k     +32k     +20k     +39k     +30k
Unemployment                            4.1%     4.1%     4.1%     4.1%     4.1%
Avg Wkly Hours                          34.5     34.5     34.4     34.5     34.5
Avg Hours - Mfg                         40.9     41.0     40.7     40.8     40.9
Aggr Hours Index                       +0.1%    +0.6%    -0.2%    +0.2%    +0.5%
Aggr Hrs Index - Mfg                   -0.1%    +1.0%    -0.1%    +0.1%    +0.2%
Avg Hourly Earnings                    +0.3%    +0.1%    +0.3%    +0.4%    +0.3%
Final Demand PPI                       +0.3%    +0.2%    +0.4%     Flat    +0.4%
excl food & energy                     +0.3%    +0.2%    +0.4%    -0.1%    +0.2%
excl food, energy, trade               +0.4%    +0.4%    +0.4%    +0.1%    +0.3%
CPI                                     -01%    +0.2%    +0.5%    +0.2%    +0.3%
excl food & energy                     +0.2%    +0.2%    +0.3%    +0.2%    +0.1%
Import Prices                           Flat    +0.3%    +0.8%    +0.2%    +1.0%
non-petro import prices                +0.1%    +0.4%    +0.6%    -0.1%    +0.2%
ISM Mfg Prices Pd Index                 78.1     74.2     72.7     69.0     65.5
PCE Price Index M/M                             +0.2%    +0.4%    +0.1%    +0.2%
PCE Price Index Y/Y                             +1.8%    +1.7%    +1.7%    +1.7%
Core PCE Price Index M/M                        +0.2%    +0.3%    +0.2%    +0.1%
Core PCE Price Index Y/Y                        +1.6%    +1.5%    +1.5%    +1.5%
Treasury Budget (bn)                 -$208.7  -$215.2   +$49.2   -$23.2  -$138.5
Consumer Credit (bn)                           +$10.6   +$15.6   +$19.0   +$32.6
CB Consumer Confidence                 127.7    130.0    124.3    123.1    128.6
Consumer Sentiment          97.8(a)    101.4     99.7     95.7     95.9     98.5
Car Sales, saar (mn)                     3.8      3.9      3.8      4.1      4.3
Truck Sales, saar (mn)                   9.6      8.9      9.0      9.5      9.0
Total, saar (mn)                        13.4     12.8     12.8     13.6     13.3
Retail Sales                           +0.6%    -0.1%    -0.2%    -0.1%    +0.8%
excl motor vehicles                    +0.2%    +0.2%    +0.1%     Flat    +1.2%
Personal Income                                 +0.4%    +0.4%    +0.4%    +0.3%
Personal Spending                               +0.2%    +0.2%    +0.4%    +0.7%
ISM Mfg Index                           59.3     60.8     59.1     59.3     58.2
ISM Nonmfg NMI                          58.8     59.5     59.9     56.0     57.3
MNI Chicago Report                      57.4     61.9     65.7     67.8     65.6
Phila Fed Mfg Index            23.2     22.3     25.8     22.2     27.9     24.3
Phila Fed Nonmfg Index                  30.1     31.0     19.5     29.4     25.6
Empire State Index                      22.5     13.1     17.7     19.6     20.9
KC Fed Mfg Index                          17       17       16       13       15
Richmond Fed Mfg Index                    15       28       14       20       30
Dallas Fed Mfg Index                    21.4     37.2     33.4     29.7     19.4
Markit Mfg Index                        55.6     55.3     55.5     55.1     53.9
Markit Services Index                   54.0     55.9     53.3     53.7     54.5
Ind Production                         +0.5%    +1.0%    -0.2%    +0.5%    +0.5%
Capacity Util                          78.0%    77.7%    77.1%    77.3%    77.0%
Factory Orders                                  +1.2%    -1.3%    +1.8%    +1.7%
Factory Orders ex
transport                                       +0.1%    +0.4%    +0.9%    +1.1%
Durables                                        +3.0%    -3.6%    +2.7%    +1.7%
Durables ex transport                           +1.0%    -0.3%    +0.8%    +0.4%
Nondurables                                     -0.5%    +1.0%    +0.9%    +1.6%
Mfg Shipments                                   +0.2%    +0.7%    +0.7%    +1.4%
Business Inventories                            +0.6%    +0.6%    +0.6%    +0.4%
Factory                                         +0.3%    +0.4%    +0.7%    +0.5%
Retail                                          +0.4%    +0.7%    +0.3%    +0.2%
Wholesale                                       +1.0%    +0.9%    +0.7%    +0.6%
Housing Starts (mn)                    1.319    1.295    1.339    1.207    1.299
Building Permits (mn)                  1.354    1.321    1.377    1.300    1.303
NAHB Index                       69       70       71       72       74       69
New Home Sales (k)                                618      622      653      711
Existing Homes (mn)                              5.54     5.38     5.56     5.72
Pending Home Sales Index                        107.5    104.3    109.8    109.8
Construct Spending                              +0.1%     Flat    +1.6%    +1.2%
Private Residential                             +0.1%    +0.1%    +1.6%    +1.2%
Trade Balance (bn)                             -$57.6   -$56.7   -$53.9   -$50.9
Exports (bn)                                  +$204.4   $200.9   $203.6   $200.2
Imports (bn)                                  +$262.0   $257.6   $257.5   $251.1
Goods Only, BOP (bn)                           -$77.0   -$76.7   -$73.7   -$71.1
Leading Index                          +0.3%    +0.7%    +0.8%    +0.7%    +0.4%
                                       Q4-17             Q3-17             Q2-17
GDP (chain-wt)                         +2.9%             +3.2%             +3.1%
Final Sales                            +3.4%             +2.4%             +2.9%
Chain prices                           +2.3%             +2.1%             +1.0%
Current-dollar                         +5.3%             +5.3%             +4.1%
                                       Q4-17             Q3-17             Q2-17
Nonfarm Productivity                    Flat             +2.7%             +1.5%
Nonfarm Unit Labor Costs               +2.5%             -0.1%             +0.3%
                                       Q4-17             Q3-17             Q2-17
ECI (q/q)                              +0.6%             +0.7%             +0.5%
(a) advance report
--MNI Washington Bureau; +1 212-800-8517; email: sara.haire@marketnews.com
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