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What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; Resimac changes home loan rates, education industry grows, Croxley slims, Tower gets RBNZ tick, Westpac says fix

Key and National down in DigiPoll

National and Key down in DigiPoll, but still well ahead of Labour, which also fell; Key's word questioned over Slater's OIA to SIS; Labour would re-open Hillside and keep Invermay

Markets underrate OCR hikes

Recent data more likely to see RBNZ resume rate hikes than market pricing assumes, says BNZ. Swaps push higher

90 seconds at 9 am: Gold tumbles

BofA pays another huge fine; US factory and jobs data positive; EU and China PMIs disappoint; gold down sharply, S&P500 up at record; NZ$1 = US$0.84, TWI = 79.2

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; job ads cool, Labour focuses on Dunedin, Aust the backdoor into NZ, consumer confidence down, credit card use slows, swap rates firm

Annual net migration headed for 50,000

Net migration rises to 41,000 in year to July; highest since August 2003; Just a net 79 NZers left for Australia in July; Westpac, ANZ now sees net migration hitting 50,000

Key says Greens smoking pot on Budget

Key says Greens 'smoking pot' with budget surplus promise; Key says knew nothing of SIS briefing on Slater's OIA request because he was on holiday in Hawaii; Key's poll rating slumps

Yields push on higher again

A lower currency may convince markets OCR rate hikes are back on track; US and UK central banks turn hawkish

90 seconds at 9 am: Bitcoin and 3-D printing

US Fed and BofE members struggle with timing of rate rises; China carbon price mistakes; Aussie bitcoin ruling; 3-D printing; NZ$1 = US$0.838, TWI = 79.0

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; HCNZ moves home loan rates 1 bp, home loan approvals slow, payout forecasts cut, poll surprise, US dollar surges

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