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What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; immigration pace picks up, job ad growth very localised, oil price dives, credit card use rises, swap rates jump and steepen

Yellen clarity stirs markets

Clear signals from the US Fed that policy rates will rise mid 2015 sees wholesale markets bid up benchmark rates. NZ swaps follow

90 seconds at 9 am: Wall Street rallies

US stocks up on lower jobless claims; Swiss impose negative rates; Aussie supermarkets reprise tough stance on suppliers; UST 10yr yields jump; oil falls; NZ$1 = 77.5 USc, TWI = 78.4

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; solid Q3 growth, FMA warning, new IRD powers, swap rates rise, NZD a little weaker

NZ GDP rises 1.0% in Sept qtr

GDP rose 1.0% in Sept qtr; slightly stronger than expected; farming and oil exploration grew strongly; GDP up 3.2% from year ago; Previous years revised down

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

How the boomers pulled up the ladder on the young; Of black swans, oil and the rubble of the rouble; America's dis-inflation shock; Clarke and Dawe; Dilbert

Heightened risk aversion

Tightening and flattening of rate curves continues with long end falls continuing

90 seconds at 9 am: Financial stress widens

US Fed chooses 'patience'; US inflation falls; the ruble stabilises on official support; UK banks in stress tests; UST 10yr yield 2.08%; oil and gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 77.3 USc, TWI = 78

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; BOP surprise, dairy prices stop falling, more mortgages approved, swap rates lurch down again

NZ yields flat

Tight NZGB issuance confirmed, UST yields declined as Russian risks play out; eyes now on Fed signals

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