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Auckland Council considers retail bonds issue to raise as yet unspecified amount

All eyes on RBA rate decision

NZ swaps push higher and steeper. UST 10yr yields rise, should push up following first Fed hike mid-year. RBA decision tomorrow

90 seconds at 9 am: China cuts rates again

China cuts rates again; pressure on RBA; US Q4 GDP revised down, confidence revised up; India goes for growth; euro inflation rises; NZD hits records; NZ$1 = 75.6 USc, TWI = 79.2

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; approaching parity, lame consent levels, strong confidence levels, more water storage, rising swap rates

Striking drop at NZ long end

Aussie capex weakness and chunky long-end flow drives narrowing of NZ-AU spreads markedly

90 seconds at 9 am: Another NZD run-up?

Equities hit record highs; US prices fall, durable goods orders rise; EU exempts France; wholesale rates fall; oil and gold stable; NZ$1 = 75.4 USc, TWI = 78.5

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; $4.70 confirmed, trade balance surprise, immigration surge, swap rates flatten, weak AUD promotes the kiwi

Govt to ramp up Tamaki re-development

English says Govt working on plans to fund acceleration of redevelopment of Tamaki to build 5,000 new houses over a decade

German bond yields slump

German 10-year yields fall back to historic lows; unexpected weakness in Aussie data likely to have contagion effect for NZ

90 seconds at 9 am: Hong Kong cuts taxes

Chinese factories marking time, consumer sentiment low; Hong Kong cuts taxes; Greece distrusted; AU wage growth slows, confidence down; NZ$1 = 75.4 USc, TWI = 78.5

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