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Key comfortable if RBNZ intervenes

PM John Key says agrees with RBNZ that NZ$ over-valued; would be comfortable if RBNZ intervened to sell it down; but restates intervention not effective in long run; NZ$ dips

Pressure building on the Federal Reserve to change their tone

Roger J Kerr says the next push upwards in US yields will be the real deal as bond investors seek better real returns

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; BNZ raises variable rates +25bps, selective on deposits, Dorchester looks for more of Turners, RBNZ leads,  wholesale rates sink

Intervention threat tips the scale

Roger J Kerr says because of hedging, the NZD can depreciate significantly over the next 6-12 months and the impact on inflation will be muted

Bernard's election diary - July 28

Key hangs Colin Craig out to dry; Smith denies threatening Fish and Game; Smith threatens legal action against bullying claim; Greens would ban deep sea drilling; Your view?

RBNZ will note rising pricing intensions

US bonds slide on weaker US capital goods shipments, despite strong durable goods orders

90 seconds at 9 am: NZD lower

US durable goods orders rise; eyes on Fed taper and NFPs, Argentina at the brink, UST 10yrs 2.47%; NZ$1 = US$0.854, TWI = 79.8

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; rates react to RBNZ hike, confidence fades, affordability actually improves, wholesale swap rates rise, and more

Auckland Airport refinancing offshore

Auckland Airport borrows US$250 mln for 12 years at lowest borrowing margin against US Treasuries for NZ company in the last decade

Bernard's election diary - July 25

Brownlee gives up Civil Aviation responsibilities during Inquiry into airport security breach; Gareth Morgan launches water campaign; Labour sets Local Govt policy; Your view?

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