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About the same.
24% (60 votes)
Better off.
22% (54 votes)
Much worse off.
19% (47 votes)
Much better off.
18% (45 votes)
Worse off.
18% (44 votes)
Total voters: 250

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What happened today

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; ANZ launches hot rate, NZ 7th best, Q1 no building fluke, Rents bounce up, Akl house prices fall, swap rates steepen

Cunliffe's 'show me the CGT' moment

Key trips up Cunliffe over whether CGT applies to family homes in trusts (it doesn't); Key hints at tax cut; National's land buying plan; National down in Roy Morgan poll, but Key up in 3 News poll

US Treasury yields surge

The US bond market back from the long weekend on a tear, boosted by strong US data

90 seconds at 9 am: Commodity prices sink

US construction and manufacturing expanding strongly; Switzerland stalls; surprise rise in Japanese pay; dairy prices fall 6%; oil and gold sink; NZ$1 = US$0.831, TWI = 78.4

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; SBS Bank raises TD rates, commodity prices fall, ratings agencies watching bank funding, sovereign spreads narrow, swaps fall

Labour wants urgent Police Inquiry

Labour calls for urgent Police Inquiry into Collins' links to Hotchin and SFO case; Winston says full Inquiry a bottom line; Greens plan NZ$18/hr minimum wage; Key vs Hooton

Mortgage demand raises 2yr swap

NZ rates higher but little drive; German rates fall again, ECB expected to cut although markets not certain

90 seconds at 9 am: Aussie factories wither as house prices soar

Factory expansion sinks in Europe and China, does better in Greece, Spain; Aussie housing boom near record while factories wither; CBA to float NZ office properties; NZ$1 = US$0.838, TWI = 79.2

GDP growth outlook being revised down

Roger J Kerr sees a sharp slowdown coming, probably with inflation. He says borrowers should fix, investors should stay short

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; FinanceNow targets car finance, terms of trade improve, economy expansion moderates, swap rates rise, cash incentives expire

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