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Banks 'can and will be allowed to fail'

NZ's stable, if heavily consolidated, financial system creates 'ample scope' for new entrants, RBNZ says

Rates now close to cycle trough

Market sentiment rises as Eurozone manufacturing expanding again. Yields rise worldwide and NZ expected to follow

OCR seen on hold until Sept 2015

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CPI up just 0.3% in Sept qtr and 1.0% for the year; well below economists' forecasts; NZ$ drops half a cent to 78.7 USc; OCR seen firmly on hold until September 2015

Five questions for reporting season

Country's big four banks heading for strong annual profits, but what answers to five key questions will they provide?

How do you want your European bank CoCo, medium, well done, or ... burnt?

Martien Lubberink explains to local fund managers why they need to be very, very careful of European bank securities. Does your fund have any of them?

Wheeler says LVR review coming in November

Governor Graeme Wheeler says RBNZ to review LVR 'speed limits' criteria & implications next month; Says LVRs have reduced CPI pressure by equivalent of 25-50bps OCR increase

Spotlight on big bank annual results

Andrew Thorburn, capital, revenue, costs, margins and bad debts in focus when 3 of Australasia's big 4 banks report annual results

Best before: February 2014

Infometrics is wondering if the economy has passed its use-by date. What challenges will the next few years bring?

Migration hits all time high

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Migration adds another 45,414 people to NZ's population in year to September; Westpac sees peak of 55k next year

Inflation may be 'lower for longer'

Westpac chief economist Dominick Stephens says RBNZ may now not increase OCR until after June next year; Says meat prices may fall