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Christian Hawkesby on the conventional & scientific US Fed, missing inflation, the falling oil price, the fall of bond king Bill Gross, Dilbert & more

Net migration hits new all time high

Migration added 22,500 people to Auckland's population in the year to November; Net migration to peak at 60k next year?

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

Treasury forecasts deficit in 2014/15

Treasury forecasts NZ$572 mln OBEGAL deficit for 2014/15; surplus of NZ$575 mln in 2015/16; English says will get to 2014/15 surplus anyway; 'won't slash and burn' to hit target

Fonterra forecast 'credit negative' for NZ banks

Moody's wary of potential impact on banks of reduced Fonterra payout, but doesn't expect return to 2010 level of non-performing loans

90 seconds at 9 am: Abe's big win

US confidence high; Abe wins re-election in landslide; China sees lower growth; bond yields slump; oil prices dive again; gold price stable; NZ$1 = 77.7 USc, TWI = 78.3

NZ Govt Bond tender number 533 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$300 mln 2027's received bids for NZ$1,293 mln and produces lowest average weighted yield in some time (3.94%vs 4.26% previously)

'Refreshing stance' from Australian FSI

Ex-FMA boss Sean Hughes on the Australian Financial System Inquiry's final report and what it might mean for NZ

RBNZ probing big 4 banks' risk weights

Deputy Governor Grant Spencer sees possible implications from Aussie FSI for NZ, but says RBNZ ahead of APRA to some extent

RBNZ stays tight, NZ$ jumps 1c

RBNZ holds OCR as expected at 3.5%; reduces 90 day interest rate forecast track by 40 bps; warns again that NZ$ is unjustifiably high; NZ$ jumps 1 USc; Wheeler surprised