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NZ yields lower today 'but will be higher next year'

International equities push higher and bond yields rise; RBNZ seen as 'flexible' in use of policy tools

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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

'Funding conditions still broadly favourable'

Big banks make good use of favourable wholesale funding conditions

NZ Govt Bond tender number 529 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$300 mln 2027's received bids for NZ$824 mln with an average weighted yield of 4.09%

RBNZ revamps Trade-Weighted Index

RBNZ increasing currencies included in TWI to 17 from 5, adding data on trade in services & weighting currencies on each country's direct bilateral trade with NZ

Rabobank NZ faces credit rating downgrade

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S&P likely to drop Rabobank NZ long-term credit rating one notch to A+ after end of Dutch parent's unconditional guarantee; NZ CEO says bank has outgrown the need for a parental guarantee

US Treasury Bond yields hit new lows

Roger J Kerr wonders whether the yields for US Treasury bonds are defying logic, and points to the non-economic drivers that may be behind the falls

OCR unchanged through 2015?

ANZ economists say the odds of the RBNZ sitting out 2015 are growing by the day with an 'extended policy siesta' possible