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The economy going reasonably well.
49% (29 votes)
Labour's disarray.
24% (14 votes)
John Key's popularity.
14% (8 votes)
Kim Dotcom.
8% (5 votes)
Nicky Hagar's Dirty Politics book.
5% (3 votes)
Total voters: 59

What was the main factor in National's thumping election victory?

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Bonds

Draghi prepares for full-blown QE

The pressure is rising in the eurozone for a major money-printing initiative. Bond yields reposition in expectation

NZ Govt Bond tender number 527 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$200 mln received bids for NZ$630 mln with an average weighted yield of 4.46% for new April 2027 maturity

GDP growth highest since 2007

Updated
Annual GDP growth was 3.5% for year to June, quarterly GDP rose 0.7%. Both figures slightly below RBNZ expectations

Govt helping hand for Solid Energy, again

Updated
Solid Energy's $103m land remediation indemnity tab covered by taxpayers to prevent SOE falling into negative equity; Labour's Cosgrove puts boot into govt

US Treasury yields drift lower

Status quo with National re-elected; upcoming NZGB bond auction may get a demand boost; long yields may flatten

Fonterra tipped to cut payout forecast

Updated
ANZ sees 'downside risk' to prices at tonight’s Fonterra auction, expects co-operative's forecast to be cut from $6 towards $5.25kg MS next week

RBNZ statement more dovish than the expected bland

Roger J Kerr sees "one hell of a turnaround" by the RBNZ in the way they look at their 90-day interest rate projections

What Scottish independence may mean

Christian Hawkesby on how a Scottish 'yes' vote may impact the forex, funding, equity and credit markets and Europe

Inflation Indexed Bond tender number 526 results

A further fall in demand for longer dated inflation adjusted NZ Govt bonds with weighted average accepted yield falling to 2.61% (previously 2.67%)