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What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; immigration pace picks up, job ad growth very localised, oil price dives, credit card use rises, swap rates jump and steepen

90 seconds at 9 am: Wall Street rallies

US stocks up on lower jobless claims; Swiss impose negative rates; Aussie supermarkets reprise tough stance on suppliers; UST 10yr yields jump; oil falls; NZ$1 = 77.5 USc, TWI = 78.4

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; solid Q3 growth, FMA warning, new IRD powers, swap rates rise, NZD a little weaker

NZ GDP rises 1.0% in Sept qtr

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GDP rose 1.0% in Sept qtr; slightly stronger than expected; farming and oil exploration grew strongly; GDP up 3.2% from year ago; Previous years revised down

90 seconds at 9 am: Financial stress widens

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US Fed chooses 'patience'; US inflation falls; the ruble stabilises on official support; UK banks in stress tests; UST 10yr yield 2.08%; oil and gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 77.3 USc, TWI = 78

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; BOP surprise, dairy prices stop falling, more mortgages approved, swap rates lurch down again

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

How the boomers pulled up the ladder on the young; Of black swans, oil and the rubble of the rouble; America's dis-inflation shock; Clarke and Dawe; Dilbert

90 seconds at 9 am: Dairy prices up

Dairy prices rise; US building permit growth slows; US factories expand, contract in China; Russia makes panic rate hike; UST 10yr yield 2.05%; NZ$1 = 77.9 USc, TWI = 78.3

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; houses more unaffordable, lower farm sales, more cows, fewer job losses, no surplus yet, Russia in crisis

90 seconds at 9 am: Rates flatten

US factories humming; wage push coming in Japan; Russia in tough spot; Bright Foods boss corrupt; swap curve flattens; oil price down again; NZ$1 = 77.7 USc, TWI = 78.3