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90 seconds at 9 am: Big China decisions

Dairy prices don't fall; China's latest QE; China FDI sinks; corruption enquiry targets NZ; UST 10yr 2.57%; NZ$1 = US$0.818, TWI = 78.5

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; Super Fund's high returns, new NZIER boss, red meat prices rising, more council deficits, swap rates fall

Dotcom bombs his 'Moment of Truth'

Dotcom fails to reveal proof Key conspired with Hollywood; Key denies Snowden claim of mass surveillance on Southern Cross Cable; Harawira may lose to Davis 

90 seconds at 9 am: China power dims

US factories stumble in August, up in September; China's power generation falls; OECD worries about the EU; markets await Fed; NZ$1 = US$0.818, TWI = 78.5

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 happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; mortgage rate cuts, new fair dealing rules, service sector humming, $400 mln KiwiSaver 'loss', rise and rise of swap rates

What Scottish independence may mean

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

90 seconds at 9 am: Crucial votes loom

US retail strong, consumers bullish; China industry slows; markets expect early US rate rises; oil and gold fall; UST 10yr at 2.61%, US; NZ$1 = US$0.815, TWI = 78.2

Labour wants Sovereign Wealth Fund

Labour plans new "NZ Inc" Sovereign Wealth Fund; KiwiShare for SOEs; Funded by NZ$100 mln/yr in SOE dividends and higher oil, gas royalties; Key rejects GCSB claim 

Russel pitches for Interest voters

Russel Norman talks about quantitative easing and argues for a capital gains tax, irrigation charges, swimmable rivers and a carbon tax in this Election Double Shot with Bernard Hickey