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What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; initial rate changes start, building consent levels disappoint, tourists flood in, as do migrants, swap rate falls pause, NZD falls

90 seconds at 9 am: Sharp falls everywhere

US jobless claims fall; Denmark struggles with peg; Germany gets deflation; China milk industry doubts; NZ swaps and fx fall sharply; NZ$1 = 72.5 USc, TWI = 76.1

What the RBNZ decision means

Bernard Hickey looks at what the RBNZ's countenancing of a possible rate cut means for mortgage rates and property prices

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; a day of lower everything - less milk, bigger trade deficit, cheaper debt, lower interest rates, a lower currency

Markets now see OCR cut in 2015

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RBNZ holds OCR at 3.5%; says will hold rate "for some time" and OCR "adjustments up or down" will depend on data; NZ$ drops below 74 USc; Swap rates fall; Markets price in rate cut

90 seconds at 9 am: Yellen's 'patient' message

Fed signals rate rises coming; China cuts growth targets, Singapore trims peg; Australia wary of inflation; NZ$1 = 74.6 USc, TWI = 77.5

What happened Wednesday

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; social housing focus, Aussie inflation embeds, BNZ takes a different path, eyes on the Fed and RBNZ, NZ swap rates rise

90 seconds at 9 am: On the move

Mixed US data, durable goods orders fall; new house sales rise, consumer confidence surges; iron ore price sinks; tourism grows fast; bond yields fall; NZ$1 = 74.5 USc, TWI = 77.5

What happened Tuesday

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; more home loan rate drops, more credit card balance transfer extensions, swaps rise, NZD falls, farms drier

No expectation of dramatic change from RBNZ

Roger J Kerr does not expect a dovish stance from the RBNZ on Thursday and does not expect him to follow the Canadians