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What happened today

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; Housing consents disappoint but other construction booming, Co-op Bank knocked back, flush bank accounts, higher consumer debt

90 seconds at 9 am: US grows strongly

US grows strongly in Q3; lowest jobless claims in 14 yrs; oil output surges to 30 yr high; banks back in firing line; Brazil raises rates, gold sinks; NZ$1 = US$0.785, TWI = 76.5

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; mortgage approvals rise, IAG gets dominance to pay, more RBNZ currency intervention, swap rates steepen, full replacement cover returns

RBNZ drops talk of future rate hikes

RBNZ drops comment on further rate hikes in dovish statement; warns again on high NZ$; currency and swaps fall further; economists react; Greens attack RBNZ

90 seconds at 9 am: US Fed ends QE

US Fed ends money printing, still holding US$3.6 tln; China to support six industries; stocks and gold fall; oil and UST 10yr yields rise; NZ$1 = US$0.786, TWI = 76.5

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; companies confident, more real estate agents, more water policy, Tesla's for the Govt?, Co-op Bank cuts rates

Key warns of big pay equity costs

Key says Government considering budget costs of pay equity ruling; could add "hundreds of millions" in costs; BusinessNZ suggests law change

90 seconds at 9 am: Apple Pay a hit

US consumer confidence jumps; factory orders dip; homeownership rate falls again; Apply Pay zooms; Japan retail surges; UST 10yr yield 2.28%; NZ$1 = US$0.79.3, TWI = 76.9

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; more mortgage rate reductions, NZME float salesmen chosen, more research funding, paying for results

90 seconds at 9 am: ANZ cocks up

Key US sectors moderate; euro banks mostly pass stress tests; ANZ shares in trading halt; UST 10yr 2.26%; oil price falls; NZ$1 = US$0.79.0, TWI = 76.7