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What happened today

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; BNZ reduces savings interest, Kiwibank pulls back on high LVR lending, migrants keep coming, record visitor levels, NZD firms

Little picks Robertson for Finance

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New Labour Leader Andrew Little chooses Grant Robertson as Finance Spokesman; Little talks up wealth taxes on property investors and KiwiBuild, but talks down Capital Gains Tax

90 seconds at 9 am: Growing credit risks

China cuts rates; Australia faces more risk; US targets merchant banking; ECB and EU plan more stimulus; UST 10yr 2.31%; gold and oil up; NZ$1 = 78.8 USc, TWI = 78.5

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; more home loan rate cuts, bigger credit card debt, sharing with our new best friends, Arvida gets its money

90 seconds at 9 am: Momentum swings to US

US data strong for housing, factories and employment; eurozone and China factory data weak; China to cap coal use; UST 10yr 2.31%; NZ$1 = 78.5 USc, TWI = 78.2

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; Westpac's 18-month mortgage special; Cullen funds growing rapidly; FMA a respected regulator; Countdown cleared of bullying; Harbour on China

90 seconds at 9 am: ANZ probed over manipulation

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US building permits rise strongly; markets await Fed minutes; Russia's big bond failure; China's big rail route; ANZ's big black eye; NZ$1 = 78.6 USc, TWI = 77.9

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; dairy angst, low birth rate, taxpayers finally shake guarantee; mortgage approvals stir, swap rates fall

90 seconds at 9 am: More dairy price falls

Dairy prices fall another 5% in NZD; US data positive; new election called in Japan; Indonesia cuts subsidies, raises rates; Beijing house prices fall; NZ$1 = 79.4 USc, TWI = 78.7

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; cars to disrupt public transport funding, fast uptake of fast broadband, tiny tax credit rise; NZD rising again