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What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; Aussie inflation raises their currency, mortgage volumes sag further, Hubbard's trick, wholesale rates rise, and more

Super age a trust issue, says English

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Government's retirement age policy of 65 more an issue of trust now, rather than policy, English says; Future Govt without Key may change that, he says

Bernard's election diary - July 23

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Labour, Green welcome block to Basin Reserve flyover; Brownlee scathing on Inquiry's decision; says cars still the future; More expenses problems for Claudette Hauiti?;Your view?

90 seconds at 9 am: Markets ignore non-economic tensions

American inflation rises; house sales up; equities hit a new record on good earnings reports; NZ$1 = US$0.866, TWI = 80.7

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; Danone angry at High Court, Bennett on warpath, flyover succumbs to nimbys, wholesale rates flatten

Bernard's election diary - July 22

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Cunliffe rejigs election campaign after crisis caucus meeting; says should not have taken holiday; Key refuses to apologise to Tania Billingsley; Hauiti won't stand again

90 seconds at 9 am: New China food scare

China restarts RMBS sales to bolster housing; another China food scare; UST 10yr 2.46%; oil markets reassured; NZ$1 = US$0.869, TWI = 80.9

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; farms sell for higher prices, lifestyle blocks don't, migration rises, credit card use doesn't, swap rates unchanged

Slow recognition of emerging economic headwinds

Roger J Kerr says confidence levels remaining high is understandable, however not that sensible. But he also sees an 'unexpected' opportunity to fix interest rates long-term

Stars finally aligning for a weaker Kiwi dollar

Roger J Kerr says our 'rock star' economy is suffering from smaller audiences and declining fan interest because our rosy economic picture has wilted