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What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; ANZ cuts SeriousSaver, TSB Bank cuts term deposit rates, rents higher, confidence lower, swaps softer

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; immigration pace picks up, job ad growth very localised, oil price dives, credit card use rises, swap rates jump and steepen

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; solid Q3 growth, FMA warning, new IRD powers, swap rates rise, NZD a little weaker

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; BOP surprise, dairy prices stop falling, more mortgages approved, swap rates lurch down again

What happened Monday

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; HSBC cuts home loan rates, ASB cuts TD rates, growth downgraded, services strong, Xmas shopping rising, swaps fall & flatten

Fonterra forecast 'credit negative' for NZ banks

Moody's wary of potential impact on banks of reduced Fonterra payout, but doesn't expect return to 2010 level of non-performing loans

What happened Friday

Updated
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; high pre-Christmas confidence, lower fx trading, no inflation, oil price falls further, NZD up

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; NZD rises on RBNZ MPS signals, Fonterra fights back, food prices low, little change in swap rates

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; payout cut, house prices rise, LGFA tender popular, Crown accounts struggle, swap rates down

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; a Foreign Buyers register?, Truckometer soft, hiring sentiment strong, eyes on Fonterra payout; oil exploration rush; NZD sinks