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Credit Ratings

S&P still wary of NZ house price inflation

Potential for big drop in NZ property prices still concerns Standard & Poor's. But credit rating agency has 'base case' expectation of stability for NZ banking sector

Will RBNZ move slow Auckland market?

Bank CEO sees 'very, very limited impact' from RBNZ move on residential property loans; Fitch sees banks protected from themselves, household debt growth restrained

NZ banks 'among world's most resilient'

Moody's says NZ's highly concentrated and highly profitable banking sector still one of the world's most resilient

Auckland Council bonds

Auckland Council considers retail bonds issue to raise as yet unspecified amount

Moody's affirms Kiwibank rating

Kiwibank Aa3 credit rating with stable outlook affirmed by Moody's 

Fitch affirms Westpac, BNZ, ASB, ANZ ratings

Fitch affirms credit ratings of the big four Aussie-owned banks but notes their exposure to housing and agriculture

ANZ outlines capital notes offer

ANZ seeks at least $250 mln from BBB- rated capital note issue likely to have coupon above 7%

Aussie banks' 'slightly above 50th percentile' for capital

S&P wades into the debate over capital levels at the big Australasian banks

Big covered bond from ANZ NZ

ANZ NZ finds cheap funding through the issue of  a €750 million covered bond

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; term deposit rate drops, sagging labour confidence, median multiples, swap rates rise