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A holiday.
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A wedding.
27% (87 votes)
A house.
6% (19 votes)
A car.
5% (16 votes)
Education.
2% (5 votes)
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fiscal cliff

High flying Kiwi now vulnerable to AUD reversal

Roger J Kerr thinks the NZD is now more vulnerable to AUD and EUR moves and a sudden pullback is quite possible. What do you think?

Kiwi dollar drivers – RBA, DCD and NZMEA??

Roger J Kerr finds the calls for 'fortress NZ' exchange rates a disturbing misunderstanding of the damage they would do. Your view?

USD re-rating could occur a lot earlier

Roger J Kerr suspects a February correction in the Dow will be the trigger to get the NZD down to 81.5 USc. Your view?

Narrow NZD:USD trading range holds firm

Roger J Kerr looks ahead to the forces and trends that will influence the NZD in 2013. Your view?

Fiscal cliff deal done

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The US deal will raise taxes and delay harsh spending cuts by two months. Debt ceiling battle now looms. NZ$ rises on news

Never a dull moment for the NZ$

HiFX's Dan Bell looks ahead to 2013 and picks five key issues set to make waves in the currencies markets

90 seconds at 9 am: Merry Christmas

Australia abandons surplus goal; NZ to follow?; US growth expands, manufacturing up, house sales rise; gold takes tumble; NZ$1 = US$0.833

90 seconds at 9 am: Libor penalty

UBS pays big fine over Libor manipulation, traders face criminal charges; Germany and China growing faster; US bulding permits rise; RBNZ in currency trades

90 seconds at 9 am: Blind positiveness

US BOP deficit falls; Stocks rise; Greece gets rating rise; investors love China again; RBA focuses on jobs; Mike Smith's $2,700/hour

Ten key issues for banks in 2013

 Ernst and Young outlines 10 key issues facing banks in 2013