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The property market in pictures

ANZ's economics team runs us through the property market in 16 charts; Says recent monthly data hints at a potential second wind

Disappointing US data

NZD makes gains against the AUD as markets bet RBA will cut rates; eyes now on NZ trade balance which might be larger than expected

Yields sink further

Mixed data out of the US sees the slump in US yields extended, the NZ 2-10 curve back at 50 bps on local flattening

The NZD weaker on most crosses

Global risk appetite 'healthy', EUR and JPY strengthen, AU building activity probably declined

Sinking yields

Boost from surprise US Q3 strength not sustained as latest consumer confidence reading underwhelms

NZD/USD trends lower

ECB tones back the urgency rhetoric, European currencies stronger, eyes on NZ Q4 inflation expectations

NZ long govt bonds look attractive

German business confidence shows surprising gain, US services confidence high but sagging, NZ swaps basically unchanged

ECB and PBoC spark fx markets into life

Stimulus promise and rate cuts in Europe and China shift the NZD higher; today eyes are on the latest migration data

The NZ 2-10s swap curve "remarkably flat"

NZ borrowers can expect low short end swaps until well into 2015; Draghi wants to raise inflation expectations 'as fast as possible'

China cuts its benchmark rates

First rate cut in more than two years surprises markets; part of a broader effort to support a slowing Chinese economy