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What happened today

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; more mortgage rate cuts, seeking more migrants, fatter home loans, more rail riders, Cullen fund managers underpaid

NZ yields lower today 'but will be higher next year'

International equities push higher and bond yields rise; RBNZ seen as 'flexible' in use of policy tools

Immigration boom remains intact

Immigration net annualised gain of 56,000 exceeds previous highs in 2002/03; EUR weaker as ECB commences asset purchase program; AUD surges on Chinese data

What happened Tuesday

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; record migrant arrivals, higher credit card debt, China growth still strong, swap rates fall

How to think about fixed vs floating

Now that banks are cutting fixed rates again, Bernard Hickey looks at how to think about whether to fix or float, and how long bank economists think the RBNZ is 'on pause'

Migration hits all time high

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Migration adds another 45,414 people to NZ's population in year to September; Westpac sees peak of 55k next year

Strength across the board

Recent data shows 'NZ economy is on a very sound footing' says BNZ, expects NZD to hold its value better than the AUD

BNZ pushes out forecast for OCR hike by 6 months

BNZ pushes back its expectation of RBNZ rate hikes to September 2015 on a lower CPI track. Still sees OCR higher by +75 bps in a year

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; mortgage rates drop, LGFA rating support, housing politics, jump in rentals, jump in swaps, NZD holds

Bond markets over-react to Ebola scare

Roger J Kerr reviews a bond market on edge, spooked by many things including some non-economic ones. But it is economic fundamentals that show the real direction