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What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; FMA warning, massive housing value surge, another housing Accord, expanding dairying, sharp falls in swap rates and the NZD

Wheeler says LVR review coming in November

Governor Graeme Wheeler says RBNZ to review LVR 'speed limits' criteria & implications next month; Says LVRs have reduced CPI pressure by equivalent of 25-50bps OCR increase

NZD/USD lower, with more risk from CPI data

Both the CAD and AUD in focus with volatile moves but no new trends, markets await NZ CPI and US PMI

Market risks misinterpreting today's CPI data

NZ swaps up, UST 10yr yields up, markets see an RBA cut by year end, eyes on NZ CPI today

What happened Wednesday

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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