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What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; job ads lift, welfare rolls shrink, confidence rises, NZGS bond demand strong, swap rates rise

Mixed Chinese data sees NZD bounce back

After the USD/NZD traded below 86 cents the NZD bounced back as market believes OCR will rise by 25 basis points next week

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; mortgage approvals sag, inflation weak, 90 day bill rates jump, NZD falls, Co-op Bank pushes bonus saver boundary

Europe down, US up

US inflation stronger than expected; dairy prices fall for fifth consecutive auction; eyes on NZ CPI and China GDP

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; Ruataniwha approved, SBS raises home loan rates, service businesses strong; buyers like horticulture

US March retail better than expected

Gold, oil and equities all gain on better US data, as do risk currencies

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; rental demand rises faster than rents, coffee prices up, Smith sets the target

ECB and BOJ talk stimulus

Despite strong US data, the USD didn't react as equities slid lead by tech stocks; risk aversion grows

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; frantic currency trading, house sale volumes tepid, inbound tourism booms, virtually no-one thinks things will get worse

NZDUSD gives up ground

Positive Aussie jobs data and poor Chinese trade data add to volatility