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90 seconds at 9 am: Momentum swings to US

US data strong for housing, factories and employment; eurozone and China factory data weak; China to cap coal use; UST 10yr 2.31%; NZ$1 = 78.5 USc, TWI = 78.2

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; Westpac's 18-month mortgage special; Cullen funds growing rapidly; FMA a respected regulator; Countdown cleared of bullying; Harbour on China

Fed minutes sends NZDUSD higher

Fed minutes focused on weaker European outlook, inflation and lower for longer interest rates; NZDUSD jumps in volatile trade; AUD weaker as iron ore prices hit 5-year low

90 seconds at 9 am: ANZ probed over manipulation

US building permits rise strongly; markets await Fed minutes; Russia's big bond failure; China's big rail route; ANZ's big black eye; NZ$1 = 78.6 USc, TWI = 77.9

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; dairy angst, low birth rate, taxpayers finally shake guarantee; mortgage approvals stir, swap rates fall

Fonterra auction sends NZD lower

Another fall in global dairy prices sees NZD trade half cent lower; gold and global equities broadly higher; oil price continues its slippery slide downwards

90 seconds at 9 am: More dairy price falls

Dairy prices fall another 5% in NZD; US data positive; new election called in Japan; Indonesia cuts subsidies, raises rates; Beijing house prices fall; NZ$1 = 79.4 USc, TWI = 78.7

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; cars to disrupt public transport funding, fast uptake of fast broadband, tiny tax credit rise; NZD rising again

NZD upward momentum intact

Draghi continues to build expectations of QE program in Europe; further selling of EUR; NZD pushed higher after retail sales beats forecast

90 seconds at 9 am: Japan in trouble

Japan slumps, options from here look desperate; HSBC accused of fraud; Carney wants to control banker salaries; AU-China FTA to boost property; NZ$1 = 79.4 USc, TWI = 78.7