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Eyes on OCR review

AU inflatioon lower than expected; US housing sales disappoint; oil lower

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; immigrant surge, credit card debt jumps, bank bills rise further, AUD falls

NZDUSD ends 3 day down trend

US home resales beat expectations; stocks rise; eyes on AU CPI and RBNZ

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; Kiwibank raises mortgage rates; ASB raises funds at 6.65%; home loan affordability worsens; swap rates jump

US jobless fall beats expectations

Good US data firms the USD, gold lower, equity markets rise

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