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What happened today

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; Big RBNZ profit drop; UDC cuts td rates, ANZ raises personal loan rates, ASB ups cash advances rate, rents higher

Why Key and Wheeler are whistling in the wind

Gareth Morgan explains why John Key and Graeme Wheeler are unlikely to very effective getting and keeping the NZD at the new lower levels they want

US dollar index up 8% over last 3-months

NZD bounces off lows but this was short lived as weaker Euro-zone data sees it fall again; USD strengthens again; NZD & AUD under-performers across majors

Low interest rates & volatility not here to stay

Move to a more realistic level for NZD happening quicker than many thought; pick up in FX volatility yet to hit other markets

NZD consolidates

Markets ignore the fall in business confidence as 'election uncertainty'; eyes on next dairy auction

90 seconds at 9 am: Tax deals 'illegal state aid'

US consumer confidence falls sharply; oil and gold retreat; China factories expand; EU threatens Ireland over tax deals; iron ore price tanks; NZ$1 = US$0.779, TWI = 76.1

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; FEI reduces td rates, building consents underwhelm as does business confidence, bank deposits up strongly,  NZD stops falling

Parker interim Labour leader as brawl erupts

Cunliffe accuses 'beltway babes' of plotting 'backroom deals'; Robertson says Cunliffe 'watching too much West Wing'; Parker has no confidence in Cunliffe; says his position 'untenable

English welcomes NZ$ fall

Finance Minister welcomes NZ$ fall as reducing headwind for exporters; says RBNZ will be happy to see it continuing to fall; sees not much inflation for consumers; likes Key's 'Goldilocks' forecast

Key and Wheeler double-team the NZD

After ex-trader Key says fair value for NZD is 65USc, RBNZ confirms big intervention; oil steady, gold higher

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