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Tough PMIs worldwide

Sleepy trading focuses on weak factory data, but awaits policy decisions from the ECB, Chinese officials, and the RBA

90 seconds at 9 am: Aussie factories wither as house prices soar

Factory expansion sinks in Europe and China, does better in Greece, Spain; Aussie housing boom near record while factories wither; CBA to float NZ office properties; NZ$1 = US$0.838, TWI = 79.2

GDP growth outlook being revised down

Roger J Kerr sees a sharp slowdown coming, probably with inflation. He says borrowers should fix, investors should stay short

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; FinanceNow targets car finance, terms of trade improve, economy expansion moderates, swap rates rise, cash incentives expire

All variables point to NZD depreciation continuing

Roger J Kerr sees the NZD at 78 USc in a few weeks as the lower dairy prices bite and the US dollar strengthens - and lower still if there is political uncertainty

Key rejects Royal Commission calls

Key rejects calls for Royal Commission into links with Slater; National delays tax plan; Ex FMA boss says blog attacks partly caused early departure; Feeley says Police, SFO considering issue

Euro the big loser

NZ business confidence below expectations hurts NZD; Euro under pressure from falling price growth

Commodities centre stage locally

Markets get better-than-expected US data, as-expected poor EU data, and currencies also affected by Ukraine fallout

90 seconds at 9 am: Beijing ends open Hong Kong elections

US consumer spending falls in July; sentiment rises in August; ECB and EU leaders disagree on fiscal policy; China clamps down on Hong Kong; NZ$1 = US$0.83.6, TWI = 78.9

Hotchin behind attacks on Feeley

Emails show Hanover Finance's Mark Hotchin appeared to fund Slater-led campaign against SFO's Adam Feeley; Links brought down Collins; SSC concerned

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