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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

NZD appeal dented

The extended elevated run by the NZD is undermining RBNZ inflation assumptions, may induce an OCR hike interruption

90 seconds at 9 am: China growth slowing

Fed sees US expanding but housing up less than expected; China growth slows but better than expected; NZ$1 = US$0.863 TWI = 80.1

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

Inflation weaker than expected

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Inflation weaker than expected as strong NZ$, lower airfares and lower electronics costs offset tobacco tax hike and surge in housing cost inflation; OCR hike still on for next Thursday

Europe down, US up

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

NZD broadly weaker

Declining dairy prices and rising consumer prices may see inflation at the top of the RBNZ target 'before long': BNZ

90 seconds at 9 am: Dairy down another 2.6%

Dairy price declines keep coming; US inflation 1.5% y-on-y; regulators target big banks; China lending falls; Australia prepares for tough budget; NZ$1 = US$0.864 TWI = 80.2

English says planning rules hiked rents

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English says Auckland's excessive planning rules on minimum apartment size and balconies boost rents by NZ$80/week; rules a factor in interest rates and inequality

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