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What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; more home loan rate cuts, bigger credit card debt, sharing with our new best friends, Arvida gets its money

Chinese & eurozone PMI numbers disappoint

Manufacturing data from China and eurozone sets early tone for markets; sentiment improves on US CPI numbers and better-than-expected unemployment claims; commodity prices firmer

USD volatility data driven

China's economic growth balanced on a knife edge; Eurozone PMI data a blow to hopes of a recovery into year-end; conflicting US data sees USD spike, slump, then recover

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

NZD suffers negative sentiment

AUD 'worst' performing currency overnight, dragging Kiwi with it; eyes on Fed minutes, NZ PPI

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

A renminbi clearing bank for NZ?

Bank of China keen to become NZ's renminbi clearing bank

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