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Below $6.
48% (68 votes)
Between $6 and $6.50.
40% (57 votes)
About the $7 per kgMS Fonterra's currently forecasting.
12% (17 votes)
Total voters: 142

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Bernard's election diary - July 22

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Slow recognition of emerging economic headwinds

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Geopolitical events dominate

Despite risk aversion, NZD holds on to current levels, although that may change if tensions rise further

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