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What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; TSB cuts td rates, jump in mortgage values, jump in median rents, Barfoot's prices ease, swap rates jump

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

How negative can bond yields go?; Hunting capital gains or just predicting deflation? Life inside Pikettyworld; Clarke and Dawe; Dilbert

RBA decision helps push NZD higher

Dairy price index up 1.1%; RBA leaves rates unchanged but maintain clear easing bias; Spanish employment numbers best since 2001

Canada takes centre stage

Canada records good growth, awaits rate decision. Aussie Q4 growth data to be released today. US jobs back in focus

90 seconds at 9 am: Dairy prices stabilise

Dairy prices hold; RBA also holds; a flood of China bond demand coming; expensive Danish defense; BofE currency boss fired; UST 10yr yield 2.09%; NZ$1 = 75.7 USc, TWI = 79.3

What happened Tuesday

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; SUV surge, WMP boosts commodity prices, AKL bubble bigger, waiting for RBA

Central Bank rate decisions draw focus

NZD could experience volatility with RBA announcement; US data supporting economic outlook & USD remains well supported; NZD/EUR trades near historical highs

Market expecting RBA to cut rates

China's rate cut sets scene for Australia to follow suit; expectations NZD/AUD could go higher; oil price still not found the bottom

Waiting for new signals

NZD awaits some major data, poised to react. First it is the RBA, then the dairy auction, then US interest rate policy

90 seconds at 9 am: China slips

US incomes rise, consumer spending falls; global factories busy, except Australia; China lowers sights; eyes on RBA; UST 10yr up to 2.05%; NZ$1 = 75.1 USc, TWI = 79

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