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Before the end of 2014.
38% (41 votes)
Not until some time next year.
35% (38 votes)
It won't, this tightening cycle is done and dusted.
28% (30 votes)
Total voters: 109

When do you think the Reserve Bank will resume increasing the Official Cash Rate?

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Building consents up 3.5% in June Updated Property
30 Jul 14, 10:59am
Bernard Hickey 1
Building consents rebound 3.5% in June, but mostly in Canterbury; Auckland consents up 2%, but still not enough to catch up with population; Twyford says Govt plan failing
A beginner's guide to property syndicates Property
30 Jul 14, 10:55am
Greg Ninness
Property syndicates are proving popular but investors need to understand how they work and what the risks are
'Proactive release' of open govt data called for Personal Finance
29 Jul 14, 1:51pm
Gareth Vaughan 3
Govt advisory body sees unlimited potential for NZ from use of big data, calls for NZ consumers to send a message to Facebook and Google
Big drop in Fonterra forecast Updated Rural News
29 Jul 14, 4:42pm
Gareth Vaughan 12
Fonterra slashes Farmgate Milk Price forecast for 2014-15 to $6 per kgMS from $7, with dividend full forecast cash payout range is $6.20-$6.25;  Westpac sees $4.3b annual drop in dairy farmers' incomes
Labour highlights drop in export share of GDP Currencies
29 Jul 14, 5:52pm
Lynn Grieveson 1
Labour questions Govt's plan to lift exports to 40% of GDP by 2025; points to drop to 29% from 33% in 2008; English says exporters doing well despite high NZ$





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