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NZ banks' growth opportunities

Insurance, KiwiSaver, general wealth management offer opportunities for NZ banks to grow, EY says

'House prices will drop by up to 25%'

Brian Gaynor says he's not quite as positive as he was a year ago on NZ economy, warns of damage from house price correction at some point

Inflation below RBNZ target

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Deflation seen in Dec qtr; Annual inflation of 0.8% below most economist forecasts and below RBNZ's 1-3% target band; OCR seen on hold until late 2016; NZ$ falls

What happened Friday

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; high pre-Christmas confidence, lower fx trading, no inflation, oil price falls further, NZD up

FMA licences 'more than a ticket to the game'

FMA undertaking a 'large piece of work' on KiwiSaver providers' switching practices

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; NZD rises on RBNZ MPS signals, Fonterra fights back, food prices low, little change in swap rates

The FMA's 7 strategic risk priorities

FMA's strategic risk focus to include conflicts of interest, mis-selling, KiwiSaver switching, incentive arrangements and fee-driven behaviour

Lifting the lid on KiwiSaver performance

Craig Simpson finds the KiwiSaver funds that are improving the most over the longer term; examines the strategies of some key managers

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; payout cut, house prices rise, LGFA tender popular, Crown accounts struggle, swap rates down

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; a Foreign Buyers register?, Truckometer soft, hiring sentiment strong, eyes on Fonterra payout; oil exploration rush; NZD sinks

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