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ANZ lifts floating, flexi mortgage rates

ANZ follows OCR hike with increases to floating and flexi mortgage rates, introduces term deposit 'special'

RBNZ hikes, but signals pause

RBNZ lifts OCR to 3.5%, but signals "period of assessment"; Wheeler says high NZ$ unjustified, unsustainable and could fall a lot; NZ$ falls almost a cent

RBNZ raises OCR to 3.50%

Official Cash rate rises +0.25%; RBNZ says will now be "a period of assessment"

NZD/AUD drops sharply after the AU-CPI release

Markets reduce its pricing of an RBA rate cut to 40%, down from 70%; less support seen for NZD over rest of the year

Bond yields decline, swap curve flattens

NZ-AU yields narrow as market retreats from expecting an AU rate cut, may narrow further

90 seconds at 9 am: China gold demand falls

IMF downgrades US in 2014, upgrades for 2015; China's provinces upbeat; Aust sees mortgage war, UST 10yr 2.46%; NZ$1 = US$0.868, TWI = 80.8

Landlords' rental yields declining sharply

Rental yields on residential investment properties have been steadily declining since the early 1990s, ANZ says

Kiwi red meat really starting to sizzle

From the farm gate to the customer’s table, red meat - NZ’s one-time export star - is again cooking with gas says ANZ's Graham Turley

ASB, BNZ still committed to TSM

TSM CEO says mobile wallet 'ecosystem' will allow flexibility for banks to differentiate themselves despite Westpac's fears

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; Aussie inflation raises their currency, mortgage volumes sag further, Hubbard's trick, wholesale rates rise, and more

Super age a trust issue, says English

Government's retirement age policy of 65 more an issue of trust now, rather than policy, English says; Future Govt without Key may change that, he says

Taxman's view on bitcoin

IRD says bitcoin should be treated in the same manner as foreign currencies for tax purposes

Time for government to wake up

Allan Barber says only the Government has the power to bring urgently needed change to a now disillusioned red meat industry that has been trying on its own for 30 years

Bernard's election diary - July 23

Labour, Green welcome block to Basin Reserve flyover; Brownlee scathing on Inquiry's decision; says cars still the future; More expenses problems for Claudette Hauiti?;Your view?

Investors sought for not so new syndicate

Property Managers ramps up efforts to sell down an Auckland office building syndicate 

USD responds to higher inflation numbers

Upward trend for US inflation sees USD hit 6-week high against a basket of currencies; EURUSD pairing falls to 8-month low

NZ swaps drift lower

Pull-back in rates may extend beyond the RBNZ meeting as a hike pause is expected until after the election

US dollar gains on geo-political events

Expect geo-political tensions to continue along with a flight to safe haven currencies such as the US dollar and Japanese Yen

NZD ambles lower

Risk sensitive markets were fairly buoyant overnight despite geopolitical tensions, sanguine Stevens gives AUD a boost

RBNZ eyes improved regulatory efficiency

RBNZ regulatory stocktake to look at length and nature of consultation programmes after about 25 consultations in just 3 years

Feature of the Week

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