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24 Jun 17, 7:08am
Forty-six: the key polling number for National and its current partners; Forty-three: the key number for Winston; Will the Barclay Affair permanently affect National's buffer? Can campaign chair Joyce come to the rescue? And watch for Hone
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24 Jun 17, 6:02am
Highest price was $3.211 million at Bayleys' latest residential auctions
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23 Jun 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Friday; no rate changes, soft dairy prices, strong NZGB tender, new political poll, Canterbury refresh, swaps stable, NZD up
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23 Jun 17, 3:42pm
Total combined assets of SBS Bank, The Co-operative Bank and TSB Bank push past $13 billion as strong residential mortgage lending growth continues
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23 Jun 17, 2:31pm
Less than a third sold under the hammer at the main Auckland apartment auctions
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23 Jun 17, 2:22pm
Tender #607 of NZ$150 mln 2037's saw strong demand with a coverage ratio of 3.3; weighted average yield for accepted bids was 3.28%
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23 Jun 17, 12:27pm
Latest Roy Morgan poll sees National's lead rise following the Budget, with 61% saying NZ 'heading in the right direction'
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23 Jun 17, 12:06pm
NZIER's Derek Gill argues poverty is the problem in New Zealand, not income inequality, and this limits social mobility
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23 Jun 17, 12:02pm
Benn Steil and Emma Smith explore the main causes behind the rapid decline of the Chinese currency's global standing
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23 Jun 17, 10:02am
Matt Nolan presents his Top 10 economic principles and capital-labour income shares
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23 Jun 17, 8:44am
Fonterra's Jeremy Hill points out that if the world's dairy producers were as emissions-efficient as New Zealand, the global carbon footprint from dairy would be more than halved
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23 Jun 17, 8:32am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Friday, June 23, 2017
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23 Jun 17, 8:11am
NZD up 0.6% since RBNZ's OCR review, now trading at 0.7265 USD; US and local yields remain tightly range bound; CAD the best performer as oil prices find support and data releases exceed expectations
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23 Jun 17, 7:34am
US jobless claims rise; Mexico raises rates again; China clamps down further on outbound cash; South Australia imposes new targeted taxes; UST 10yr yield 2.15%; oil and gold higher; NZ$1 = 72.6 US¢, TWI-5 = 77.1
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23 Jun 17, 5:02am
Patrick Watson suggests US Federal Reserve boffins should study algebra and looks at the possibilities of algorithmic central banking
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23 Jun 17, 5:02am
Construction cost increases greatest at the top end of the market, QV says
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22 Jun 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Thursday; Harmoney fattens up, another migration record, Public Trust losing guarantee, credit card use up, swaps and NZD unchanged
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22 Jun 17, 1:13pm
The Barclay Affair and Labour's international student migrant sweat-shops: The week isn't even over and Winston Peters already has maximum points. No one else is even on the winners' podium
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22 Jun 17, 11:55am
Growth in non-New Zealanders moving here is the biggest driver of record migration numbers
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22 Jun 17, 11:26am
First NZ Capital suggests a 10% to 20% increase in homeowners' insurance premiums next year will spur them to shop around
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Chart of the week

Business confidence - Activity outlook

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how firms see their own prospects
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The ANZ monthly business confidence series includes this important component - Activity Outlook. While the Business Confidence series records the results of a question about what responders think about how the economy will perform in the immediate future, this "own activity" question records the responders view on how their own firm will do in the immediate future.

Actually, over time, this series shows that most responders are more positive about their own future, than that of 'everyone else'.

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