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Labour highlights drop in export share of GDP

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$

Co-op Bank raises rates

Both floating home loan rates and term deposit rates are increased by the Co-operative Bank, effective Wednesday

Kiwibank raises variable home loan rates

The state-owned lender follows the pack with a +25 bps raise to 6.65%, signals term deposit rates are rising too

Big drop in Fonterra forecast

Updated
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

'Unlimited' big data potential seen

Govt urged to create a big 'data sharing ecosystem', told big data and big privacy can go hand-in-hand

The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report

Lamb flat, wool and beef strong and venison schedules finally move

What happened today

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; Westpac grabs some extra margin, Transmission Gully underway, the MetroGlass yo-yo, wholesale rates rise

New Zealand’s "loser" towns

Any attempts to herd people, or investment funds, where they would not go by themselves are only likely to delay the inevitable, says Gareth Kiernan

'Proactive release' of open govt data called for

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

Labour wants 100% swimmable rivers too

Cunliffe says Labour also wants 100% of rivers to be "swimmable", but over time; Key says that's not realistic and would "cost billions"

The unfair treatment of spouses

People with overseas pensions suffer varying degrees of anomalies and injustice. There is little cost little to fix that, says Susan St John

Why Green isn’t the best colour for water

Ian Mackenzie says the Greens are disingenuous with their 'swimmable' rivers policy because urban rivers are under the most stress, whereas 'they really mean only those in the country'

TSB Bank hikes floating mortgage rates

TSB fifth bank to lift floating mortgage rates since the Reserve Bank increased the OCR last Thursday

Waiting for Fonterra

NZ dollar direction expected to be heavily influenced by this afternoon's dairy payout announcement

Bernard's election diary - July 29

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Key leaves Craig to swing in the breeze under 5%; Key backs Smith, but says legal threat "silly"; Smith drops threat; Key says swimmable rivers would cost "billions"; Your view?

Westpac raises term deposit rates

Westpac raises term deposit rates by between 10 and 35 bps for all terms up to eighteen months

Westpac's mortgage rate rise plus

Last Aussie-owned bank to raise floating home loan rates holds on to rate advantage but reduces the benefit

Another edge lower

While geopolitics weighs on Eurozone, US markets outperform, locals on Fonterra watch

NZ swap yields slide again

NZ 2 yr swaps slip toward 4% in pullback induced by the RBNZ election pause, pointing to a potential hedging opportunity

90 seconds at 9 am: Russia loses Yukos case

US services and factories expand in July, housing falls in June; Russia loses a $50 bln arbitration case; UST yields 2.48%; oil price lower, gold higher; NZ$1 = US$0.855, TWI = 79.7

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