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2 May 16, 7:10am
US data weak; China data stronger; EU exits 'lost decade'; Buffett skewers fund managers; UST 10yr yield 1.84%; oil stable, gold up again; NZ$1 = 68.9 US¢, TWI-5 = 72.3
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1 May 16, 3:55pm
Brian Taylor asks, Can tax be used to stimulate the New Zealand economy?
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1 May 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey points out a 1% land tax on all property owners would now allow a 5.5% cut in personal tax rates or a 10% GST rate. So why won't John Key do another big tax switch?
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30 Apr 16, 11:21am
Koichi Hamada believes that the benefits of so-called helicopter money are not worth the risks
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30 Apr 16, 10:29am
HSBC announced its market-leading home loan 'special' will end soon, removing the only sub 4% rate from the market
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30 Apr 16, 5:02am
The price of an earthquake prone apartment jumped from $505,000 in January to $775,000 in April. Another jumped by $64,500 in a month
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29 Apr 16, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; building consent levels underwhelm, real estate agents inefficient, business confidence rises, NZGBs in hot demand, mortgage puzzle, money supply distorted
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29 Apr 16, 2:14pm
Tender of NZ$150 mln 2033's received bids for NZ$612 mln; high coverage ratio but lowest ratio of successful to total bids so far; weighted average yield falls to 3.17% (previously 3.36%)
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29 Apr 16, 12:01pm
Nirmal Nair on a low carbon pathway; why old-energy prices don't fall as solar use rises; too much investment supply; Blackout watch; P2P for retail electricity, Dilbert & more
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29 Apr 16, 11:53am
Insurance industry up in arms over Government's call to make people with property, contents and motor insurance contribute an extra $161m towards funding the fire service
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29 Apr 16, 11:52am
European dairy expert here telling us not to worry about rising EU milk output - "its finally starting to taper off" he says
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29 Apr 16, 11:30am
New dwelling consents down in March, still woefully short of what is needed in Auckland
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29 Apr 16, 11:17am
Higher European dairy production is bad news for New Zealand with no tapering off evident, and their cranking up of WMP production
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29 Apr 16, 9:55am
Indicative rental yields on residential investment property hit new low of 3.3% in parts of Auckland and are falling rapidly in the Waikato
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29 Apr 16, 8:43am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Friday, April 29, 2016
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29 Apr 16, 8:30am
NZD/USD peaks near 70c, Yen up 3.1% against USD; lower NZD is desirable to boost tradeables inflation and assist the tradeables; “doing nothing” is equivalent to a de-factor tightening of policy
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29 Apr 16, 8:23am
The Reserve Bank's decision not to cut interest rates looked like a central bank trying to buy more time while decisions are made on the housing market, David Hargreaves believes
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29 Apr 16, 8:15am
EY Law's Rebecca Sellers says plenty of work is going on to test NZ’s financial services regulation is meeting international best practice, but she warns technological advances can make laws quickly redundant
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29 Apr 16, 8:06am
Economic growth in US brakes; US home ownership near rock bottom; BoJ interest rate hold surprises; China cracks down on foreign NGOs; UST 10yr yield 1.86%; oil and gold up again; NZ$1 = 69.7 US¢, TWI-5 = 72.5
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29 Apr 16, 7:25am
NZ yield curve flattened considerably with an RBNZ induced up bias at the short end, and a global down bias at the long end
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The consumers price index (CPI) measures the rate of price change of goods and services purchased by households. The CPI all groups index is prepared quarterly.

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