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90 seconds at 9 am: Dairy prices stabilise

Dairy prices hold; RBA also holds; a flood of China bond demand coming; expensive Danish defense; BofE currency boss fired; UST 10yr yield 2.09%; NZ$1 = 75.7 USc, TWI = 79.3

Health insurers compared

We kick-off comparisons between insurance providers with a look at what's on offer from health insurers

RBA leaves cash rate at 2.25%

RBA holds rates, says 'further easing may be appropriate over the period ahead'

What happened Tuesday

Updated
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; SUV surge, WMP boosts commodity prices, AKL bubble bigger, waiting for RBA

LendMe eyes peer-to-peer licence

LendMe eyes rural sector and top up loans for home buyers with peer-to-peer licence from the FMA expected 'shortly.' Commercial property, equipment sectors also in the plans

Harcourts average Auckland price hits $767,254

Harcourts chief predicts house prices could rise further, says more needs to be done to create affordable housing

Co-op Bank profit, mortgages grow

The Co-operative Bank delivers 12% rise in December quarter profit as home loan growth tops system

Central Bank rate decisions draw focus

NZD could experience volatility with RBA announcement; US data supporting economic outlook & USD remains well supported; NZD/EUR trades near historical highs

The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report

Good half year for PGGW, but will the full year be affected by the dry?

A 'she'll be right' attitude towards life insurance

Why New Zealanders are bucking the Asian trend by caring more about insuring their belongings than themselves

Average property value surges in Auckland

Updated
Average Auckland property values surged 5% in the three months to February, but other centres posted more modest gains QV says

Rising US rates to put pressure on us

Markets confused over likely RBA signal; will react whatever outcome. Markets see RBNZ needing to react to whatever RBA recides

You can’t grow an economy

The NZ Initiative's Rose Patterson argues the economy and society are built by people, not by governments

Tracking the Baltic Dry Index now fairly pointless

Forget the Baltic Dry angst - world trade is growing at healthy rates

Market expecting RBA to cut rates

China's rate cut sets scene for Australia to follow suit; expectations NZD/AUD could go higher; oil price still not found the bottom

Waiting for new signals

NZD awaits some major data, poised to react. First it is the RBA, then the dairy auction, then US interest rate policy

90 seconds at 9 am: China slips

US incomes rise, consumer spending falls; global factories busy, except Australia; China lowers sights; eyes on RBA; UST 10yr up to 2.05%; NZ$1 = 75.1 USc, TWI = 79

Harmonising the Money Machine with P2P

Elizabeth Kerr openly experiments with peer to peer lending using Harmoney

Key over-rules Authority on MPs' pay

Updated
Cabinet decides to change law for Remuneration Authority to ensure future pay increases for MPs are in line with rest of public sector; Solid Energy in 'delicate' talks with banks

Magnetic milk – the lure of dairy investment down under

Rabobank warns of intense competition and the risk of oversupply in dairy markets, plus the uncertainty of a new focus by regulators

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