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23 Mar 17, 5:10pm
Maori Party wins tug-of-war between National's coalition partners, striking deal with the Government so the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill can be passed
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23 Mar 17, 4:08pm
Farmers start year on positive note, fueled by renewed optimism in horticulture, beef & sheep sectors, Rabobank survey shows
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23 Mar 17, 4:02pm
Meeting for 13,500 UDC debenture holders to vote on winding up the finance company's existing $1.6 bln debenture plan set to take place in coming months
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23 Mar 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; OCR unchanged, record renewables, rising energy intensity, falling retail power costs, swaps slip again
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23 Mar 17, 11:55am
John Mauldin looks at angst in the US and other western societies, the changes wrought over the past few decades, and why many working age men aren't working
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23 Mar 17, 11:46am
Although demand remains strong for NZ logs and prices are getting a boost from a lower currency, rising freight rates may have an outsized impact in coming months
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23 Mar 17, 10:43am
Against the backdrop of technology and globalisation driven job dislocation, Tom Peters argues we have to help people
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23 Mar 17, 9:08am
Lee Jong-Wha thinks China has as much to lose as South Korea if they use trade as pressure to solve a secondary problem. The primary problem needs their attention
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23 Mar 17, 9:06am
Reserve Bank says monetary policy will be accommodative for a considerable period and numerous uncertainties remain
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23 Mar 17, 8:36am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Thursday, March 23, 2017
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23 Mar 17, 8:14am
Markets starting to doubt Fed can raise rates if Trump stumbles. Markets also increasing doubts the RBNZ can raise its rate anytime this year
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23 Mar 17, 8:01am
NZD trading at the top of yesterday's range, 0.7020 - 0.7070, prior to OCR review; AUD slips below 0.7700 USD on soft commodity prices, NZDAUD above 0.9200
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23 Mar 17, 7:40am
US home prices rise, sales volumes fall; China tightens collateral rules; iron ore prices skid; NZ ranks high in happiness; UST 10yr yield at 2.40%; oil lower, gold up; NZ$1 = 70.6 US¢, TWI-5 = 75.4
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23 Mar 17, 5:02am
Auckland has a well publicised housing shortage. Over the ditch there's an array of property development companies and concerns about oversupply. So why aren't more of them coming to Auckland?
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22 Mar 17, 6:47pm
Key on economic policy successes, regrets including flag debate and TPP, Christchurch quake and Pike River, losing troops overseas and life in Parliament
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22 Mar 17, 5:44pm
Latest Roy Morgan poll says National Party well down in March as Prime Minister Bill English talks of lifting retirement age to 67 - lowest party vote since September 2016
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22 Mar 17, 4:09pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; F&P Finance raises some rates, affordability improves, our productivity problem, corruption, vacancies, swaps slip
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22 Mar 17, 3:42pm
Economist warns capital controls could see inflation in China spike and spread around the world, putting the Fed behind the eight ball as it tightens monetary policy 
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22 Mar 17, 2:58pm
The Weekly Dairy Report: The OECD warns NZ on slow environmental progress of intensive agriculture as the milk auction returns to the positive
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22 Mar 17, 12:31pm
Oil & gas to be significant for global economy for some time yet, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says as prices pick up
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Chart of the week

Business confidence - Activity outlook

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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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