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29 Mar 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Wednesday; Productivity Commission's report; R&D spending growth positive; tertiary academics under pressure to lower standards; Trump's wall faces funding pressures; local swap rates up; NZD lower
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29 Mar 17, 2:40pm
ANZ economists believe higher interest rates and tighter credit will continue to dampen the housing market despite ongoing housing supply imbalances; estimate that average interest costs in Auckland for new purchasers are chewing up 51% of income
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29 Mar 17, 2:10pm
Labour responds to challenge from Joyce that political parties should seriously consider ProdComm urban planning proposals in Election 2017 campaign; Notes similarities to current policies
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29 Mar 17, 11:37am
Rabobank says as China's consumer incomes move up, they will trade up to value-added products and be willing to pay more for food they consider to be natural, high-quality, and safe. But NZ's rivals will be there too
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29 Mar 17, 11:19am
When and under what conditions different insurance companies will provide cover for meth contamination to your home or rental property 
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29 Mar 17, 10:03am
Rural lender Rabobank says it's 'well positioned' to support expanding customers and 'explore opportunities' to take on 'good quality' new customers
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29 Mar 17, 9:55am
A challenger bank raises its floating mortgage rate for the second time in a month, continuing a pattern adopted by most banks of small regular increases
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29 Mar 17, 9:41am
The Weekly Dairy Report: Autumn feed lifts milk flows and Yili announces big investment for Glenavy plant
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29 Mar 17, 9:04am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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29 Mar 17, 9:02am
The NZ Initiative's Eric Crampton says a govt committed to housing affordability would implement the Productivity Commission’s better urban planning agenda
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29 Mar 17, 8:31am
Many US Fed officials speaking but Fischer's TV slot saying two more due in 2017 boosts markets. UST yields rise. Local rates may see upward pressure as a result
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29 Mar 17, 8:28am
USD was supported by firm data and Fed speak overnight, reversing the downward trend seen over the last two weeks, DXY up 0.6%; AUD pushed higher on strong oil and iron ore prices; NZD, as a result, down to 0.7020 USD and 0.9190 AUD
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29 Mar 17, 8:02am
Auckland’s housing and infrastructure issues illustrate central failures of NZ’s urban planning system, Productivity Commission says
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29 Mar 17, 7:40am
US consumer sentiment jumps; trade deficit narrows; US house prices rise; new grocery disruptor launches; Australia gets its 'Google Tax'; UST 10yr yield at 2.42%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 70.5 US¢, TWI-5 = 75
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29 Mar 17, 5:02am
NZ's urban planning framework requires substantial overhaul to avoid further harmful effects from spiraling house prices, infrastructure shortfalls and environmental costs, Productivity Commission says; 'Scrap the RMA'
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29 Mar 17, 5:02am
CEO of company removed from NZ's Financial Service Providers Register by the FMA but that continues to operate overseas as a NZ company 'offering a complete banking package', releases book on digital banking
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28 Mar 17, 4:32pm
NZD consolidated against the USD and outperformed the AUD over the last week, this trend looks to continue in the coming week; USD softens as markets question Trump's ability to deliver promised tax cuts
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28 Mar 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; Co-op Bank goes risk-based for personal loans, Auckland Council eyes 136,000 new houses, Debbie is big, insurers promise more than half, swaps and NZD stable
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28 Mar 17, 1:43pm
Auckland house along the road from billionaire Graeme Hart's mansion sells for $3.5 million
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28 Mar 17, 11:25am
The Co-operative Bank adopts risk-based pricing for its personal loans, bringing sharp interest rate benefits to borrowers with a good credit score
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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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