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25 Apr 17, 10:23am
Barfoot & Thompson had a 27% success rate at last week's auctions; 12% at Manukau auction; 34% on the North Shore
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25 Apr 17, 9:04am
Joseph Davis points out that shrinking manufacturing job levels are more about technology than unbalanced trade deals. So protectionism is unlikely to bring a meaningful jobs boost
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25 Apr 17, 7:59am
Markets rally after French election result; US govt shutdown looms as debt ceiling reached; Trump wants 15% corporate tax rate; Malaysia pays price for scandal; UST 10yr 2.27%; oil and gold down; NZ$1 = 70.1 USc, TWI = 7.48
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24 Apr 17, 5:09pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: The autumn roars for stags and deer and cattle breeders, as prices for young stock reach record levels
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24 Apr 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Monday; Westpac cuts some rates for savers, Cabinet reshuffled, odd French vote, swap rates rise & steepen, NZD up
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24 Apr 17, 2:05pm
Govt Ministerial responsibility for house building programmes shifted to Amy Adams from Nick Smith as PM English reshuffles Cabinet
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24 Apr 17, 12:02pm
Roger J Kerr says higher commodity prices and inflation are positive for the Kiwi dollar
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24 Apr 17, 11:16am
Finance Minister Joyce says govt concerned about young people's ability to save for a house deposit while being hit by 48k tax threshold and student loan repayments; Prods Auckland Council on transport spending
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24 Apr 17, 10:36am
Roger J Kerr thinks we need to be watching 'the three Cs'; says nobody believes interest rates are going to stay low now - the only question is how much they will rise by
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24 Apr 17, 10:23am
Sales rate nudges 50% at some Barfoot & Thompson auctions but only just gets above 10% at the Manukau auction
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24 Apr 17, 9:43am
NZ-owned banks again rate top for satisfaction in Consumer banking survey
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24 Apr 17, 8:42am
US tax cuts take focus - but border tax may be abandoned. Implications for US deficits queried. US Fed says still on track for two more 2017 rate increases
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24 Apr 17, 8:20am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Monday, April 24, 2017
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24 Apr 17, 7:43am
NZD opens at 0.7040 USD making small gains on most of the crosses; EUR jumped up to 1.0930 USD this morning, up 1.8%, after exit polls indicated that Macron would be the likely winner of the French election; CAD and NOK lower as WTI Crude Oil fell 2%
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24 Apr 17, 7:25am
French runoff candidates decided; US spring house selling strong; China says fewer mortgages issued; ASIC to clamp down on cross selling; trade rhetoric changes; UST 10yr yield at 2.25%; oil down, gold up; NZ$1 = 70.3 US¢, TWI-5 = 75.2
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23 Apr 17, 2:22pm
A $1 bln co-operative financial sector, flying under the radar and growing strongly, offers some high returns for savers
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23 Apr 17, 6:02am
National is gearing up to announce a big Auckland housing plan. It has been dubbed 'KiwiBuild-lite', but even that implies too wide a gap from Labour
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22 Apr 17, 9:46am
As Australia's government prepares to formally review banking competition in its oligopolistic market, should NZ be doing the same?
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22 Apr 17, 7:31am
Residential property sales are tracking down in most parts of the country, pulling agency commission revenue down with them
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21 Apr 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Friday; buoyant farm sales, record lifestyle block sales, consumer confidence slips, Aussies hike mortgage rates, swaps steepen, NZD slips
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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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