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26 Sep 17, 4:31pm
Labour Party puts front bench to work on policy comparisons; Ardern and Davis to lead on talks with Winston Peters; Separate talks to be held with the Greens
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26 Sep 17, 4:18pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Tuesday; Auckland Airport fuel allocations increased to 80%; Businesses more cautious; August trade deficit $1.2b; Lawyer sentenced for fraud; Topshop's NZ stores closing; NZD down
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26 Sep 17, 3:14pm
Barfoot & Thompson sold 54% of the properties overall at their auctions in the week before the election
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26 Sep 17, 2:13pm
The Sheep, Deer and Cattle Report: Positive vibes echoed for sheep meats but processors urge caution for beef
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26 Sep 17, 12:48pm
National leader Bill English not giving much away ahead of talks with New Zealand First 'to show the respect to Mr Peters'; Plays down Super saga leak speculation
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26 Sep 17, 12:36pm
Shell company incorporator Ian Taylor, who shot to prominence in 2009 over the activities of SP Trading Ltd, has again been linked to a company involved in illicit weapons dealing
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26 Sep 17, 10:43am
Siah Hwee Ang on the political boundaries of conducting business when security and economic interests collide
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26 Sep 17, 9:26am
As the National and Labour/Greens sides both court Winston Peters, here's a look at what he campaigned for in monetary policy and banking, insurance & KiwiSaver
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26 Sep 17, 9:22am
New Zealand banks in no rush to follow Australian banks' example and cull ATM fees
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26 Sep 17, 9:02am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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26 Sep 17, 8:12am
NZD and euro impacted by uncertainty of how NZ and German governments will look; Chinese authorities ban home sales shortly after purchase; US/North Korean war of words escalates; UST 10yr yield at 2.23%; oil & gold up; NZ$1 = 72.8 US¢, TWI-5 = 75.1
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26 Sep 17, 8:05am
US-North Korea tensions escalating sees JPY head the leaderboard and UST yields lower; EUR and NZD are softer as the market digests the election results; local rates market showed a 2-3bps fall
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25 Sep 17, 5:05pm
Labour leader Ardern opens up on common ground with NZ First; Cites shifting Ports of Auckland alongside tertiary education & forestry; Says Labour would stick to govt spending and debt track rules; Might shift on water tax
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25 Sep 17, 4:00pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Monday; Marsden Point pipeline update; Moody's on the election; RBNZ on insurers; highest paid NZ CEO; local rates and NZD lower
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25 Sep 17, 3:47pm
Assuming National does lead the next Government, it needs to urgently address the dog's breakfast it had created with the housing portfolio
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25 Sep 17, 9:04am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Monday, September 25, 2017
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25 Sep 17, 9:01am
Fonterra announces net profit of $745 mln; drops season end milk price by 3c to $6.12, making final payout of $6.52
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25 Sep 17, 8:17am
NZD expected to rise modestly on market-open; Peters to create uncertainty; Angela Merkel to stay but support for anti-immigration party surges; Moody's downgrades UK credit rating; UST 10yr yield at 2.25%; oil, gold stable; NZ$1 = 73.3 US¢, TWI-5 = 75.5
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25 Sep 17, 8:11am
North Korean headlines during New Zealand trading hours on Friday saw the UST 10 yr rate down 3 bps to 2.25%; this price action flowed through to local rates
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25 Sep 17, 7:59am
NZD's run after the local close on Friday should limit any positive reaction to the election; EUR well supported after a series strong PMI readings; GBP weakest of the majors, as PM May delivered an important Brexit speech
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Chart of the week

Business confidence - Activity outlook

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how firms see their own prospects
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how firms see their own prospects
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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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