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Vendors holding out for more at apartment auction

Bidders offer top dollar for CBD apartments but still couldn't clinch deals

What happened today

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; FMA warning, massive housing value surge, another housing Accord, expanding dairying, sharp falls in swap rates and the NZD

Five questions for reporting season

Country's big four banks heading for strong annual profits, but what answers to five key questions will they provide?

Fletcher wins government housing contract

Fletcher to build 237 homes on Crown land at Hornby in Christchurch

Changes afoot in Japanese rice farming

Allan Barber wonders if the long-standing reluctance of Japan to open up its markets to agricultural imports may be coming to an end as its rice farming 'rots from the inside'

OCR seen on hold until Sept 2015

Updated
CPI up just 0.3% in Sept qtr and 1.0% for the year; well below economists' forecasts; NZ$ drops half a cent to 78.7 USc; OCR seen firmly on hold until September 2015

Wheeler says LVR review coming in November

Governor Graeme Wheeler says RBNZ to review LVR 'speed limits' criteria & implications next month; Says LVRs have reduced CPI pressure by equivalent of 25-50bps OCR increase

My favourite topic – your golden watch

Elizabeth Kerr says achieving your own golden watch is the penultimate in financial security

Stressful time for European banks

Euro falls after news up to 11 banks from 6 countries failed comprehensive ECB stress tests; BoE split over rate hikes, Oil price on slippery downward slope again

NZD/USD lower, with more risk from CPI data

Both the CAD and AUD in focus with volatile moves but no new trends, markets await NZ CPI and US PMI

Market risks misinterpreting today's CPI data

NZ swaps up, UST 10yr yields up, markets see an RBA cut by year end, eyes on NZ CPI today

90 seconds at 9 am: Australia squeezed

Canada attacked; SEC rule not tough enough; price rises modest; Australia in tough position in FTA talks; UST 10yr yields rise, oil and gold fall; NZ$1 = US$0.794, TWI = 77.2

Yields hit 3.6% at Bayleys' commercial auction

The yields had more spread than Marmite at the latest Bayleys commercial property auction

What happened Wednesday

Updated
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; more mortgage rate cuts, seeking more migrants, fatter home loans, more rail riders, Cullen fund managers underpaid

Spotlight on big bank annual results

Andrew Thorburn, capital, revenue, costs, margins and bad debts in focus when 3 of Australasia's big 4 banks report annual results

ASB's Twitter payments assessment

ASB's Russell Jones says enabling Twitter payments wouldn't be hard technically, but there's no business value in doing it, at least for now

Bernard's Top 10

How the young are priced out of Britain; Young UK workers' wages down 15% since 2007; ECAN's high nitrate levels; An Ebola effect?; The amazing magic leap machine; Dilbert

The Weekly Dairy Report

Good feed conditions at present but some nervousness for summer production

How do you want your European bank CoCo, medium, well done, or ... burnt?

Martien Lubberink explains to local fund managers why they need to be very, very careful of European bank securities. Does your fund have any of them?

Positive news sees markets climb

US existing home sales exceed expectations; ECB starts asset purchase program by buying Italian covered bonds; US & European equities up strongly

Feature of the Week

The NZIER quarterly survey of business opinion (QSBO).

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