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22 Feb 17, 7:57am
Insurance lawyer calls for playing field to be leveled in NZ so insurers suffer the same consequences as their customers if they tell porkies
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22 Feb 17, 7:55am
People hopefully getting the message on housing, Finance Minister Joyce says; Notes interest rates set to rise, Auckland house prices high and starting to fall; Some demand measures but supply the big issue
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22 Feb 17, 7:36am
Dairy prices fall -3.2%; US retail strong; HSBC has big profit fall; China says 'will respond' to US import tax; EU blocks more MNC tax dodges; UST 10yr yield at 2.42%; oil up, gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 71.7 US¢, TWI-5 = 77.2
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21 Feb 17, 9:50pm
ASB's Aussie parent details another PERLS debt issue by its NZ branch giving the trifecta of Tier 1 Capital, NZ tax deductibility & Australian franking credits
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21 Feb 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; Heartland trims some rates, Auckland auctions tough, tax changes, social bonds launched; eyes on dairy auction, Heartland profit jumps
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21 Feb 17, 3:16pm
OECD in town for 2017 economic review; Focus on medium-term fiscal risks; Finance Minister Joyce is ‘sure they’ll talk about housing’
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21 Feb 17, 2:55pm
Govt launches first social bond after raising $1.5m from four investors, focused on getting South Aucklanders with medium-level mental health conditions back into work
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21 Feb 17, 2:36pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Good rains up north but central South Island sizzles as unsold wool stocks grow
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21 Feb 17, 2:02pm
Steven Joyce says the risks facing the NZ economy are 'almost exclusively international', while Roger Kerr and Anthony Healy only see household debt as a 'medium term' issue
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21 Feb 17, 1:14pm
We investigate why rents in Auckland have not risen as fast as house prices, given the 'housing shortage', and find both investor activity and later household formation as reasons
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21 Feb 17, 12:09pm
Credit rating agency warns of impact from banks' tightening commercial property lending standards as Auckland Unitary Plan opens increased building options
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21 Feb 17, 10:31am
Govt seeks to lift focus on nominee directors & bring anti-money laundering into the picture in attempt to clean up Financial Service Providers Register
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21 Feb 17, 9:59am
Expense growth outstrips income growth at Kiwibank as net interest margin and funding costs fall
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21 Feb 17, 9:48am
Residential properties in south Auckland remain the most difficult to sell at auction - results mixed elsewhere
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21 Feb 17, 8:22am
NZDUSD changed little yesterday while local rates declined, a follow on from Friday's offshore session; GBP recovered some of its Friday losses; JPY changed little, despite much worse than expected January trade balance
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21 Feb 17, 7:38am
US on holiday; EU claims IMF agrees Greek solution; EU & Japan close on trade deal; China uses trains not ships to Europe; RBA looks at housing differently; UST 10yr yield at 2.42%; oil and gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 71.9 US¢, TWI-5 = 77.3
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21 Feb 17, 7:27am
PM English says RBNZ, Super Fund, ACC Fund and Housing NZ CEOs' pay-rise regimes set to change following outcry over Super Fund CEO Adrian Orr's 36% raise
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20 Feb 17, 7:32pm
Climate change could threaten the stability of the entire financial system, an Aussie banking regulator warns, as it prepares to apply climate change "stress tests" to the nation's financial institutions
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20 Feb 17, 4:23pm
Govt and fast-growing councils are in 'gritty talks' over use of $1bn housing infrastructure fund, PM English says; 'Councils don't seem to have projects ready to go'
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20 Feb 17, 4:12pm
Financial advisers' disclosure requirements to be dealt with by regulation not legislation; Govt seeks to remain flexible on the matter
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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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