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28 Jul 17, 11:54am
Our comprehensive review of Conservative KiwiSaver fund performance to June 30, 2017, identifying who has the best long-term returns
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28 Jul 17, 10:02am
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy on hi-tech services and manufacturing, making Auckland affordable, land taxes, paying teachers & how economics can improve your life
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28 Jul 17, 9:42am
Falling house prices around NZ bring home ownership a step closer for first homes buyers, but they'd still struggle to get on the property ladder in Auckland or Queenstown
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28 Jul 17, 8:33am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Friday, July 28, 2017
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28 Jul 17, 8:21am
USD rose against most major currencies overnight as it fought back from the punishment it took after the Fed announcement; NZD tested 0.7560 USD yesterday, currently trading below the 0.7500 mark; NZDAUD opens at 0.9400
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28 Jul 17, 8:17am
Despite a small rise in the US, yields are generally lower around the world, including in New Zealand. Focus turns to US Q2 GDP result
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28 Jul 17, 7:43am
US advance goods orders jump, home ownership rate turns up, trade deficit eases; Russia ready to retaliate; Germans feel trapped; China targets supply side; UST 10yr yield at 2.31%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 74.9 US¢, TWI-5 = 77.6
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28 Jul 17, 5:00am
After leaving a trail of destruction in its wake NZ's Asia Finance Corporation is being liquidated. But who is behind the liquidation?
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27 Jul 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Thursday; farmgate milk price up, CPI by decile, big new Kauri, new NZGB, protection for wine regions, swaps fall, NZD jumps
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27 Jul 17, 2:30pm
NZ needs to take next step in climate change fight and put targets into law, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says
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27 Jul 17, 2:19pm
Fewer Auckland apartments being offered at auction and although there are serious buyers about, they are being cautious
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27 Jul 17, 2:13pm
NZ Govt Bond Tender #610; strong demand for first 2033 issue in eight months, coverage ratio of 2.7x and weighted average accepted yield of 3.30%
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27 Jul 17, 1:22pm
After complaints from employers the Government has backed down on original work visa proposals; has now lowered pay threshold to $41.5k from $48k; introduced new 'mid-skilled' category
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27 Jul 17, 12:43pm
World Bank offshoot International Finance Corporation seeking at least NZ$100 mln through first green bond in NZ Kauri market
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27 Jul 17, 11:42am
Beneficiaries and lower-income groups have been hit the hardest by typical cost rises over the past year as housing and other price increases make their mark
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27 Jul 17, 11:10am
Our comprehensive review of default KiwiSaver fund performance to June 2017, identifying who has the best long-term returns
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27 Jul 17, 9:51am
US Fed comments drive a fall in yields. RBNZ reduces their view of the neutral cash rate. Australian inflation miss and RBA comment sees their yields slip
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27 Jul 17, 9:13am
Fonterra is now forecasting a $6.75 milk price for farmers in the current season, but its earnings forecast of 45c to 55c per share is only the same as that for the previous year
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27 Jul 17, 8:22am
NZD up more than 1% against the USD, trading above the 0.7500 mark; USD lower as Fed keeps rates unchanged, as expected, and stated that the balance sheet unwind would start soon; AUD lower against the NZD after weak CPI data
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27 Jul 17, 8:09am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Thursday, July 27, 2017
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Business confidence - Activity outlook

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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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