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21 Jul 17, 10:17am
Leasehold apartments and one in a leaky building sold particularly well at the latest Auckland apartment auctions
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21 Jul 17, 10:02am
First Union's Morgan Godfery on the black and blue Greens, raging against the system, getting deep with GoT, winter chills put heat on hospitals, Winston does a Don, a great Kiwi feed and more
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21 Jul 17, 9:10am
'It has been many years since we have seen so many smiling faces on Australian bankers'
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21 Jul 17, 9:08am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Friday, July 21, 2017
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21 Jul 17, 8:31am
NZD continues to defy any suggestion that the market is overly long, trading at 0.7400 USD; EUR up 3% after ECB meeting; German rate curve steeper, local rate curve flatter
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21 Jul 17, 7:34am
Global financial risks 'contained'; China starts massive public housing project; China liquidity stress; China-US trade talks falter; EU house prices rise quickly; UST 10yr yield at 2.26%; oil and gold lower; NZ$1 = 74.1 US¢, TWI-5 = 77
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21 Jul 17, 5:02am
Home owners vs renters: Life satisfaction, living conditions, health and financial position differences laid bare by Stats NZ survey
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21 Jul 17, 5:02am
Gareth Vaughan suggests APRA's 'unquestionably strong' capital benchmark draws a line in the sand for the RBNZ's review of NZ banks' capital adequacy requirements
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20 Jul 17, 4:42pm
Paula Bennett sees government guidance and market pressure increasing women's pay; Refuses to oblige companies to disclose their gender pay gaps
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20 Jul 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Thursday; no rate changes, why houses cost so much, fewer on benefits, NZGB bond yields rise, retail wages 'rise', swaps and NZD stable
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20 Jul 17, 2:30pm
NZ Govt Bond Tender #609; weighted average yield rises to 2.82% and coverage ratio falls to 2.0x
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20 Jul 17, 12:22pm
A Government-commissioned report has found that land use regulations add about 56% to the cost of houses in Auckland; 'prices far outweigh costs in most major NZ cities'
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20 Jul 17, 9:46am
The housing market downturn spread to the whole of the country in the second quarter of this year, with real estate agency commissions $100m lower in Q2 than last year
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20 Jul 17, 9:13am
Fletcher Building has announced the immediate departure of chief executive Mark Adamson and says operating earings this year will be around $100 mln less than previously indicated
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20 Jul 17, 8:54am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Thursday, July 20, 2017
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20 Jul 17, 8:12am
NZD traded a 30 point range while advancing to the 0.7350 USD level; USD declines on most pairings following on from the implosion of the US health care reform; AUD and CAD make fresh highs; markets are divided on ECB expectations
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20 Jul 17, 7:46am
US housing starts jump; Wall Street at records; China buys dodgy ratings; India's GST reform going well; Aussie banks get tick; UST 10yr yield at 2.27%; oil up, gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 73.6 US¢, TWI-5 = 76.6
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20 Jul 17, 5:02am
Labour's Robertson holds fast on opposition to tax threshold changes to account for inflation bracket creep, even if 2016/17 tax take comes in above expectations; Says coalition talks could involve reprioritising spending plans
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19 Jul 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Wednesday; no rate changes, butter makes a comeback, job vacancies grow, low lake levels, wholesale rates fall, NZD stable
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19 Jul 17, 3:08pm
The Weekly Dairy Report: More calls for peak cow numbers as wet spring conditions look to return from last year
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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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