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When demand meets supply

Bernard Hickey asks why the Government wants to pump jet fuel onto Auckland's housing fire when the evidence shows first home buyer subsidies just inflated prices in Australia

Fitch affirms Fonterra at 'AA-'; Outlook stable

Fitch holds its rating because Fonterra has scale, and the defensive characteristics of its ingredients business

Fonterra's rating lowered To 'A'; Outlook stable

Standard & Poor's lowers Fonterra's credit rating because of a new "financial risk appetite that is more aggressive than what we had factored into the previous ... rating"

Where they stand

Four election candidates explain their party's approach to affordable home ownership, what they like and what they would change. Your view?

Collins resigns after 'gunning' for Feeley

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Judith Collins resigns after revelation of Slater email saying she was "gunning for Feeley"; Collins denies campaigning to oust SFO Director; Key says Collins had to go; Hotchin link?

F&P Finance redeems just $3.3m of deposits

Fisher & Paykel Finance 'really pleased' with Q Card securitisation, mulls payments-technology initiatives

Construction industry revenue rockets

Sales revenue for the construction industry grew at nearly six times the rate of all other sectors in the 2013 financial year

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; TSB Bank goes all out, Roest denied, business confidence disappoints, rapid rise in Akl building consents, 70% of mortgages fixed

Raising the stakes by lowering the rate

TSB Bank ups home loan ante by launching market leading 2yr rate, raises cash incentive, adds a home makeover draw

Dwelling consents hit six year high

Dwelling consents rose strongly in July, mainly driven by a jump in Auckland

Friday's guest Top 10

Christian Hawkesby on NZ houses as affordable as 1985, complicated labour markets, France's need for reform, Scottish independence, the end of the term deposit glory age, Dilbert & more

Kiwibank boss promises dividends

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Kiwibank CEO sees dividend payments within 3 years as annual profit rises 3% to $100m boosted by higher net interest margin & release of bad debt provisions

Wearable technology 'not another channel'

Fresh from unveiling Westpac partnership, Moven's Brett King argues some banks are going down the wrong path with wearable technology

Strong rise in Co-op Bank quarterly profit

The Co-operative Bank grows mortgage book by almost 3% in June quarter

Risk rises, USD strengthens

Gold and oil higher as Russian troops cross Ukraine border, stocks fall. Good US data pushed to background

Let them eat CoCos?

Victoria University's Martien Lubberink argues bank bonds banned from sale to UK retail investors should be sold in denominations of $100k to protect vulnerable investors

Fonterra's required run-rate problem

Peter Redward points out that for Fonterra to achieve its latest farm gate payout expectation, either a significant decline in the value of the NZD and/or a sharp rise in prices is needed

Cunliffe seen winner on points in debate

Cunliffe seen winning on points in first leaders debate with Key, who seemed flat and rattled; Your view?; Collins denies plot to roll Key and calls Winston a liar

Excuse to sell?

NZD reacted to others yesterday but may find its own direction today with some key local data releases

More lower, flatter trending

Bond markets ignore US growth, worry about Europe and Ukraine, NZGB yields down but risks for offshore investors growing

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