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A beginner's guide to property syndicates

Property syndicates are proving popular but investors need to understand how they work and what the risks are

Bernard's election diary - July 30

Labour plans Fair Workplace Commission; Jamie Whyte says Maori legal privileges same as French aristocrats; Winston rules out working with Mana and Maori; Your view?

Mixed US data slows NZDUSD decline

USD strengthened on better than expected consumer confidence but positive sentiment restrained by disappointing US house price data

The Weekly Dairy Report

Fonterra announce sharp downward adjustment to this years payout

NZD/USD below 85 USc

Markets watching for RBNZ currency intervention signals following falls pushed by payout cut; eyes on Fed rate hike signals

Big week ahead for the US and USD

Federal Reserve’s statement and monetary policy announcement will be keenly watched as debate over the speed and extent of future rate hikes continues

Higher NZ swap yields unsustained

Offshore investors remain sceptical about how much further the RBNZ’s hiking cycle can go in the near-term

90 seconds at 9 am: NZD slips sharply

US confidence high, house prices low; IMF warns on global growth; Aussie job stress; oil price lower; NZ$1 = US$0.849, TWI = 79.4

Labour highlights drop in export share of GDP

Labour questions Govt's plan to lift exports to 40% of GDP by 2025; points to drop to 29% from 33% in 2008; English says exporters doing well despite high NZ$

Co-op Bank raises rates

Both floating home loan rates and term deposit rates are increased by the Co-operative Bank, effective Wednesday

Kiwibank raises variable home loan rates

The state-owned lender follows the pack with a +25 bps raise to 6.65%, signals term deposit rates are rising too

Big drop in Fonterra forecast

Updated
Fonterra slashes Farmgate Milk Price forecast for 2014-15 to $6 per kgMS from $7, with dividend full forecast cash payout range is $6.20-$6.25;  Westpac sees $4.3b annual drop in dairy farmers' incomes

'Unlimited' big data potential seen

Govt urged to create a big 'data sharing ecosystem', told big data and big privacy can go hand-in-hand

The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report

Lamb flat, wool and beef strong and venison schedules finally move

What happened Tuesday

Updated
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; Westpac grabs some extra margin, Transmission Gully underway, the MetroGlass yo-yo, wholesale rates rise

New Zealand’s "loser" towns

Any attempts to herd people, or investment funds, where they would not go by themselves are only likely to delay the inevitable, says Gareth Kiernan

'Proactive release' of open govt data called for

Govt advisory body sees unlimited potential for NZ from use of big data, calls for NZ consumers to send a message to Facebook and Google

Labour wants 100% swimmable rivers too

Cunliffe says Labour also wants 100% of rivers to be "swimmable", but over time; Key says that's not realistic and would "cost billions"

The unfair treatment of spouses

People with overseas pensions suffer varying degrees of anomalies and injustice. There is little cost little to fix that, says Susan St John

Why Green isn’t the best colour for water

Ian Mackenzie says the Greens are disingenuous with their 'swimmable' rivers policy because urban rivers are under the most stress, whereas 'they really mean only those in the country'

Feature of the Week

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