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Be penny-wise, pound-rich

Elizabeth Kerr is sweating over the apathy toward small change

Govt promotes renewable energy

'Ifs' and 'buts' around the oil and gas industry's ability to bring mega bucks to NZ; 'NZ relatively risk-free and fiscally attractive'

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; Westpac and F&P Finance cut rates, employment confidence high, ditto investor confidence, ditto for bank satisfaction

'P2P platforms shouldn't expect to be exempt from the law'

Where, if anywhere, do licensed peer-to-peer lenders and loans done via them fit into consumer credit regulations?

Diversify into ASEAN or stick around in China?

Professor Ang examines the issues involved in guarding against over-reliance on trade with China

Just act naturally - and fake it

Elizabeth Davies braves the rigorous beauty parade that is the job interview

IAG: the new cash settlement expert

Cameron Preston questions IAG's insurance cash settlement drive in Canterbury 

Market forces on the NZ dollar evenly balanced

Roger J Kerr assesses how the strong greenback and its upcoming positives will impact the NZD and finds much of the USD strength already priced in, and the RBNZ looking ahead

NZ owned banks top of the pops

Consumer NZ survey shows customers of NZ owned banks most satisfied; Few people switching banks

Investor confidence high in Auckland, Queenstown

Commercial property investors remain optimistic about the market in most parts of the country except Palmerston North and Northland - Colliers survey

Key to rip up RMA reforms

PM says will have to "rip up" RMA reforms & go back to drawing board; denies 'tide is turning' talk and says most will say 'yeah, whatever'; Winston wants reform of RBNZ Act

Encouraging sound fiscal policy

NZ Initiative's Khyaati Acharya calls for new official limits on government spending

Weighed down by stigma

Commodity-linked currencies take a hit as the iron ore slumps further and oil falls, although NZD pushes higher against the AUD

'More assertive than the snail’s pace assumed'

Yellen's signals to build on rising and steepening rate moves in local markets. Bond-swap spreads widen

90 seconds at 9 am: A tax on bank deposits

US growth cools, confidence holds; Greece eyes drachma comeback; China wary of deflation; Aust to tax bank deposits; bond yields rise; oil and gold falls; NZ$1 = 75.6 USc, TWI = 80.2

A 'good' deflation debate

Bernard Hickey argues the Reserve Bank and Bill English should stop turning a blind eye to the breach of the bank's 1-3% inflation target, and actually have a debate about widening or lowering the target.

Winston wins Northland by-election

NZ First Leader Winston Peters wins Northland by-election with 4,012 vote majority; National will need Dunne, Maori or NZ First to pass RMA; Key's first loss

Landcorp optimistic despite low half year profit

SOE's CEO focusing on key initiatives to drive improvements and beat the commodity cycles

Why farmers should oppose dairy conversions

Gareth Morgan gives five reasons why existing farmers should oppose more dairy conversions

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday;  RBNZ sees more than $1 trillion of household wealth, major Wynyard Quarter development, Otahuhu house price leaps, ANZ get tech savvy

Feature of the Week

This is a quarterly reading of employment confidence, done by McDemott-Miller for Westpac, and published by Westpac economics.

Problem reading the charts