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RBNZ sitting tight on LVR restrictions

Deputy Governor Grant Spencer suggests the RBNZ's plans for the future of its LVR restrictions will be revealed in November's Financial Stability Report

Debt free farm slices to tempt investors

The latest dairy farm syndicate spurns debt as investors focus on risk

RBNZ's Spencer sees liquidity policy review

RBNZ's liquidity policy, including the much heralded Core Funding Ratio, facing change as part of regulatory stocktake

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; rates rise after OCR hike, Chinese PMI up, NZ trade balance strong, high LVR lending rises, swap rates fall, and more

Brownlee offers to resign; Key says no

Brownlee offers to resign over airport security breach; Key says won't accept it; Labour doesn't want Mike Hosking moderating TVNZ debate; Cunliffe complains about John Key's All Blacks' cover

Credit unions welcome law changes

Commerce Minister Craig Foss says law governing credit unions to be updated, will allow them to lend directly to SMEs related to their members

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

 A not-so-friendly send-off for Conor English; Inside the Double Irish Dutch Sandwich; Why aren't NZ's youth enrolling to vote?; 'Moaning moguls'; Dilbert

ANZ lifts floating, flexi mortgage rates

ANZ follows OCR hike with increases to floating and flexi mortgage rates, introduces term deposit 'special'

RBNZ hikes, but signals pause

RBNZ signals "period of assessment"; NZ$ drops to 86 USc after Wheeler warns it could fall a lot; Pause may last til March; Door seen opening for NZ$ intervention

RBNZ raises OCR to 3.50%

Official Cash rate rises +0.25%; RBNZ says will now be "a period of assessment"

NZD/AUD drops sharply after the AU-CPI release

Markets reduce its pricing of an RBA rate cut to 40%, down from 70%; less support seen for NZD over rest of the year

Bond yields decline, swap curve flattens

NZ-AU yields narrow as market retreats from expecting an AU rate cut, may narrow further

90 seconds at 9 am: China gold demand falls

IMF downgrades US in 2014, upgrades for 2015; China's provinces upbeat; Aust sees mortgage war, UST 10yr 2.46%; NZ$1 = US$0.868, TWI = 80.8

Landlords' rental yields declining sharply

Rental yields on residential investment properties have been steadily declining since the early 1990s, ANZ says

Kiwi red meat really starting to sizzle

From the farm gate to the customer’s table, red meat - NZ’s one-time export star - is again cooking with gas says ANZ's Graham Turley

ASB, BNZ still committed to TSM

TSM CEO says mobile wallet 'ecosystem' will allow flexibility for banks to differentiate themselves despite Westpac's fears

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; Aussie inflation raises their currency, mortgage volumes sag further, Hubbard's trick, wholesale rates rise, and more

Super age a trust issue, says English

Government's retirement age policy of 65 more an issue of trust now, rather than policy, English says; Future Govt without Key may change that, he says

Taxman's view on bitcoin

IRD says bitcoin should be treated in the same manner as foreign currencies for tax purposes

Time for government to wake up

Allan Barber says only the Government has the power to bring urgently needed change to a now disillusioned red meat industry that has been trying on its own for 30 years

Feature of the Week

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