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90 seconds at 9 am: Gold rises

US housing markets recover; ECB may buy corporate bonds; China growth slows, on purpose; UST 10yr 2.21%; oil lower; mortgage rates fall; NZ$1 = US$0.797, TWI = 77.3

Dairy inspections find disappointing practices

Council says some dairy farmers determined not to accept stewardship responsibilities to farm in ways that are compliant with Otago’s most basic and most important waterway protection rules

Westpac, ASB push on with PayTag

Westpac chief product officer sees strong outlook for PayTag even once mobile wallets are up and running

ASB yet to fully assess API revenue opportunity

A key focus of ASB's API move is addressing real issues in corporate, commercial and rural banking, the bank's executive general manager for technology and innovation says

What happened Tuesday

Updated
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; record migrant arrivals, higher credit card debt, China growth still strong, swap rates fall

The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report

No credible alternative offered in red meat restructure states Alliance chief

Best before: February 2014

Infometrics is wondering if the economy has passed its use-by date. What challenges will the next few years bring?

How to think about fixed vs floating

Now that banks are cutting fixed rates again, Bernard Hickey looks at how to think about whether to fix or float, and how long bank economists think the RBNZ is 'on pause'

Migration hits all time high

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Migration adds another 45,414 people to NZ's population in year to September; Westpac sees peak of 55k next year

Re-thinking our plan?

New Zealand needs to tread carefully because many aspects of Australia’s Plan B with China will run into New Zealand’s Plan A. Professor Ang suggests how we can still benefit

Key details Government's plans

Updated
Key lists Governments plans for reforms of social housing, social welfare, RMA, first home buyer rules, labour laws and trade agreements in third term

NZDUSD at top of range

Domestic data releases helps lift NZD; Eurozone current account data weaker; global equity markets mixed

Introducing Elizabeth Kerr

New columnist Elizabeth Kerr outlines how and why she will be writing about money and how to accumulate it

'Many banks still have far to go'

EY sees 'a near universal focus' on risk culture at major financial institutions

Jobs growth strongest in Auckland

Job ads in Auckland grow +43% in year, up +19% from a month ago with especially strong demand for construction workers

Markets regain composure, for now at least

Ongoing global growth concerns created volatility in the early part of last week but by the end nerves were calmed by better than expected US data

Strength across the board

Recent data shows 'NZ economy is on a very sound footing' says BNZ, expects NZD to hold its value better than the AUD

BNZ pushes out forecast for OCR hike by 6 months

BNZ pushes back its expectation of RBNZ rate hikes to September 2015 on a lower CPI track. Still sees OCR higher by +75 bps in a year

90 seconds at 9 am: Chinese doubts

China growth prospects scaled back sharply; China's Hong Kong fears; France vs Germany, again; Buffett loses again; UST 10yr 2.20%; NZ swaps rise; NZ$1 = US$0.797, TWI = 77.2

Education competition, a good thing?

Rose Patterson looks at whether it's a bad thing when busloads of kids drive past their local school, bypassing it for a ‘better’ school

Feature of the Week

The NZIER quarterly survey of business opinion (QSBO).

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