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NZ dollar plunges

NZD/USD trading at levels last seen in March 2011; RBNZ future moves dependent on economic data; gold price tumbles as US stocks rise

Accelerated decline for NZ dollar

RBNZ unceremoniously dumps tightening bias and NZD sold off immediately; steady-as-she-goes approach from US Fed; only game in town is to be long USD

A direct neutral position

Yields plunge and chances of a rate cut rise as the RBNZ revises its market signals. US Fed's tame statement did not stop US yield falls too

90 seconds at 9 am: Sharp falls everywhere

US jobless claims fall; Denmark struggles with peg; Germany gets deflation; China milk industry doubts; NZ swaps and fx fall sharply; NZ$1 = 72.5 USc, TWI = 76.1

What the RBNZ decision means

Bernard Hickey looks at what the RBNZ's countenancing of a possible rate cut means for mortgage rates and property prices

Luxurious Sebel waterfront apartment sells for half price

A leasehold apartment in the luxurious Sebel complex at Viaduct Harbour sells for less than half its 2001 purchase price

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; a day of lower everything - less milk, bigger trade deficit, cheaper debt, lower interest rates, a lower currency

Banks get serve for treatment of remitters

RBNZ says banks must have good reason to deprive money remitters of access to financial services, says 'blanket de-risking' not acceptable

EQC 'ready for another disaster'

EQC at 70, a great asset for NZ or an aggressive muddler? Gerry Brownlee, EQC CEO Ian Simpson and lawyer Andrew Hooker have their say. Your view?

RBNZ 'pouring petrol on housing fire'

RBNZ 'taking a premature gamble with the housing market,' BNZ's Stephen Toplis argues, saying its own actions encourage the behaviour it doesn't want to see

Wholesale interest rates fall

Markets bid down wholesale interest rate swaps along with the NZD following RBNZ decision; sets up lower fixed home loan rates and lower term deposit rates

BNZ unveils 'Mission Zero'

BNZ offers borrowers incentive to pay off more than the minimum monthly credit card repayment; Aiming to help reduce the amount of money borrowers pay in credit card interest

Oil and gold prices tumble

Investor's remain short on expectation of shift in stance from RBNZ; oil and gold prices hammered, while global equity markets mixed

Markets now see OCR cut in 2015

RBNZ holds OCR at 3.5%; says will hold rate "for some time" and OCR "adjustments up or down" will depend on data; NZ$ drops below 74 USc; Swap rates fall; Markets price in rate cut

90 seconds at 9 am: Yellen's 'patient' message

Fed signals rate rises coming; China cuts growth targets, Singapore trims peg; Australia wary of inflation; NZ$1 = 74.6 USc, TWI = 77.5

Pockets of explosions

Markets and policy makers get the jitters ahead of US Fed announcements. Greek hardball may backfire

Strong Kauri issues

Strong demand for NZD rate products. Swap markest await signals from RBNZ

Banks reduce advertising spending

ANZ again leads way in bank ad spend with TSB up to second and a big drop from ASB

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; social housing focus, Aussie inflation embeds, BNZ takes a different path, eyes on the Fed and RBNZ, NZ swap rates rise

The problem with lifestyle blocks

Is the 10 acre block 'the worst environmental crime being committed in NZ?' Hamish Hutton explains the issue and offers a solution

Feature of the Week

This quarterly series tracks the prices New Zealand exporters and importers get or pay in international trade transactions.

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