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Trade Me concedes to agents on fees

Updated
Trade Me makes concession to real estate agents on listing fees; moves back to bulk per-office fees for some from per listing fee; Your view?

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; non-housing consent record, SFO-FMA co-operation, busy roads, NZD breather, bank bills at 3.7%

The bank wins, savers lose

Moves in mortgage and deposit rates since the RBNZ started OCR hikes show savers losing out, bank margins rising and competition in the borrowing market

Building consents up 3.5% in June

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Building consents rebound 3.5% in June, but mostly in Canterbury; Auckland consents up 2%, but still not enough to catch up with population; Twyford says Govt plan failing

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

Joyce nationalises Novopay

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Govt to take over Novopay from Talent2; Labour to lift minimum wage to NZ$16.25/hr; Jamie Whyte compares Maori to French aristocrats; Winston rules out working with Mana and Maori

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

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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

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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

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