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Friday's guest Top 10

Elizabeth Davies on financial literacy for felons, stock rustling, organs and cash, financial abuse, KiwiSaver and pocket money, the Sallies and housing, Dilbert & more

Nervous investors pile into USD

Oil price spikes on news of Saudi stikes on Yemen; NZD/USD initially higher before USD found favour; US jobless claims better-than-expected

Middle East tension drives yields higer

US 10-year yields up 10 bps to 2%; expect NZ yields to follow offshore markets today; NZ yield curve remains pretty flat

90 seconds at 9 am: Oil worries

Arabian Peninsula woes; Oil price surges; US jobless claims fall; yields higher; NZ$1 = US75.62

Sharp swings in USD

Risk-off sentiment, poor sharemarket performance, suprising US data and Saudi military operations in Yemen combine to drive USD higher against majors

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; online retail spending strengthens, housing affordable everywhere but Auckland, Winston favourite in Northland by-election

RBNZ outlines risks of commercial property debt

Reserve Bank says commercial property carries $30 billion of debt in this country and is riskier for banks than residential lending

Bribery and corruption: NZ's far from exempt

Deloitte reveals incidents of bribery and corruption on the rise - Bill going through Parliament to help crack down on offenders

Housing affordable for first home buyers everywhere but Auckland

First home buyers should have no trouble being able to afford a house anywhere but Auckland - AMP360 Home Loan Affordability report

Minimum repayment warnings for credit cards

Shake-up to consumer credit laws includes introduction of minimum repayment warnings on credit card statements

Fixing an upended playing field

Simon Moutter says offshore online rivals enjoy an unfair tax advantage and should have to make an equal contribution to New Zealand society

NZD/USD peaks on US data

US Durable Goods Orders had surprising fall; German confidence continues; gold and oil prices on the improve

Bond yields and carry trade drive the NZD

Good German confidence and 'woeful' US data pushes around the majors, but the NZD comes through relatively unscathed

Local opportunity ahead of Fed

US Fed spokespeople set the tone in the bond markets, reinforcing the goal of higher rates this year - even though markets see short-term data as weak

90 seconds at 9 am: 'Rigged remuneration'

US durable goods orders fall; Greece caught short; RBA worried about commercial property; 'rigged remuneration'; yields lower; commodity prices higher; NZ$1 = 76.1 USc, TWI = 80.4

Time to cut floating mortgage rates

Gareth Vaughan argues it's time for banks to cut unjustifiably high floating mortgage rates

Banks playing safe on LVRs

Banks still sticking well under the 10% limit on high LVR lending despite the resurgence of the housing market

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; Fonterra disappoints, Ruataniwha gets lifeline, China's consumers smiling, trade surplus vanishing, mortgage approvals peak, swap curve flattens

ANZ NZ unveils mobile wallet plans

ANZ to launch solo mobile wallet in the second-half of this year using host card emulation technology; 'In dialogue' with Semble

Rivals out to snatch BNZ customers

Competition among banks for airpoints credit cardholders heats up as Westpac replaces BNZ

Feature of the Week

Problem reading the charts