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What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday;

Two caveats to NZ AEOI timeframe

IRD says legislative, systems caveats to NZ meeting target for joining major global tax evasion crack down

Consumers gear up

Updated
Consumer debt rises at fastest annualised pace in almost nine years; Business debt grows at fastest pace in 2 years

Residential building consents up in October

Updated
Dwelling consents rose in October but numbers are still dawdling in Auckland

Roost Home Loan Affordability report for October

Home loan affordability worsened in much of the country in October, but improved slightly in central Auckland, Hamilton and Queenstown

Friday's guest Top 10

Andrew Patterson’s Top 10 business reads for 2014 featuring Walter Issacson, Ariana Huffington, Thomas Picketty, Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg, Dilbert & more

Saudi's block OPEC oil production cut

Oil price plunges 6.5%; ECB could ease monetary policy more aggressively to boost inflation and economic growth; NZD trades lower on German inflation numbers

European yields grind lower

Growing speculation ECB will eventually be forced to purchase sovereign bonds; German inflation slides meaning eurozone inflation could be close to 0%

Not opportune time for RBNZ to sell more NZD

Details of NZ deficit constructive and exports better-than-expected; RBNZ sold small amount of NZD but don't jump to conclusions around NZD being at fair value; OPEC agrees to keep oil production target unchanged

While you were sleeping: Oil sinks as OPEC holds

 OPEC holds production targets, gold and other commodity prices drop, surprise German unemployment fall

IRD targets property speculators

IRD chases residential property speculators in Auckland and Queenstown

Banks with moats and pricing power

Big Australasian banks may face short term pain from Australian Financial System Inquiry but there's long term gain, Morgans says

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; rising sea levels, big trade deficit, RBNZ hands off in October, swap rates keep falling, NZD keeps rising

Keen bidding on remediated apartment

Leaky units can recover value quickly once they are fixed up

RBNZ to go back to its toolbox?

RBNZ seen potentially introducing another macro-prudential tool to try and rein in housing market building a new head of steam

Strong online sales growth continues

October sales spurt had a big international component, probably helped by the iPhone6 release, hurt by fast fall of daily deals category

Housing costs rising faster than incomes

Housing costs are rising faster than household incomes but people are also putting more emphasis on paying down their mortgages

Property in pictures

ANZ's economics team runs us through the property market in 16 charts; Says recent monthly data hints at a potential second wind

Spotlight on Responsible Lending Code

Chapman Tripp says 'rigorous' checks and procedures in draft Responsible Lending Code could make it hard for lenders to grant home buyers pre-approvals

NZD higher on weaker US data

AUD-USD hits a 4yr low and NZD-AUD jumps to a 4 month high; equities mixed, oil falls

Feature of the Week

This data is from the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ).

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