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Apartments sell for well below original purchase price

There were plenty of buyers for apartments that sold below their original purchase price at latest Ray White City Apartments auction

Friday's guest Top 10

Christian Hawkesby on the conventional & scientific US Fed, missing inflation, the falling oil price, the fall of bond king Bill Gross, Dilbert & more

Fed will bide their time with rate hikes

Fed states unlikely to hike interest rates before April; NZ annual Q3 GDP lower-than-expected; global equities stronger as oil price continues to slide

Oil rout intensifies

Head-scratching over rise in the NZD after downward revisions to prior GDP growth rates; perhaps investors heartened by Yellen

Yellen clarity stirs markets

Clear signals from the US Fed that policy rates will rise mid 2015 sees wholesale markets bid up benchmark rates. NZ swaps follow

90 seconds at 9 am: Wall Street rallies

US stocks up on lower jobless claims; Swiss impose negative rates; Aussie supermarkets reprise tough stance on suppliers; UST 10yr yields jump; oil falls; NZ$1 = 77.5 USc, TWI = 78.4

Big bank dividends reach NZ$2.6 bln

NZ's big 4 Australian owned banks almost treble annual dividend payments

First Union-ANZ dispute rumbles on

ANZ expects more strikes as First Union dispute continues, but says union doesn't even have the support of the majority of its own members

Westpac improves customer satisfaction

Westpac up to 2nd among big 4 banks in Roy Morgan customer satisfaction survey, TSB again top among financial institutions

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; solid Q3 growth, FMA warning, new IRD powers, swap rates rise, NZD a little weaker

Predicting 2015

This is your opportunity to record what you think will happen in 2015. Are you brave enough?

NZ GDP rises 1.0% in Sept qtr

Updated
GDP rose 1.0% in Sept qtr; slightly stronger than expected; farming and oil exploration grew strongly; GDP up 3.2% from year ago; Previous years revised down

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

How the boomers pulled up the ladder on the young; Of black swans, oil and the rubble of the rouble; America's dis-inflation shock; Clarke and Dawe; Dilbert

Leasehold apartment doubles in price

A leasehold unit at Viaduct and a unit in the Quadrant Hotel attract competitive bids at City Sales auction

Markets absorb FOMC

NZD slightly higher on FOMC decisions, inflation low with gold and oil steady

Risk appetite perks up

USD investors pre-positioning for upbeat tone from Fed; market ignored NZ current account deficit growing; decent bounce in oil price improves market sentiment

Heightened risk aversion

Tightening and flattening of rate curves continues with long end falls continuing

90 seconds at 9 am: Financial stress widens

Updated
US Fed chooses 'patience'; US inflation falls; the ruble stabilises on official support; UK banks in stress tests; UST 10yr yield 2.08%; oil and gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 77.3 USc, TWI = 78

Public Service CEO salaries

Cost of public service chief execs falls to $11.6 mln, the lowest since 2008. We list who gets what for all 145 top bosses

Auckland home building rates slide vs rest of NZ

Auckland is falling behind the rest of NZ in home building and home ownership rates, but increasing its share of overcrowded housing stock

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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