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Bernard's Top 10

Greece set to run out of cash within weeks; China's brilliant GDP base; Why aren't NZ insurance premia falling with global reinsurance rates? ; John Oliver is a shade of grey; Dilbert

The Weekly Dairy Report

As yet, predicted payout little influence in dairy farm sale decisions

Defining your big dream

Elizabeth Davies says she has stopped questioning what she's capable of, is ignoring the doubtful voice in the back of her head, and is dreaming big

Oyster syndicate offers 8.25% return

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Little focuses on small business jobs

New Labour Leader Andrew Little focuses on vision for jobs and small businesses in State of the Nation address, rather than detail; says inequality stunts growth

Heartland lifts annual profit forecast

Heartland Bank sees half-year profit rising by as much as 44% to $24 mln, and annual profit of up to $48 mln driven by asset growth

USD gives back some gains

USD weaker on back of disappointing data; global equity markets lower while commodities firmer

Weak US data hits USD

EUR key benefactor from remarkably weak US durable goods orders; USD underperforming other G10 currencies; markets waiting for FOMC and RBNZ announcements

Central bank watch

Disappointing US data sees benchmark rates fall; eyes now on the Fed who are expected to maintain tightening stance; and the RBNZ

90 seconds at 9 am: On the move

Mixed US data, durable goods orders fall; new house sales rise, consumer confidence surges; iron ore price sinks; tourism grows fast; bond yields fall; NZ$1 = 74.5 USc, TWI = 77.5

Calls for OCR to remain at 3.5%

NZIER shadow board says now not the time to unwind last year’s interest rate hikes

Australasian duo trade to fresh cycle lows

ECB QE announcement significant in its size and should see Euro under pressure;  No surprise from Greek election; NZD & AUD trade lower on softer iron ore and a more neutral RBNZ view

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; more home loan rate drops, more credit card balance transfer extensions, swaps rise, NZD falls, farms drier

NZ banks' growth opportunities

Insurance, KiwiSaver, general wealth management offer opportunities for NZ banks to grow, EY says

Is the NZ$ over-sold at US74c?

Roger J Kerr thinks the NZ dollar could start rising again on Thursday as markets discover the RBNZ is not about to become complacent on inflation. Your view?

'A social housing state of the nation'

PM John Key to focus on social housing in State of the Nation address; scale of state house sales, size of rent subsidies and use of NGOs key issues

Rush of listings for new sharemarket not apparent

NZX's new sharemarket NXT aims to fill funding hole identified by Capital Markets Development Taskforce for SMEs keen to grow; But which companies will be 1st to list?

No expectation of dramatic change from RBNZ

Roger J Kerr does not expect a dovish stance from the RBNZ on Thursday and does not expect him to follow the Canadians

The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report

More falls in sheep and beef but venison finds it's bottom

Property investment; Why bother?

Elizabeth Kerr gets down and dirty by talking property investment and your money machine

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