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Before the end of 2014.
37% (57 votes)
Not until some time next year.
37% (56 votes)
It won't, this tightening cycle is done and dusted.
26% (40 votes)
Total voters: 153

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Sell down likely for Christchurch assets

A whopping funding shortfall could see Christchurch City Council sell down its stakes in Lyttelton Port, Christchurch Airport & electricity company Orion

Stalling the engine of the property market

Alistair Helm shows how investors and speculators bore the main brunt of the LVR restrictions, along with a much smaller pool of first home buyers. Your view?

ASB launches 2yr fixed mortgage special rate

ASB beats main rivals by lowering its two year mortgage rate as a 'special' going sub 6%, withdraws one year 'special

Petricevic denied parole

Ex-Bridgecorp boss Rod Petricevic denied parole; Parole Board says he remains 'undue risk to safety of the community'; Petricevic admits his 'inadequacy' caused harm to investors

What happened today

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; flurry of TD rate changes, Auckland and Christchurch look to Wellington for their projects, markets await US NFP result

Party Policies - Manufacturing

This is where the parties stand on Manufacturing

Party Policies - School Donations

This is where the parties stand on School Donations

Party Policies - Small Business

This is where the parties stand on Small Business

Party Policies - Special Education

This is where the parties stand on special education

Party Policies - Auckland City Rail Link

This is where the parties stand on the Auckland City Rail Link

Thorburn takes charge at NAB

Ex-BNZ boss Andrew Thorburn takes 2 BNZ executives, Andy Symons and Renee Roberts, to NAB with him, acknowledges need for better shareholder returns

'A push for a tax subsidy for KiwiSaver'

Chapman Tripp takes a look at the Fair Tax for Savers campaign and asks if savers are over-taxed, and if so, why?

Harmoney to start trading 'very soon'

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Wellington commercial units achieve good yields

Bayleys clears four out of six at its Wellington commercial property auction

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

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Perfect storm for markets

Commodities sink and there is carnage in equity markets; US stocks in biggest one-day fall in 2014

Craig, Peters slam Lochinver sale to Pengxin

NZ First, Conservative slam sale of Lochinver to Shanghai Pengxin; Key denies NSA/GCSB bugged Southern Cross cable; Banks convicted, but avoids jail

NZD doesn't join selloff

Declines not a usual risk-off response; equity markets tumble along with commodities; US dollar stregthens

NZ yields push higher

The near-term bias is for further steepening, but longer term expect to see a flatter curve: BNZ

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