HOT TOPICS:   Election 2014  |  LVRs   | Housing affordability                                                  RESOURCES:    Economic calendar   |  Deep freeze list

The comment stream

Recent comments

Reader poll

What's the most likely election outcome?


Join the Interest community to be a registered commenter so you can:
- Edit your comments
- Avoid the CAPTCHA
- Vote on comments
Register Here

Already registered? log back in here ..

Forgotten your password? No problem! Click here

All news stories

Prime Ministers and refugees in rival families

Contrasting family histories of John Key and David Cunliffe revealed by ancestry research

Fonterra tipped to cut payout forecast

ANZ sees 'downside risk' to prices at tonight’s Fonterra auction, expects co-operative's forecast to be cut from $6 towards $5.25kg MS next week

Dotcom bombs his 'Moment of Truth'

Dotcom fails to reveal proof Key conspired with Hollywood; Key denies Snowden claim of mass surveillance on Southern Cross Cable; Harawira may lose to Davis 

Shared bank accounts and compromise

Elizabeth Davies on entering a phase of life where you start making big decisions, and they aren't all about you

Equities mixed, NZD in tight range

Currency markets awaiting the Fed and the Scottish vote, US data disappoints

“Welcome to China. We still love you”

China's move to a more transparent, rule-of-law business environment is driving the anti-corruption, anti-monopoly campaigns says Professor Ang. The process is not smooth but should yield better business opportunities

NZD gains against the GBP

OECD calls on the ECB to do more to stimulate the beleaguered region, including large-scale bond purchases

'Markets ahead of itself'

US data sends confusing signals, now prefering to await the US Fed decision

90 seconds at 9 am: China power dims

US factories stumble in August, up in September; China's power generation falls; OECD worries about the EU; markets await Fed; NZ$1 = US$0.818, TWI = 78.5

Rents not keeping pace with house prices

Rents lag property values in Auckland, but in Wellington and Christchurch the reverse was true

RBNZ statement more dovish than the expected bland

Roger J Kerr sees "one hell of a turnaround" by the RBNZ in the way they look at their 90-day interest rate projections

Apple Pay - 'banks should be worried'

Apple Pay expected to take a slice of banks' payments revenue

Party Policies - Income Tax

This is where the parties stand on Income Tax.

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; mortgage rate cuts, new fair dealing rules, service sector humming, $400 mln KiwiSaver 'loss', rise and rise of swap rates

Of apples, atoms, eggs and P2P

Gareth Vaughan says Apple Pay, P2P lending and Atom highlight the technological threat to banks has gone up a gear; Regulators should be watching

Why offshore investors are ditching the Kiwi dollar

Roger J Kerr explains why the international sentiment has recently turned against the Kiwi dollar, and despite this turn why there won't be a 'massive currency devaluation'

Harcourts sales a mixed bag in August

Harcourts sales and listings were up in Auckland and the central North Island in August, but down around the rest of the country

What Scottish independence may mean

Christian Hawkesby on how a Scottish 'yes' vote may impact the forex, funding, equity and credit markets and Europe

Monday's Top 10

David Chaston on irrigation, Alibaba, a 15 year aberration, more education equals higher incomes, the benefits of fracking; Dilbert & more

NZD/USD in steady decline

NZD lower after strong US retail and consumer confidence; gold and oil down, equity markets mixed

Feature of the Week

Problem reading the charts