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Harmonising the Money Machine with P2P

Elizabeth Kerr openly experiments with peer to peer lending using Harmoney

Key over-rules authority on MPs' pay

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Cabinet decides to change law for Remuneration Authority to ensure future pay increases for MPs are in line with rest of public sector; Solid Energy in 'delicate' talks with banks

Magnetic milk – the lure of dairy investment down under

Rabobank warns of intense competition and the risk of oversupply in dairy markets, plus the uncertainty of a new focus by regulators

ANZ, ASB have highest ave pay of big banks

Average annual pay per worker across the big five banks rises 5.6%

'Milk' the foreigners

Gareth Morgan says that instead of turning foreigners away, we should be making sure we get money out of them. Your view?

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; Kiwibank meets market, terms of trade surprise, another kiwi at CBA, swaps soft, kiwi firm

TSB Bank profit smashed

TSB tumbles into the red in December quarter on Solid Energy write-off; Cost to income ratio strong

Composition of migrant inflows and their economic impact

Migration gain, with students from India significant, having more subdued impact on house prices than in previous immigration boom, Treasury says

Rating the chances of change

Roger J Kerr asks how sustainable the current totally “flat” NZ interest rate yield curve is

Moving into the poor house

Elizabeth Davies finds the costs of relocating two-and-a-half hours down the road prohibitive

Auckland Council bonds

Auckland Council considers retail bonds issue to raise as yet unspecified amount

Stuck in a groove

Roger J Kerr sees a number of balancing factors both positive and negative for the NZ dollar; meaning the currency is likely to stay in its current range

Technology doesn't do it all

Professor Ang says despite the advantages of modern technology, the emphasis is still on individual organisations to keep themselves informed, up-to-date, and communicate well

Big data due this week

Tomorrow's RBA decision followed by dairy auction Wednesday and US non-farm payrolls on Saturday

NZD pushes higher

China's rate cuts to put pressure on AUD; oil prices stir; eyes on NZ terms of trade data

All eyes on RBA rate decision

NZ swaps push higher and steeper. UST 10yr yields rise, should push up following first Fed hike mid-year. RBA decision tomorrow

90 seconds at 9 am: China cuts rates again

China cuts rates again; pressure on RBA; US Q4 GDP revised down, confidence revised up; India goes for growth; euro inflation rises; NZD hits records; NZ$1 = 75.6 USc, TWI = 79.2

The stakes are high

The home loan market is set up for an intense bout of competition. Low rates and slow-growing mortgage books putting pressure on all banks to 'grow'

Sellers raise their sights

National average asking price of houses for sale in February rises above $500,000 for the first time, while Auckland property hits new high

An inbuilt bias

Bernard Hickey cites new research showing that bank leverage for mortgage lending has increased dramatically since new Basel rules in 1989

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