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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

Markets position for the Fed

NZDUSD down again ahead of RBNZ; Greek election shifts euro; equities higher, oil steady

Watering down?

Market is looking for too much from the RBNZ tomorrow; volatility likely. Volatility likely with the euro too on Greek stress

A 50% chance of a cut?

Market pricing challenges the RBNZ based on offshore settings, but today we should see upward and steepening curve pressure

90 seconds at 9 am: Now the Greek creditors turn

Greek voters choose 'easy' but their creditors have other ideas; eurozone PMI's perk up; UST 10yr yields fall; kiwi dollar sinks; NZ$1 = 74.3 USc, TWI = 77.4

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; NZ service sector strong, calls for more irrigation, ANZ to issue hybrids, Japan factories expanding, NZ swap rates fall, NZD lowest in 4 years

Does foreign ownership threaten patriotism?

NZ Initiative's Jenesa Jeram says restricting foreign ownership means telling people what they can and can’t do with their own property

Alpine water storage needed now to counter dry spell

We need to dam the alpine rivers to supply reliable water for agriculture and industry says Irrigation NZ. Farmer collectives look to expand successful schemes

"A rate curve inversion is coming"

Even though a negative rate slope is not likely in the next few weeks, Westpac picks an inversion to happen after that and last maybe a year

On hold and happy about inflation

HSBC's economists like what they see in the New Zealand economy and they think the RBNZ will be very happy to accept current conditions

Enticing borrowers

We review who offered the lowest fixed mortgage rates in 2014 and find there are two banks who consistently feature for 1 and 2 years

Markets rate cut bets overplayed?

NZD may gain following RBNZ signals that rate cuts unlikely; but soft AU CPI may encourage RBA rate cuts

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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