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RBNZ delves into the cost of credit ratings

RBNZ review of credit rating exemptions for NBDTs highlights the attraction of the cheaper P2P business model

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; dairy payout in focus, BOP deficit improves, farm sales weak, swap rates fall

September log market Report

Export log prices in strong rebound in September on good China demand and cut-back shipments; NZ in good position for growing demand from India

Future of red meat promotion under threat

Allan Barber is concerned about an industry inability to agree on an effective country-of-origin promotion strategy. Your view?

ASB, Westpac cut forecast Fonterra payouts

ASB, Westpac both cut 2014-15 forecast Fonterra payout by 50c to $5.30 per kg of milk solids; See 2015/16 payouts of $6.50 & $6.60 respectively

Mortgagee sale achieves 7% yield

A Weymouth house in need of TLC gets plenty of bids at mortgagee auction

The Weekly Dairy Report

Production ahead but auction results unsure  more volumes are needed

Q2 Balance of payments shows export fall

Annual current account deficit shrinks to -2.5% of GDP, down from -2.7% in March and as expected. But exports fall in June quarter

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

'At some point this is going to snap'; Corporates stash the cash; The madness of share buy-backs; The flawed shareholder-driven model; Dilbert

Boost from fresh China QE

Lower USD, flat GDT auction and big additional Chinese liquidity helps the NZD gain, gold and oil higher

Too-close-to-call Scottish vote a key currency risk

Soft China data a special risk for the NZD, recovery in US economy sees interest rates moving higher, vote volatility risks

NZ First up to 8% in Roy Morgan poll

National, NZ First up in Roy Morgan poll; Support for Winston as PM up to 9.1%; National eyes new welfare reforms; US owner blocks access to high country tourism business

China's 'Fox Hunt 2014' targets NZ

Shadowy Chinese Communist party group investigating people and assets in NZ, the FT says

NZ swaps and bonds down 2-5bps

RBA increasingly concerned about Aussie house price spike; observers not expecting changed Fed wording

'As good as it gets'

GDT auction relief and NZD benefits, also from a declining USD ahead of US Fed announcements and expected strong BOP data

90 seconds at 9 am: Big China decisions

Dairy prices don't fall; China's latest QE; China FDI sinks; corruption enquiry targets NZ; UST 10yr 2.57%; NZ$1 = US$0.818, TWI = 78.5

ANZ opens Albany 'home centre'

ANZ NZ launches its first 'home-away-from-home' mortgage, business and seminar centre 

Unscrupulous worker highlights why 90-days works

Andrew Hoggard raises a recent employment issue at a Taranaki farm as a warning over an attempted scam and an example of how to handle the situation

5.75% is the new benchmark

HSBC sets the spring mortgage season tone with three new market leading home loan rates

Melbourne syndicate for NZ investors

Trilogy offers a new Melbourne property syndicate returning 8% for NZ investors

Feature of the Week

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