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First Union-ANZ dispute rumbles on

ANZ expects more strikes as First Union dispute continues, but says union doesn't even have the support of the majority of its own members

Westpac improves customer satisfaction

Westpac up to 2nd among big 4 banks in Roy Morgan customer satisfaction survey, TSB again top among financial institutions

What happened today

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; solid Q3 growth, FMA warning, new IRD powers, swap rates rise, NZD a little weaker

Predicting 2015

This is your opportunity to record what you think will happen in 2015. Are you brave enough?

NZ GDP rises 1.0% in Sept qtr

GDP rose 1.0% in Sept qtr; slightly stronger than expected; farming and oil exploration grew strongly; GDP up 3.2% from year ago; Previous years revised down

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

How the boomers pulled up the ladder on the young; Of black swans, oil and the rubble of the rouble; America's dis-inflation shock; Clarke and Dawe; Dilbert

Leasehold apartment doubles in price

A leasehold unit at Viaduct and a unit in the Quadrant Hotel attract competitive bids at City Sales auction

Markets absorb FOMC

NZD slightly higher on FOMC decisions, inflation low with gold and oil steady

Risk appetite perks up

USD investors pre-positioning for upbeat tone from Fed; market ignored NZ current account deficit growing; decent bounce in oil price improves market sentiment

Heightened risk aversion

Tightening and flattening of rate curves continues with long end falls continuing

90 seconds at 9 am: Financial stress widens

US Fed chooses 'patience'; US inflation falls; the ruble stabilises on official support; UK banks in stress tests; UST 10yr yield 2.08%; oil and gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 77.3 USc, TWI = 78

Public Service CEO salaries

Cost of public service chief execs falls to $11.6 mln, the lowest since 2008. We list who gets what for all 145 top bosses

Auckland home building rates slide vs rest of NZ

Auckland is falling behind the rest of NZ in home building and home ownership rates, but increasing its share of overcrowded housing stock

High LVR rules derisking bank balance sheets

Banks' net high LVR residential mortgage lending down nearly $5 bln in 1st year of 10% 'speed limit'

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; BOP surprise, dairy prices stop falling, more mortgages approved, swap rates lurch down again

Barfoots sells all 3 at mortgagee auction

A Waiuku house sells for $235,000, a house linked to a drugs case sells for $1.715 million and a leasehold unit at Viaduct goes for $160,000 at mortgagee auction

Stop student loan 'parasites' like me

Benje Patterson writes an open letter to Bill English calling for him to tighten the student loan repayment criteria to minimise the costs of 'parasitic behaviour' by graduates 

Non-bank bosses wary of 'disrupters'

Merger & acquisition activity expected in a non-bank sector on the lookout for 'disrupters' as costs, and competition from 'predatory banks', increase

Reflecting back and looking ahead

Professor Ang looks ahead to what is in store for China in 2015 and how 2014 and 2015 will impact New Zealand businesses

The Weekly Dairy Report

Positive movements at auction but a long way to go for budgets to break even

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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