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ASB lifts variable home loan rates

ASB passes on the full OCR rise to floating mortgage customers; also raises some short term deposit rates

Breeders not yet giving up Invermay battle

Allan Barber reviews the difficulties AgResearch is having selling their restructure plans to staff, local communities and the breeder industry players who are most affected

'A disruptive play against the banks'

Banks' personal loans and credit card business in the sights of peer-to-peer lending applicant Harmoney

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; wholesale rates unchanged, currency rises, mortgage approvals strong, Fonterra fix-ups, China beef demand strong

Kiwibank raises some term deposit rates

State owned bank changes term deposit rates before announcing any mortgage rate changes, following OCR hike

Confidence gap between NZ and AU widens

New Zealand in 30 year sweet spot, ranked fifth equal for business confidence as global levels rise

ANZ first out of blocks, again

ANZ increases floating and flexible home loan interest rates and 'Serious Saver' rate by 25 basis points following OCR increase

RBNZ hikes OCR to 3%

Updated
RBNZ lifts OCR by 25 bps to 3% as expected; repeats that high NZ$ not sustainable, but also says it is reducing inflation pressures; will take NZ$ into account when setting rates; NZ$ rises

OCR lifted to 3%

Reserve Bank increases official interest rates by another quarter of a percentage point

Eyes on OCR review

AU inflatioon lower than expected; US housing sales disappoint; oil lower

NZDUSD ends 3 day down trend

US home resales beat expectations; stocks rise; eyes on AU CPI and RBNZ

Eye-catching migration data noticed by RBNZ

NZD will fall today if the markets think the RBNZ is downgrading its inflation assessment: BNZ

NZ gets cues from AU

Global interest rates slightly softer as a mild risk-off tone pervades markets

90 seconds at 9 am: Record crude stocks

US housing markets losing traction; manufacturing expanding in the US and Europe, but not China; US oil stocks at 80 year high; NZ$1 = US$0.858, TWI = 79.9

ANZ outlines merger mistakes

ANZ NZ's Craig Sims acknowledges 3 mistakes made in the ANZ-National Bank merger

PayPal wants EU-style ANZAC e-payments

PayPal calls for European Union style unified electronic payments regulation for Australia and New Zealand

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; immigrant surge, credit card debt jumps, bank bills rise further, AUD falls

Accord strikes discordant note

David Hargreaves says the new Christchurch Housing Accord appears ineffectual and possibly sets a bad example for future such agreements

Updated KiwiSaver returns

We compare the KiwiSaver returns of all conservative funds, including default funds, using our unique 'regular savings' method of assessing performance

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

Britain is now 'Landlord Nation' (NZ too?); Piketty compared to Marx and Smith; 'Abandon the defunct economists' models'; 'Build it and they will come'; Jon Stewart; Game of thrones; Dilbert

Feature of the Week

This is a quarterly reading of employment confidence, done by McDemott-Miller for Westpac, and published by Westpac economics.

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