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Smith and Auckland Housing Accord praised and damned

Nick Smith and Len Brown pat each other's backs over the Auckland Housing Accord while Phil Twyford snipes from the sidelines

$512k gets you 56sq m in downtown Auckland

Bidders are out in force for better quality apartments

Strong September quarter for Co-op Bank

The Co-operative Bank delivers 26% rise in quarterly profit as home loan growth outpaces overall market

Heartland on track

Heartland Bank increases quarterly profit by 13% with finance receivables up 3.1%

What happened today

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; Westpac raises credit card rates, mortgage market jumps, Graeme Hart's junk, real national savings, swap rates flatten

Something new for investors

We have launched a new rate resource page revealing peer-to-peer investment opportunities for investors

Bernard's Top 10

How Europe is turning Japanese; Just restructure the euro-debt; World Bank's dire climate change warning; The Chinese general's tonne of cash; Dilbert

The dangers of a botched redundancy

EY's Christie Hall and Nicholas Chan highlight a new hands-on approach by the courts to redundancy & why employers need to take notice

The Weekly Dairy Report

Weather issues in the south but NI regions have plenty of grass

US GDP well above expectations

NZD lower against majors, NZDUSD trading at 78c after falling to 77.6c; US Q3 GDP surprises with strong 3.9% p.a. reading; mixed global equity markets; oil price hammered again

The NZD weaker on most crosses

Global risk appetite 'healthy', EUR and JPY strengthen, AU building activity probably declined

Sinking yields

Boost from surprise US Q3 strength not sustained as latest consumer confidence reading underwhelms

90 seconds at 9 am: Oil and iron ore prices slump

US growth revised higher; OECD worried about Japan and eurozone; iron ore price slumps; Aussie banks splurge on cheap money; oil price falls; NZ$1 = 78.0 USc, TWI = 77.9

A tale of two Free Trade Agreements

Professor Ang and Yuri Seo highlight the important points for New Zealand in both the AU-China and NZ-Korea FTAs signed in Brisbane

Mortgage broker eyes P2P licence

Squirrel Mortgages owner John Bolton eyes peer-to-peer licence for 'Squirrel Money' offering loans to home owners, investment opportunities for retail investors

Lincoln study shows 42% of farmers have more than one farm

A Lincoln University study says multiple farm ownership is complicating succession planning, especially for dairy farmers

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; lots of interest rate action, a big retail Xmas, a coming recession, doubling rural exports, lower swap rates

HSBC NZ quarterly profit up 62%

Strong September quarter profit rise for HSBC after it books big loan impairment write-back

Goff calls for Key to resign over SIS

Goff, Norman call for Key to resign after Gwyn report on OIA dealings with Slater; Key denies any wrongdoing; Says Collins could return as minister

Slowing Chinese growth prompts response from PBOC

Australasian currencies initially reacted positively to Chinese stimulus; realisation hit market this was a sign of real problems facing China; PBoC move to ease financing difficulties for small companies

Feature of the Week

This data is from the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ).

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