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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

Auckland's migrant flow up 5-fold since 2012

Auckland attracting at least 21,825 migrants a year, another 5,735 head to Canterbury

The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report

Indications the peak may be near for beef as dry and cold conditions start to bite in the south

Stop being house greedy - keep the change instead

Elizabeth Kerr says the social pressure to keep 'buying up' stops people from utilising their money and time to their best advantage

Back to the future?

Most average bank fixed mortgage rates now lower than average bank floating rates, reprising a rate structure last seen in 2009

Euro claws back loses

Upbeat German confidence numbers helps push down NZDEUR over half a cent; global equity markets mixed

NZD/USD trends lower

ECB tones back the urgency rhetoric, European currencies stronger, eyes on NZ Q4 inflation expectations

NZ long govt bonds look attractive

German business confidence shows surprising gain, US services confidence high but sagging, NZ swaps basically unchanged

90 seconds at 9 am: 'A deficit of trust'

Business confidence down everywhere except China (and NZ); Murray says banks have reputation problem; Russia bleeds; NZ$1 = 78.5 USc, TWI = 78.3

APRA vs RBNZ on bank capital

Martien Lubberink asks just how well capitalised New Zealand’s major banks actually are; Compares APRA's view on the parents to the RBNZ's on the subsidiaries

Feature of the Week

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

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