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Auckland, national rents on the rise

Rents spike in South and West Auckland. Overall Auckland and national rents up more than 4% year-on-year 

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; TSB cuts td rates, jump in mortgage values, jump in median rents, Barfoot's prices ease, swap rates jump

The great property debate

Matthew Gilligan relates a case study comparing investment returns in Auckland's Otara and Remuera - with surprising results

The Weekly Dairy Report

Price momentum maintained at auction as autumn looks more hopeful for rain

Barfoot's selling prices ease back in February

Barfoot & Thompson's median selling price eased back in February as buyers showed "more caution"

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

How negative can bond yields go?; Hunting capital gains or just predicting deflation? Life inside Pikettyworld; Clarke and Dawe; Dilbert

Auckland councillor calls for cap on staff numbers, salaries

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer says Mayor Len Brown's proposed cap on councillors' salaries should be extended to include caps on council staff numbers and salaries

Trying to keep the run rate up

Gareth Kiernan has a World Cup Cricket-themed look at likely economic developments and concludes that NZ's big hitting is going to give way to more stolid accumulation

RBA decision helps push NZD higher

Dairy price index up 1.1%; RBA leaves rates unchanged but maintain clear easing bias; Spanish employment numbers best since 2001

Rockstars of KiwiSaver

We review regular savings returns to December 31, 2014 for aggressive KiwiSaver funds, identifying who has the best long-term returns

Canada takes centre stage

Canada records good growth, awaits rate decision. Aussie Q4 growth data to be released today. US jobs back in focus

More kauri, more LGFA

BNZ sees our rate curve biased to steepen into the second half of 2015; more issuance announced including LGFA as local yields appeal

90 seconds at 9 am: Dairy prices stabilise

Dairy prices hold; RBA also holds; a flood of China bond demand coming; expensive Danish defense; BofE currency boss fired; UST 10yr yield 2.09%; NZ$1 = 75.7 USc, TWI = 79.3

Health insurers compared

We kick-off comparisons between insurance providers with a look at what's on offer from health insurers

RBA leaves cash rate at 2.25%

RBA holds rates, says 'further easing may be appropriate over the period ahead'

What happened Tuesday

Updated
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; SUV surge, WMP boosts commodity prices, AKL bubble bigger, waiting for RBA

LendMe eyes peer-to-peer licence

LendMe eyes rural sector and top up loans for home buyers with peer-to-peer licence from the FMA expected 'shortly.' Commercial property, equipment sectors also in the plans

Harcourts average Auckland price hits $767,254

Harcourts chief predicts house prices could rise further, says more needs to be done to create affordable housing

Co-op Bank profit, mortgages grow

The Co-operative Bank delivers 12% rise in December quarter profit as home loan growth tops system

Central Bank rate decisions draw focus

NZD could experience volatility with RBA announcement; US data supporting economic outlook & USD remains well supported; NZD/EUR trades near historical highs

Feature of the Week

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