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What happened today

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

Study suggests advice on saturated fats could be wrong

Jeanette Maxwell welcomes a new study of foods with saturated fats like red meat and dairy which challenges the conventional warnings of potential health risks

The Sheep Deer and Cattle report

Lamb shortages drive demand in the north, wool prices are stable and velvet has another successful season

Immigration boom hits new peak

New Zealand records its second highest ever net monthly migration gain; 3800 net arrivals in March

Common sense prevails

Andrew Hooker explains how the courts are helpful in sorting out insurance disputes, but only after appeal from faulty lower court decisions

Who are the denialists now?

Will Foley reviews the Ruataniwha debate from a farmer's perspective and under the overall framework of the IPCC warnings

When the 'kiwi dream' seems out of reach

Elizabeth Davies asks older generations not to laugh when Generation Y jumps to try and reach the moon they were promised

Three challenging numbers

Conor English shows why meat farmers might have a tough time getting better returns. Your view?

Shane Jones pulls the pin on Labour

Labour MP Shane Jones to retire before election to take up Pacific Economic Ambassador role set up by National's Murray McCully; Your view?

Door open for correction

Speculative investor positioning changes removes the crutch for the NZD: BNZ

Ukraine having little impact

Swaps rise recovering all of last week's decline following US Treasuries higher

90 seconds at 9 am: Climate change?

Good earnings boost stocks; gold and oil lower; US house sales fall; El Niño imminent say Aussies; NZ$1 = US$0.860, TWI = 79.9

ANZ targeting borrowers with 10% deposit

ANZ increases low equity fixed interest rate threshold from an 80% loan-to-value ratio to 90%

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; Kiwibank raises mortgage rates; ASB raises funds at 6.65%; home loan affordability worsens; swap rates jump

Why Anthony Healy got BNZ's top job

Leadership, diversity work and being 'deeply embedded in banking' got Anthony Healy BNZ's top job

ASB raises $400 mln

ASB borrows $400 mln at 6.65% in 'complex' 10-year debt issue

'We've set the bar too low'

Ciaran Keough says NZ's not regulating land effectively, or using it wisely. Benchmarks are Holland & Fonterra in China

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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