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IRD targets property speculators

IRD chases residential property speculators in Auckland and Queenstown

Banks with moats and pricing power

Big Australasian banks may face short term pain from Australian Financial System Inquiry but there's long term gain, Morgans says

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; rising sea levels, big trade deficit, RBNZ hands off in October, swap rates keep falling, NZD keeps rising

Keen bidding on remediated apartment

Leaky units can recover value quickly once they are fixed up

RBNZ to go back to its toolbox?

RBNZ seen potentially introducing another macro-prudential tool to try and rein in housing market building a new head of steam

Strong online sales growth continues

October sales spurt had a big international component, probably helped by the iPhone6 release, hurt by fast fall of daily deals category

Housing costs rising faster than incomes

Housing costs are rising faster than household incomes but people are also putting more emphasis on paying down their mortgages

The property market in pictures

ANZ's economics team runs us through the property market in 16 charts; Says recent monthly data hints at a potential second wind

Spotlight on Responsible Lending Code

Chapman Tripp says 'rigorous' checks and procedures in draft Responsible Lending Code could make it hard for lenders to grant home buyers pre-approvals

NZD higher on weaker US data

AUD-USD hits a 4yr low and NZD-AUD jumps to a 4 month high; equities mixed, oil falls

Disappointing US data

NZD makes gains against the AUD as markets bet RBA will cut rates; eyes now on NZ trade balance which might be larger than expected

Yields sink further

Mixed data out of the US sees the slump in US yields extended, the NZ 2-10 curve back at 50 bps on local flattening

90 seconds at 9 am: Europe's investment offensive

US data mixed; EU announces NZ$½ tln fiscal 'investment'; usual suspects sued over precious metals price fixing; oil lower; UST 10yr yields down; NZ$1 = 78.8 USc, TWI = 78.5

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 Wednesday

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

Feature of the Week

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

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