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Corporate sector sees cash flowing

Overall Q2 payment times fastest on record but large company laggards stiff their suppliers with worsening payment times

Election result should be good for agriculture

Allan Barber surveys the implications of the election result on the rural sector and finds most leaders see present policies delivering "the desired outcomes". Your view?

Productivity and the internet of things

Nigel Pinkerton would prefer not to argue with his pantry. He sees the 'internet of things' developing rapidly, changing the way we allocate our time and effort. Your view?

US dollar index up 8% over last 3-months

NZD bounces off lows but this was short lived as weaker Euro-zone data sees it fall again; USD strengthens again; NZD & AUD under-performers across majors

Low interest rates & volatility not here to stay

Move to a more realistic level for NZD happening quicker than many thought; pick up in FX volatility yet to hit other markets

NZD consolidates

Markets ignore the fall in business confidence as 'election uncertainty'; eyes on next dairy auction

The 2-10s curve at its lowest since November 2008

Rate curve near its flattest, corporates get option to extend durations

90 seconds at 9 am: Tax deals 'illegal state aid'

US consumer confidence falls sharply; oil and gold retreat; China factories expand; EU threatens Ireland over tax deals; iron ore price tanks; NZ$1 = US$0.779, TWI = 76.1

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; FEI reduces td rates, building consents underwhelm as does business confidence, bank deposits up strongly,  NZD stops falling

The Weekly Dairy Report

Tatua once again leads the pack in profits and predictions

The Sheep Deer and Cattle report

Poor pelt returns ease lamb optimism but big beef price lifts continue

Parker interim Labour leader as brawl erupts

Cunliffe accuses 'beltway babes' of plotting 'backroom deals'; Robertson says Cunliffe 'watching too much West Wing'; Parker has no confidence in Cunliffe; says his position 'untenable

Building consents fall in August

The number of new dwelling consents dropped in August led by falls in Auckland and Canterbury

FMA urges 'extreme caution'

FMA urges public to take 'extreme caution' if dealing with NZ registered building society General Equity, an entity highlighted several times by

Clicks and bricks converge

Growth rates for clicks and bricks purchases from local retailers continue to converge, while purchases from international merchants continues to grow strongly

Housing unaffordability a key factor in child poverty

The NZ Initiative's Eric Crampton says improving housing affordability is a key step the Government can take to reduce child poverty

Exporting is just the beginning and definitely not the end

Professor Ang call for a more nuanced approach to our international trade, seeing exporting as only a first step. Being involved in the value chain is a crucial next level

English welcomes NZ$ fall

Finance Minister welcomes NZ$ fall as reducing headwind for exporters; says RBNZ will be happy to see it continuing to fall; sees not much inflation for consumers; likes Key's 'Goldilocks' forecast

Key and Wheeler double-team the NZD

After ex-trader Key says fair value for NZD is 65USc, RBNZ confirms big intervention; oil steady, gold higher

Lower currency will feed through to higher inflation

Roger J Kerr says fuel and freight set to rise in cost soon, other imports to follow; RBNZ taking calculated risk price hikes can be contained within policy limits

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