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Key comfortable if RBNZ intervenes

PM John Key says agrees with RBNZ that NZ$ over-valued; would be comfortable if RBNZ intervened to sell it down; but restates intervention not effective in long run; NZ$ dips

Party Policies - Biosecurity

This is where the parties stand on Biosecurity

Pressure building on the Federal Reserve to change their tone

Roger J Kerr says the the next push upwards in US yields will be the real deal as bond investors seek better real returns

Coming to a smartphone near you soon?

Gareth Vaughan says after Westpac's pullout many questions remain about the TSM project and the development of mobile wallets  

Party Policies - Forestry

This is where the parties stand on Forestry

What happened today

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; BNZ raises variable rates +25bps, selective on deposits, Dorchester looks for more of Turners, RBNZ leads,  wholesale rates sink

Intervention threat tips the scale

Roger J Kerr says because of hedging, the NZD can depreciate significantly over the next 6-12 months and the impact on inflation will be muted

Getting it cheaper

Exchange rate effects are masking the underlying strength in our level of online purchasing from overseas, says BNZ

Online system to help regulate real estate agents

Real estate agents will no longer need to advertise in their local paper when applying for a licence

Monday's Top 10

David Chaston on The Economist's Big Mac index, why Auckland is rich, the World Bank's fight for relevance, rising sea levels, Yogi Berra, Dilbert & more

Co-op Bank launches mobile app

The Co-operative Bank unveils mobile banking application for both iPhones and Android smartphones

Getting ready for a 'staggering' rise in Chinese tourists

Adam Weaver examines the Chinese outbound travel market for New Zealand and finds big opportunities, along with challenges and choices

Build up not out says Harcourts chief

More apartments the solution as Auckland house prices reach 'frightening' levels, says Harcourts chief; Describes Auckland as 'the problem child'

BNZ hikes floating mortgage rates

BNZ third bank to increase floating mortgage rates post latest OCR hike, also lifts 9 month deposit rate by 25 basis points

Bernard's election diary - July 28

Key hangs Colin Craig out to dry; Smith denies threatening Fish and Game; Smith threatens legal action against bullying claim; Greens would ban deep sea drilling; Your view?

Sanctions on Russia hurts the EUR

Ukraine tension reaction hurts German business; eyes on key US data this week

A step lower

Markets looking for signs of RBNZ currency intervention, Fonterra payout update, then US unemployment data

RBNZ will note rising pricing intensions

US bonds slide on weaker US capital goods shipments, despite strong durable goods orders

90 seconds at 9 am: NZD lower

US durable goods orders rise; eyes on Fed taper and NFPs, Argentina at the brink, UST 10yrs 2.47%; NZ$1 = US$0.854, TWI = 79.8

Basel III 'too prescriptive & complex'

The Basel III global banking standards are overly prescriptive and complex, but by and large NZ still has to comply, RBNZ's Grant Spencer says

Feature of the Week

The data for this chart is the total number of house-sales transactions that went unconditional, as recorded by REINZ's reporting members.

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