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Five areas where NZ should be bold

David Hisco calls for bold moves from the newly elected government in education, technology, the environment, housing and tourism

House asking prices flatten out

Average asking prices of homes listed for sale are barely moving says Trade Me Property

ANZ, Westpac cut forecast Fonterra payouts

ANZ cuts its forecast Fonterra 2014/15 milk price payout by 40c, puts call for next OCR hike in March under review; Westpac cuts its forecast payout by 50c

Labour plans fast leadership vote

Labour plans leadership vote through late October, early November; result on Nov 18; full review due after vote; meanwhile, caucus eats itself via Twitter

Kiwi dollar drops on Fonterra auction

US dollar positions trimmed ahead of key data releases; Dairy auction prices down over 7% and NZDUSD back under 78c; Equities down globally

Global angst strengthens USD

Dairy auction drop sees an initial currency market reaction but NZD has since inched its way back up; EU issues weigh on world markets

Corporates get extension benefits

Gloomy markets drive down yields worldwide; expect local yields to fall further

90 seconds at 9 am: Sharp dip in dairy prices

US employment grows but construction falls; German bonds yield less than 1%; GDT dairy prices fall sharply; UST 10y 2.43%; NZ$1 = US$0.779, TWI = 76.2

A 1st birthday party for LVR speed limits?

A year on from their introduction, the RBNZ's controversial high LVR home loan speed limits are working, Gareth Vaughan argues

KiwiSaver money go-round

FMA concerned transfers between KiwiSaver providers have almost doubled over past 12 months

Winners and losers at apartment auction

Plenty of penthouse passion but some leasehold pain at latest apartment auction

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; Big RBNZ profit drop; UDC cuts td rates, ANZ raises personal loan rates, ASB ups cash advances rate, rents higher

Dairy prices face prolonged spell in doldrums

Rabobank sets the bears among the cows, puts the blame on China

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

Should scientists be the 'conscience of society'?; Does our economy reward psychopaths?; Clarke and Dawe on a wardrobe malfunction story; Dilbert

Why Key and Wheeler are whistling in the wind

Gareth Morgan explains why John Key and Graeme Wheeler are unlikely to very effective getting and keeping the NZD at the new lower levels they want

Major shake-up to BNZ executive team

BNZ CEO Anthony Healy unveils executive team restructure, says it's needed to sharpen the bank's capacity to meet customer needs

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

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