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RBNZ aiming to improve regulatory efficiency

RBNZ regulatory stocktake to look at length and nature of consultation programmes after about 25 consultations in just 3 years

90 seconds at 9 am: Markets ignore non-economic tensions

American inflation rises; house sales up; equities hit a new record on good earnings reports; NZ$1 = US$0.866, TWI = 80.7

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; Danone angry at High Court, Bennett on warpath, flyover succumbs to nimbys, wholesale rates flatten

Harmoney sees $12b opportunity

P2P lender excited by opportunity given NZ banks 'have margins between borrowing and retailing that you can drive a truck through'

Key skills for adding value

Stuart Bilbrough explains how you can align financial planning goals with the objectives set out in the company's strategic plan

Westpac goes solo with digital wallet

Updated
Westpac trialling host card emulation mobile contactless payments where customers' card detail is stored in the cloud; Won't be part of TSM launch that's set for Q4 of this year

Taskforce to target 'loopy' council rules

Updated
Paula Bennett launches Taskforce to stamp out 'loopy' council rules; calls on developers and ratepayers to submit red tape complaints; Your most-hated red tape?

Holding back, waiting for direction

Gold and oil rise, equities fall, as anxieties remain about Ukraine and Gaza; however currency markets subdued

Bernard's election diary - July 22

Updated
Cunliffe rejigs election campaign after crisis caucus meeting; says should not have taken holiday; Key refuses to apologise to Tania Billingsley; Hauiti won't stand again

Migration pressures RBNZ

Migration adds demand worries for Wheeler, but offset by other data that might support a softer tone on Thursday

Anticipation lull

RBNZ and the US Fed get all the market focus; markets see RBNZ wavering, wary of US CPI uptick

90 seconds at 9 am: New China food scare

China restarts RMBS sales to bolster housing; another China food scare; UST 10yr 2.46%; oil markets reassured; NZ$1 = US$0.869, TWI = 80.9

Heartland confirms MTF interest

Heartland says it could be interested in acquiring Motor Trade Finances' business after MTF publicly rebuffs a confidential offer 

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; farms sell for higher prices, lifestyle blocks don't, migration rises, credit card use doesn't, swap rates unchanged

The branding game

To get the full advantage of marketing in China, we need to adapt our brands for use there - and not ignore the growing number of Chinese visiting here, says Professor Ang

Slow recognition of emerging economic headwinds

Roger J Kerr says confidence levels remaining high is understandable, however not that sensible. But he also sees an 'unexpected' opportunity to fix interest rates long-term

Regional Divide: Zombies, Cinderellas and Sleeping Beauties

Shamubeel Eaqub says we are failing to grasp the reasons & outcomes of diverging regional economies

Stars finally aligning for a weaker Kiwi dollar

Roger J Kerr says our 'rock star' economy is suffering from smaller audiences and declining fan interest because our rosy economic picture has wilted

Lifestyle blocks set record prices

Prices of lifestyle blocks have hit a record high in Auckland but the number of sales around the country is down

Net migration at 11 year high

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Net migration 4,300 in June; highest since Feb 2003; Net migration to Australia was zero; First time since 1991; Record high 100,000 migrants came in year to June

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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