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Dirty Politics hitting National in polls

National down in polls after 'Dirty Politics'; Labour not the beneficiary; Winston Peters firming up as Kingmaker; Eyes ahead to leaders debate; Peters slams Chinese land-bankers in Auckland

Tech giants & the last banking mile

Banks to have to go cap in hand to Apple, Google and Facebook to get access to customers?

Agency to buy properties on investors' behalf

A real estate agency will act for buyers rather than vendors to source investment properties for a 2.875% fee

US traders add more risk

The unexpected Fonterra payout confirmation helped the NZD to strengthen

Kiwi rebounds

NZD rises on Fonterra confidence, USD weakness, widening trouble in the Ukraine. Aussie capex data release may set trend for NZD today

Lower and flatter

Only rises in US yields can prevent rate inversion if OCR hikes resume next year; 2-10 spread at lowest since 2008

90 seconds at 9 am: Bond yields keep falling

US deficit shrinks again; IMF's Lagarde in 'graft' charge; Fonterra's move gets attention; bond yields fall further; Russia invades; NZ$1 = US$0.83.7, TWI = 79.0

Rabobank lending growth resumes

Rabobank June quarter profit up 25% as income grows faster than expenses and a lid's kept on bad debts

BNZ NIM up in June quarter

BNZ June quarter profit drops with income lower and expenses higher

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; RaboDirect raises term deposit rates, food prices fall, Fonterra payout price holds, home loan affordability improves

'The future is uncertain'

Colin Lynch of Statistics NZ responds to some recent criticism of their work with population projection ranges

Property - NZ’s drug of choice

Geoff Simmons says National is encouraging first home buyers to get up to their necks in debt. Your view?

Roost Home Loan Affordability report for July

NZ home loan affordability improves again in July after more house price falls, Roost Home Loan Affordability Reports show. But Auckland missing out on affordability gains

Fonterra bets big on China formula

Fonterra to invest NZ$615 mln in buying 20% of Chinese infant formula group Beingmate; Keeps milk payout forecast at NZ$6/kg; Will invest NZ$555 mln in new NZ plants

Banks can withhold proceeds of property sales

Banking Ombudsman warns investors to check with their bank before selling properties to release capital

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

China's concrete explosion; NZ's China risks; The problem with maximising shareholder value; Colin Craig and Kiss; The lucky and profligate country; Dilbert

Rents rise faster in Christchurch than Auckland

Rents in some parts of Christchurch have risen more than 60% over five years, leaving Auckland rents in their dust

The Weekly Dairy Report

Good start to spring production but price woes stay

NZ First, Conservative surge in poll

NZ First up 1.7% to 6.3%, Conservative up 2.1% to 4.6% in 3News poll after 'Dirty Politics'; National down 2.5% to 45%; Labour launches KiwiBuild policy

Risk on mood among traders

Bullish signs coming out of US with data exceeding expectations; NZD trades lower on disappointing trade balance

Feature of the Week

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