HOT TOPICS:   Housing affordability  |  NZ$   | Dairy prices                                            RESOURCES:    Economic calendar   |   Soil moisture history

The comment stream

Recent comments

Reader poll

Do you support the Reserve Bank intervening in the currency market to weaken the NZ dollar?

Choices

Join the Interest community to be a registered commenter so you can:
- Edit your comments
- Avoid the CAPTCHA
- Vote on comments
Register Here

Already registered? log back in here ..

Forgotten your password? No problem! Click here

All news stories

Auction performance surprises bidders

Tim Wilson brought along the entertainment to the latest Ray White apartment auction

BNZ's Healy 'calls out' 4 key priorities

BNZ CEO Anthony Healy outlines four key areas of focus after executive shake-up

F&P Finance's deposits shrink

Haier owned Fisher & Paykel Finance sees big reduction in retail deposits as Q Card securitisation gets underway

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; commodity stress, sharp fall in swap rates, NZD actually rises, Aussies building more houses

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

Updated
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

Updated
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

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

Feature of the Week

Problem reading the charts