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What the RBNZ decision means

Bernard Hickey looks at what the RBNZ's countenancing of a possible rate cut means for mortgage rates and property prices

EQC 'ready for another disaster'

EQC at 70, a great asset for NZ or an aggressive muddler? Gerry Brownlee, EQC CEO Ian Simpson and lawyer Andrew Hooker have their say. Your view?

BNZ unveils 'Mission Zero'

BNZ offers borrowers incentive to pay off more than the minimum monthly credit card repayment; Aiming to help reduce the amount of money borrowers pay in credit card interest

Markets now see OCR cut in 2015

RBNZ holds OCR at 3.5%; says will hold rate "for some time" and OCR "adjustments up or down" will depend on data; NZ$ drops below 74 USc; Swap rates fall; Markets price in rate cut

Little focuses on small business jobs

New Labour Leader Andrew Little focuses on vision for jobs and small businesses in State of the Nation address, rather than detail; says inequality stunts growth

Property investment; Why bother?

Elizabeth Kerr gets down and dirty by talking property investment and your money machine

Inflation below RBNZ target

Deflation seen in Dec qtr; Annual inflation of 0.8% below most economist forecasts and below RBNZ's 1-3% target band; OCR seen on hold until late 2016; NZ$ falls

Young people 'over-confident about money skills'

Westpac, Massey University question whether young people are as financially savvy as they apparently think they are

Digital currencies on FMA's radar

Digital currencies such as bitcoin not financial products but still of interest, FMA says

Show me the money

Elizabeth Kerr starts 2015 by asking what is your time really worth to you?

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