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What happened today

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; job ads lift, welfare rolls shrink, confidence rises, NZGS bond demand strong, swap rates rise

Co-op welcomed into scheme

Updated
Co-operative Bank becomes 11th lender to sign up to Government's housing scheme; Housing Minister Nick Smith wants more

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; mortgage approvals sag, inflation weak, 90 day bill rates jump, NZD falls, Co-op Bank pushes bonus saver boundary

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; Ruataniwha approved, SBS raises home loan rates, service businesses strong; buyers like horticulture

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; rental demand rises faster than rents, coffee prices up, Smith sets the target

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; frantic currency trading, house sale volumes tepid, inbound tourism booms, virtually no-one thinks things will get worse

BNZ's warning to businesses

BNZ economists warn that economy is at an inflection point; businesses must consider 'a variety' of scenarios in order to be aware of the risks to their operations

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; Auckland under migration pressure, PMI strong, Truckometer cruising, winter beef premiums, NZD well over 87 USc

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; NZD in sudden jump, retail flat, irrigation investment starts, Fonterra, mortgage approvals flat

Here comes peer-to-peer lending

Online dating services for borrowers and lenders are almost upon us, so what will they mean?

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; QSBO impresses, Crown a/cs don't, Auckland debt grows, Xero thumped, bank bills rise

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; house price growth slowing, consumer spending high but slowing, auditors audited, swap rates fall

How revolving credit works

Why revolving credit might be a smarter home loan arrangement than switching to a fixed rate mortgage

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; Even small businesses are confident; Barfoot data confuses; BNZ hikes, but doesn't; wholesale rates go nowhere 

BNZ raises many home loan rates, keeps fighting rates unchanged

BNZ raises five fixed mortgage rates as wholesale money costs creep steadily higher, but holds the line on 2 and 3 year offers

What happened Thursday

Updated
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; a Kiwi takes top NAB job, RaboDirect raises td rates, Fonterra wins big milk contract; 90 day bill rates 3.18%

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; commodity prices top out, mortgage approvals up and down, huge oil & gas tender release, big avo goals

ANZ launches 2 yr fighting rate

New Zealand's biggest home loan lender gives itself a competitive mortgage rate; wholesale rates rise; Co-op raises two rates

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; 90 day bank bill rates jump, IMF ticks NZ debt management, Fonterra offers GMP

Kiwis' borrowing under control

Household borrowing still growing only steadily