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What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; $4.70 confirmed, trade balance surprise, immigration surge, swap rates flatten, weak AUD promotes the kiwi

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; minimum wage rise, skimming alert, Aussies tackle foreign housing demand, swap rates fall again

Harmoney eyes mortgage market

Harmoney CEO Neil Roberts 'getting excited' about potential move into mortgage market, says would-be 1st home buyers among Harmoney's investors

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; SBS cuts TD rates, inflation expectations fall, 'hot' regional expansion, big Auckland re-zoning, swaps lower, NZD falls

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; Westpac cuts, credit card use revealed, Kiwibank's high leverage dividend plan, Heartland's low leverage result, swap rates rise

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; more mortgage 'specials', better Crown a/cs, record NZSF month, backup Kiwibank HQ, swap rates rise

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; TD rates cut, Chinese New Year special, labour market momentum, PPI falls, consumers confident, swap rates fall

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; market leading call offer, fruit fly alert, tame farm sales, mortgage approvals up, swap rates rise and steepen

What happened Tuesday

Updated
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; ASB says expect home loan restrictions, RBA gloomy, ANZ NZ shines in Group, swaps fall -2 bps, NZD stable

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; both home loan and terms deposit reductions, services, construction and retail strong, Wholesale interest rates up, NZD nears AUD record

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; rate cuts galore, NZD bonds popular, food prices rise, fast population growth; wholesale rates fall

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; drought declared, factories falter, tourism booming, housing supply squeeze, AU jobless rise, parity talk louder

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; fall in house prices, retail sales, ACC levies; swap rates jump again, NZD starts to rise too

What happened Tuesday

Updated
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; economy growing well, coloured coin coming, water stress, swap rates and currency consolidate

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; falling retail rates, the future of work, NZX tax settlement, Milford's bruise, swap rates rise, NZD stable

What happened Thursday

Updated
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; TSB Bank cuts mortgage rates, ANZ cuts TD rates, record core funding, 2,000 more SHA homes, swaps down, NZD consolidates

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; Co-op Bank's hot 18mth rate, dairy prices jump, job gains but no wage inflation yet, strong retailing, NZD jumps

Retail starts new year strongly

Strong January retail sales sets up 2015 for 'continued growth during 2015' says Paymark. Increases especially strong in Auckland, despite falls in petrol prices

What happened Tuesday

Updated
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; car sales booming, QV house price rises pick up, rental yields sink, commodity prices edge lower, Len TV, rates unchanged

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; TSB Bank targets 2yr 'special', RaboDirect cuts rates, Treasury sees higher prices, hydro lakes low, swap rates drop, NZD holds