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What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; initial rate changes start, building consent levels disappoint, tourists flood in, as do migrants, swap rate falls pause, NZD falls

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; a day of lower everything - less milk, bigger trade deficit, cheaper debt, lower interest rates, a lower currency

What happened Wednesday

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; social housing focus, Aussie inflation embeds, BNZ takes a different path, eyes on the Fed and RBNZ, NZ swap rates rise

What happened Tuesday

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; more home loan rate drops, more credit card balance transfer extensions, swaps rise, NZD falls, farms drier

Property investment; Why bother?

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

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; NZ service sector strong, calls for more irrigation, ANZ to issue hybrids, Japan factories expanding, NZ swap rates fall, NZD lowest in 4 years

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; down, down, down; five year mortgage rates fall below 6%, Govt deficit smaller, Govt bond yields below cash, NZD lower

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; factories happy, rents rising, consumers very happy, farms sell well, swap rates fall sharply, Kiwi dollar flat-lines

Go regional young people

Jenée Tibshraeny on why young people should look beyond the lure of big city life

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; even more mortgage cuts, plus some TD reductions too, good deflation, a $10 bln boost, a lower NZD

3 P2P licence applications lodged

FMA considering three applications for P2P licences

What happened Tuesday

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; more TD reductions, QSBO sweet spot, ANZ cuts Fonterra payout forecast, drought concerns, China growth as expected

Term deposit rate cuts keep coming

As wholesale rates fall, banks keep reducing their term deposit offers. Some opportunities are briefly open

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; term deposit rate drops, sagging labour confidence, median multiples, swap rates rise

Show me the money

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

ANZ cuts term deposit rates

Cuts of 10 to 30 basis points to 1 to 5 year term deposit rates made by ANZ

BNZ cuts term deposit rates

BNZ cuts term deposit interest rates as 2015 starts with better news for borrowers than savers

'Enormous opportunity to showcase Harmoney'

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Trade Me pays $7.7 mln for 14% stake as P2P lender Harmoney raises $10 mln & is valued at $55 mln; Heartland 10% stake worth about $5 mln

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; ANZ cuts SeriousSaver, TSB Bank cuts term deposit rates, rents higher, confidence lower, swaps softer

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; immigration pace picks up, job ad growth very localised, oil price dives, credit card use rises, swap rates jump and steepen