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Rural

Bernard's Top 10

How Europe is turning Japanese; Just restructure the euro-debt; World Bank's dire climate change warning; The Chinese general's tonne of cash; Dilbert

The Weekly Dairy Report

Weather issues in the south but NI regions have plenty of grass

90 seconds at 9 am: Oil and iron ore prices slump

US growth revised higher; OECD worried about Japan and eurozone; iron ore price slumps; Aussie banks splurge on cheap money; oil price falls; NZ$1 = 78.0 USc, TWI = 77.9

A tale of two Free Trade Agreements

Professor Ang and Yuri Seo highlight the important points for New Zealand in both the AU-China and NZ-Korea FTAs signed in Brisbane

Lincoln study shows 42% of farmers have more than one farm

A Lincoln University study says multiple farm ownership is complicating succession planning, especially for dairy farmers

The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report

Indications the peak may be near for beef as dry and cold conditions start to bite in the south

90 seconds at 9 am: 'A deficit of trust'

Business confidence down everywhere except China (and NZ); Murray says banks have reputation problem; Russia bleeds; NZ$1 = 78.5 USc, TWI = 78.3

Key says deficit forecast possible

Updated
Key acknowledges Treasury may forecast budget deficit in December 16 HYEFU, but he remains confident of final surplus; Key confident of China growth and dairy demand

Little picks Robertson for Finance

Updated
New Labour Leader Andrew Little chooses Grant Robertson as Finance Spokesman; Little talks up wealth taxes on property investors and KiwiBuild, but talks down Capital Gains Tax

Monday's Top 10

David Chaston on a dishonesty culture in banks; a China mortgage bomb; what's doing us in; more migration, better equity; SOI fears in perspective; Dilbert & more

These charts report the growth in credit used by the rural sector in New Zealand. The data is provided by the RBNZ about one month after the end of each period.