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Rural

Silver Fern Farms heaves sigh of relief

Allan Barber looks behind the latest Silver Fern Farms profit result and its change of senior managers, assessing the options for its future

90 seconds at 9 am: US grows strongly

US grows strongly in Q3; lowest jobless claims in 14 yrs; oil output surges to 30 yr high; banks back in firing line; Brazil raises rates, gold sinks; NZ$1 = US$0.785, TWI = 76.5

RBNZ drops talk of future rate hikes

Updated
RBNZ drops comment on further rate hikes in dovish statement; warns again on high NZ$; currency and swaps fall further; economists react; Greens attack RBNZ

90 seconds at 9 am: US Fed ends QE

US Fed ends money printing, still holding US$3.6 tln; China to support six industries; stocks and gold fall; oil and UST 10yr yields rise; NZ$1 = US$0.786, TWI = 76.5

The Weekly Dairy Report

Dry in the south but at risk areas mainly under irrigation

90 seconds at 9 am: Apple Pay a hit

US consumer confidence jumps; factory orders dip; homeownership rate falls again; Apply Pay zooms; Japan retail surges; UST 10yr yield 2.28%; NZ$1 = US$0.79.3, TWI = 76.9

The Sheep Deer and Cattle report

First of the spring lambs are being harvested but numbers are light

Corporate bond issuance opportunities being neglected

Roger J Kerr points out there is a good opportunity for corporates to issue significant new fixed income bonds, but he also sees the inhibitions

Groser fears US/Japan dairy side-deal

Groser concerned US and Japan may do side-deal on dairy that ignores NZ; Key cautious; Spierings confident on payout; sees 'peak cow' in 10 years

Kiwi dollar holds its ground despite lower interest rate outlook

Roger J Kerr says that despite an expected dovish RBNZ Statement this week, 3% economic growth when inflation is 1% means real wealth is being created and that will support the NZD

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.