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90 seconds at 9 am: Wall Street rallies

US stocks up on lower jobless claims; Swiss impose negative rates; Aussie supermarkets reprise tough stance on suppliers; UST 10yr yields jump; oil falls; NZ$1 = 77.5 USc, TWI = 78.4

NZ GDP rises 1.0% in Sept qtr

GDP rose 1.0% in Sept qtr; slightly stronger than expected; farming and oil exploration grew strongly; GDP up 3.2% from year ago; Previous years revised down

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

How the boomers pulled up the ladder on the young; Of black swans, oil and the rubble of the rouble; America's dis-inflation shock; Clarke and Dawe; Dilbert

90 seconds at 9 am: Financial stress widens

US Fed chooses 'patience'; US inflation falls; the ruble stabilises on official support; UK banks in stress tests; UST 10yr yield 2.08%; oil and gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 77.3 USc, TWI = 78

Reflecting back and looking ahead

Professor Ang looks ahead to what is in store for China in 2015 and how 2014 and 2015 will impact New Zealand businesses

The Weekly Dairy Report

Positive movements at auction but a long way to go for budgets to break even

90 seconds at 9 am: Dairy prices up

Dairy prices rise; US building permit growth slows; US factories expand, contract in China; Russia makes panic rate hike; UST 10yr yield 2.05%; NZ$1 = 77.9 USc, TWI = 78.3

Farm sales steady but dairy units slide

Lower milk prices hit dairy farm prices but one Waikato property sells for more than $109,000 per hectare setting a new record

The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report

Velvet prices rise but all other products ease on traditional summer market cycles

Treasury forecasts deficit in 2014/15

Treasury forecasts NZ$572 mln OBEGAL deficit for 2014/15; surplus of NZ$575 mln in 2015/16; English says will get to 2014/15 surplus anyway; 'won't slash and burn' to hit target

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.