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Rural

90 seconds at 9 am: China slips

US incomes rise, consumer spending falls; global factories busy, except Australia; China lowers sights; eyes on RBA; UST 10yr up to 2.05%; NZ$1 = 75.1 USc, TWI = 79

Magnetic milk – the lure of dairy investment down under

Rabobank warns of intense competition and the risk of oversupply in dairy markets, plus the uncertainty of a new focus by regulators

Stuck in a groove

Roger J Kerr sees a number of balancing factors both positive and negative for the NZ dollar; meaning the currency is likely to stay in its current range

Technology doesn't do it all

Professor Ang says despite the advantages of modern technology, the emphasis is still on individual organisations to keep themselves informed, up-to-date, and communicate well

90 seconds at 9 am: China cuts rates again

China cuts rates again; pressure on RBA; US Q4 GDP revised down, confidence revised up; India goes for growth; euro inflation rises; NZD hits records; NZ$1 = 75.6 USc, TWI = 79.2

ANZCO's ownership and management evolving, concentrating

Allan Barber looks at the recent changes at ANZCO Foods and the new path Itoham Foods is taking them

90 seconds at 9 am: Another NZD run-up?

Equities hit record highs; US prices fall, durable goods orders rise; EU exempts France; wholesale rates fall; oil and gold stable; NZ$1 = 75.4 USc, TWI = 78.5

Fonterra still seen likely to raise milk price forecast

Updated
Economists still believe Fonterra may yet raise its forecast milk price for the current year even though the diary giant declined to do so in an update today

90 seconds at 9 am: Hong Kong cuts taxes

Chinese factories marking time, consumer sentiment low; Hong Kong cuts taxes; Greece distrusted; AU wage growth slows, confidence down; NZ$1 = 75.4 USc, TWI = 78.5

The Weekly Dairy Report

No rain in forecast for very dry areas but payout predicted to rise

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.