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Re-thinking our plan?

New Zealand needs to tread carefully because many aspects of Australia’s Plan B with China will run into New Zealand’s Plan A. Professor Ang suggests how we can still benefit

Key details Government's plans

Key lists Governments plans for reforms of social housing, social welfare, RMA, first home buyer rules, labour laws and trade agreements in third term

90 seconds at 9 am: Chinese doubts

China growth prospects scaled back sharply; China's Hong Kong fears; France vs Germany, again; Buffett loses again; UST 10yr 2.20%; NZ swaps rise; NZ$1 = US$0.797, TWI = 77.2

Bond markets over-react to Ebola scare

Roger J Kerr reviews a bond market on edge, spooked by many things including some non-economic ones. But it is economic fundamentals that show the real direction

Monday's Top 10

Simon Reichenbach on the battle for audience; NZME's prospects; David Kirk's new venture; local oil; solar energy; Tiwai Point's future; 3D printing; Dilbert & more

Kiwi dollar establishes itself in new trading range

Roger J Kerr expects the NZD to stay below 80 USc and hold its own against the euro. He also warns of inflation complacency

90 seconds at 9 am: Pumped margins

US housing and consumer confidence rebound; China pumps in another $40 bln; Ukraine gas deal close; Oil down but petrol up; NZ$1 = US$0.793, TWI = 76.9

Monday's Top 10

David Chaston on our wood advantage; our rock star RGNDI; rethinking deflation fears; the problem with creativity; working hours; Will Rogers; Dilbert & more

Inflation may be 'lower for longer'

Westpac chief economist Dominick Stephens says RBNZ may now not increase OCR until after June next year; Says meat prices may fall

90 seconds at 9 am: Relief rally

US data shows healthy gains; Bullard says QE may continue; China lending rises; Wall Street higher; UST 10yr 2.13%; gold down, oil up; NZ$1 = US$0.796, TWI = 77

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.