Rural news

2 Dec 16, 12:29pm
Allan Barber looks closer at the financial results of the Alliance Group and finds plenty of operating improvement, but the profit gains touted look minor given the size of their business
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30 Nov 16, 4:57pm
RBNZ wary of increasing use by banks of wholesale offshore funding to fill gap left by falling growth of local deposits; says banks raising deposit and mortgage rates to help fill gap; see long term rates having bottomed out
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30 Nov 16, 4:05pm
RBNZ says Kaikoura quakes could cost NZ$3-8 billion, including up to NZ$3 bln of Govt spend and up to NZ$5 bln of insurance; still confident on economy; says insurers can handle claims
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30 Nov 16, 1:52pm
The Weekly Dairy Report: National and global reductions in milk volumes is the driver behind recent dairy price lifts
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30 Nov 16, 9:18am
RBNZ warns in Financial Stability Report that housing imbalances remain; Wheeler says won't use Debt To Income multiple restriction 'at this time'; RBNZ notes rising use by banks of 'hot' overseas funds
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29 Nov 16, 4:56pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Wool prices drop further as summer looms in the south with the start of the drying winds
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29 Nov 16, 4:03pm
Keith Woodford says that dairy volatility is still with us, and there is lots of uncertainty over the coming months
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28 Nov 16, 11:47am
Finance Minister says rise in long term interest rates since Trump's election sign of normalisation of rates and inflation; should signal to home buyers rates have bottomed out; also will help rebalance NZ$ lower
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28 Nov 16, 11:31am
PM says Treasury's forecasts of blow-out in debt by 2060 without NZ Superannuation changes "a load of nonsense"; says Treasury couldn't get forecasts right 44 days before Budget 'let alone 44 years out'; also downplays weak productivity
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28 Nov 16, 11:13am
Impaired assets up 21% in September quarter at Rabobank NZ
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27 Nov 16, 6:20pm
Westpac's economists says the Kiwi dollar will stand above the crowd for a while yet, but in the end it will start edging lower
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25 Nov 16, 9:58am
Westpac's economists assess how things are likely to play out with inflation and the interest rate markets to drive RBNZ monetary policy
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24 Nov 16, 9:41am
Westpac's economists see a mixed bag for the rural sector as dairy prices improve but caution remains, construction boom helps forestry & meat sector faces challenges
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23 Nov 16, 1:23pm
Ministers announce cap for Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme in 2016/17 raised by 1,000 to 10,500; say allows horticulture and wine exporters to keep growing; Winston Peters rails against National's "immigration madness"
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23 Nov 16, 10:02am
Allan Barber finds the meat industry needing to adapt to unexpected changes in it export market prospects, yet still convert grass to payments to farmers fast. He sees increased challenges
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23 Nov 16, 8:17am
The Weekly Dairy Report: Fonterra lifts predicted payout with market lift, as farmers redo budgets and plan future carefully ahead
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22 Nov 16, 3:35pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Feed everywhere now but profitable trading options are few
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22 Nov 16, 12:03pm
Rory Noorland points out the intricate and specific rules the IRD applies to the deductibility of gifts
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21 Nov 16, 11:14am
PM meets with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg; says told him to fix public perception that Facebook not paying enough tax; Key says feeling that got Trump got elected because voters believe 'world isn't fair'
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18 Nov 16, 5:06pm
USB stick inventor tells Kiwi mums to encourage their kids to be entrepreneurs and build start-ups, rather than becoming lawyers and accountants; suggests following Israel's example on tech investing subsidies
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