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Rural

Dairy NZ says won't be water 'whipping boy' any more

Updated
Dairy NZ says won't tolerate being 'whipping boy' over urban complaints about water quality any more; Fish and Game calls for water inquiry

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; job ads lift, welfare rolls shrink, confidence rises, NZGS bond demand strong, swap rates rise

90 seconds at 9 am: China growth slowing

Fed sees US expanding but housing up less than expected; China growth slows but better than expected; NZ$1 = US$0.863 TWI = 80.1

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; mortgage approvals sag, inflation weak, 90 day bill rates jump, NZD falls, Co-op Bank pushes bonus saver boundary

The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report

Winter lamb contract pricing sets the tone and weaner deer sell well

Inflation weaker than expected

Updated
Inflation weaker than expected as strong NZ$, lower airfares and lower electronics costs offset tobacco tax hike and surge in housing cost inflation; OCR hike still on for next Thursday

90 seconds at 9 am: Dairy down another 2.6%

Dairy price declines keep coming; US inflation 1.5% y-on-y; regulators target big banks; China lending falls; Australia prepares for tough budget; NZ$1 = US$0.864 TWI = 80.2

IPCC redefines agriculture as 'green tech'

Federated Farmers sees New Zealand 'in very good shape' pursuing mitigation and adaption strategies for climate change

The worm turns for dairy prices and interest rates

Dairy prices head south, as interest rates head north and the NZD remains strong, say ASB. Improving sheep sector incomes not out of the woods yet

The Weekly Dairy report

Prices fall at auction as autumn production lifts

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.