HOT TOPICS:   House prices  |  KiwiSaver   | LVRs                                                RESOURCES:    Economic calendar   |   Cashback incentives

Breaking news

Net migration surges to new high in October
MORE SOON

The comment stream

Reader poll

Will the price of unleaded 91 petrol fall below $2 at the pump?

Choices

Join the Interest community to be a registered commenter so you can:
- Edit your comments
- Avoid the CAPTCHA
- Vote on comments
Register Here

Already registered? log back in here ..

Forgotten your password? No problem! Click here

Rural

Monday's Top 10

David Chaston on a dishonesty culture in banks; a China mortgage bomb; what's doing us in; more migration, better equity; SOI fears in perspective; Dilbert & more

90 seconds at 9 am: Growing credit risks

China cuts rates; Australia faces more risk; US targets merchant banking; ECB and EU plan more stimulus; UST 10yr 2.31%; gold and oil up; NZ$1 = 78.8 USc, TWI = 78.5

Big changes afoot in red meat sector

Allan Barber says that significant progress may soon be possible if a moratorium on new licences can underpin capacity rationalisation without stifling innovation or competition

Rabobank Sep quarter profit up 31%

Rabobank quarterly profit jumps as impairments fall

Rabobank Sep quarter profit up 31%

Rabobank quarterly profit jumps as impairments fall

Meat trade unrecognisable from 40 years ago

Allan Barber reviews the history of the redmeat processing industry which shows both farmers and processors have made tremendous progress

90 seconds at 9 am: Momentum swings to US

US data strong for housing, factories and employment; eurozone and China factory data weak; China to cap coal use; UST 10yr 2.31%; NZ$1 = 78.5 USc, TWI = 78.2

Dairy farm prices still rising

Dairy farm prices are up but the number of sales has dropped

90 seconds at 9 am: ANZ probed over manipulation

Updated
US building permits rise strongly; markets await Fed minutes; Russia's big bond failure; China's big rail route; ANZ's big black eye; NZ$1 = 78.6 USc, TWI = 77.9

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

Bill Gross' US$290 mln bonus for failing; Russell Brand and the Tory landlord; Taxing carbon and the end of the world; Germany's housing solution; A salmon cannon; Dilbert

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.