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Rural

Dairy prices face prolonged spell in doldrums

Rabobank sets the bears among the cows, puts the blame on China

Election result should be good for agriculture

Allan Barber surveys the implications of the election result on the rural sector and finds most leaders see present policies delivering "the desired outcomes". Your view?

90 seconds at 9 am: Tax deals 'illegal state aid'

US consumer confidence falls sharply; oil and gold retreat; China factories expand; EU threatens Ireland over tax deals; iron ore price tanks; NZ$1 = US$0.779, TWI = 76.1

The Weekly Dairy Report

Tatua once again leads the pack in profits and predictions

The Sheep Deer and Cattle report

Poor pelt returns ease lamb optimism but big beef price lifts continue

Parker interim Labour leader as brawl erupts

Updated
Cunliffe accuses 'beltway babes' of plotting 'backroom deals'; Robertson says Cunliffe 'watching too much West Wing'; Parker has no confidence in Cunliffe; says his position 'untenable

Exporting is just the beginning and definitely not the end

Professor Ang calls for a more nuanced approach to international trade, says exporting only a 1st step. Being involved in the value chain crucial

English welcomes NZ$ fall

Finance Minister welcomes NZ$ fall as reducing headwind for exporters; says RBNZ will be happy to see it continuing to fall; sees not much inflation for consumers; likes Key's 'Goldilocks' forecast

Lower currency will feed through to higher inflation

Roger J Kerr says fuel and freight set to rise in cost soon, other imports to follow; RBNZ taking calculated risk price hikes can be contained within policy limits

90 seconds at 9 am: NZD has 11% fall

US consumer spending rises, house sales fall; post-Gross Pimco bleeds funds; Hong Kong on edge; UST 10yr 2.49%, NZD stabilises overnight; NZ$1 = US$0.777, TWI = 75.8

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.