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The Weekly Dairy Report

Rain arrives too late for the north as dairy prices keep falling

Breeders not yet giving up Invermay battle

Allan Barber reviews the difficulties AgResearch is having selling their restructure plans to staff, local communities and the breeder industry players who are most affected

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; wholesale rates unchanged, currency rises, mortgage approvals strong, Fonterra fix-ups, China beef demand strong

90 seconds at 9 am: Record crude stocks

US housing markets losing traction; manufacturing expanding in the US and Europe, but not China; US oil stocks at 80 year high; NZ$1 = US$0.858, TWI = 79.9

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; immigrant surge, credit card debt jumps, bank bills rise further, AUD falls

Study suggests advice on saturated fats could be wrong

Jeanette Maxwell welcomes a new study of foods with saturated fats like red meat and dairy which challenges the conventional warnings of potential health risks

The Sheep Deer and Cattle report

Lamb shortages drive demand in the north, wool prices are stable and velvet has another successful season

Who are the denialists now?

Will Foley reviews the Ruataniwha debate from a farmer's perspective and under the overall framework of the IPCC warnings

Three challenging numbers

Conor English shows why meat farmers might have a tough time getting better returns. Your view?

90 seconds at 9 am: Climate change?

Good earnings boost stocks; gold and oil lower; US house sales fall; El Niño imminent say Aussies; NZ$1 = US$0.860, TWI = 79.9

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; Kiwibank raises mortgage rates; ASB raises funds at 6.65%; home loan affordability worsens; swap rates jump

'We've set the bar too low'

Ciaran Keough says NZ's not regulating land effectively, or using it wisely. Benchmarks are Holland & Fonterra in China

RBNZ has chance to adjust the message

Roger J Kerr advises the RBNZ to select their words much more carefully this time than they did in March as the currency needs to follow dairy prices down

Why Forbes' bubble warning was over-blown

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Bernard Hickey gives 6 reasons why Jesse Colombo's warning about a disastrous bursting of New Zealand's housing bubble is over-blown

Re-rating of the Kiwi dollar starting to emerge

Roger J Kerr reminds us that the demand to invest into NZ’s higher yields dissipates quickly if the currency ceases to appreciate and starts to depreciate

90 seconds at 9 am: NZD trimmed

Good US corporate earnings; gold lower, Japan's trade deficit grows fast; ANZ worried about Aussie budget cutbacks; NZ$1 = US$0.857, TWI = 79.7

Taking the crosshairs off farmers

Willy Leferink has some common sense advice for dairy farmers: run your business better than the legal standards and you won't be a target. Your view?

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

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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

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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