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National in complete control

National wins outright majority for the first time under MMP; Expected to push through RMA and labour law reforms; Labour in disarray

90 seconds at 9 am: Weak data angst

Growth concerns in the US, China and Europe; Australia grows ag jobs fast; UST 10yr 2.58%; oil and gold lower; NZ$1 = US$0.813, TWI = 78.6

'National-led Government wins mandate for RMA reforms'

Fed Farmers claims a key message in National's win is that voters "have again rejected Water Taxes and a Capital Gains Tax"; want RMA reforms "for NZ to become a primary superpower"

National wins 2014 Election

National wins third term with existing support partners; Labour-Green lose 3 seats; Conservative and Internet Mana fail to get in; Cunliffe vows to stay on; See tweets of the night

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; mortgage rate cut, improved affordability, immigration record, consumer confidence up, swap rates rise

MIE meat industry plan out soon

Allan Barber describes where MIE are at trying to improve 'a bad system', but suspects what we have is 'the best there is'. Your view?

What Winston or Colin might demand

Final poll of polls show National may need support of Winston Peters or Colin Craig to secure third term; Foreign ownership register and RMA reforms up for grabs

90 seconds at 9 am: Waiting for Scotland

US households wealthier; US jobless claims in big drop; Irish economy grows fast; ECB plans falls flat; UST 10yr 2.63%; NZ$1 = US$0.814, TWI = 78.4

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; best growth since 2007, US Fed impacts NZ, low crude, high petrol, swap rates zoom higher

Polls show National likely to win

National in poll position to win with support of either Winston Peters or Colin Craig; Final leaders debate inconclusive; Craig's PR person quits and calls him 'manipulative'

90 seconds at 9 am: US QE nears end

Fed stays the course with unchanged signals; papers show US rates may rise 1% next year; focus shifts to UK and Scottish vote; UST 10yr 2.57%; NZ$1 = US$0.816, TWI = 78.3

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; dairy payout in focus, BOP deficit improves, farm sales weak, swap rates fall

September log market report

Export log prices in strong rebound in September on good China demand and cut-back shipments; NZ in good position for growing demand from India

Future of red meat promotion under threat

Allan Barber is concerned about an industry inability to agree on an effective country-of-origin promotion strategy. Your view?

ASB, Westpac cut forecast Fonterra payouts

ASB, Westpac both cut 2014-15 forecast Fonterra payout by 50c to $5.30 per kg of milk solids; See 2015/16 payouts of $6.50 & $6.60 respectively

The Weekly Dairy Report

Production ahead but auction results unsure  more volumes are needed

NZ First up to 8% in Roy Morgan poll

National, NZ First up in Roy Morgan poll; Support for Winston as PM up to 9.1%; National eyes new welfare reforms; US owner blocks access to high country tourism business

90 seconds at 9 am: Big China decisions

Dairy prices don't fall; China's latest QE; China FDI sinks; corruption enquiry targets NZ; UST 10yr 2.57%; NZ$1 = US$0.818, TWI = 78.5

Unscrupulous worker highlights why 90-days works

Andrew Hoggard raises a recent employment issue at a Taranaki farm as a warning over an attempted scam and an example of how to handle the situation

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; Super Fund's high returns, new NZIER boss, red meat prices rising, more council deficits, swap rates fall

The Sheep, Deer and Cattle Report

Lamb survival good in northern regions as docking starts, beef sector remains hot

Fonterra tipped to cut payout forecast

ANZ sees 'downside risk' to prices at tonight’s Fonterra auction, expects co-operative's forecast to be cut from $6 towards $5.25kg MS next week

Dotcom bombs his 'Moment of Truth'

Dotcom fails to reveal proof Key conspired with Hollywood; Key denies Snowden claim of mass surveillance on Southern Cross Cable; Harawira may lose to Davis 

“Welcome to China. We still love you”

China's move to a more transparent, rule-of-law business environment is driving anti-corruption, anti-monopoly campaigns, says Professor Ang

90 seconds at 9 am: China power dims

US factories stumble in August, up in September; China's power generation falls; OECD worries about the EU; markets await Fed; NZ$1 = US$0.818, TWI = 78.5