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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

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

The Weekly Dairy Report

Auction reveals time for an upturn rapidly running out

Fonterra to play Christmas grinch?

ASB cuts forecast Fonterra milk price payout to $4.70kg MS, ANZ sees pre-Xmas forecast cut from Fonterra

90 seconds at 9 am: More dairy price falls

Dairy prices fall another 5% in NZD; US data positive; new election called in Japan; Indonesia cuts subsidies, raises rates; Beijing house prices fall; NZ$1 = 79.4 USc, TWI = 78.7

The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report

Beef's amazing lift continues and velvet starts well too

LTCs and potential 'fish hooks'

Grant Eddy reviews how the Look-through Company regime is working and the issues you need to consider when using this relatively new structure

90 seconds at 9 am: Japan in trouble

Japan slumps, options from here look desperate; HSBC accused of fraud; Carney wants to control banker salaries; AU-China FTA to boost property; NZ$1 = 79.4 USc, TWI = 78.7

Drink, drugs and employees

John Brosnan is looking forward to some fun this holiday season, but notes that trouble or damage by employees at an end-of-year function leads straight to an employers wallet

Monday's Top 10

David Chaston on measuring wages; China's slowdown; Swiss vote on gold; Gates and Piketty; Jean-Claude Junker; more on wages and jobs; Dilbert & more

90 seconds at 9 am: Americans open their wallets

US consumers driving growth; China closes underground banks; NZ and AU announce more FTAs; UST 10yr 2.32%; gold jumps; NZ$1 = US$0.79, TWI = 78.3

Changing the way dairy farms work

Andrew Hoggard has run both the 11-3 and 5-2 rostered systems on his dairy farm and he compares how each has affected his farm and the people working there

Bernard's Top 10

Britain's rise of the machines and 10 million missing jobs; Here comes Xi; Just study the ABs; London's sociopathic City bankers; Clarke and Dawe; Dilbert

90 seconds at 9 am: China disappoints

US jobs market healthy again; China data disappoints; India resolves WTO issue; oil drops further; China gold demand soft; NZ$1 = US$0.789, TWI = 78.1

November log market report

Export log prices uncertain as Chinese housing market deteriorates, but lower stocks and more govt support suggest a steadying; domestic demand also steady

Changes at the top for both meat cooperatives and a return to profit for Ferns

New Zealand's main meat co-operatives are undergoing change. Allan Barber assesses the recent history of both and prospects for each

90 seconds at 9 am: Ukraine risk rises

Russia invades eastern Ukraine; huge fines for fx 'cartell'; Aussie retailers face tough Xmas; IEA warns oil investment could fall; NZ$1 = US$0.789, TWI = 78.1

The Weekly Dairy Report

Relief as Fonterra reconfirms $5.30 milk forecast

RBNZ keeps LVR handbrake on

RBNZ leaves high LVR speed limit in place for now because of risk of resurgence of house price inflation; warns of risks from dairy debt and China slowdown; Labour blames National for LVR staying

90 seconds at 9 am: Alibaba surge

US SMEs optimistic; Japan consumers not, but BOP surges; Alibaba scores big; UST 10yr yield 2.36%; JPY tumbles; NZ$1 = US$0.780, TWI = 77.3