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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

Half the overseas-born live in Auckland

The latest Census data released shows how our ethnic diversity is growing, especially in Auckland

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

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; Ruataniwha approved, SBS raises home loan rates, service businesses strong; buyers like horticulture

90 seconds at 9 am: A Facebook bank?

US retail gains; US deficit falls; global trade growing; Facebook applies for payments license; NZ$1 = US$0.868 TWI = 80.4

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; rental demand rises faster than rents, coffee prices up, Smith sets the target

Monday's Top 10 at 10

Under-performer; NZ is a tax haven; growth goal; Beijing big; bubble benefits; SOI; Clarke & Dawe; Dilbert, and more

90 seconds at 9 am: Markets wobble

ECB plans new easing policies, bond yields fall, oil prices unifying, eyes on dairy prices, equities fall; NZ$1 = US$0.869 TWI = 80.5

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; frantic currency trading, house sale volumes tepid, inbound tourism booms, virtually no-one thinks things will get worse

90 seconds at 9 am: Ugly dairy price falls

US deficit shrinks to 14 year low, jobless claims at 7 year low; Aussie jobs grow; Greek debt popular; markets fall; dairy prices tank; NZ$1 = US$0.870 TWI = 80.5

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; Auckland under migration pressure, PMI strong, Truckometer cruising, winter beef premiums, NZD well over 87 USc

90 seconds at 9 am: IMF likes NZ

Fed drops Bernanke targets; Greece back with a bond sale; China taps private economist for reform push; IMF rates NZ public finances; NZ$1 = US$0.868 TWI = 80.5

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; NZD in sudden jump, retail flat, irrigation investment starts, Fonterra, mortgage approvals flat

90 seconds at 9 am: Growth returns

IMF sees Western growth returning; 6 year high for US new jobs; BofJ averts more stimulus; Aussies encourage FDI; NZ$1 = US$0.868 TWI = 80.5

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; QSBO impresses, Crown a/cs don't, Auckland debt grows, Xero thumped, bank bills rise

New credit cards from ASB, Westpac

Updated
ASB drops MasterCard product range, launches low rate Visa card with no account fees for early adopters; Westpac & MasterCard target 29% of population that's 'affluent'

90 seconds at 9 am: Big trade deal

China growth lower; Japan and Australia in big trade deal; renewables need more subsidy; bond yields fall; NZ$1 = US$0.860 TWI = 80.3

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; house price growth slowing, consumer spending high but slowing, auditors audited, swap rates fall