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17 Jan 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; RaboDirect cuts PIE rates, Powerco to spend $1.4 bln, QSBO shows confidence, inflation lurking, swaps stable, NZD unchanged
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17 Jan 17, 7:38am
IMF sees higher global growth, but more debt, more volatility; China's power use up +5%; Aussie Federal debt to exceed $0.5 tln; UST 10yr yield at 2.40%; oil stable, gold up; NZ$1 = 71 US¢, TWI-5 = 77
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16 Jan 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; Fitch negative on Aussie banks, Auckland rents fall, food costs unchanged, SFF posts loss, swaps unchanged, NZD holds, GBP falls
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16 Jan 17, 7:38am
Moody's pays for GFC failings; US retail and confidence rise; heavy hitters at Davos; China clamps down on payment platforms; China tax take falls; UST 10yr yield at 2.40%; oil and gold lower; NZ$1 = 71.3 US¢, TWI-5 = 77.2
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13 Jan 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; Westpac and UDC raise rates, shoppers spend at record levels, inflation ticks up, ASB says 2017 encouraging, swaps stable, NZD firms again
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13 Jan 17, 7:50am
US jobless claims low; air travel booms; PC shipments slump; German growth inches up; China bank lending soars; UST 10yr yield at 2.32%; oil and gold higher; NZ$1 = 71.3 US¢, TWI-5 = 77.2
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12 Jan 17, 6:56pm
Black Friday home loan increases come from the Red Bank. Hikes range from +10 bps to +30 bps. Meanwhile wholesale swap rates fall
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12 Jan 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; No rate changes today, Truckometer slows near peak, commodity prices rise, car sales in clouds, VW execs face criminal charges, swaps lower, NZD up
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12 Jan 17, 7:39am
World Bank likes US tax-and-spend plans, worried about trade policy; US house sale fails rise; Vancouver takes odd policy stances; Aussie property developers happy; UST 10yr yield at 2.34%; oil up, gold down; NZ$1 = 70.1 US¢, TWI-5 = 76.5
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11 Jan 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; BNZ hikes mortgage rates including floating, UDC and BNZ up TD rates, QV sees investor retreat, car sales zoom, UDC sold, job ads strong
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11 Jan 17, 12:22pm
BNZ pushes through rate hikes of up to +30 bps for almost all its home loan rates, and makes modest changes to two selected TD rates under two years
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11 Jan 17, 7:52am
International trade grows; US Fed pays huge dividend; FX 'cartel' traders to be indicted; China inflation jumps; Aussie milk output sinks; UST 10yr yield at 2.39%; oil lower, gold up; NZ$1 = 69.9 US¢, TWI-5 = 76.2
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10 Jan 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; Fixed and floating rates raised, home ownership rates fall; China PPI leaps, Aussie retail stumbles; swaps fall, NZD rises
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10 Jan 17, 2:23pm
David Chaston explores how migrants and older workers are keeping NZ Super sustainable
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10 Jan 17, 10:54am
We missed it yesterday, but Kiwibank has also raised all its floating mortgage rates, although retains the position of 'lowest in market'
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10 Jan 17, 7:52am
US inflation expectations rise; Fed official: tackle budget deficit; Paraguay booming; AU mortgage stress hits wealthy suburbs; VW exec arrested over emissions cheating; UST 10yr yield at 2.38%; oil lower, gold up; NZ$1 = 70.2 US¢, TWI-5 = 76.6
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9 Jan 17, 5:36pm
Another major mortgage lender raises fixed rates, this time the state-owned bank, with rises ranging from +10 to +20 bps
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9 Jan 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; Barfoot's December weak, Aussie housing approvals low, China smog spreading, Dow nears 20,000, swap rates turn up, NZD stable
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9 Jan 17, 7:13am
US adds 156K new jobs, pay rises +2.9% pa; sudden rush of bond issuance; surprise Aussie trade surplus; China fx reserves slip; UST 10yr yield at 2.42%; oil unchanged, gold lower; NZ$1 = 69.6 US¢, TWI-5 = 76.1
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8 Jan 17, 8:08am
We review what is on offer to term deposit savers, what is currently driving rates, and how to benefit from what appears to be a rising market
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