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25 May 16, 7:24am
US new home sale surge; equities shine; IMF warns on China debt; Aussies give supermarkets the finger; foreigner restrictions could backfire; UST 10yr yield 1.88%; oil up, gold lower; NZ$1 = 67.3 US¢, TWI-5 = 71.3
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24 May 16, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; Liberty cuts rates, Quin joins Westpac's board, more housing required, more hotels required, swap rates slip, NZD slips too
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24 May 16, 7:21am
US PMI weak; EU PMI expanding; Greeks ok austerity; China can't stomach reform; office construction binge; UST 10yr yield 1.85%; oil and gold lower; NZ$1 = 67.7 US¢, TWI-5 = 71.6
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23 May 16, 4:00pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; ASB cuts TD rates, BNZ grows mortgage book, livestock tax values change, hedge funds short Aussie banks, swaps flatten, NZD rises
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23 May 16, 7:06am
US home sales up, credit card debt up; China banks, corporates under pressure; another Greek bailout vote; UST 10yr yield 1.84%; oil and gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 67.7 US¢, TWI-5 = 71.7
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22 May 16, 9:05am
The difference between the lowest and highest mortgage rates are now at their widest of the year. The pressure builds on banks who haven't responded
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20 May 16, 4:02pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; ASB cuts hard, tourists spend $10 bln, longer lives, R/E agent fined $1.2 mln, Aussie bankers nervous, swaps flatten, NZD rises
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20 May 16, 11:11am
ASB takes a knife to all mortgage rates from 3 to 5 years with reductions that allow it to grab a market-leading position and open a bigger advantage over ANZ
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20 May 16, 7:23am
US jobless claims fall; Europe back in deflation; Mexico to raise rates again; eyes on local migration data; UST 10yr yield 1.85%; oil unchanged, gold lower; NZ$1 = 67.5 US¢, TWI-5 = 71.5
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19 May 16, 4:02pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; ANZ does a good thing, NZGBs in high demand, huge commissions, job ads up, sentiment eased, swap rates jump, NZD holds
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19 May 16, 3:52pm
David Chaston points out that your mortgage repayment plans should focus on more than just getting the best interest rate. There are other more powerful options
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19 May 16, 7:17am
US Fed signals June rate hike; traders don't like it; Japan Q1-16 GDP rises unexpectedly; Aussie wage growth slows; UST 10yr yield 1.82%; oil unchanged, gold lower; NZ$1 = 68 US¢, TWI-5 = 71.6
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18 May 16, 4:00pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; mortgage and TD rate cuts, confidence dented, more irrigation funds, big resource consent fine, swaps inch up, NZD unchanged
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18 May 16, 7:22am
Dairy prices up +2.6%; US CPI up +2.1%; Fed officials say markets underestimate rate hike; stocks fall; HSBC censured on bad advice; UST 10yr yield 1.74%; oil and gold higher; NZ$1 = 68.1 US¢, TWI-5 = 71.7
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17 May 16, 4:00pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; BNZ & TSB cut td/savings accounts, inflation expectations stable, IRD ready for online GST, swap rates rise, NZD rises
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17 May 16, 7:26am
Chinese leadership frustrated by lack of reform progress; India expecting 8% growth; banks decline to lend on apartments; UST 10yr yield 1.74%; oil higher, gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 67.9 US¢, TWI-5 = 71.6
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16 May 16, 4:05pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; BNZ sets 3yr rate at 4.49%, house prices fall, dairy farm sales fall, concrete production down, swap rates fall
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16 May 16, 8:49am
Home loan 'specials' keep falling as another major bank cuts two key rates as wholesale rates stay down
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16 May 16, 7:16am
China disappoints but holds course; US data positive; Europe stabilises; Australia probes Fonterra, accuses Westpac; UST 10yr yield 1.70%; oil and gold higher; NZ$1 = 67.7 US¢, TWI-5 = 71.6
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13 May 16, 4:00pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; ICBC tweaks TD rates, NZIER queries commissions, retail spending rises, FMA beats Vivier, swaps up again, NZD stable
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