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90 seconds at 9 am: Yellen's 'patient' message

Fed signals rate rises coming; China cuts growth targets, Singapore trims peg; Australia wary of inflation; NZ$1 = 74.6 USc, TWI = 77.5

What happened Wednesday

Updated
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; social housing focus, Aussie inflation embeds, BNZ takes a different path, eyes on the Fed and RBNZ, NZ swap rates rise

90 seconds at 9 am: On the move

Mixed US data, durable goods orders fall; new house sales rise, consumer confidence surges; iron ore price sinks; tourism grows fast; bond yields fall; NZ$1 = 74.5 USc, TWI = 77.5

What happened Tuesday

Updated
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; more home loan rate drops, more credit card balance transfer extensions, swaps rise, NZD falls, farms drier

90 seconds at 9 am: Now the Greek creditors turn

Greek voters choose 'easy' but their creditors have other ideas; eurozone PMI's perk up; UST 10yr yields fall; kiwi dollar sinks; NZ$1 = 74.3 USc, TWI = 77.4

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; NZ service sector strong, calls for more irrigation, ANZ to issue hybrids, Japan factories expanding, NZ swap rates fall, NZD lowest in 4 years

"A rate curve inversion is coming"

Even though a negative rate slope is not likely in the next few weeks, Westpac picks an inversion to happen after that and last maybe a year

Enticing borrowers

We review who offered the lowest fixed mortgage rates in 2014 and find there are two banks who consistently feature for 1 and 2 years

Holiday briefing: Greece decides

Greeks reject austerity; Europeans worry the ECB stimulus is not enough; US housing and growth picks up; China stocks up on oil; NZ$1 = 77.4 USc, TWI = 77.9

Key benefits from sanguine economy

Jump in support has the National Party with poll numbers near its record high; Government Confidence rating highest since 2010

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; down, down, down; five year mortgage rates fall below 6%, Govt deficit smaller, Govt bond yields below cash, NZD lower

Five year fixed rates slip below 6%

Westpac pushes long-term fixed mortgage rates lower; other banks signal they will follow with even lower rates

90 seconds at 9 am: ECB acts, finally

ECB bond buying program announced; China adds liquidity; UST 10yr yields rise again; NZ swaps fall; oil down again, gold up; NZ$1 = 75.4 USc, TWI = 78.1

TSB Bank claims lowest 2yr mortgage rate

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What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; factories happy, rents rising, consumers very happy, farms sell well, swap rates fall sharply, Kiwi dollar flat-lines

90 seconds at 9 am: ECB under intense scrutiny

Massive ECB speculation; Chinese banks under pressure; US housing starts surge; Canada cuts rates; UST yields firmer; NZD slides; NZ$1 = 75.7 USc, TWI = 78

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; even more mortgage cuts, plus some TD reductions too, good deflation, a $10 bln boost, a lower NZD

90 seconds at 9 am: Small dairy price rise

Dairy prices rise again, but payout likely to fall; China property market gains, growth better than expected; IMF downbeat; UST 10yr yields fall; NZ$1 = 76.9 USc, TWI = 79.2

Home loan rate cuts from ANZ and Co-op Bank

Two more banks slice home loan rates as mortgage market competition heats up. New market lows breached

What happened Tuesday

Updated
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; more TD reductions, QSBO sweet spot, ANZ cuts Fonterra payout forecast, drought concerns, China growth as expected