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29 Jul 16, 4:00pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; strong building consents, big leaky building case, business confidence eases, record debt levels, record credit levels, swap rates fall, NZD up
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29 Jul 16, 2:08pm
'Going up' is not giving Auckland more affordable housing any more. In fact, most 2016 projects are for large and expensive apartments as capacity constraints shift resources
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29 Jul 16, 7:33am
IMF rebuked on bailout processes; fewer China zombies; China floods disrupt food and steel; Britain faces gloom; NZ sovereign CDS spreads hit new low; UST 10yr yield at 1.51%; oil lower and gold higher; NZ$1 = 70.7 US¢, TWI-5 = 74.6
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29 Jul 16, 5:49am
David Chaston explains what really motivates banks when you apply for a mortgage, and why they react as they do when you get into financial strife
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28 Jul 16, 4:00pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; Auckland's home loan affordability problem, NZGB yield dives, tourism thrives, new infant formula powder plant, swap rates fall, NZD rises
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28 Jul 16, 7:24am
US Fed turns positive, but restrained by low inflation; US durable goods orders weak; Japan readies huge fiscal stimulus, may get monetary boost as well; UST 10yr yield at 1.54%; oil lower and gold higher; NZ$1 = 70.2 US¢, TWI-5 = 74.4
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27 Jul 16, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; a bold revised Plan for Auckland, one for Hawke's Bay too, court backs banks, as does Consumer NZ, swaps rise, NZD flat
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27 Jul 16, 7:20am
Positive US economic data; eyes on Fed; Vancouver imposes 15% tax on foreign house buyers; ACCC calls for end to Aussie privatisations; UST 10yr yield at 1.57%; oil and gold lower; NZ$1 = 70.4 US¢, TWI-5 = 74.3
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26 Jul 16, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; building records, job hunting up, horticulture saves trade, eyes on bank rules, swaps steepen, NZD flat
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25 Jul 16, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; property yields vanishing, construction boom coming, equities higher, swaps hold at record lows, NZD unchanged
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25 Jul 16, 7:18am
US factories busy; UK confidence drops; IMF's Lagarde to face trial; Australia chooses NZ welfare reform path; UST 10yr yield at 1.57%; oil and gold lower; NZ$1 = 70 US¢, TWI-5 = 74.2
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22 Jul 16, 4:02pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; commission surge, poll surge, Chronican's third bank, China sentiment improves, bankruptcies up, swaps down
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22 Jul 16, 7:33am
US housing sales rise; jobless claims fall; ECB tackles uncertainty, hints Italian bank bailout; Singapore moves on 1MDB; Aussie bank satisfaction drops; UST 10yr yield at 1.57%; oil lower, gold up; NZ$1 = 69.8 US¢, TWI-5 = 73.8
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21 Jul 16, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; RBNZ view turns, Auckland Council readies bond offer, migration up, credit card use smarter, business bills paid on time, swaps and NZD fall
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21 Jul 16, 7:35am
US sues to seize US$1 bln of stolen Malaysian funds; HSBC managers charged over fx fraud; big Aussie non-bank merger; ASIC tells banks to "raise the culture bar"; UST 10yr yield at 1.59%; oil unchanged, gold lower; NZ$1 = 70.2 US¢, TWI-5 = 74.4
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20 Jul 16, 4:00pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; markets await RBNZ update, milk payout threat, good LGFA demand, mortgage approvals slow, swaps and NZD recover somewhat
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19 Jul 16, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; tighter LVRs, bigger discounts, softer demand, brighter WMP pricing?, swap rates drop sharply, NZD slips
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19 Jul 16, 8:01am
Lagarde sees correspondent bank pullback; China signals larger deficit spending; 'conduct costs' balloon for banks; UST 10yr yield at 1.60%; oil and gold lower; NZ$1 = 71.1 US¢, TWI-5 = 74.8
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18 Jul 16, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; UDC raises a key rate, house values jump, inflation slides, the service sector still expanding, swap rates and NZD fall
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18 Jul 16, 7:02am
US economy boosted by good data; markets ignore political tensions; BofE readies 'sledgehammer"; China can't change; RBA has QE plan; UST 10yr yield at 1.56%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 71.2 US¢, TWI-5 = 74.9
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