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What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; ANZ cuts SeriousSaver, TSB Bank cuts term deposit rates, rents higher, confidence lower, swaps softer

2014's top stories

We look back on a big, successful year and reveal our most popular stories; announce expanded coverage for 2015

90 seconds at 9 am: Prepare for rate rises, says Fed

US rate rises may come in Q2 2015; small gain on TARP; China bigger; UK fx arrest; bitcoin not money or currency; NZ$1 = 77.3 USc, TWI = 78.5

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; immigration pace picks up, job ad growth very localised, oil price dives, credit card use rises, swap rates jump and steepen

90 seconds at 9 am: Wall Street rallies

US stocks up on lower jobless claims; Swiss impose negative rates; Aussie supermarkets reprise tough stance on suppliers; UST 10yr yields jump; oil falls; NZ$1 = 77.5 USc, TWI = 78.4

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; solid Q3 growth, FMA warning, new IRD powers, swap rates rise, NZD a little weaker

Predicting 2015

This is your opportunity to record what you think will happen in 2015. Are you brave enough?

90 seconds at 9 am: Financial stress widens

Updated
US Fed chooses 'patience'; US inflation falls; the ruble stabilises on official support; UK banks in stress tests; UST 10yr yield 2.08%; oil and gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 77.3 USc, TWI = 78

Public Service CEO salaries

Cost of public service chief execs falls to $11.6 mln, the lowest since 2008. We list who gets what for all 145 top bosses

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; BOP surprise, dairy prices stop falling, more mortgages approved, swap rates lurch down again

90 seconds at 9 am: Dairy prices up

Dairy prices rise; US building permit growth slows; US factories expand, contract in China; Russia makes panic rate hike; UST 10yr yield 2.05%; NZ$1 = 77.9 USc, TWI = 78.3

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; houses more unaffordable, lower farm sales, more cows, fewer job losses, no surplus yet, Russia in crisis

90 seconds at 9 am: Rates flatten

US factories humming; wage push coming in Japan; Russia in tough spot; Bright Foods boss corrupt; swap curve flattens; oil price down again; NZ$1 = 77.7 USc, TWI = 78.3

What happened Monday

Updated
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; HSBC cuts home loan rates, ASB cuts TD rates, growth downgraded, services strong, Xmas shopping rising, swaps fall & flatten

We are hiring

interest.co.nz needs another web developer based in Auckland

Monday's Top 10

David Chaston on the auditor problem; Chinese corruption; German savings mobility; why banks need less leverage; visualisation porn; poverty progress, Japanese banks; Dilbert & more

90 seconds at 9 am: Abe's big win

US confidence high; Abe wins re-election in landslide; China sees lower growth; bond yields slump; oil prices dive again; gold price stable; NZ$1 = 77.7 USc, TWI = 78.3

What happened Friday

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; high pre-Christmas confidence, lower fx trading, no inflation, oil price falls further, NZD up

90 seconds at 9 am: Central bankers act

US retail sales rise briskly; Russia raises rates again; China pumps in $85 bln; RBA says no rate cuts coming; NZ$1 = 78 USc, TWI = 78.7

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; NZD rises on RBNZ MPS signals, Fonterra fights back, food prices low, little change in swap rates