A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; various rate cuts, dairy prices under review, farm sales mixed, retail sector softens, swaps unchanged, NZD soft, & more
The Reserve Bank has undertaken a review of the loan to value ratio (LVR) restrictions and found they have been effective in improving financial stability but have 'an efficiency cost'
Lower interest rates, flat house prices and slowly rising incomes are turning Auckland's housing market more in favour of first home buyers
Property information and analytics company CoreLogic believes the new tax treatment for investment properties will not have much impact on the number of rental properties available
Guy Trafford points out that political assumptions about the value of cropping and forestry and the threat of livestock farming may not have a scientific basis, resulting in flawed policy rules and counterproductive gaming