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19 Dec 18, 3:59pm

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; smaller savings rates, higher minimum wages, bigger C/A deficit, more farm sales, swaps lower and flatter, NZD higher, & more

Banking
19 Dec 18, 4:48pm
BNZ interest rate strategist Nick Smyth has a crunch of the detail of the RBNZ's new bank capital proposals; says bank funding costs will increase but the RBNZ may offset future increases in lending rates with delays to OCR rises, or even cuts
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News
19 Dec 18, 12:03pm
Govt announces min. wage increase of $1.20 an hour to take effect on April 1; Indicates further $1.20 and $1.10 hikes in 2020 and 2021; Bridges says National would increase the min. wage by 50c a year
Rural News
19 Dec 18, 3:33pm
Farms sales and prices are both up compared to last year, but there are still a few rough patches says the REINZ
Property
19 Dec 18, 5:00am
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First home buyers being squeezed between rising lower quartile housing prices and higher mortgage interest rates, putting a dampener on their home ownership hopes this Christmas
Banking
19 Dec 18, 11:06am
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RBNZ's new capital requirements would need Heartland to lift its 'Tier 1' capital by about $15m a year; company believes the new requirements will stir more takeover activity and says it will consider any 'value-accretive' acquisition
Banking
19 Dec 18, 9:56am
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RBNZ bank capital proposals go well beyond the international norm, are highly conservative & positive for banks' credit profiles, Fitch says
Rural News
19 Dec 18, 8:45am
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Guy Trafford takes a look at what 2019 might bring for farmers in terms of climate-related regulation, land prices, and product prices. He's not pessimistic on everything
Opinion
18 Dec 18, 12:15pm
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Harbour Asset Management pinpoints 10 key risks to look out for in the New Year

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