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11 Jan 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; A rate trimmed, QV data goes both ways, fewer job ads, Aussie retail up, NZX50 down, swaps up, NZD listless
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11 Jan 18, 8:37am
Wall Street rally stalls; US growth tame; Fed dividend smaller; global airfreight jumps; Canada dobs in rogue US actions; China CPI up; UST 10yr yield 2.56%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 71.9 USc; TWI-5 = 74.1
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10 Jan 18, 4:06pm
Government slams National for trying to garner support for 'non-existent' roading projects it campaigned on before the election
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10 Jan 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; NZCU Auckland raises TD rates, log prices up, interest-only loan levels high, dairy derivative prices climb, swap rates up, NZD softens
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10 Jan 18, 12:46pm
Loans worth almost half the nation's GDP are on interest-only terms. We look at the data behind why the RBNZ has expressed concern over these levels, and who is most vulnerable
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10 Jan 18, 8:25am
Has Japan started 'stealth tapering'?; Mexico inflation high; Nikkei225 bests 1991 levels; German production & exports strong; iron ore prices and volumes rise; UST 10yr yield 2.54%; oil up and gold down; NZ$1 = 71.7 USc; TWI-5 = 74.1
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9 Jan 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; still no rate changes, rentals bolster car sales, home ownership rate falls, Chinese talk up rate hike, AU building consents jump, swaps up, NZD holds high
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9 Jan 18, 10:31am
Tourism boom sees spike in rental car sales and gives car sales figures a boost; SUV sales win a massive 57% market share in December
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9 Jan 18, 8:15am
Eyes on US consumer credit growth; Canada sentiment rises; China eases FX restrictions; EU confidence up; ACCC bares its fangs; UST 10yr yield 2.48%; oil up and gold down; NZ$1 = 71.8 USc; TWI-5 = 74.1
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8 Jan 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; No rate changes, low Auckland house sales, rents creep up, Aussie crop harvest extraordinary, NZ faster than AU, swap rates firm, NZD up
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8 Jan 18, 8:01am
US jobs growth low; US trade deficit high; China caps bond trader pay; China FX reserves grow; surprise Aussie trade deficit; UST 10yr yield 2.48%; oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 71.7 USc; TWI-5 = 73.9
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7 Jan 18, 7:14am
We ask, what income do you need to buy a house affordably? The range is surprisingly wide depending on where you choose to live, even for Aucklanders
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6 Jan 18, 9:01am
American non-farm payrolls sag; Canada jobs grow strongly; China limits bond trader pay; UST 10yr yield 2.48%; oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 71.7 USc; TWI-5 = 73.9
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5 Jan 18, 8:38am
Strong US jobs growth; US service sector slows; Dow over 25,000; global service sector strong; China bond default risk up; Vancouver housing pressure shifts; UST 10yr yield 2.45%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 71.5 USc; TWI-5 = 73.7
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4 Jan 18, 8:45am
US factory orders jump; US construction spending up; US car sales flat; China retail revolution; MIFID II arrives; UST 10yr yield 2.45%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 71 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
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3 Jan 18, 8:29am
Dairy prices up +2.2%; global factories expanding faster; Aussie house prices turn lower; AU banks move on commissions, staffing; Singapore grows faster; UST 10yr yield 2.47%; oil flat, gold up; NZ$1 = 71 USc; TWI-5 = 73.5
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31 Dec 17, 8:02am
If financial markets are driven by two powerful emotions, greed and fear, then the lack of fear in bond markets suggests a cavalier attitude that may not end well
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31 Dec 17, 6:02am
Is the year ahead a year for big changes, calamities, or rising prosperity? We want your opinion about what is likely to happen, on anything that affects our economy
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30 Dec 17, 9:36am
Global trends positive; stock markets rise strongly; trade with China strong; interest rates low & stable; risk chases alternative assets; UST 10yr yield 2.41%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 70.9 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
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29 Dec 17, 8:55am
Aussie closes in on top 10; US population up +2.7 mln; US housing stock up +US$2 tln; US driver shortage; China freezes; aluminium prices jump; UST 10yr yield 2.43%; oil stable, gold up; NZ$1 = 70.8 USc; bitcoin falls -US$1000
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