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12 Dec 18, 11:00am
The myth is that households are getting less and less of the national income. They are not. It is stable at a good level, as is the updated measure of inequality
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12 Dec 18, 7:48am
Markets sceptical on US:China trade progress; China debt growth rises; China car sales fall; EU plans for hard Brexit; AU business confidence slides further; UST 10yr at 2.85%; oil and gold little changed; NZ$1 = 68.7 USc; TWI-5 = 73.6
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11 Dec 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; no rate changes, redirected spending, tractor sales surge, farmers less happy with banks, swaps unchanged, NZD firms further, & more
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11 Dec 18, 7:42am
Equity markets hammered; Brexit weighs; India central bank boss quits; OECD and IMF see lower growth; ACCC challenges Google/Facebook; UST 10yr at 2.85%; oil and gold lower; NZ$1 = 68.8 USc; TWI-5 = 73.5
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10 Dec 18, 5:25pm
Treasury attempts to assess whether its economic forecasts are accurate enough to used reliably in public policy decisions, and finds they are, are among the best around, and accuracy is improving
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10 Dec 18, 4:00pm
Government vetoes ACC's proposed motor vehicle levy hike and reduces work levies. It also scraps the vehicle risk rating programme
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10 Dec 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; BNZ offers a TD special; manufacturing data panned, BNZ to offer shared ownership scheme, equities slide again, swaps lower again, NZD holds
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10 Dec 18, 7:35am
US jobs growth slows; Wall Street drops sharply; US consumer confidence remains high; Canada jobs impress; China inflation cools with trade slowdown; UST 10yr at 2.86%; oil firms, gold leaps; NZ$1 = 68.6 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
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8 Dec 18, 8:59am
US jobs growth slows sharply; Wall Street in 2018 loss; Canada jobs data impresses; China in faux-anger over Huawei; Rudd sees big China move soon; UST 10yr 2.85%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 68.5 USc; TWI-5 = 73.1
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7 Dec 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; some rate changes, household balance sheets swell, Fitch likes NZ housing, wholesale trade up, swaps & NZD stable, bitcoin falls, & more
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7 Dec 18, 7:46am
Equity markets drop; bond yields down too; US jobs markets soften; US orders and trade fall; Huawei arrest sours relations; CO2 emissions grow; air travel up; AU regulators score own-goal; UST 10yr at 2.86%; oil down, gold up; NZ$1 = 68.7 USc; TWI-5 = 73.
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6 Dec 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; ASB changes rates, used car sales drop, local authority revenues race higher, swap rates little changed, NZD softer, & more later
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6 Dec 18, 8:39am
The last of the main banks retreats from a sub-4% home loan offer rate, just as wholesale rates tumble on the darkening international mood. But two smaller rivals still offer sub-4%
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6 Dec 18, 7:35am
Wall Street closed; Canada turns dovish; China services in surprise rise; Australia growth in surprise fall; airfreight growth rises modestly; UST 10yr at 2.91%; oil up, gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 69.1 USc; TWI-5 = 73.6
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5 Dec 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; no retail rate changes, QV data variable, Barfoot results strong, GDT prices rise, Aussie growth slows, swaps weak again, NZD firm, & more
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5 Dec 18, 10:10am
Rather than a sudden meltdown, high debt and falling house prices may result in a 'slow burn' adjustment, taking the edge off consumption and growth in Australia, says Nikko's Chris Rands
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5 Dec 18, 7:45am
Dairy prices rise; Wall Street drops sharply; US trade positions confusing; WTO worried; inflation rising; UST 10yr at 2.89%; yield curves slump; oil and gold higher; NZ$1 = 69.3 USc; TWI-5 = 73.8
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4 Dec 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; car sales drop, Ardern pitches CPTPP to Moon, hydrogen chosen, NZ wins on trade, big bond rate falls, NZD rises, & more
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4 Dec 18, 9:33am
Car sales enter a sales shadow in November with SUV demand lower, especially for medium-sized SUVs. Commercial demand stays strong
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4 Dec 18, 7:41am
Equity investors approve of China-US deal, but bond investors don't; US factory data unchanged, others weaker; ECB adjustment; Sydney house prices fall; UST 10yr at 2.99%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 69.3 USc; TWI-5 = 73.8
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