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19 Nov 17, 4:39pm
Can behavioural economics explain our change of direction? New Gallup data points to a possible reason; the proportion of the country 'struggling' has been on the rise
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19 Nov 17, 7:20am
Credit Suisse argues a run of bad luck is seeing Millennials do it tougher than their parents did when they were young
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18 Nov 17, 9:29am
The latest RBNZ survey of house price expectations brings a sharp dive in those seeing gains in the future. In fact capital gains may have vanished; the risk is now to the downside
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18 Nov 17, 7:30am
Shaping our slice of heaven: How to link global opportunities with New Zealand’s advantages to create growth opportunities for our economy. First, look at the map
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18 Nov 17, 7:19am
Auckland's new rating valuations may unleash a wave of vendors with unrealistic price expectations
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18 Nov 17, 7:11am
George Friedman takes a look at Chinese authorities efforts to keep the country's burgeoning financial sector in check and highlights the extent of the challenges they face
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18 Nov 17, 7:08am
Although the surge in tourism has brought lower spenders, especially from China, visitors from the USA are opening their wallets wider. Top spending Germans cutting back a little
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17 Nov 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Friday; HNZC cuts a rate, PMI stays high, PPI shows rising prices, no farm inflation, RMO a new 3-letter code, China too tough, swaps and NZD stable
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17 Nov 17, 11:56am
Former Westpac NZ CEO George Frazis touted as potential successor to Ian Narev as Commonwealth Bank of Australia CEO
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17 Nov 17, 11:20am
There is a widening gap between the price buyers are prepared to pay and the price vendors are expecting to achieve
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17 Nov 17, 10:02am
NZ Initiative's Eric Crampton on giving yourself a nudge, balancing your drinking, little rockets, the struggles of proving nonsense, councils in a knot, and goat yoga - really. Plus more...
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17 Nov 17, 8:48am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Friday, November 17, 2017
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17 Nov 17, 7:56am
NZD sits at 0.6860 USD after testing support at 0.6820-0.6840; equities rebound after five consecutive daily falls; UST rates 2-3 bps higher across the curve; local swap rates lower at the long end
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17 Nov 17, 7:36am
US manufacturing jumps; Canada's likewise; China improves yuan signals, suggests more reform coming; China fx outflow becomes inflow; UST 10yr yield at 2.36%; oil down, gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 68.6 US¢, TWI-5 = 71.7
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17 Nov 17, 7:36am
JBWere strategist who raised concerns about the share market's future in 2010, now says a slump in new listings, risks associated with an over-valued market & tax distortions aren't enough to prevent the NZX from growing
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16 Nov 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Thursday; no rate changes, confidence high, less concrete poured, fewer rentals available, Auckland Council valuations up +45%, swaps and NZD lower
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16 Nov 17, 3:57pm
Revenue Minister Stuart Nash says Tax Working Group to be established with terms of reference released and members named by Christmas
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16 Nov 17, 2:09pm
NZ Govt Bond Tender #620; weighted average yield accepted down to 2.67% and coverage ratio slightly down to 2.62x
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16 Nov 17, 12:01pm
Auckland properties show average gain in value of 45%, according to latest official valuations
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16 Nov 17, 11:25am
Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford sets out the Government's case for the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill, National housing spokesman Michael Woodhouse responds
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Business confidence - Activity outlook

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how firms see their own prospects
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how firms see their own prospects
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The ANZ monthly business confidence series includes this important component - Activity Outlook. While the Business Confidence series records the results of a question about what responders think about how the economy will perform in the immediate future, this "own activity" question records the responders view on how their own firm will do in the immediate future.

Actually, over time, this series shows that most responders are more positive about their own future, than that of 'everyone else'.

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