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Anxious times in China - house prices fall but trade surplus rises; US retails sales weak, sentiment slumps; Aussie home loans rise in one-off; UST 10yr 1.79%; oil firm but gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 68 USc; TWI-5 = 72.3
17th Jan 22, 7:19am
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Anxious times in China - house prices fall but trade surplus rises; US retails sales weak, sentiment slumps; Aussie home loans rise in one-off; UST 10yr 1.79%; oil firm but gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 68 USc; TWI-5 = 72.3
We look at what a 'credit crunch' really is in light of recent local reports of sharp falls in loan application approvals. Brokers are squealing; politicians dodging for cover. But is it the adjustment we need to have, finally?
16th Jan 22, 11:18am
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We look at what a 'credit crunch' really is in light of recent local reports of sharp falls in loan application approvals. Brokers are squealing; politicians dodging for cover. But is it the adjustment we need to have, finally?
2022 will be a big year for the primary industries with lots of Government policy decisions pending and an urban community that lacks understanding of how primary exports underpin everyone’s lifestyle
16th Jan 22, 6:00am
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2022 will be a big year for the primary industries with lots of Government policy decisions pending and an urban community that lacks understanding of how primary exports underpin everyone’s lifestyle
Despite coming rates hikes, real rates remain low. Rate hikes can create headwinds for gold, but history shows the impact is limited. High inflation and market pullbacks will sustain demand. Jewellery and central banks will give longer-term support
15th Jan 22, 1:41pm
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Despite coming rates hikes, real rates remain low. Rate hikes can create headwinds for gold, but history shows the impact is limited. High inflation and market pullbacks will sustain demand. Jewellery and central banks will give longer-term support
Antara Haldar sees a ruling against a US workplace vaccine mandate as emblematic of what is wrong with the law today
15th Jan 22, 1:04pm
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Antara Haldar sees a ruling against a US workplace vaccine mandate as emblematic of what is wrong with the law today
William Janeway considers what Elizabeth Holmes's fraud conviction says about the state of the broader innovation economy
15th Jan 22, 9:50am
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William Janeway considers what Elizabeth Holmes's fraud conviction says about the state of the broader innovation economy
Imported carbon makes up the lion's share of New Zealand's carbon footprint, with households driving most of it
15th Jan 22, 9:29am
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Imported carbon makes up the lion's share of New Zealand's carbon footprint, with households driving most of it
American data ends 2021 soft; Jamie Dimon sees seven Fed rate hikes coming; China's trade surplus swells; eyes on Ukraine; Aussie labour shortages grow; UST 10yr 1.77%; oil firm but gold soft; NZ$1 = 68 USc; TWI-5 = 72.2
15th Jan 22, 9:01am
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American data ends 2021 soft; Jamie Dimon sees seven Fed rate hikes coming; China's trade surplus swells; eyes on Ukraine; Aussie labour shortages grow; UST 10yr 1.77%; oil firm but gold soft; NZ$1 = 68 USc; TWI-5 = 72.2
Tractor sales have a strong year in 2021 as wheels kept turning in essential industries, but supply remains an issue
14th Jan 22, 11:27am
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Tractor sales have a strong year in 2021 as wheels kept turning in essential industries, but supply remains an issue
Home loan borrowers have learned to take out longer fixed rate mortgage contracts. The 2021 incentive to lock in unusually low interest rates may change in 2022 to the fear of facing higher interest rates
14th Jan 22, 11:23am
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Home loan borrowers have learned to take out longer fixed rate mortgage contracts. The 2021 incentive to lock in unusually low interest rates may change in 2022 to the fear of facing higher interest rates
Equifax reports that overall credit demand fell about -35% in Auckland and Wellington in the December quarter of 2021 from a booming Q4 in 2020. They see some regional shifts as indicating new responses by consumers
14th Jan 22, 11:19am
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Equifax reports that overall credit demand fell about -35% in Auckland and Wellington in the December quarter of 2021 from a booming Q4 in 2020. They see some regional shifts as indicating new responses by consumers
US PPI rise stays high; China hit by Omicron, supply chain woes deepen; non-ferrous metal prices leap; Australia struggles with virus impact; UST 10yr 1.72%; oil firm but gold soft; NZ$1 = 68.8 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
14th Jan 22, 7:46am
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US PPI rise stays high; China hit by Omicron, supply chain woes deepen; non-ferrous metal prices leap; Australia struggles with virus impact; UST 10yr 1.72%; oil firm but gold soft; NZ$1 = 68.8 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
Reserve Bank confirms former Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand agreed to depart the bank early after speaking out of turn
13th Jan 22, 12:33pm
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Reserve Bank confirms former Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand agreed to depart the bank early after speaking out of turn
Job ads end 2021 on a high note with the years, says BNZ/Seek Employment Report, but some Omicron clouds may be on the horizon
13th Jan 22, 12:22pm
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Job ads end 2021 on a high note with the years, says BNZ/Seek Employment Report, but some Omicron clouds may be on the horizon
Continuing high building consents for townhouses and other denser housing styles drives builders plans for more housing to their highest monthly level ever
13th Jan 22, 11:07am
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Continuing high building consents for townhouses and other denser housing styles drives builders plans for more housing to their highest monthly level ever
The upcoming Aussie election brings into sharp focus the tension between existing homeowners who oppose any policies that might undermine house prices and would-be first home buyers who want the government to stop rapidly escalating house prices
13th Jan 22, 10:11am
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The upcoming Aussie election brings into sharp focus the tension between existing homeowners who oppose any policies that might undermine house prices and would-be first home buyers who want the government to stop rapidly escalating house prices
QV looks ahead from an "unusual 2021" to where sellers will need to temper their expectations. The chatter about properties being handed in at auction is real, as is property sitting on the market beyond the initial tender period
13th Jan 22, 10:08am
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QV looks ahead from an "unusual 2021" to where sellers will need to temper their expectations. The chatter about properties being handed in at auction is real, as is property sitting on the market beyond the initial tender period
Although bank lending to business is recovering, it is dominated by lending for property purposes, and undermined by the Government hoovering up all the SME demand
13th Jan 22, 9:22am
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Although bank lending to business is recovering, it is dominated by lending for property purposes, and undermined by the Government hoovering up all the SME demand
US CPI hits 7%; US budget improves; China's CPI lower; China's banks slow their lending; India's CPI rises; EU industrial production recovers; UST 10yr 1.72%; oil soft but gold higher; NZ$1 = 68.4 USc; TWI-5 = 72.6
13th Jan 22, 7:29am
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US CPI hits 7%; US budget improves; China's CPI lower; China's banks slow their lending; India's CPI rises; EU industrial production recovers; UST 10yr 1.72%; oil soft but gold higher; NZ$1 = 68.4 USc; TWI-5 = 72.6
Monthly jobs growth accelerated in November, continuing the surprising resilience of the previous 10 months
12th Jan 22, 4:16pm
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Monthly jobs growth accelerated in November, continuing the surprising resilience of the previous 10 months
Behind-the-scenes pressure on landlords, from tax deductibility changes and rising interest rates, likely to prompt rent increases postponed until now
12th Jan 22, 12:17pm
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Behind-the-scenes pressure on landlords, from tax deductibility changes and rising interest rates, likely to prompt rent increases postponed until now
Kiwi savers may grumble about how much lower than inflation after tax returns are here for term deposits, but in Australia it remains dire for their savers
12th Jan 22, 10:00am
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Kiwi savers may grumble about how much lower than inflation after tax returns are here for term deposits, but in Australia it remains dire for their savers
Powell turns hawkish; China eyes rate cut; Singapore eyes GST hike; OECD sees inflation jump; World Bank sees growth slowdown; UST 10yr 1.76%; oil and gold higher; NZ$1 = 67.7 USc; TWI-5 = 72.2
12th Jan 22, 7:24am
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Powell turns hawkish; China eyes rate cut; Singapore eyes GST hike; OECD sees inflation jump; World Bank sees growth slowdown; UST 10yr 1.76%; oil and gold higher; NZ$1 = 67.7 USc; TWI-5 = 72.2
There may be 30% more homes on offer at end of December but the real estate market is still a long way from becoming a buyers market, says Realestate.co.nz
11th Jan 22, 11:30am
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There may be 30% more homes on offer at end of December but the real estate market is still a long way from becoming a buyers market, says Realestate.co.nz
Lurking behind lackluster jobs gain in the US is a stagnating labour market and the threat of Omicron. The jobs are there, but the workers aren't
11th Jan 22, 11:09am
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Lurking behind lackluster jobs gain in the US is a stagnating labour market and the threat of Omicron. The jobs are there, but the workers aren't