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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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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
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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
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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
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19 Dec 18, 11:06am
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
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19 Dec 18, 9:56am
RBNZ bank capital proposals go well beyond the international norm, are highly conservative & positive for banks' credit profiles, Fitch says
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19 Dec 18, 8:45am
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
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19 Dec 18, 8:26am
Allan Barber looks back of a year where New Zealand agriculture had to face a range of unexpected developments and a number of growing uncertainties, almost all of which will be festering in 2019
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19 Dec 18, 8:22am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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19 Dec 18, 7:58am
Dairy prices rise again; equity markets await Fed signals; US housing starts weak; China retreats into its shell; German sentiment falls; UST 10yr at 2.83%; oil slumps but gold up; NZ$1 = 68.5 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
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19 Dec 18, 7:50am
After a couple of big daily falls US equities are up 0.8-1.2%; US bonds have rallied a little ahead of the US FOMC announcement tomorrow; CAD is softer as oil prices continue to fall, while the NZD has sustained the gains it saw in local trading yesterday
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19 Dec 18, 5:00am
First home buyers being squeezed between rising lower quartile housing prices & higher mortgage interest rates, putting a dampener on their home ownership hopes
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18 Dec 18, 4:58pm
Business confidence picks up to highest level since April according to ANZ survey; Tight credit conditions seen to be the loosest they've been in more than two years
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18 Dec 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; HSBC raises home loan rates, business confidence improves, eyes on dairy auction, CU ructions, swaps stable, NZD firms, & more
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18 Dec 18, 2:39pm
Credit unions NZCU South, NZCU Central, NZCU Steelsands, Aotearoa Credit Union and NZCU Baywide unveil merger plans
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18 Dec 18, 12:55pm
Markets closed in the red Friday in a risk off mood; NZD momentarily recovered towards 0.6800 but failed to make any headway past 0.6890 at the close; NZD has lost ground against its Australian cousin
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18 Dec 18, 12:40pm
Analysts crunch the numbers on how much capital the big 4 banks & Heartland would need to meet proposed new RBNZ capital requirements
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18 Dec 18, 12:15pm
Harbour Asset Management pinpoints 10 key risks to look out for in the New Year
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18 Dec 18, 11:51am
Just 119 properties up for grabs at Barfoot & Thompson's latest auctions, sales on 28% of them
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18 Dec 18, 11:46am
Around 230 more first home buyers expected to qualify for Housing New Zealand grants a year, and 10 for Welcome Home Loans under scheme tweaks
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