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14 Dec 17, 4:52pm
Any buyers breaching the Government's new offshore buying ban on New Zealand houses may be forced to sell the houses
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14 Dec 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; no rate changes, mini-budget bores, no leverage reduction, wool prices dive, lamb prices rise, livestock numbers drop, TSB refunds, swaps down, NZD up
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14 Dec 17, 2:32pm
For $265,000 you could by a car park in downtown Auckland or a house at the median price in Southland
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14 Dec 17, 1:03pm
Reversal of National's tax cuts to make Government's 100 Day Plan largely cost neutral, according to Treasury's Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update
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14 Dec 17, 12:52pm
KPMG's annual survey of non-bank financial institutions shows a declining availability of cheap funding as one lender delivers a net interest margin as high as 22.67%
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14 Dec 17, 10:47am
TSB to refund about 2800 customers an average of $170 each after overcharging loan break fees between 2008 and 2016
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14 Dec 17, 10:45am
Rabobank's Wes Lefroy explains how blockchain technology can enhance trade, provenance and transparency, and eliminate payment risk, in agricultural markets
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14 Dec 17, 9:56am
Peter Dunne picks his politician of the year. It's not the person you would expect
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14 Dec 17, 7:56am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Thursday, December 14, 2017
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14 Dec 17, 7:44am
USD is weaker across the board and yields lower overnight after US core CPI surprised to the downside; NZD is the top performer, rose to a touch below 0.70 USD overnight; AUD was just behind the NZD amongst the top performing currencies
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14 Dec 17, 7:31am
Fed rate review; US inflation slips; China targeted at WTO; CBA offers laundering defense; Moody's happy with NZ banks; UST 10yr yield at 2.36%; oil slips, gold up; NZ$1 = 69.9 US¢, TWI-5 = 73
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13 Dec 17, 4:18pm
Housing and Urban Development Minister expects the ban to be passed into law early next year; will ensure house prices are set by NZ-based buyers, not people from overseas
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13 Dec 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; six year low house sale volumes, food prices up +2.3%, teachers win more funding, LGFA gets strong demand, swaps and NZD stable
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13 Dec 17, 3:32pm
State Services Commission singles out the Super Fund, ACC and Telarc for ignoring its advice on CEO pay rises
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13 Dec 17, 2:21pm
LGFA Bond Tender Number 52; weighted average yield accepted was 3.34% and coverage ratio was up to 3.94x
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13 Dec 17, 11:53am
nib to start selling health insurance through Fairfax Media in bid to broaden its distribution channels 
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13 Dec 17, 11:18am
The Weekly Dairy Report: Large areas of the country are very dry, as auction prices recognise production may fall unless rain comes soon
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13 Dec 17, 10:39am
Patrick Watson argues that if and when you could ever pay your taxes in Bitcoin - then and only then could you call it money
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13 Dec 17, 9:39am
The volume of homes being sold has slumped in the upper North Island, more buoyant elsewhere: REINZ
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13 Dec 17, 8:05am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Business confidence - Activity outlook

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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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