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12 Dec 17, 9:53am
Mieke Welvaert of Infometrics has a Christmas shopping guide for electric vehicles, and some eating tips
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12 Dec 17, 8:15am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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12 Dec 17, 8:06am
NZD moved up around 0.75% on the news of Adrian Orr’s appointment as RBNZ Governor; local rates were higher and steeper; Fed will almost certainly hike the Fed Funds Target Range by 25 basis points on Thursday
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12 Dec 17, 7:53am
Allies warn US on tax moves; HSBC off the hook; China debt growth surges; Australia shines light on tax dodgers; UST 10yr yield at 2.38%; oil up, gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 69.2 US¢, TWI-5 = 72.3
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11 Dec 17, 4:15pm
NZ Super Fund CEO Adrian Orr, touted by Finance Minister Grant Robertson as having 'the standing and ability to manage change,' named new Reserve Bank Governor
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11 Dec 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Monday; Kiwibank trims TD rates, rents stable, inflation edges up, Sydney auction frenzy cools, swaps up and steeper, NZD up
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11 Dec 17, 2:01pm
New Zealand's Australian owned banks deliver their shareholders a stellar September quarter as Kiwibank wrestles with its core banking system impairment
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11 Dec 17, 1:51pm
Sales rates lower at Bayleys' latest Auckland auctions, higher down the line
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11 Dec 17, 10:47am
Roger J Kerr says there has not been sufficient adverse or positive economic/financial market news to move the NZ dollar out of its groove
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11 Dec 17, 10:36am
Roger J Kerr sees reasons why New Zealand's long-term interest rates will increase over the next 12 months
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11 Dec 17, 8:30am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Monday, December 11, 2017
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11 Dec 17, 8:15am
Finance Minister details 'five point plan' for urban growth; will look at alternatives for Auckland's East-West link, but not interested in building 'the most expensive road in the world'
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11 Dec 17, 8:03am
GBP was the key mover on Friday; NZD remained little changed from the NZ close at around 0.6840 USD; there was a slight steepening of the curve after the US employment report
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11 Dec 17, 7:13am
US jobs growth beats estimate; China inflation moderates; China trade jumps; Japan growth higher; German imports up; automation stress; UST 10yr yield at 2.38%; oil up, gold drops; NZ$1 = 68.4 US¢, TWI-5 = 71.6
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10 Dec 17, 6:31am
Terry Baucher with a parable about tax involving Metiria, Bill and Winston. Tax evasion, tax avoidance or just a simple mistake? 
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9 Dec 17, 10:12am
Oliver Hartwich suggests a solution to opposition MPs swamping new government ministers with thousands of questions of questionable worth
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9 Dec 17, 8:58am
Suppliers face offers from fewer, stronger, nimble processors, focused on doing a few things really well, and responding to changes in consumer trends. There are positive options
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9 Dec 17, 8:31am
Rabobank reckons that despite rising US and Brazilian production, 2018 prices for NZ beef won't suffer. But new Chinese emphasis on domestic production does cloud prospects further out
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9 Dec 17, 7:00am
The lack of bidding at Barfoot & Thompson's latest auction shows buyers are becoming extremely cautious
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8 Dec 17, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home Friday; ASB cuts mortgage rates, bitcoin leaps again, butter slides, factories sell more, Auckland the family city, incomes higher than thought, swaps up, bank bills down, NZD slips
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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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