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16 Jan 19, 4:49pm
Fitch sees Auckland continuing to record lower house price growth than other NZ regions this year with price falls likely
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16 Jan 19, 4:48pm
Guy Trafford laments the state of agricultural training for a backbone sector as another bites the dust, reviews NZ's Brexit risks, and assesses the state of livestock markets in 2019
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16 Jan 19, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; BNZ makes a TD adjustment, QV index rises slower, dairy prices up, December retail soft, tax inflow strong, swaps drift lower, NZD stable, & more
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16 Jan 19, 1:33pm
Loan from NZCU Baywide, NZCU Central, NZCU South & Steelsands Credit Union propping up Aotearoa Credit Union ahead of proposed five-way merger
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16 Jan 19, 11:43am
Surprising analysts, December retail sales end 2018 on a very weak note, even after removing the impact of falling petrol prices
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16 Jan 19, 9:23am
Westpac economists challenge their ANZ counterparts, downplaying the effect higher proposed bank capital requirements will have on interest rates
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16 Jan 19, 8:52am
David Lublin argues that rising interest rates are reducing China's self-confidence and constraining its global ambitions. A fragile capital account is hardly a strong foundation for aggressive Chinese foreign policy
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16 Jan 19, 8:15am
Currency eyes are on the UK parliamentary Brexit vote and the expected failure. But China policy moves and tax cuts are driving the improved risk sentiment, even overshadowing negative ECB comments
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16 Jan 19, 8:07am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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16 Jan 19, 7:46am
Dairy prices rise again; US data weakens; Canada home sales poor; EU growth slows; S&P500 rises +1%; China spruiks stimulus; NZ a high-tax country; UST 10yr 2.72%; oil up while gold slips; NZ$1 = 68.1 USc; TWI-5 = 72.3
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16 Jan 19, 5:00am
Nationwide housing values grew at their slowest rate since 2012 in the December year, but QV expects 'busy' start to 2019 thanks to the RBNZ loosening LVR restrictions
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15 Jan 19, 5:39pm
Allan Barber says if 2018 was full of unexpected developments and uncertainties, 2019 is likely to be even more challenging
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15 Jan 19, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; QSBO less pessimistic; food prices favour the good stuff, dairy auction signals, swaps dip further, NZD stable, & more
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15 Jan 19, 1:09pm
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics says unless 2019 includes widespread and significant wage gains, he doesn’t expect much big-picture improvement this year
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15 Jan 19, 11:15am
Food prices are not rising - in fact healthy food prices are lower now than at the start of 2018. Better weather conditions kept prices of fruit & vegetables considerably lower
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15 Jan 19, 11:05am
Business sentiment and demand pick up from low levels in December quarter, according to the NZIER; Weak profitability remains a problem
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15 Jan 19, 9:50am
Mariana Mazzucato says that rather than measuring the value of economic activity purely by its price, capitalism will be more purposeful when recognising that value is created collectively by business, government, and civil society
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15 Jan 19, 8:06am
Equities modestly lower after weak Chinese trade data. Little movement in currencies or global rates. NZ 2y swap makes a record low
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15 Jan 19, 8:01am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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15 Jan 19, 7:41am
Growth dims in major economies; China trade shrinks but surplus grows, especially with the US; EU savings rate jumps; China banks seek capital; UST 10yr 2.71%; oil dips while gold firms; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 72.2
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