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23 Apr 18, 5:18pm
Tex Edwards cooks up a multi course recipe to improve housing affordability in New Zealand. With market failure more government involvement is required, he argues 
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23 Apr 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; Kiwibank cuts 1yr TD rate, farm & lifestyle block sales slip, S&P likes regulatory upgrade, new retirement tool, swap rates steepen, NZD holds
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23 Apr 18, 3:02pm
We review the activity on the Sydnex market platform and track one transaction. Alternative asset investors need a transparent process to access liquidity
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23 Apr 18, 2:50pm
The country's biggest bank is suggesting New Zealand’s 'urgent' need for infrastructure outweighs the Government’s 'arbitrary [debt] target'
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23 Apr 18, 1:46pm
Government pressures Payments NZ to have open banking technology and standards ready to go by the end of the year; says more competition will see banks and card companies lower merchant fees 
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23 Apr 18, 12:55pm
Although wage inflation is expected to bounce, the Government’s progressive increases to the minimum wage is not forecast to have a major impact on CPI, Westpac says
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23 Apr 18, 12:49pm
Sales of most types of rural property are down compared to a year ago, but finishing farm sales are up substantially
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23 Apr 18, 11:43am
Roger J Kerr says the unwinding of speculative currency market positions is now threatening to send the Kiwi dollar lower still in the near term
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23 Apr 18, 11:24am
Roger J Kerr now sees it as less likely that business confidence is going to recover
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23 Apr 18, 10:42am
The Government's coming under pressure to make changes and exemptions in its legislation barring offshore buyers from owning existing New Zealand houses
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23 Apr 18, 10:39am
Despite the revelations from Australia's Financial Services Royal Commission going from bad to worse, don't expect the local offshoots of Australia's big banks to face the same scrutiny in NZ
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23 Apr 18, 10:15am
We launch a new tool to help you work out how long your retirement savings plan will cover your life after work
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23 Apr 18, 8:24am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Monday, April 23, 2018
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23 Apr 18, 7:47am
The USD was stronger across the board for a second day running, Bloomberg DXY was around 0.5% higher; EUR fell below 1.23 on Friday, a two week low; commodity currencies were among the worst performers on Friday, with the NZD down almost 1%
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23 Apr 18, 7:21am
Commodity price rises boost inflation expectations, in turn push bond yields up. Eyes on US corporate earnings. US-China trade tension risk seen easing
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23 Apr 18, 7:16am
Canada CPI rises; Mexico & the EU update trade deal; EU confidence higher; India bonds hit hard; China property lending up +20%; UST 10yr at 2.96%; oil unchanged and gold down; NZ$1 = 72.1 USc; TWI-5 = 73.5
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22 Apr 18, 5:45pm
The debate & lobbying over whether retail payments ought to be regulated in NZ bubbled to the surface again this week, with the ball slowly but surely moving firmly into the government's court
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22 Apr 18, 12:11pm
New RBNZ Governor says NZ has a 'very unusual tax situation and it reflects back into the banking sector' when asked about a Capital Gains Tax, sees no need for an NZ Royal Commission on banking
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22 Apr 18, 7:02am
Greg Ninness takes a look at the concept of the RBNZ having a debt-to-income ratio tool and the Government banning foreign house buyers and says bring them both on
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21 Apr 18, 11:43am
Brian Davidson doesn't think much of Donald Trump, but he does like his policy approaches on massive stimulus, and tackling China on trade
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