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22 Aug 18, 10:22am
After a strong year of home building in New Zealand, construction giant Fletcher Building says there's expected to be a decline in residential consents over 2019
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22 Aug 18, 10:19am
Guy Trafford looks at what the future might hold for Lincoln University, and how consumer perceptions might change feedlot operations
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22 Aug 18, 9:24am
With a new Reserve Bank Governor in place, Milford Asset Management's Ian Robertson discusses the outlook for New Zealand interest rates and explains what it means for investors
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22 Aug 18, 8:05am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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22 Aug 18, 7:57am
NZD is touching 0.67 amidst a weaker USD backdrop; global rates have drifted higher; AUD rose up through 0.7380 but has slightly underperformed the NZD; GBP and EUR up about 1%
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22 Aug 18, 7:51am
Jen​ée Tibshraeny talks to S&P's US Chief Economist about the US being strong enough to weather a trade war, but vulnerable to fiscal stimulus creating more inflation than productivity
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22 Aug 18, 7:43am
Dairy prices fall -3.6%; the S&P500 hist new record high; China to set local govt bond issue risk rating at zero; Maersk gores north; UST 10yr at 2.82%; oil and gold firmer; NZ$1 = 66.3 USc; TWI-5 = 70.2
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21 Aug 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; no rate changes, migration slows, tourism slows, log prices drop, credit card debt stops growing, K/S FUM concentrates, swaps slip, NZD firms
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21 Aug 18, 2:58pm
State Services Minister Chris Hipkins says the move will save taxpayers $4 million by 2022 – it comes just a day after the PM froze salary increases for MPs
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21 Aug 18, 2:32pm
USD support faded as the week came to a close, the NZD finished up the strongest of the majors group finishing at 0.6640; NZDAUD eased lower from the open of 0.9072 to trade around the 0.9045 mark
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21 Aug 18, 12:03pm
Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, who challenged PM Malcolm Turnbull, has resigned from Cabinet and will sit on the backbench
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21 Aug 18, 11:23am
Annual New Zealand migration gain still at historically high levels but easing back compared to the last two years
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21 Aug 18, 11:18am
One of the world’s biggest investment banks cuts its expectations for NZ’s economic growth citing, in part, business confidence – but it is expecting growth to pick back up before too long
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21 Aug 18, 10:01am
Auction numbers were low but the sales rate held up at Barfoot & Thompson's latest Auckland auctions
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21 Aug 18, 9:24am
Harcourts sold more homes in July but prices were weaker overall, particularly in Auckland
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21 Aug 18, 8:56am
Sharp reduction in Chinese buying power causes a big drop in prices for export logs, even as Chinese log stocks reduce. Lower prices flow from India too
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21 Aug 18, 8:07am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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21 Aug 18, 7:59am
GBP is near the top of the leaderboard; NZD was in a drift-down mode for much of Monday but ended the day flat at 0.6630 on USD weakness; UST yields have drifted lower and the curve shows a slight flattening bias
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21 Aug 18, 7:45am
Shanghai gains +1%; Malaysia warns Beijing; Greece exits bailout restraints; Germany boasts top C/A surplus; Jackson Hole bankers nervous; UST 10yr at 2.82%; oil and gold firmer; NZ$1 = 66.3 USc; TWI-5 = 70.2
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20 Aug 18, 4:46pm
The independent body that sets MPs salaries wanted to give MPs a 3% pay rise, but Ardern says that is just ‘out of whack’ with her Government’s values
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