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20 Feb 18, 12:38pm
Heartland Bank chief financial officer says the bank remains interested in acquiring ANZ's UDC Finance, would require a capital raise to do the deal
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20 Feb 18, 11:45am
Irish central bank orders European subsidiary of NZ insurer, CBL, to stop writing new business; CBL to challenge order, saying it will 'take any action it deems necessary' to protect its interests; RBNZ says nothing
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20 Feb 18, 10:22am
Sales rate of 20% at Barfoot & Thompson's main Manukau auction last week, 48% on the North Shore
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20 Feb 18, 9:46am
Former Finance Minister Steven Joyce has become the fifth and, most likely, final, National MP to enter National’s leadership race
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20 Feb 18, 8:41am
The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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20 Feb 18, 8:30am
USD has wriggled higher, adding to the recovery it started late last week; NZDUSD pushed slowly higher yesterday reaching 0.7410 before drifting lower; AUD slightly outperformed the NZD overnight, checking the recent gains in NZDAUD
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20 Feb 18, 8:30am
Ultra-loose monetary policy stopped being appropriate long ago says Germany's Jürgen Stark, and the ECB's refusal to normalise policy faster is drastically increasing the risks to financial stability
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20 Feb 18, 8:29am
NZ rates outperform US equivalents. Markets price next RBNZ hike in May 2019. Eyes on FOMC minutes seeking signals on how inflation signs are being read
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20 Feb 18, 7:37am
Latvian scandal widens; Indian fraud clearer, Japan exports jump, Singapore raises taxes; China stirs concerns; NAB sharpens axe; UST 10yr at 2.87%; oil up and gold down; NZ$1 = 73.7 USc; TWI-5 = 74.5
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20 Feb 18, 5:02am
ASB Housing Confidence Survey shows price expectations declining in the North Island, rising in the South Island
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19 Feb 18, 7:39pm
SBS Bank launches a market leading 5.55% fixed five year home loan rate while reducing three other fixed rates, the latest bank to cut their mortgage rates
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19 Feb 18, 5:22pm
PM Jacinda Ardern says it is her 'strong hope' the full CPTPP text will be made available this week and a national impact statement will be released on Wednesday
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19 Feb 18, 5:08pm
Remember the curious case of General Equity Building Society? Well, now it's known as Pacific Eagle Capital and appears to be thumbing its nose at an FMA warning
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19 Feb 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; some minor TD rate changes, no employment growth, GMT's new $100 mln bond offer, Mitchell in ring, swaps slip, 90 day bill rate up, NZD firms
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19 Feb 18, 3:15pm
ANZ economists see house prices being capped by affordability constraints and new Government measures
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19 Feb 18, 2:52pm
Rodney MP Mark Mitchell pitches for Opposition leadership based on his 'National Party' values of 'strong families, personal responsibility, fiscal responsibility, looking after our vulnerable and our environment'
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19 Feb 18, 2:17pm
ANZ NZ to stop charging customers for using other banks' ATMs, hints at other fee reductions to come without providing detail
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19 Feb 18, 2:16pm
Selwyn MP Amy Adams was touted as one of the most competent Ministers in the last National Government – but does she have what it takes to lead her party into the 2020 election? Interest.co.nz questions the former Minister on her plans for National
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19 Feb 18, 12:16pm
A bach on Waiheke Island sold for just over two thirds of its council rating valuation
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19 Feb 18, 11:35am
Housing Minister Phil Twyford says he's planning a workshopping event for representatives of the finance community and players in the development and construction sector to help crack NZ’s problems around infrastructure financing
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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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