Days to the General Election: 26
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21st Sep 20, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; more TD rate cuts, a huge productivity snafu, credit card use down but not out, bond rates soft, NZD stable, & more
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; more TD rate cuts, a huge productivity snafu, credit card use down but not out, bond rates soft, NZD stable, & more
21st Sep 20, 3:59pm
21st Sep 20, 3:35pm
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Reserve Bank figures show credit card billings dropped a seasonally-adjusted 5.8% in August as Auckland went into level 3 lockdown and the rest of the country level 2
Reserve Bank figures show credit card billings dropped a seasonally-adjusted 5.8% in August as Auckland went into level 3 lockdown and the rest of the country level 2
21st Sep 20, 3:35pm
21st Sep 20, 3:12pm
Simon Swallow looks at what the proposed tax rate increase in New Zealand will have on pension transfers – will you accidently become one of the top 2%?
Simon Swallow looks at what the proposed tax rate increase in New Zealand will have on pension transfers – will you accidently become one of the top 2%?
21st Sep 20, 3:12pm
21st Sep 20, 2:40pm
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The number of overseas students in this country in August was down 17% year-on-year and the rate of decline is increasing
The number of overseas students in this country in August was down 17% year-on-year and the rate of decline is increasing
21st Sep 20, 2:40pm
21st Sep 20, 2:32pm
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We have a calculator that uses your deposit saved, and how much you can afford for a mortgage repayment to work out what you can bid for a house
We have a calculator that uses your deposit saved, and how much you can afford for a mortgage repayment to work out what you can bid for a house
21st Sep 20, 2:32pm
21st Sep 20, 2:29pm
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The Reserve Bank's not expected to make any changes to either interest rates or its QE programme this week, but the markets will be looking for any further clues about the potential arrival of negative interest rates next year
The Reserve Bank's not expected to make any changes to either interest rates or its QE programme this week, but the markets will be looking for any further clues about the potential arrival of negative interest rates next year
21st Sep 20, 2:29pm
21st Sep 20, 2:03pm
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Henry Thomson says what we are witnessing in the United States today is a straining of the world’s longest-lived and most prosperous democracy towards its constitutional breaking point
Henry Thomson says what we are witnessing in the United States today is a straining of the world’s longest-lived and most prosperous democracy towards its constitutional breaking point
21st Sep 20, 2:03pm
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21st Sep 20, 1:28pm
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Auckland to move to Level 2 on Wednesday night - will stay there for at least two weeks; Rest of NZ to move to Level 1 Monday night
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Auckland to move to Level 2 on Wednesday night - will stay there for at least two weeks; Rest of NZ to move to Level 1 Monday night
21st Sep 20, 1:28pm
21st Sep 20, 1:02pm
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Centrix managing director Keith McLaughlin suggests lenders will need to work with some customers who have their mortgages deferred to refinance or restructure
Centrix managing director Keith McLaughlin suggests lenders will need to work with some customers who have their mortgages deferred to refinance or restructure
21st Sep 20, 1:02pm
21st Sep 20, 11:39am
Guy Trafford digests Fonterra's result for the year just gone and looks ahead at what the current season may bring
Guy Trafford digests Fonterra's result for the year just gone and looks ahead at what the current season may bring
21st Sep 20, 11:39am
21st Sep 20, 10:32am
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Brian Fallow suggests cutting the GST rate would have a more stimulatory impact on the economy than the National Party's proposed tax cuts
Brian Fallow suggests cutting the GST rate would have a more stimulatory impact on the economy than the National Party's proposed tax cuts
21st Sep 20, 10:32am
21st Sep 20, 10:09am
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Fonterra has stabilised its finances with more asset sales forthcoming. It now operates a conservative model supported by its farmer members. But the model will not create the ‘national champion’ that the Labour Government has always hoped for
Fonterra has stabilised its finances with more asset sales forthcoming. It now operates a conservative model supported by its farmer members. But the model will not create the ‘national champion’ that the Labour Government has always hoped for
21st Sep 20, 10:09am
21st Sep 20, 9:21am
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Economist Brian Easton looks at half a dozen external economic issues that will greatly affect this country
Economist Brian Easton looks at half a dozen external economic issues that will greatly affect this country
21st Sep 20, 9:21am
21st Sep 20, 8:43am
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Roger J Kerr says the anticipated fall in the value of the New Zealand dollar is not materialising to date
Roger J Kerr says the anticipated fall in the value of the New Zealand dollar is not materialising to date
21st Sep 20, 8:43am
21st Sep 20, 7:38am
S&P500, NASDAQ fall again, on little news. Not much movement in bonds and currencies. NZD outperforms slightly on positive comments from FM Robertson. RBNZ MPS on Wednesday - no major changes expected
S&P500, NASDAQ fall again, on little news. Not much movement in bonds and currencies. NZD outperforms slightly on positive comments from FM Robertson. RBNZ MPS on Wednesday - no major changes expected
21st Sep 20, 7:38am
21st Sep 20, 7:22am
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With Auckland Central apparently set to tumble back into Labour’s arms, Chris Trotter asks whether the Greens can reach the 5% MMP threshold
With Auckland Central apparently set to tumble back into Labour’s arms, Chris Trotter asks whether the Greens can reach the 5% MMP threshold
21st Sep 20, 7:22am
21st Sep 20, 7:21am
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China sees Golden Week boom coming; but mortgage and grain pressures building; US sentiment less negative; US farm subsidies rise; UST 10y at 0.70%; oil stable and gold down; NZ$1 = 67.7 USc; TWI-5 = 70.5
China sees Golden Week boom coming; but mortgage and grain pressures building; US sentiment less negative; US farm subsidies rise; UST 10y at 0.70%; oil stable and gold down; NZ$1 = 67.7 USc; TWI-5 = 70.5
21st Sep 20, 7:21am
20th Sep 20, 11:44am
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Making long term improvements to farm soils in sympathy with nature's challenges is tough enough. But doing it in the face of misguided Wellington bureaucrats rules and politics is even tougher. The pressure is now intense
Making long term improvements to farm soils in sympathy with nature's challenges is tough enough. But doing it in the face of misguided Wellington bureaucrats rules and politics is even tougher. The pressure is now intense
20th Sep 20, 11:44am
20th Sep 20, 9:29am
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The Week in Tax An expensive and too common GST mistake, reporting overseas income, and more on Labour’s higher income tax proposal
The Week in Tax An expensive and too common GST mistake, reporting overseas income, and more on Labour’s higher income tax proposal
20th Sep 20, 9:29am
20th Sep 20, 6:02am
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Andrea Black probes ways of making tax settings fairer and more sustainable, so that wage and salary earners can feel confident they aren’t the only ones paying ‘their fair share’
Andrea Black probes ways of making tax settings fairer and more sustainable, so that wage and salary earners can feel confident they aren’t the only ones paying ‘their fair share’
20th Sep 20, 6:02am
19th Sep 20, 9:42am
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The economic climate has brought interest rates to very low levels and the environment may have changed semi-permanently. Banks now vie to offer the lowest rates to their depositors
The economic climate has brought interest rates to very low levels and the environment may have changed semi-permanently. Banks now vie to offer the lowest rates to their depositors
19th Sep 20, 9:42am
19th Sep 20, 9:11am
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Investors getting net yields of around 5% from smaller retail units in Auckland
Investors getting net yields of around 5% from smaller retail units in Auckland
19th Sep 20, 9:11am
19th Sep 20, 8:31am
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US sentiment stays low; new higher US ag subsidies; China home foreclosures jump; Japan adds jobs to BoJ mandate; Aussie wharf tussle gets serious; UST 10y at 0.70%; oil stable and gold up; NZ$1 = 67.7 USc; TWI-5 = 70.6
US sentiment stays low; new higher US ag subsidies; China home foreclosures jump; Japan adds jobs to BoJ mandate; Aussie wharf tussle gets serious; UST 10y at 0.70%; oil stable and gold up; NZ$1 = 67.7 USc; TWI-5 = 70.6
19th Sep 20, 8:31am
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18th Sep 20, 3:59pm
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National's 16-month income tax cut could do more to boost high income earners' bank balances than get people out spending, Jenée Tibshraeny suggests
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National's 16-month income tax cut could do more to boost high income earners' bank balances than get people out spending, Jenée Tibshraeny suggests
18th Sep 20, 3:59pm
18th Sep 20, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; ANZ joins in cutting TD rates, Fonterra profitable again, NZGB 5yr goes negative, NZD jumps, & more
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; ANZ joins in cutting TD rates, Fonterra profitable again, NZGB 5yr goes negative, NZD jumps, & more
18th Sep 20, 3:59pm
18th Sep 20, 10:00am
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National walks away from debt target, committing to income tax cuts for 16 months and a temporary tax tweak to encourage businesses to invest in plant and equipment
National walks away from debt target, committing to income tax cuts for 16 months and a temporary tax tweak to encourage businesses to invest in plant and equipment
18th Sep 20, 10:00am
18th Sep 20, 9:51am
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Residential auction activity remains strong with 73% sales rate in the first two weeks of September
Residential auction activity remains strong with 73% sales rate in the first two weeks of September
18th Sep 20, 9:51am
18th Sep 20, 9:14am
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Reserve Bank's Toby Fiennes says releasing individual bank stress test results is something the regulator will seriously consider
Reserve Bank's Toby Fiennes says releasing individual bank stress test results is something the regulator will seriously consider
18th Sep 20, 9:14am
18th Sep 20, 9:13am
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Heartland Group Holdings, the parent of Heartland Bank, to probe ways of boosting its value
Heartland Group Holdings, the parent of Heartland Bank, to probe ways of boosting its value
18th Sep 20, 9:13am
18th Sep 20, 9:07am
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BNZ economist Paul Conway says the challenge for New Zealand's political parties is to reframe their thinking and create an economic plan that breaks the shackles of our 'economic geography'
BNZ economist Paul Conway says the challenge for New Zealand's political parties is to reframe their thinking and create an economic plan that breaks the shackles of our 'economic geography'
18th Sep 20, 9:07am
Days to the General Election: 26
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