Days to the General Election: 28
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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
18th Sep 20, 7:41am
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Equity markets tumble again but with little spillover into bonds and currencies. BoE flags the possibility of negative interest rates
Equity markets tumble again but with little spillover into bonds and currencies. BoE flags the possibility of negative interest rates
18th Sep 20, 7:41am
18th Sep 20, 7:21am
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US jobless claims rise; US housing starts fall; US imports from China boom; Canada jobs decline slows; Australia gets more part-time jobs; UST 10y at 0.68%; oil up and gold down NZ$1 = 67.4 USc; TWI-5 = 70.3
US jobless claims rise; US housing starts fall; US imports from China boom; Canada jobs decline slows; Australia gets more part-time jobs; UST 10y at 0.68%; oil up and gold down NZ$1 = 67.4 USc; TWI-5 = 70.3
18th Sep 20, 7:21am
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17th Sep 20, 9:24pm
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The two major political parties take similar big picture views around how to grow the economy, what to do about inflated house prices, debt and Reserve Bank QE
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The two major political parties take similar big picture views around how to grow the economy, what to do about inflated house prices, debt and Reserve Bank QE
17th Sep 20, 9:24pm
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17th Sep 20, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; more grunty TD cuts, record GDP fall, huge money chases NZGB tenders, banks pass stress tests, NZD soft, & more
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; more grunty TD cuts, record GDP fall, huge money chases NZGB tenders, banks pass stress tests, NZD soft, & more
17th Sep 20, 3:59pm
17th Sep 20, 2:13pm
NZ Govt Bond Tender #738; Tender Date 17 Sep 2020
NZ Govt Bond Tender #738; Tender Date 17 Sep 2020
17th Sep 20, 2:13pm
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17th Sep 20, 2:00pm
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Reserve Bank stress testing of NZ banks shows them able to maintain required regulatory capital levels and continue lending in a scenario significantly worse than what the regulator expects COVID-19 to cause
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Reserve Bank stress testing of NZ banks shows them able to maintain required regulatory capital levels and continue lending in a scenario significantly worse than what the regulator expects COVID-19 to cause
17th Sep 20, 2:00pm
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17th Sep 20, 10:58am
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Statistics New Zealand says the 12.2% shrinkage of the economy in the June quarter is 'by far the largest on record in New Zealand'; the fall is in line with what major bank economists forecast
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Statistics New Zealand says the 12.2% shrinkage of the economy in the June quarter is 'by far the largest on record in New Zealand'; the fall is in line with what major bank economists forecast
17th Sep 20, 10:58am
17th Sep 20, 10:05am
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Labour Party candidate Vanushi Walters says it's crucial to protect peoples’ incomes and services as we recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic
Labour Party candidate Vanushi Walters says it's crucial to protect peoples’ incomes and services as we recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic
17th Sep 20, 10:05am
17th Sep 20, 9:01am
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The surprise rise in dairy prices emphasises just how abnormal trading has become for all agricultural products, as local distortions produce supply and price reactions in distant markets
The surprise rise in dairy prices emphasises just how abnormal trading has become for all agricultural products, as local distortions produce supply and price reactions in distant markets
17th Sep 20, 9:01am
17th Sep 20, 7:51am
Fed adds state-contingent forward guidance to rates outlook. Market takes that in its stride, expects rates to remain low for many years. NZ debt funding program lowered, pushing long NZGB yields lower
Fed adds state-contingent forward guidance to rates outlook. Market takes that in its stride, expects rates to remain low for many years. NZ debt funding program lowered, pushing long NZGB yields lower
17th Sep 20, 7:51am
17th Sep 20, 7:23am
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US Fed lowers it sights; US economic data weak; China investment rises; Japan's trade surplus swells; university jobs start to go; UST 10y at 0.68%; oil and gold up NZ$1 = 67.4 USc; TWI-5 = 70.3
US Fed lowers it sights; US economic data weak; China investment rises; Japan's trade surplus swells; university jobs start to go; UST 10y at 0.68%; oil and gold up NZ$1 = 67.4 USc; TWI-5 = 70.3
17th Sep 20, 7:23am
16th Sep 20, 5:52pm
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The median price of lifestyle blocks is up 7.1% compared to a year ago but average farm prices are down 4.3%
The median price of lifestyle blocks is up 7.1% compared to a year ago but average farm prices are down 4.3%
16th Sep 20, 5:52pm
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16th Sep 20, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; more TD trimming, record BOP surplus, rosier PREFU, dairy prices up, fewer houses built, farms sell well, NZD firm, & more
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; more TD trimming, record BOP surplus, rosier PREFU, dairy prices up, fewer houses built, farms sell well, NZD firm, & more
16th Sep 20, 3:59pm
16th Sep 20, 2:31pm
Reserve Bank review of its bank stress testing framework delayed by Covid-19 pandemic
Reserve Bank review of its bank stress testing framework delayed by Covid-19 pandemic
16th Sep 20, 2:31pm
16th Sep 20, 1:00pm
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Treasury's pre-election economic update: Rosier than expected short-term, more economic 'scarring' to set in medium-term; Housing market the bright spot
Treasury's pre-election economic update: Rosier than expected short-term, more economic 'scarring' to set in medium-term; Housing market the bright spot
16th Sep 20, 1:00pm
16th Sep 20, 12:57pm
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Alison Brook says while Covid-19 is unlikely to signal the end of the office, if working from home can improve productivity then this could be a rare positive arising from the crisis
Alison Brook says while Covid-19 is unlikely to signal the end of the office, if working from home can improve productivity then this could be a rare positive arising from the crisis
16th Sep 20, 12:57pm
16th Sep 20, 11:00am
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NZ earned $0.5 billion more than it spent in transactions with the rest of the world in the June quarter due to the sharp slowdown in international trade because of Covid-19; annual deficit was just 1.9% of GDP
NZ earned $0.5 billion more than it spent in transactions with the rest of the world in the June quarter due to the sharp slowdown in international trade because of Covid-19; annual deficit was just 1.9% of GDP
16th Sep 20, 11:00am
16th Sep 20, 10:20am
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Westpac's senior agri economist Nathan Penny says latest dairy auction results are consistent with a milk price of $6.50 for the current season, though he cautions that it is still early days yet
Westpac's senior agri economist Nathan Penny says latest dairy auction results are consistent with a milk price of $6.50 for the current season, though he cautions that it is still early days yet
16th Sep 20, 10:20am
16th Sep 20, 9:43am
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Stefan Gerlach urges monetary policymakers to respond to shifting public sentiment on inequality and the environment
Stefan Gerlach urges monetary policymakers to respond to shifting public sentiment on inequality and the environment
16th Sep 20, 9:43am
16th Sep 20, 9:42am
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Akira Kawamoto thinks the new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga may pursue bolder structural reforms than his predecessor
Akira Kawamoto thinks the new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga may pursue bolder structural reforms than his predecessor
16th Sep 20, 9:42am
16th Sep 20, 9:39am
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Arthur Grimes wants to see clear accountabilities in place for achieving clearly defined wellbeing targets whoever leads the government after October's election
Arthur Grimes wants to see clear accountabilities in place for achieving clearly defined wellbeing targets whoever leads the government after October's election
16th Sep 20, 9:39am
16th Sep 20, 9:38am
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It's too early to say if the drop in the number of new homes completed in Auckland in July was the start of a trend or a normal monthly variation
It's too early to say if the drop in the number of new homes completed in Auckland in July was the start of a trend or a normal monthly variation
16th Sep 20, 9:38am
16th Sep 20, 7:47am
Global equities recover further, supported by positive China economic data. Lack of follow-through in yesterday's gains for NZD, AUD
Global equities recover further, supported by positive China economic data. Lack of follow-through in yesterday's gains for NZD, AUD
16th Sep 20, 7:47am
Days to the General Election: 28
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