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21 Jan 18, 7:13am
SBS Bank is the first to change a mortgage interest rate in 2018, cutting their one year fixed by -15 bps. Recent wholesale rate rises don't put special upward pressure on most home loan rates
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20 Jan 18, 8:27am
All eyes on US debt funding negotiations; US consumer sentiments turns lower; bond yields turn higher worldwide; local swap rate up too; commodity prices rise; oil slips and gold up; NZ$1 = 72.8 USc; TWI-5 = 74.2
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19 Jan 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; PM pregnant; PMI drops sharply; trans-Tasman travel strong; Aussie heat stress; NZGB yields up, swap rates up strongly, NZD softer
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19 Jan 18, 11:11am
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she and her partner Clarke Gayford are expecting a child in June; Winston Peters to be Acting PM for 6 weeks after baby's born
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19 Jan 18, 7:31am
US housing starts slip; China growth above target; China housing strong; China retail near global #1; coal still king; Aussie debt-to-income ratio jumps; UST 10yr 2.61%; oil unchanged, gold down; NZ$1 = 73.1 USc; TWI-5 = 74.5
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18 Jan 18, 5:43pm
New Zealand's largest bank trims its hi-viz TD rates, leaving its rivals with better offers, and the challenger banks with much better offers. Weak loan demand may be behind the move
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18 Jan 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; no rate changes yet, house sales levels skid, beneficiary ratio improves, NZGB yields up, swap rates up strongly, NZD unchanged, bitcoin wilder
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18 Jan 18, 12:24pm
We have had seven years where the growth in the number of workers has been faster than the growth in beneficiaries, despite the ageing population. But is that trend about to reverse?
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18 Jan 18, 7:35am
US industrial production up sharply; US equities jump; Canada raises policy rate; big French dairy recall; interest-only loan shift worries Aussies; UST 10yr 2.56%; oil and gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 73.2 USc; TWI-5 = 74.4; bitcoin below US$10,000
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17 Jan 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; no rate changes, dairy prices jump, trucking activity softens, commodity prices softer, landlord sanctioned; swap rates flatten; NZD soft, bitcoin tumbles
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17 Jan 18, 7:30am
Dairy prices rise on lower volume; China ODI declines; China downgrades US credit rating; Germans on strike; AU savings interest rates drop; UST 10yr 2.56%; oil and gold lower; NZ$1 = 72.7 USc; TWI-5 = 74.2; bitcoin down -US$3,000
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16 Jan 18, 4:00pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; no rate changes, business mood lower, jobs mood softens, retail sales growth soft, milk production down, swaps flat, NZD higher, bitcoin slips
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16 Jan 18, 12:51pm
RBNZ decision making & governance report commissioned by Treasury calls for committee decision making, minutes to be released & neutering the RBNZ board
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16 Jan 18, 7:30am
US dollar sinks; Ford goes electric; EU's big surplus; Canada house sales rise; Fitch warns of unexpected consequences, key UST 10yr 2.55%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 73.1 USc; TWI-5 = 74.4
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15 Jan 18, 4:08pm
Bernstein's Michael Parker probes cryptocurrencies and asks if you're paying for everything via your smartphone, why does the currency in which you are paying matter?
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15 Jan 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; fresh food more expensive, rents higher, domestic online wins retail, big kauri, swap rates up, NZD holds
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15 Jan 18, 7:16am
US debt limit issues rise again; US inflation up; China trade rises, PwC barred in India; hard commodity prices rise, key US and China interest rates jump; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 72.5 USc; TWI-5 = 74.1
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13 Jan 18, 8:48am
US inflation stirs on strong retail; China's trade surplus slips; NZ exports too much cheese; India bars PwC; Merkel nears deal; key US and China rates jump; oil slips and gold up; NZ$1 = 72.5 USc; TWI-5 = 74.2
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12 Jan 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; a rate change, building consents jump, CPI updated, ANZ gives up on selling UDC to HNA, swap rates slip, NZD holds
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12 Jan 18, 2:25pm
Statistics NZ completes its 3-yearly review of CPI components that monitor consumer inflation. Food and housing are weighted a little higher in this new review
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