David Chaston

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15 Dec 18, 8:49am
Equity markets down sharply; US retail sales solid; US & Europe PMIs weaken, hold in Japan; Hong Kong & China homeowners jittery; UST 10yr 2.88%; oil and gold down; NZ$1 = 68.1 USc; TWI-5 = 73
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14 Dec 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; UDC trims rates, house prices rise, PMI up, RBNZ wants banks better capitalised, currency swaps popular, interest swap rates unchanged, NZD drifts, & more
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14 Dec 18, 7:46am
Canada DTIs sky-high; ECB ends EQ; Far East equities rise; US deficit rises further; PBoC boss signals more stimulus; ATO releases tax details; UST 10yr at 2.91%; oil and gold little changed; NZ$1 = 68.6 USc; TWI-5 = 73.3
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13 Dec 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; FEI changes 6m special, healthy food prices slip, HYFEU assumes solid house price gains, equities up, swaps firm, NZD slips, & more
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13 Dec 18, 7:44am
US core CPI stays high; China corporate default risk climbs; big China airport building plans; EU-Japan FTA good to go; equity markets rise; UST 10yr at 2.91%; oil and gold little changed; NZ$1 = 68.5 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
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12 Dec 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; Heartland changes a rate, letting fee now illegal, successful LGFA tender, what cash is used for, swaps firm, NZD up, & more
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12 Dec 18, 11:00am
The myth is that households are getting less and less of the national income. They are not. It is stable at a good level, as is the updated measure of inequality
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12 Dec 18, 7:48am
Markets sceptical on US:China trade progress; China debt growth rises; China car sales fall; EU plans for hard Brexit; AU business confidence slides further; UST 10yr at 2.85%; oil and gold little changed; NZ$1 = 68.7 USc; TWI-5 = 73.6
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11 Dec 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; no rate changes, redirected spending, tractor sales surge, farmers less happy with banks, swaps unchanged, NZD firms further, & more
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11 Dec 18, 11:24am
The new tractor sales surge underlines confidence in rural sectors, and is part of the growth of rural exports built on rising productivity and in spite of a rising NZD
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11 Dec 18, 7:42am
Equity markets hammered; Brexit weighs; India central bank boss quits; OECD and IMF see lower growth; ACCC challenges Google/Facebook; UST 10yr at 2.85%; oil and gold lower; NZ$1 = 68.8 USc; TWI-5 = 73.5
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10 Dec 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; BNZ offers a TD special; manufacturing data panned, BNZ to offer shared ownership scheme, equities slide again, swaps lower again, NZD holds
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10 Dec 18, 7:35am
US jobs growth slows; Wall Street drops sharply; US consumer confidence remains high; Canada jobs impress; China inflation cools with trade slowdown; UST 10yr at 2.86%; oil firms, gold leaps; NZ$1 = 68.6 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
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9 Dec 18, 12:02pm
Yes, housing debt is growing but perhaps not to levels that anywhere near threaten financial stability, especially if you measure that on a per dwelling basis. The regulatory restrictions are doing their job well
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8 Dec 18, 8:59am
US jobs growth slows sharply; Wall Street in 2018 loss; Canada jobs data impresses; China in faux-anger over Huawei; Rudd sees big China move soon; UST 10yr 2.85%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 68.5 USc; TWI-5 = 73.1
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7 Dec 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; some rate changes, household balance sheets swell, Fitch likes NZ housing, wholesale trade up, swaps & NZD stable, bitcoin falls, & more
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7 Dec 18, 7:46am
Equity markets drop; bond yields down too; US jobs markets soften; US orders and trade fall; Huawei arrest sours relations; CO2 emissions grow; air travel up; AU regulators score own-goal; UST 10yr at 2.86%; oil down, gold up; NZ$1 = 68.7 USc; TWI-5 = 73.
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6 Dec 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; ASB changes rates, used car sales drop, local authority revenues race higher, swap rates little changed, NZD softer, & more later
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6 Dec 18, 9:01am
Fonterra cuts farmgate milk price forecast range to $6.00-$6.30 per kgMS from $6.25-$6.50, forced down by rising international milk supply. Dividend indications unchanged
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6 Dec 18, 8:39am
The last of the main banks retreats from a sub-4% home loan offer rate, just as wholesale rates tumble on the darkening international mood. But two smaller rivals still offer sub-4%
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