David Chaston

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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, 1:51pm
We report on how active Housing NZ Corporation has been in seeking housing consents, and how concentrated this has been in Auckland
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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, 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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14 Jan 18, 6:58am
How do we get our stubbornly low pay rates up so they compare better with those in Australia? David Chaston has an idea, one that may help fight asset price inflation too
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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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12 Jan 18, 11:13am
Building consents rise strongly in November, hitting a 13-year high nationally, a 15-year high in Auckland. Apartments and townhouses drive the spike
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12 Jan 18, 8:22am
US PPI falls; China catches US retail crown; air travel booming; China corporate debt wall; China growth rises; China deny's UST move; UST 10yr yield 2.53%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 72.5 USc; TWI-5 = 74.5
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11 Jan 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; A rate trimmed, QV data goes both ways, fewer job ads, Aussie retail up, NZX50 down, swaps up, NZD listless
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11 Jan 18, 8:37am
Wall Street rally stalls; US growth tame; Fed dividend smaller; global airfreight jumps; Canada dobs in rogue US actions; China CPI up; UST 10yr yield 2.56%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 71.9 USc; TWI-5 = 74.1
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11 Jan 18, 5:02am
QV says 2017 was a year of mixed sentiment in the residential property market but value increases picked up noticeably post election despite a drop-off in sales volumes
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10 Jan 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; NZCU Auckland raises TD rates, log prices up, interest-only loan levels high, dairy derivative prices climb, swap rates up, NZD softens
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10 Jan 18, 12:46pm
Loans worth almost half the nation's GDP are on interest-only terms. We look at the data behind why the RBNZ has expressed concern over these levels, and who is most vulnerable
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10 Jan 18, 8:25am
Has Japan started 'stealth tapering'?; Mexico inflation high; Nikkei225 bests 1991 levels; German production & exports strong; iron ore prices and volumes rise; UST 10yr yield 2.54%; oil up and gold down; NZ$1 = 71.7 USc; TWI-5 = 74.1
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9 Jan 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; still no rate changes, rentals bolster car sales, home ownership rate falls, Chinese talk up rate hike, AU building consents jump, swaps up, NZD holds high
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9 Jan 18, 10:31am
Tourism boom sees spike in rental car sales and gives car sales figures a boost; SUV sales win a massive 57% market share in December
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