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David Chaston

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David Chaston is the publisher of interest.co.nz and is commited to ensuring readers get the latest information on interest rates, and the forces that move them.

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US default looms; Evergrande misses key payment; factories expanding in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore; key commodity prices surge; China drops hammer on cryptos; UST 10yr 1.46%, oil firms but gold slips; NZ$1 = 70.1 USc; TWI-5 = 73.6
25th Sep 21, 8:19am
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US default looms; Evergrande misses key payment; factories expanding in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore; key commodity prices surge; China drops hammer on cryptos; UST 10yr 1.46%, oil firms but gold slips; NZ$1 = 70.1 USc; TWI-5 = 73.6
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; no retail rate changes, FHB HLA tougher, BNPL fees surge, employment confidence rises, FHBs pull back from mortgage borrowing, swaps rise and steepen, NZD firm, & more
24th Sep 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; no retail rate changes, FHB HLA tougher, BNPL fees surge, employment confidence rises, FHBs pull back from mortgage borrowing, swaps rise and steepen, NZD firm, & more
The US economic expansion slows somewhat; US household net worth leaps; China prepares for an Evergrande failure, power shortages; many central bank reviews; UST 10yr 1.40%, oil firms but gold drops; NZ$1 = 70.8 USc; TWI-5 = 74.1
24th Sep 21, 7:23am
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The US economic expansion slows somewhat; US household net worth leaps; China prepares for an Evergrande failure, power shortages; many central bank reviews; UST 10yr 1.40%, oil firms but gold drops; NZ$1 = 70.8 USc; TWI-5 = 74.1
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; no retail rate changes, lower speed limit, higher farmgate payout, NZGBs in hot demand, AWS coming here, swaps lower, NZD lower, & more
23rd Sep 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; no retail rate changes, lower speed limit, higher farmgate payout, NZGBs in hot demand, AWS coming here, swaps lower, NZD lower, & more
The US Fed signals imminent tapering, and rate rises; US faces credit rating downgrade; EU sentiment high; Evergrande moment of truth arrives; Taiwan wants in to TPP; UST 10yr 1.31%, oil firms but gold holds; NZ$1 = 70.2 USc; TWI-5 = 73.6
23rd Sep 21, 7:19am
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The US Fed signals imminent tapering, and rate rises; US faces credit rating downgrade; EU sentiment high; Evergrande moment of truth arrives; Taiwan wants in to TPP; UST 10yr 1.31%, oil firms but gold holds; NZ$1 = 70.2 USc; TWI-5 = 73.6
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; more mortgage rate rises, positive dairy auction, retail bounceback underway, lamb prices high, insurers doing well, swaps and NZD stable, & more
22nd Sep 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; more mortgage rate rises, positive dairy auction, retail bounceback underway, lamb prices high, insurers doing well, swaps and NZD stable, & more
Dairy prices rise again; Evergrande threatens global bond funds; US housing starts recover; OECD optimistic; Aussie financial hardship on the rise; UST 10yr 1.33%, oil holds and gold up; NZ$1 = 70 USc; TWI-5 = 73.4
22nd Sep 21, 7:20am
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Dairy prices rise again; Evergrande threatens global bond funds; US housing starts recover; OECD optimistic; Aussie financial hardship on the rise; UST 10yr 1.33%, oil holds and gold up; NZ$1 = 70 USc; TWI-5 = 73.4
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; no retail rate changes, RBNZ speaks, consumer confidence lower, credit cards wither, swaps pull back, NZD stable, & more
21st Sep 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; no retail rate changes, RBNZ speaks, consumer confidence lower, credit cards wither, swaps pull back, NZD stable, & more
Broad sentiment fall hits markets; Canada voting; Evergrande contagion spreading; German PPI rising faster; equities fall sharply; UST 10yr 1.31%, oil soft and gold holds; NZ$1 = 70.3 USc; TWI-5 = 73.7
21st Sep 21, 7:19am
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Broad sentiment fall hits markets; Canada voting; Evergrande contagion spreading; German PPI rising faster; equities fall sharply; UST 10yr 1.31%, oil soft and gold holds; NZ$1 = 70.3 USc; TWI-5 = 73.7
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; more mortgage rate rises, PSI dives, auction market shrivels, few farm listings or sales, swaps stay firm, NZD settles, & more
20th Sep 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; more mortgage rate rises, PSI dives, auction market shrivels, few farm listings or sales, swaps stay firm, NZD settles, & more
US Fed faces US debt ceiling stoush, sinking consumer sentiment, and Wall St unease; PBoC faces its own stresses; iron ore price sinks fast; UST 10yr 1.36%, oil and gold soft; NZ$1 = 70.3 USc; TWI-5 = 73.8
20th Sep 21, 7:19am
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US Fed faces US debt ceiling stoush, sinking consumer sentiment, and Wall St unease; PBoC faces its own stresses; iron ore price sinks fast; UST 10yr 1.36%, oil and gold soft; NZ$1 = 70.3 USc; TWI-5 = 73.8
With wholesale interest rates on the rise as the markets expect an OCR rise soon, we check where term deposit rates are now and how they compare to Aussie rates, where no rate rises are on the horizon
19th Sep 21, 6:00am
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With wholesale interest rates on the rise as the markets expect an OCR rise soon, we check where term deposit rates are now and how they compare to Aussie rates, where no rate rises are on the horizon
China's Evergrande situation worsens; China growth vanishes; panic selling of iron ore contracts; US sentiment stays low; Australia oks new coal mine; UST 10yr 1.37%, oil soft, gold falls again; NZ$1 = 70.4 USc; TWI-5 = 73.7
18th Sep 21, 8:35am
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China's Evergrande situation worsens; China growth vanishes; panic selling of iron ore contracts; US sentiment stays low; Australia oks new coal mine; UST 10yr 1.37%, oil soft, gold falls again; NZ$1 = 70.4 USc; TWI-5 = 73.7
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; more retail rate rises, PMI dives, productivity jumps; Govt pulls a swift one on the car retailers, swaps stable but bonds rise, NZD settles, & more
17th Sep 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; more retail rate rises, PMI dives, productivity jumps; Govt pulls a swift one on the car retailers, swaps stable but bonds rise, NZD settles, & more
China applies to join the TPP; World Bank dumps key report that favoured NZ; US retails sales strong; OECD wants global ETS; UST 10yr 1.34%, oil holds, gold sinks; NZ$1 = 70.7 USc; TWI-5 = 74
17th Sep 21, 7:42am
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China applies to join the TPP; World Bank dumps key report that favoured NZ; US retails sales strong; OECD wants global ETS; UST 10yr 1.34%, oil holds, gold sinks; NZ$1 = 70.7 USc; TWI-5 = 74
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; interest rates move higher, except TD rates, GDP surprises on the up side, more for the Govt's pandemic emergency fund, swaps jump, NZD much firmer, & more
16th Sep 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; interest rates move higher, except TD rates, GDP surprises on the up side, more for the Govt's pandemic emergency fund, swaps jump, NZD much firmer, & more
ASB sets a new tone in the mortgage market with 30 basis points rate hikes for the most popular fixed home loan terms, takes 18 month and two year rates above 3%. Westpac has matched them
16th Sep 21, 9:30am
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ASB sets a new tone in the mortgage market with 30 basis points rate hikes for the most popular fixed home loan terms, takes 18 month and two year rates above 3%. Westpac has matched them
US data positive; Canada inflation surges; China data weak across the board; eyes on lithium; OECD reviews Australia; UST 10yr 1.30%, oil rises, gold falls; NZ$1 = 71.1 USc; TWI-5 = 74.1
16th Sep 21, 7:22am
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US data positive; Canada inflation surges; China data weak across the board; eyes on lithium; OECD reviews Australia; UST 10yr 1.30%, oil rises, gold falls; NZ$1 = 71.1 USc; TWI-5 = 74.1
Are we about to go back to the future fast with as much as a sudden 100 basis points rise in fixed mortgage rate offers? The wholesale cost of money suggests that is a live possibility
15th Sep 21, 6:51pm
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Are we about to go back to the future fast with as much as a sudden 100 basis points rise in fixed mortgage rate offers? The wholesale cost of money suggests that is a live possibility
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; TSB raises mortgage rates, current account deficit stays low, FMA warns of scams, RBNZ gets weak response from Privacy Commissioner, swaps mixed, NZD stays high, & more
15th Sep 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; TSB raises mortgage rates, current account deficit stays low, FMA warns of scams, RBNZ gets weak response from Privacy Commissioner, swaps mixed, NZD stays high, & more
US CPI underwhelms, generates market reassessments; Evergrande teetering; NZ holds freedom ranking; RBA pushes back; NAB sentiment low; UST 10yr 1.28%, oil stable, gold rises; NZ$1 = 71 USc; TWI-5 = 74.1
15th Sep 21, 7:19am
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US CPI underwhelms, generates market reassessments; Evergrande teetering; NZ holds freedom ranking; RBA pushes back; NAB sentiment low; UST 10yr 1.28%, oil stable, gold rises; NZ$1 = 71 USc; TWI-5 = 74.1
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; no retail rate changes, NZSF produces best-ever result, very long Govt bond popular, NZ has advantages on wage growth, 'lower fees', swaps and NZD stable
14th Sep 21, 4:03pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; no retail rate changes, NZSF produces best-ever result, very long Govt bond popular, NZ has advantages on wage growth, 'lower fees', swaps and NZD stable
US inflation expectations rise; Japan, India and Germany all suffer fast rising costs; natural gas and coal prices jump; UST 10yr 1.33%, oil and and gold firm; NZ$1 = 71.1 USc; TWI-5 = 74.1
14th Sep 21, 7:19am
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US inflation expectations rise; Japan, India and Germany all suffer fast rising costs; natural gas and coal prices jump; UST 10yr 1.33%, oil and and gold firm; NZ$1 = 71.1 USc; TWI-5 = 74.1
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; more home loan rate rises, rents up, housing confidence unshaken, auction activity slows sharply, swaps stable, NZD stays firm
13th Sep 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; more home loan rate rises, rents up, housing confidence unshaken, auction activity slows sharply, swaps stable, NZD stays firm
Hobbled by the pandemic and rising rates, banks respond to the Spring real estate selling season with restrained rises rather than outright rate cuts
13th Sep 21, 8:58am
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Hobbled by the pandemic and rising rates, banks respond to the Spring real estate selling season with restrained rises rather than outright rate cuts