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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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14 years 4 months

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US inflation trends lower; Japanese data mixed; India surges; China declines; freight rates stay very high; UST 10yr 4.25%; gold and oil up; NZ$1 = 60.9 USc; TWI-5 = 70.3
1st Mar 24, 7:32am
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US inflation trends lower; Japanese data mixed; India surges; China declines; freight rates stay very high; UST 10yr 4.25%; gold and oil up; NZ$1 = 60.9 USc; TWI-5 = 70.3
A review of things you need to know before you sign off on Thursday; RBNZ pokes at bank competition, FHB house prices fall, mortgage lending growth low, business sentiment holds, swaps uncertain, NZD eases, & more
29th Feb 24, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you sign off on Thursday; RBNZ pokes at bank competition, FHB house prices fall, mortgage lending growth low, business sentiment holds, swaps uncertain, NZD eases, & more
More softish US data; more China property stress; EU sentiment stable; Australian CPI sticky above RBA target; UST 10yr 4.29%; gold and oil little-changed; NZ$1 = 61 USc; TWI-5 = 70.4; bitcoin zooms
29th Feb 24, 7:32am
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More softish US data; more China property stress; EU sentiment stable; Australian CPI sticky above RBA target; UST 10yr 4.29%; gold and oil little-changed; NZ$1 = 61 USc; TWI-5 = 70.4; bitcoin zooms
A review of things you need to know before you sign off on Wednesday; OCR unchanged with dovish spin; KiwiSaver balances swell; FHBs topped out, labour market holds, swaps drop, NZD drops, & more
28th Feb 24, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you sign off on Wednesday; OCR unchanged with dovish spin; KiwiSaver balances swell; FHBs topped out, labour market holds, swaps drop, NZD drops, & more
Mortgage calculators come in many styles, but it is best to use one that can handle multiple options and solve for the answers you need when family budgets get tight
28th Feb 24, 8:21am
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Mortgage calculators come in many styles, but it is best to use one that can handle multiple options and solve for the answers you need when family budgets get tight
US data soft; UST yields rise; Japanese inflation slows; Taiwan export orders rise; China's security net widens; key dairy prices slip; UST 10yr 4.29%; gold and oil up; NZ$1 = 61.7 USc; TWI-5 = 71.1
28th Feb 24, 7:19am
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US data soft; UST yields rise; Japanese inflation slows; Taiwan export orders rise; China's security net widens; key dairy prices slip; UST 10yr 4.29%; gold and oil up; NZ$1 = 61.7 USc; TWI-5 = 71.1
A review of things you need to know before you sign off on Tuesday; ASB cuts one key home loan rate, rents level off, household pressures rise, Key to move on, intervention capacity up, swaps up, NZD retreats, & more
27th Feb 24, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you sign off on Tuesday; ASB cuts one key home loan rate, rents level off, household pressures rise, Key to move on, intervention capacity up, swaps up, NZD retreats, & more
ASB cuts 18 month fixed home loan rate by 26 basis points, ahead of the Reserve Bank's OCR decision, and in the face of a stuttering real estate market
27th Feb 24, 7:56am
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ASB cuts 18 month fixed home loan rate by 26 basis points, ahead of the Reserve Bank's OCR decision, and in the face of a stuttering real estate market
US new home sales slip; UST auction yields rise but demand stays strong; China gives mixed messages; Aussie CBD office valuations keep sinking; UST 10yr 4.30%; gold slips again while oil holds; NZ$1 = 61.7 USc; TWI-5 = 71.1
27th Feb 24, 7:19am
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US new home sales slip; UST auction yields rise but demand stays strong; China gives mixed messages; Aussie CBD office valuations keep sinking; UST 10yr 4.30%; gold slips again while oil holds; NZ$1 = 61.7 USc; TWI-5 = 71.1
A review of things you need to know before you sign off on Monday; an eye-catching 6m TD rate, strong demand for some personal loans, costs stymie Suncorp, SFO probes failed crypto exchange, swaps on hold, NZD slips, & more
26th Feb 24, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you sign off on Monday; an eye-catching 6m TD rate, strong demand for some personal loans, costs stymie Suncorp, SFO probes failed crypto exchange, swaps on hold, NZD slips, & more
China FDI retreats; China property sector struggles; EU inflation expectations stay up; Germany in recession; iron ore demand a risk for Australia; UST 10yr 4.25%; gold slips and oil stays down; NZ$1 = 62 USc; TWI-5 = 71.4
26th Feb 24, 7:19am
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China FDI retreats; China property sector struggles; EU inflation expectations stay up; Germany in recession; iron ore demand a risk for Australia; UST 10yr 4.25%; gold slips and oil stays down; NZ$1 = 62 USc; TWI-5 = 71.4
The term deposit rate benefit from a challenger bank just got a sharp boost from a new offer from SBS Bank, part of a recent set of fundraising offers
24th Feb 24, 9:35am
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The term deposit rate benefit from a challenger bank just got a sharp boost from a new offer from SBS Bank, part of a recent set of fundraising offers
China house prices fall; China foreign direct investment slumps again; EU inflation expectations stick high; some commodity prices at tipping point; UST 10yr 4.26%; gold up and oil down; NZ$1 = 62 USc; TWI-5 = 71.3
24th Feb 24, 8:47am
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China house prices fall; China foreign direct investment slumps again; EU inflation expectations stick high; some commodity prices at tipping point; UST 10yr 4.26%; gold up and oil down; NZ$1 = 62 USc; TWI-5 = 71.3
A review of things you need to know before you sign off on Friday; no retail rate changes, awful retail trade results, FHB affordability improves, WIA borrows big, swaps up, NZD firm, & more
23rd Feb 24, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you sign off on Friday; no retail rate changes, awful retail trade results, FHB affordability improves, WIA borrows big, swaps up, NZD firm, & more
US labour market still healthy; China vehicle sales retreat; B+R investments top US$1 tln; February PMIs generally expanding; freight rates dip; UST 10yr 4.33%; gold soft and oil firm; NZ$1 = 61.9 USc; TWI-5 = 71.3
23rd Feb 24, 7:20am
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US labour market still healthy; China vehicle sales retreat; B+R investments top US$1 tln; February PMIs generally expanding; freight rates dip; UST 10yr 4.33%; gold soft and oil firm; NZ$1 = 61.9 USc; TWI-5 = 71.3
A review of things you need to know before you sign off on Thursday; BNZ trims mortgage rates, trade deficit falls, credit cards out of favour, inflation expectations stinger, poverty progress?, swaps firm, NZD firm, & more
22nd Feb 24, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you sign off on Thursday; BNZ trims mortgage rates, trade deficit falls, credit cards out of favour, inflation expectations stinger, poverty progress?, swaps firm, NZD firm, & more
Another major bank tweaks its mortgage rate card lower as doubts spread about an OCR hike next week. Competition is rising as the real estate market hasn't really fired yet in its crucial selling season
22nd Feb 24, 8:06am
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Another major bank tweaks its mortgage rate card lower as doubts spread about an OCR hike next week. Competition is rising as the real estate market hasn't really fired yet in its crucial selling season
US mortgage rates back above 7%; US retails sales growth hangs in there, just; Japanese exports jump; EU sentiment holds; Aussie wage growth up; UST 10yr 4.32%; gold soft and oil firm; NZ$1 = 61.7 USc; TWI-5 = 71.2
22nd Feb 24, 7:19am
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US mortgage rates back above 7%; US retails sales growth hangs in there, just; Japanese exports jump; EU sentiment holds; Aussie wage growth up; UST 10yr 4.32%; gold soft and oil firm; NZ$1 = 61.7 USc; TWI-5 = 71.2
A review of things you need to know before you sign off on Wednesday; dairy outlook brighten, PPI rises modest, massive bond demand, monopolies duke it out, swaps stable, NZD firms again, & more
21st Feb 24, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you sign off on Wednesday; dairy outlook brighten, PPI rises modest, massive bond demand, monopolies duke it out, swaps stable, NZD firms again, & more
Dairy prices little-changed; US leading indicators sag; US bank property exposures worry; Canadian CPI lower; Chinese rate cut gets lukewarm response; UST 10yr 4.26%; gold firm and oil lower; NZ$1 = 61.7 USc; TWI-5 = 71.1
21st Feb 24, 7:19am
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Dairy prices little-changed; US leading indicators sag; US bank property exposures worry; Canadian CPI lower; Chinese rate cut gets lukewarm response; UST 10yr 4.26%; gold firm and oil lower; NZ$1 = 61.7 USc; TWI-5 = 71.1
A review of things you need to know before you sign off on Tuesday; again no retail rate changes, Robertson quits, office consents unusually low, MPI critiqued, few tractors sold, swaps stable, NZD holds, & more
20th Feb 24, 4:00pm
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A review of things you need to know before you sign off on Tuesday; again no retail rate changes, Robertson quits, office consents unusually low, MPI critiqued, few tractors sold, swaps stable, NZD holds, & more
Japan orders bounce back; China readies confidence boosting actions; Europe inflation sticky; natural gas prices keep falling; UST 10yr 4.33%; gold firm and oil stable; NZ$1 = 61.4 USc; TWI-5 = 70.9
20th Feb 24, 7:20am
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Japan orders bounce back; China readies confidence boosting actions; Europe inflation sticky; natural gas prices keep falling; UST 10yr 4.33%; gold firm and oil stable; NZ$1 = 61.4 USc; TWI-5 = 70.9
A review of things you need to know before you sign off on Monday; services PMI expanding, some big corporate stumbles, Fonterra consolidates, Rio Tinto on back foot, swaps gold, NZD firm, & more
19th Feb 24, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you sign off on Monday; services PMI expanding, some big corporate stumbles, Fonterra consolidates, Rio Tinto on back foot, swaps gold, NZD firm, & more
Eyes on China's return from holiday; Singapore exports jump; US sentiment up but latest data only average; Australia protects its nickel mines; UST 10yr 4.28%; gold and oil up; NZ$1 = 61.2 USc; TWI-5 = 70.7
19th Feb 24, 7:18am
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Eyes on China's return from holiday; Singapore exports jump; US sentiment up but latest data only average; Australia protects its nickel mines; UST 10yr 4.28%; gold and oil up; NZ$1 = 61.2 USc; TWI-5 = 70.7
Lab meat businesses struggle to go from niche to mainstream and investors are growing sceptical of the claimed potential demand
17th Feb 24, 9:01am
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Lab meat businesses struggle to go from niche to mainstream and investors are growing sceptical of the claimed potential demand