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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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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; ASB cuts a key rate, retail spending up, RBNZ stress tests revealed, eyes on dairy prices, swaps rise, NZD holds, & more
7th Dec 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; ASB cuts a key rate, retail spending up, RBNZ stress tests revealed, eyes on dairy prices, swaps rise, NZD holds, & more
ASB trims its two year fixed home loan rate by 20 basis points to 4.15% as wholesale swap rates make a similar move down. And the CCCFA rules start to bite at loan demand
7th Dec 21, 9:12am
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ASB trims its two year fixed home loan rate by 20 basis points to 4.15% as wholesale swap rates make a similar move down. And the CCCFA rules start to bite at loan demand
US eyes real estate as a money laundering channel; China's power slips; China cuts reserve ratio; Aussie personal tax OECD's highest; UST10yr 1.43%; oil up and gold down; NZ$1 = 67.5 USc; TWI-5 = 72.4
7th Dec 21, 7:34am
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US eyes real estate as a money laundering channel; China's power slips; China cuts reserve ratio; Aussie personal tax OECD's highest; UST10yr 1.43%; oil up and gold down; NZ$1 = 67.5 USc; TWI-5 = 72.4
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; higher retail rates, construction activity wavers, commodity prices jump, deposit insurance plan inches ahead, swaps fall & flatten, NZD holds low, & more
6th Dec 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; higher retail rates, construction activity wavers, commodity prices jump, deposit insurance plan inches ahead, swaps fall & flatten, NZD holds low, & more
Asset prices fall and inflation rises as world adjusts to globalisation pullback; economic activity data positive; Evergrande-type issues spread; Java volcano erupts; UST10yr 1.36%; oil and gold languish; NZ$1 = 67.4 USc; TWI-5 = 72.3
6th Dec 21, 7:19am
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Asset prices fall and inflation rises as world adjusts to globalisation pullback; economic activity data positive; Evergrande-type issues spread; Java volcano erupts; UST10yr 1.36%; oil and gold languish; NZ$1 = 67.4 USc; TWI-5 = 72.3
Over a fifty year sweep of our economic history we track the share employees win of all economic activity. It is similar to the world's largest economy
4th Dec 21, 3:27pm
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Over a fifty year sweep of our economic history we track the share employees win of all economic activity. It is similar to the world's largest economy
US payrolls swell, but reported monthly gains disappoint; factory orders and services PMIs strong; Canada payrolls jump; Evergrande gets murkier; China services weak; UST10yr 1.36%; oil and gold languish; NZ$1 = 67.5 USc; TWI-5 = 72.4
4th Dec 21, 8:15am
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US payrolls swell, but reported monthly gains disappoint; factory orders and services PMIs strong; Canada payrolls jump; Evergrande gets murkier; China services weak; UST10yr 1.36%; oil and gold languish; NZ$1 = 67.5 USc; TWI-5 = 72.4
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; no retail interest rate changes, record car sales, strong dairy payout, another political poll, swaps flatten, NZD weaker, & more
3rd Dec 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; no retail interest rate changes, record car sales, strong dairy payout, another political poll, swaps flatten, NZD weaker, & more
Strong dairy prices sees dairy giant Fonterra raise its forecast 2021/22 milk price payout by 30 cents, but trim its earnings forecast
3rd Dec 21, 9:38am
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Strong dairy prices sees dairy giant Fonterra raise its forecast 2021/22 milk price payout by 30 cents, but trim its earnings forecast
US jobless claims low, eyes on Nov jobs report; global food prices soar; air cargo volumes surge; Aussie home loans retreat; UST10yr 1.46%; oil and gold languish; NZ$1 = 68.2 USc; TWI-5 = 72.9
3rd Dec 21, 7:23am
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US jobless claims low, eyes on Nov jobs report; global food prices soar; air cargo volumes surge; Aussie home loans retreat; UST10yr 1.46%; oil and gold languish; NZ$1 = 68.2 USc; TWI-5 = 72.9
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; Auckland housing churns faster, big trade deficit, NZGBs not as popular, swap rates flatten sharply but up at short end, NZD soft, & more
2nd Dec 21, 4:13pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; Auckland housing churns faster, big trade deficit, NZGBs not as popular, swap rates flatten sharply but up at short end, NZD soft, & more
OECD warns on Omicron, separately on NZ; global factories expanding, except in China; Turkey sells reserves to prop up lira; Aussie Q3 GDP slips; UST10yr 1.44%; oil and gold recover; NZ$1 = 68.4 USc; TWI-5 = 73.1
2nd Dec 21, 7:26am
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OECD warns on Omicron, separately on NZ; global factories expanding, except in China; Turkey sells reserves to prop up lira; Aussie Q3 GDP slips; UST10yr 1.44%; oil and gold recover; NZ$1 = 68.4 USc; TWI-5 = 73.1
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; many retail rate changes, building consents rise again, KiwiSaver funds drop member fees, swaps firm, NZD recovers, & more
1st Dec 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; many retail rate changes, building consents rise again, KiwiSaver funds drop member fees, swaps firm, NZD recovers, & more
Small but widespread moves up in at-call interest rates are finally happening to reward savers who have been patiently waiting with rising balances
1st Dec 21, 2:27pm
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Small but widespread moves up in at-call interest rates are finally happening to reward savers who have been patiently waiting with rising balances
Markets sink as Powell signals faster taper; US retail confidence data soft; Chinese PMIs still trending lower; EU inflation at 30 year high; UST10yr 1.45%; oil sinks, gold lower; NZ$1 = 67.9 USc; TWI-5 = 72.7
1st Dec 21, 7:28am
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Markets sink as Powell signals faster taper; US retail confidence data soft; Chinese PMIs still trending lower; EU inflation at 30 year high; UST10yr 1.45%; oil sinks, gold lower; NZ$1 = 67.9 USc; TWI-5 = 72.7
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; a few minor retail rate changes, dairy prices up, business confidence sags, business lending jumps, swaps stable, NZD marginally softer, & more
30th Nov 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; a few minor retail rate changes, dairy prices up, business confidence sags, business lending jumps, swaps stable, NZD marginally softer, & more
Second tier US data positive; Vancouver port in 'distress'; China rents fall; German CPI leaps; EU sentiment dips; UST10yr 1.51%; oil bounces, gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 67.9 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
30th Nov 21, 7:26am
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Second tier US data positive; Vancouver port in 'distress'; China rents fall; German CPI leaps; EU sentiment dips; UST10yr 1.51%; oil bounces, gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 67.9 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; retail rates rise modestly, modest rise in filled jobs, grocery shelves empty & prices up, swaps confused, NZD soft, & more
29th Nov 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; retail rates rise modestly, modest rise in filled jobs, grocery shelves empty & prices up, swaps confused, NZD soft, & more
BNZ and Kiwibank make market share gains in home loans in the third quarter, but it is BNZ that has built momentum over the past year
29th Nov 21, 2:05pm
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BNZ and Kiwibank make market share gains in home loans in the third quarter, but it is BNZ that has built momentum over the past year
Suddenly, the rise and rise of fixed mortgage rates looks less certain as financial markets recoil at Omicron. Maybe that opens up an opportunity for borrowers to seek discounts off the new higher carded rates
29th Nov 21, 9:33am
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Suddenly, the rise and rise of fixed mortgage rates looks less certain as financial markets recoil at Omicron. Maybe that opens up an opportunity for borrowers to seek discounts off the new higher carded rates
Markets confused about what Omicron will bring; China reports strong industrial profits; Black Friday may have been a retail fizzer; new sudden travel restrictions; UST 10yr 1.48%, oil dives and gold soft; NZ$1 = 68.1 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
29th Nov 21, 7:19am
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Markets confused about what Omicron will bring; China reports strong industrial profits; Black Friday may have been a retail fizzer; new sudden travel restrictions; UST 10yr 1.48%, oil dives and gold soft; NZ$1 = 68.1 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
Sudden dive in markets as virus risks rise; commodity prices, equity prices, and interest rates all sink; other data releases become irrelevant; UST 10yr 1.48%, oil dives and gold soft; NZ$1 = 68.2 USc; TWI-5 = 72.9
27th Nov 21, 8:38am
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Sudden dive in markets as virus risks rise; commodity prices, equity prices, and interest rates all sink; other data releases become irrelevant; UST 10yr 1.48%, oil dives and gold soft; NZ$1 = 68.2 USc; TWI-5 = 72.9
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; confidence holds locally, KiwiSaver valuation jumps, SBS profits strong, new virus concerns, equities dive, swaps sink, NZD falls, & more
26th Nov 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; confidence holds locally, KiwiSaver valuation jumps, SBS profits strong, new virus concerns, equities dive, swaps sink, NZD falls, & more
US on holiday; China moves to support SME exporters; lithium price ever higher; ECB still sees inflation transitory; Turks shun their own currency; UST 10yr 1.65%, oil and gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 68.6 USc; TWI-5 = 73.5
26th Nov 21, 7:24am
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US on holiday; China moves to support SME exporters; lithium price ever higher; ECB still sees inflation transitory; Turks shun their own currency; UST 10yr 1.65%, oil and gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 68.6 USc; TWI-5 = 73.5
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; floating rates up, bank profits up, trade deficit widens sharply, La Niña here, swaps stay lower, NZD stays soft, & more
25th Nov 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; floating rates up, bank profits up, trade deficit widens sharply, La Niña here, swaps stay lower, NZD stays soft, & more