David Chaston

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9 Jan 18, 8:15am
Eyes on US consumer credit growth; Canada sentiment rises; China eases FX restrictions; EU confidence up; ACCC bares its fangs; UST 10yr yield 2.48%; oil up and gold down; NZ$1 = 71.8 USc; TWI-5 = 74.1
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8 Jan 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; No rate changes, low Auckland house sales, rents creep up, Aussie crop harvest extraordinary, NZ faster than AU, swap rates firm, NZD up
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8 Jan 18, 2:32pm
Have banks signalled they've had enough of funding the dairy industry? If funding is closed off, the new Govt's obligations for the industry are likely to be expensive and even more stressful
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8 Jan 18, 10:36am
Barfoot & Thompson's December result reveals low sales volumes and very low new listings signed up. But average and median prices are holding up as fewer buyers are meeting seller expectations
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8 Jan 18, 8:01am
US jobs growth low; US trade deficit high; China caps bond trader pay; China FX reserves grow; surprise Aussie trade deficit; UST 10yr yield 2.48%; oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 71.7 USc; TWI-5 = 73.9
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7 Jan 18, 7:14am
We ask, what income do you need to buy a house affordably? The range is surprisingly wide depending on where you choose to live, even for Aucklanders
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6 Jan 18, 9:01am
American non-farm payrolls sag; Canada jobs grow strongly; China limits bond trader pay; UST 10yr yield 2.48%; oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 71.7 USc; TWI-5 = 73.9
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5 Jan 18, 8:38am
Strong US jobs growth; US service sector slows; Dow over 25,000; global service sector strong; China bond default risk up; Vancouver housing pressure shifts; UST 10yr yield 2.45%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 71.5 USc; TWI-5 = 73.7
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4 Jan 18, 12:01pm
Kiwi savers get much higher term deposit interest rates than do Aussies. But we don't have a bank deposit guarantee scheme. Even so, the benefits Kiwis get from saving is more than the extra cost Kiwis pay for mortgages
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4 Jan 18, 8:45am
US factory orders jump; US construction spending up; US car sales flat; China retail revolution; MIFID II arrives; UST 10yr yield 2.45%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 71 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
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3 Jan 18, 3:22pm
Although term deposit rates were low and steady in 2017, there were some good pickups to be had from competitive special offers. But there is little sign low rates for savers are about to end
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3 Jan 18, 8:29am
Dairy prices up +2.2%; global factories expanding faster; Aussie house prices turn lower; AU banks move on commissions, staffing; Singapore grows faster; UST 10yr yield 2.47%; oil flat, gold up; NZ$1 = 71 USc; TWI-5 = 73.5
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31 Dec 17, 8:02am
If financial markets are driven by two powerful emotions, greed and fear, then the lack of fear in bond markets suggests a cavalier attitude that may not end well
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31 Dec 17, 6:02am
Is the year ahead a year for big changes, calamities, or rising prosperity? We want your opinion about what is likely to happen, on anything that affects our economy
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30 Dec 17, 9:36am
Global trends positive; stock markets rise strongly; trade with China strong; interest rates low & stable; risk chases alternative assets; UST 10yr yield 2.41%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 70.9 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
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29 Dec 17, 8:55am
Aussie closes in on top 10; US population up +2.7 mln; US housing stock up +US$2 tln; US driver shortage; China freezes; aluminium prices jump; UST 10yr yield 2.43%; oil stable, gold up; NZ$1 = 70.8 USc; bitcoin falls -US$1000
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28 Dec 17, 1:18pm
2017 was a year where the big got bigger and the biggest won an out-sized share - all while holding on to higher interest rates
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28 Dec 17, 8:48am
US consumer confidence slips; US house prices rise, US commercial property prices jump; China trade surplus narrows; Russia wants its money back; UST 10yr 2.42%; oil and gold stable; NZ$1 = 70.7 USc; bitcoin falls -US$700
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27 Dec 17, 11:44am
We look back on a big, successful year and reveal our most popular stories; announce expanded coverage for 2018
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27 Dec 17, 8:27am
China faces up to unsustainable local Govt borrowing; China changes tack on outbound investment; Japan CPI up; US data strong; UST 10yr 2.47%; oil and gold jump; NZ$1=US$0.703; bitcoin staggers then recovers
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