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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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12 years 2 months

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31st Dec 21, 10:22am
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Help us keep interest.co.nz free for all readers. We need your support keeping our service open to all, and there are great benefits if you do
US jobless claims fall below pre-pandemic levels; blizzard of Omicron infections looms; China's SMEs struggle; India imposes new restrictions; Turkish lira falls again; UST 10yr 1.52%; oil and gold firm; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
31st Dec 21, 8:50am
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US jobless claims fall below pre-pandemic levels; blizzard of Omicron infections looms; China's SMEs struggle; India imposes new restrictions; Turkish lira falls again; UST 10yr 1.52%; oil and gold firm; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
Despite recent interest rate rises, Kiwi home loan borrowers are still getting a good deal compared to those offered to Australians. We update our trans-Tasman comparison and find we are batting on even terms still
30th Dec 21, 11:53am
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Despite recent interest rate rises, Kiwi home loan borrowers are still getting a good deal compared to those offered to Australians. We update our trans-Tasman comparison and find we are batting on even terms still
US trade deficit widens; South Korean business confidence rises; Turkey's currency falls again; WHO warns of pandemic tsunami; UST 10yr 1.54%; oil firm but gold soft; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
30th Dec 21, 8:23am
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US trade deficit widens; South Korean business confidence rises; Turkey's currency falls again; WHO warns of pandemic tsunami; UST 10yr 1.54%; oil firm but gold soft; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
Investors buoyed by strong holiday retail sales; Japan gets much improved data; Evergrande claims a comeback; lithium price surge extends; UST 10yr 1.48%; oil rises but gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 67.9 USc; TWI-5 = 72.5
29th Dec 21, 8:50am
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Investors buoyed by strong holiday retail sales; Japan gets much improved data; Evergrande claims a comeback; lithium price surge extends; UST 10yr 1.48%; oil rises but gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 67.9 USc; TWI-5 = 72.5
Higher employment levels and bracket creep are combining to shift an extra $14 bln per year from wage and salary earners to Government coffers, giving political parties windfalls to make increasing spending promises
27th Dec 21, 11:45am
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Higher employment levels and bracket creep are combining to shift an extra $14 bln per year from wage and salary earners to Government coffers, giving political parties windfalls to make increasing spending promises
US reports a range of generally good data; China goes insular, rolls back property restrictions; Russia hugs Germany tighter; NSW reimposes restrictions; UST 10yr 1.49%; oil and gold firmer; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
24th Dec 21, 9:02am
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US reports a range of generally good data; China goes insular, rolls back property restrictions; Russia hugs Germany tighter; NSW reimposes restrictions; UST 10yr 1.49%; oil and gold firmer; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
The final 2021 review of things you need to know before you go home; BNZ tweaks TD rates higher, mortgage lending remains strong, TD investments grow sharply, Aussie Omicron cases explode; swaps stable, NZD firm, & more
23rd Dec 21, 3:59pm
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The final 2021 review of things you need to know before you go home; BNZ tweaks TD rates higher, mortgage lending remains strong, TD investments grow sharply, Aussie Omicron cases explode; swaps stable, NZD firm, & more
We look back on our interesting trek through 2021, reveal our most popular articles, and assess how readers engaged with our broad content
23rd Dec 21, 9:45am
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We look back on our interesting trek through 2021, reveal our most popular articles, and assess how readers engaged with our broad content
Brighter economic data continues in the US; inflation with supply chain issues creates tough choices; Russian costs skyrocket, confidence falls; UST 10yr 1.47%; oil and gold firmer; NZ$1 = 68.2 USc; TWI-5 = 72.7
23rd Dec 21, 8:17am
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Brighter economic data continues in the US; inflation with supply chain issues creates tough choices; Russian costs skyrocket, confidence falls; UST 10yr 1.47%; oil and gold firmer; NZ$1 = 68.2 USc; TWI-5 = 72.7
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; some TD rate increases, consumer sentiment holds at lowish levels, dairy prices slip, insurer profits revealed, swaps on hold, NZD firm, & more
22nd Dec 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; some TD rate increases, consumer sentiment holds at lowish levels, dairy prices slip, insurer profits revealed, swaps on hold, NZD firm, & more
Dairy prices slip; US equity markets rally; US retail resilient; Omicron weighs on the EU; AU companies buying carbon credits aggressively; UST 10yr 1.48%; oil up but gold lower; NZ$1 = 67.5 USc; TWI-5 = 72.3
22nd Dec 21, 7:52am
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Dairy prices slip; US equity markets rally; US retail resilient; Omicron weighs on the EU; AU companies buying carbon credits aggressively; UST 10yr 1.48%; oil up but gold lower; NZ$1 = 67.5 USc; TWI-5 = 72.3
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; farm sales strong, lifestyle block sales weak, credit cards used more, Power quits Westpac, joins TVNZ, swaps hold, NZD weakens, & more
21st Dec 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; farm sales strong, lifestyle block sales weak, credit cards used more, Power quits Westpac, joins TVNZ, swaps hold, NZD weakens, & more
Equities follow bonds in a risk-off retreat; leading US data positive; Japan juices its recovery; Taiwan export orders impress; China scrambles to prevent slowdown; UST 10yr 1.40%; oil and gold lower again; NZ$1 = 67.2 USc; TWI-5 = 71.8
21st Dec 21, 7:26am
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Equities follow bonds in a risk-off retreat; leading US data positive; Japan juices its recovery; Taiwan export orders impress; China scrambles to prevent slowdown; UST 10yr 1.40%; oil and gold lower again; NZ$1 = 67.2 USc; TWI-5 = 71.8
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; trade deficit swells, Xmas spending rush, consumer sentiment dips, cheap electricity, cartel alleged, swaps lower, NZD stable, & more
20th Dec 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; trade deficit swells, Xmas spending rush, consumer sentiment dips, cheap electricity, cartel alleged, swaps lower, NZD stable, & more
Americans tackle BNPL; China's slowdown deepens; Europe struggles with inflation; Australia opens borders for skilled workers despite pandemic; UST 10yr 1.41%; oil and gold lower; NZ$1 = 67.3 USc; TWI-5 = 72.2
20th Dec 21, 7:19am
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Americans tackle BNPL; China's slowdown deepens; Europe struggles with inflation; Australia opens borders for skilled workers despite pandemic; UST 10yr 1.41%; oil and gold lower; NZ$1 = 67.3 USc; TWI-5 = 72.2
China momentum leaking away; Germany struggles with inflation; central banks raise rates; Turkish disaster deepens; CFPB tackles BNPL; UST 10yr 1.39%; oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 67.5 USc; TWI-5 = 72.2
18th Dec 21, 8:53am
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China momentum leaking away; Germany struggles with inflation; central banks raise rates; Turkish disaster deepens; CFPB tackles BNPL; UST 10yr 1.39%; oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 67.5 USc; TWI-5 = 72.2
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; Kiwi Bond rates rise, uncertainty dogs business sector, home loan affordability worse, BNPL in CFPB sights, swaps soft, NZD firm, & more
17th Dec 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; Kiwi Bond rates rise, uncertainty dogs business sector, home loan affordability worse, BNPL in CFPB sights, swaps soft, NZD firm, & more
New offer rates from Treasury for Kiwi Bonds are not rising as fast as what retail banks are offering for the same terms, but at least they are rising whereas wholesale rates are now not
17th Dec 21, 1:52pm
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New offer rates from Treasury for Kiwi Bonds are not rising as fast as what retail banks are offering for the same terms, but at least they are rising whereas wholesale rates are now not
Positive US economic data; China loses momentum; ECB tapers, Bank of England raises its rate; Turkey cuts theirs again; Aussie jobs jump; UST 10yr 1.43%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 68.1 USc; TWI-5 = 72.6
17th Dec 21, 7:33am
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Positive US economic data; China loses momentum; ECB tapers, Bank of England raises its rate; Turkey cuts theirs again; Aussie jobs jump; UST 10yr 1.43%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 68.1 USc; TWI-5 = 72.6
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; some small TD changes, GDP slip impresses, NZGB yields stable, Aussie jobs rebound, swaps firm, NZD firm, & more
16th Dec 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; some small TD changes, GDP slip impresses, NZGB yields stable, Aussie jobs rebound, swaps firm, NZD firm, & more
Eyes on US Fed; US retail weakens; Canadian housing starts jump; China retail sales weaken, electricity production growth stalls; EU-Russia tensions higher; UST 10yr 1.44%; oil up and gold lower; NZ$1 = 67.3 USc; TWI-5 = 72
16th Dec 21, 7:26am
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Eyes on US Fed; US retail weakens; Canadian housing starts jump; China retail sales weaken, electricity production growth stalls; EU-Russia tensions higher; UST 10yr 1.44%; oil up and gold lower; NZ$1 = 67.3 USc; TWI-5 = 72
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; a few key retail rate changes, rosy HYEFU, big spending signaled, rural outlook positive, current account deficit jumps, swaps hold, bond yields slump, NZD low & stable, & more
15th Dec 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; a few key retail rate changes, rosy HYEFU, big spending signaled, rural outlook positive, current account deficit jumps, swaps hold, bond yields slump, NZD low & stable, & more
Producer prices jump more than expected in the US; debt ceiling deal close; China shutdowns spread; EU gas prices hit new record; Aussie business sentiment slips; UST 10yr 1.44%; oil and gold lower; NZ$1 = 67.5 USc; TWI-5 = 72.2
15th Dec 21, 7:23am
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Producer prices jump more than expected in the US; debt ceiling deal close; China shutdowns spread; EU gas prices hit new record; Aussie business sentiment slips; UST 10yr 1.44%; oil and gold lower; NZ$1 = 67.5 USc; TWI-5 = 72.2
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; no retail rate changes, food prices up, services struggle, auction popularity falls fast, swaps fall hard, NZD weaker, & more
14th Dec 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, food prices up, services struggle, auction popularity falls fast, swaps fall hard, NZD weaker, & more