David Chaston

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8 Sep 18, 9:31am
David Chaston probes current bank margins to swap rates to check whether banks are using the latest falling interest rate environment to fatten their margins
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8 Sep 18, 8:12am
US job gains undermined by detail; Canada job losses mask F/T gains; Mexico inflation up; EU growth down; China reserves steady; US makes new trade threats; UST 10yr 2.85; oil up, gold down; NZ$1 = 65.4 USc; TWI-5 = 69.4
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7 Sep 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; ASB cuts rates for mortgages and term deposits, FMA sees trust crisis, wholesale trade jumps, household net worth growth dips, swaps and NZD slip
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7 Sep 18, 11:15am
ASB trims a range of term deposit rates, in most cases matching their main rivals, focusing on terms of 18 months and longer
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7 Sep 18, 10:42am
Falling wholesale rates and the start of the Spring real estate selling season sees a major home loan lender cut a longer term fixed rate aggressively
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7 Sep 18, 7:43am
US payroll growth slips; service sector gives mixed signals; Canada data mixed; German orders fall; Switzerland shines; China banks wary; UST 10yr at 2.88%; oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 65.9 USc; TWI-5 = 69.7
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6 Sep 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; no local rate changes, house price falls, used import sales slow, Council revenues up, cheaper money, less credit stress, swap rates slip, NZD rises
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6 Sep 18, 7:35am
US trade deficit swells; Brexit talks move forward; EU retail weak; China PMIs slip; China opens up debt expansion; Indonesia raises taxes on imports; UST 10yr at 2.90%; oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 65.9 USc; TWI-5 = 69.8
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5 Sep 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; no rate changes, Auckland listings rise, job ad growth slows, commodity prices slip, construction faces issues, swaps firmer, NZD weaker
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5 Sep 18, 7:41am
Dairy prices down again; US factories expand; US car sales flat; OECD inflation up; Chinese shares jump; Indonesia spends big defending currency; UST 10yr at 2.90%; oil and gold down; NZ$1 = 65.5 USc; TWI-5 = 69.5
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4 Sep 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; no rate changes, healthy car sales, more house listings, healthy China trade, a low-emissions plan, swaps hold, NZD hanging in there
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4 Sep 18, 8:02am
OECD warns on derivatives, China's BRI; Argentina enters emergency mode; Indonesia currency drops, Turkey inflation jumps; PMIs slip; UST 10yr at 2.86%; oil higher, gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 66 USc; TWI-5 = 69.8
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3 Sep 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; term deposit rate cuts, terms of trade high, core funding ratio high, China factories mark time, swap rates fall again, NZD slips
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3 Sep 18, 11:57am
Crikey! Falling business investment is a serious threat to term deposit savers. The last time business loan demand slumped, TD returns fell -0.5%. If that happens this time, we would be at record lows
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3 Sep 18, 7:15am
US strongarms Canada after doing deal with Mexico; US threatens WTO; Argentina gets IMF's "full support"; India growth rises; China PMIs rise; EU challenges Aust; UST 10yr at 2.86%; oil softer, gold firmer; NZ$1 = 66.2 USc; TWI-5 = 70
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1 Sep 18, 9:32am
ANZ follows some of its main rivals lower with -10 to -20 bps cuts to seven specific terms, and a +5 bps rise for one term
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1 Sep 18, 8:25am
NAFTA talks stumble; US threatens the WTO; emerging market woes spread; the IMF gives Argentina "full support"; India booms; China expands; Australia faces tough choice; UST 10yr 2.85; oil down, gold up; NZ$1 = 66.1 USc; TWI-5 = 70
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31 Aug 18, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; a few rate changes, chasing cheap money, scam alert, low NZD boosts online trade, consumers concerned, Fonterra trims payout, swaps lower, NZD stable
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31 Aug 18, 11:17am
Kiwibank announces 'last call' for its sub 4% one year home loan offer, signaling a rise to come on Monday
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31 Aug 18, 10:28am
Some banks are trimming term deposit rates, others offering attractive 'specials'. But the immediate trend is for lower rate offers, hurt by diving wholesale swap rates
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