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Weekly Overview

Learn more about the housing market, interest rates, and foreign economies in Tony Alexander's weekly overview. This weekly publication is designed to help Kiwi business people and householders make informed financial decisions. Read the latest weekly overview – or catch up on last week's.

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Confidence Survey

Will the economy will get better, worse or stay the same over the next 12 months? Each month, our Chief Economist, Tony Alexander, asks this question to subscribers of his weekly overview. Read Tony's summary of their responses in the latest Confidence Survey – or download a past issue.

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BNZ Markets Outlook

Get the latest news on the New Zealand economy and global markets in our weekly BNZ Markets Outlook. Each issue covers a range of topics, including domestic interest rates, the foreign exchange market and upcoming events.

In this week's Markets Outlook

Monday 30 November 2015

Growth’s Building Blocks Looking More Cuisenaire

  • Business view better but increasingly mixed
  • October building consents affirm renewed momentum
  • But after patchy building activity in Q3?
  • RBNZ terms of trade track looks too negative
  • November housing data to start with QVNZ
  • GDT dairy price likely up (modestly) this week

While today’s ANZ business survey recovered further in November, generally speaking, perhaps the most significant thing about it was that it became even more mixed in its industry detail. This will be something to keep in mind as we assess the upcoming data.

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