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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 24 August 2015

Property Prices Plural

This week was looking relatively uneventful. Until, that is, we saw the dummy-spitting from the markets over the weekend. Has it been China’s slowdown or the Fed’s supposedly imminent exit from its zero interest rate policy causing the most angst? Either way, it’s not a good sign for how the global economy and markets are positioned.

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