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Tuesday, Jul 31, 2007

Inquiry into the Future Monetary Policy Framework

Written submissions to the inquiry into alternative ways to control inflation closed during the month (19 July).

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Friday, Jul 27, 2007

Mental health consumers given helping hand by 'friendly' landlord initiative

A new Hawke's Bay initiative is helping people with mental health issues find a rented home without having to spend months on a waiting list.

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Thursday, Jul 26, 2007

Reserve Bank raises cash rate again

The New Zealand dollar may have topped out on indications the Reserve Bak has finished hoisting interest rates.

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Tuesday, Jul 24, 2007

ANZ Property Focus against ring fencing of losses

In a feature article in the lastest ANZ Property Focus published July 23, ANZ economists say they believe that ring-fencing investment tax losses lacks a sound economic rationale.

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Friday, Jul 20, 2007

Three big banks to cut commissions

Mortgage brokers are facing cuts of up to 30% in commission paid by some banks from October. The cuts are expected to result in widespread changes in the industry, encouraging diversification and mergers between groups.

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Thursday, Jul 19, 2007

House prices drop but little danger of market collapsing

If Alan Bollard didn't manage a smile when the latest house data was revealed last week, he would make a good poker player.

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Friday, Jul 13, 2007

KiwiSaver could make refinancing harder

Increasing home loan rates are not the only thing hurting borrowers at the moment. One brokers says joining KiwiSaver could make refinancing even harder.

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Thursday, Jul 12, 2007

ANZ National Bank increase market share

ANZ/National Bank increased its share of the mortgage market in the September quarter, the first quarter it hasn't lost market share since the June 2006 quarter.

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Wednesday, Jul 11, 2007

Estate agents see feast for lawyers under new rules

Anne Gibson reports that consumers may need to arm themselves with lawyers to do battle against rich real estate agents and their firms under the new system unveiled by the Government yesterday.

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