Choruses

The latest daily snapshot of the news, detail, insight and analysis on geo-politics, the global economy, business, markets and the local political economy for citizens and decision-makers of Aotearoa-NZ.

Bank of England bails out pension funds and pays for tax cuts for Britain's richestListen now (28 min) | Bank of England, which is supposed to be fighting inflation, restarts money printing to stabilise markets so £1.5t of pension…
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A 'reverse currency war' just broke outListen now (18 min) | The world's reserve currency is surging because US interest rates are rising faster than others, which exports inflation & risks…
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The Fed pledges to keep rates higher for longerListen now (15 min) | Fed hikes 75 bps and sees key rate up another 100 bps to around 4.4% by end of 2022; It also sees it stuck up at 4.6% by end of…
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First home buyers returning, but too soon?Listen now (10 min) | Brokers report first home buyers returning after slight mortgage rate drop; However, ANZ jumps ahead of rest and hikes key fixed…
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National wobbling on Townhouse Nation densification pactListen now (12 min) | Bishop says National 'open to sensible changes' to bi-partisan densification pact, which faces a massive centre-right backlash…
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Choosing dirt, tax-free capital gains and low debt over new homes for kidsListen now (15 min) | Government blocks councils from sprawling greenfields housing into 'highly productive land', but also won't fund or incentivise…
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Friday’s Dawn Chorus: Councils quiet quitting on urban densificationListen now (9 min) | Christchurch follows up rejection of densification with plan to charge developers with too few trees; Auckland carved out swathes…
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Thursday's Dawn Chorus: EU windfall profit taxListen now (6 min) | European Union countries plan to raise €140b through windfall taxes on those winning from high gas & electricity prices to pay for…
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Housing slump ending in AucklandListen now (11 min) | Bleeding edges of Auckland and Wellington city house price slumps bottoming out 17-23% below the late 2021 peak; Food price…
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Tuesday's Dawn Chorus: Inflation fallingListen now (7 min) | US inflation expectations drop sharply; British GDP more stagnant than expected; Electrolux warns of unsold stocks; Germany now…
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Ardern announces end of Covid mask and vaccine mandates; Seven day isolation stays for positive cases, but not for close contacts; Monday Sept 26 set as…
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Dawn Chorus: A maskless holiday?Listen now (8 min) | Cabinet to decide on holiday to mark the end of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and end of orange 'traffic light'; Ukraine routs Russian…
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TLDR: Here’s my pick o’ the links from around the news sites I’ve been checking since 4am, along with my chart, quote, number, climate record, scoop and…
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Dawn Chorus: Europe's jumbo rate hikeListen now (6 min) | European Central Bank hikes key deposit rate by 75 basis points to 0.75% and pledges more; Powell hopes to avoid too much jobs…
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Magical thinking hits the physical and financial buffersListen now (23 min) | Swiss, Swedish & Finnish Govts bail out power firms as markets face €1.5 trillion in margin calls after Russia cuts off Europe's…
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Dawn Chorus: Geo-politics driving inflation and recession in EuropeListen now (10 min) | New UK PM plans tax cuts and energy subsidies, but markets fear debt blowout; Pound slumps to new lows and interest rates spike…
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Government may take Auckland Council to court over de-intensification; Lotto sucking poorest areas dry; 500 kids live in Christchurch motels; Israel may…
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2010: the moment geo-politics changed foreverListen now (20 min) | Liz Truss is likely to become UK PM & is promising even wilder policies than Boris Johnson; Her election is another sign of much…
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Another $186b taken from the futureListen now (13 min) | Govt extends GST to KiwiSaver fees, which is forecast to raise $225m/year & cut funds under management by 2070 by $186b; GST being…
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Dawn Chorus: TOP's tax switch pitchListen now (7 min) | TOP proposes 0.75% land-tax-for-income-tax switch focused on cutting tax under $15k and cancelling $2b of MSD debt; Nearly 20% of…
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Bank of England bails out pension funds and pays for tax cuts for Britain's richestListen now (28 min) | Bank of England, which is supposed to be fighting inflation, restarts money printing to stabilise markets so £1.5t of pension…
40
39
A 'reverse currency war' just broke outListen now (18 min) | The world's reserve currency is surging because US interest rates are rising faster than others, which exports inflation & risks…
79
7
The Fed pledges to keep rates higher for longerListen now (15 min) | Fed hikes 75 bps and sees key rate up another 100 bps to around 4.4% by end of 2022; It also sees it stuck up at 4.6% by end of…
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First home buyers returning, but too soon?Listen now (10 min) | Brokers report first home buyers returning after slight mortgage rate drop; However, ANZ jumps ahead of rest and hikes key fixed…
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21
National wobbling on Townhouse Nation densification pactListen now (12 min) | Bishop says National 'open to sensible changes' to bi-partisan densification pact, which faces a massive centre-right backlash…
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18
Choosing dirt, tax-free capital gains and low debt over new homes for kidsListen now (15 min) | Government blocks councils from sprawling greenfields housing into 'highly productive land', but also won't fund or incentivise…
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