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    Recent Econ Stats

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    2017-05-15NZServices NZ PSI APR59.0 59.4
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    2017-05-12NZBusiness NZ PMI APR56.857.8 56.340
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    2017-05-11NZInterest Rate Decision 0.01751.75% 0.01750
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    2017-05-11NZFood Inflation YoY APR0.0021.3% 0.013501
    2017-05-03NZEmployment Change QoQ Q10.0120.8% 0.01100
    2017-05-03NZParticipation Rate Q10.70670.5% 0.70700
    2017-05-03NZLabour Costs Index YoY Q10.0151.6% 0.01700
    2017-05-03NZLabour Costs Index QoQ Q10.0040.4% 0.00400