"We got barbequed by Big Ben" - a reference to Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's comments signalling an end to bond buying.
The New Zealand dollar falls after being hit by a somewhat unexpected triple-whammy,
The so-called master contract with Westpac "is no longer sufficient to meet the current and future banking needs of government".
Sir Maarten Wevers will take over the role of chairman on August 1.
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