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Wakeman seeks AIA AGM Resolutions

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:37 +1200 | Peter Wakeman

On 21 September 2017 Peter Wakeman e-mailed The Secretary for Auckland International Airport seeking More >>

Reserve Bank revamps rules for bank outsourcing

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:30:17 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 20 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank has released its revised policy for banks which outsource services, tightening the rules to ensure the banks continue to function in the event of failure.More >>

Reserve Bank introduces revised outsourcing policy

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:16:23 +1200 | Reserve Bank

“The revised policy aims to ensure that a bank can continue to operate in a situation where a key service provider fails,” Deputy Governor Grant Spencer said. More >>

NZ house prices, credit growth need more cooling, S&P says

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:18:49 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 13 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand housing market needs to cool further and credit growth needs to slow to remove risks to the wider banking system, Standard & Poor's says. More >>

Macroprudential policies in a low interest-rate environment

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:34:12 +1200 | Reserve Bank

A new discussion paper (DP2017/04) - Macroprudential policies in a low interest-rate environment - by Fang Yao and Margarita Rubio has been published on the Reserve Bank’s website. More >>

Reserve Bank leasing office space to Defence Force

Mon, 4 Sep 2017 14:40:01 +1200 | Reserve Bank

The New Zealand Defence Force has signed a lease to occupy three floors in the Reserve Bank of New Zealand building, beginning later this year. More >>

NZ dollar sheds 4.5% in August, 1% this week

Fri, 1 Sep 2017 20:54:34 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 1 percent decline this week after shedding 4.5 percent in August as election uncertainty rises with the latest political polls. More >>

Dollar dips on Wheeler, pares loss as North Korea fears ease

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 20:15:40 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 30 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dipped briefly after Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler made what may be his last official attempt to jawbone the kiwi lower before paring its losses as fears about North Korea's latest missile test ...More >>

Wheeler manages to move dollar in farewell speech

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:25:40 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 30 (BusinessDesk) - Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler said "the prospects look promising" for continued robust economic growth in New Zealand over the next two years and the greatest risks are from "inflated global asset prices ...More >>

HiFX Data Update - RBNZ Governor Wheeler Speech

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:24:01 +1200 | HiFX

The Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler has just delivered a speech at the Northern Club. His key points mentioned are: • In the absence of major unanticipated shocks, prospects look promising for continued robust economic growth in NZ over the next ...More >>

Reserve Bank policy a key driver in economic performance

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 13:47:57 +1200 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank’s monetary policy has been an important driver in the last five years behind above-trend growth in the economy and employment, Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler said today in a speech.More >>

RBNZ hires Corrections CIO Sean Mills

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 15:53:14 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Department of Corrections chief financial officer Sean Mills will join the Reserve Bank's senior leadership after being appointed assistant governor and head of operations. More >>

RBNZ appoints Assistant Governor, Head of Operations

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 12:55:39 +1200 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank has appointed Sean Mills as Assistant Governor and Head of Operations. Mr Mills will take up his appointment on 29 November 2017. He is currently Chief Information Officer at the Department of Corrections. As Assistant Governor and Head ...More >>

NZ dollar pares some losses against euro on profit taking

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 20:22:53 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar clawed back some of its losses against the euro, likely on some profit taking after it touched a 15-month low in early trading. More >>

NZ dollar gains against broadly weaker greenback

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:15:47 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained against a broadly weaker greenback after minutes from the US Federal Reserve's policy meeting potentially signaled policy makers could delay a rate hike. More >>

NZ dollar little changed after dropping overnight

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:15:19 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 16 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed in Asia after falling sharply overnight when US retail sales data propelled the greenback higher. More >>

Inflation targeting practices similar across central banks

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:18:01 +1200 | Reserve Bank

Inflation targeting practises are similar across many central banks despite significant differences in their formal frameworks, says the Reserve Bank in its latest Bulletin article published today.More >>

PM says there's no need for debt to income ratio tool

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:36:56 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ prime minister says there's no need for debt to income ratio tool to curb lending By Rebecca Howard More >>

Property Institute applauds dumping of DTI plans

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:57:33 +1200 | New Zealand Property Institute

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive Ashley Church is applauding today’s decision, by Prime Minister Bill English, to take Debt-to-income ratios off the table as a tool available to the Reserve Bank.More >>

NZ dollar barely budges as all eyes focus on North Korea

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:43:48 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 14 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar barely budged from where it started the day after a brief lift following strong retail sales was short-lived as attention remained focused on events surrounding North Korea. More >>

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