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Don Brash promotes “flat earth economics”

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:51:45 +1200 | Democrats for Social Credit

In his comment on Bryan Gould’s article on the Reserve Bank, Don Brash continues to perpetuate his “flat earth economics” view of the way the banking system operates. More >>

Annual inflation tipped to hit mid-point of RBNZ's target

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:06:17 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 18 (BusinessDesk) - Higher food and fuel prices are expected to propel annual inflation to 2 percent in the first quarter, marking the first time it will hit the mid-point of the central bank's target range in five-and-a-half years. More >>

‘Upside downside: a guide to risk for savers and investors’

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:12:46 +1200 | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The Reserve Bank today released a new edition of its popular guide to managing the risks involved in saving and investing. More >>

Many homeowners would seek longer terms on higher rates

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:16:41 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Almost three-quarters of New Zealand homeowners are expecting their mortgage rates to rise this year and while many are fairly sanguine about a moderate increase, if it goes too high a fifth would push out the term of their loan and a third would ...More >>

PM's Press Conference 10/04/17: Edgecumbe Flooding Update

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 16:48:11 +1200 | Liana Pantaleo

Today Social Development Minister Anne Tolley joined Prime Minster Bill English to discuss the flooding situation in Edgecumbe. Ms Tolley has been appointed the lead minister to oversee government assistance. The Prime Minister said, a state of local ...More >>

Labour’s modern approach to monetary policy

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:29:45 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

A commitment to full employment and a more transparent process to provide market certainty are the hallmarks of Labour’s proposals for a new approach to monetary policy, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.More >>

NZ Post, Super Fund, ACC to pour $247 million into Kiwibank

Fri, 7 Apr 2017 18:36:53 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 7 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwibank shareholders New Zealand Post, the New Zealand Superannuation Fund and Accident Compensation Corp will pour in a collective $247 million to make sure the state-owned bank's capital stays within the regulator's ...More >>

NZ businesses pare back optimism in March quarter

Tue, 4 Apr 2017 13:28:19 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand firms pared back their level of optimism in the first three months of the year as domestic trading activity stayed robust while signalling broader price hikes were on the cards as firms contend with an increasingly ...More >>

Estimates of the Output Gap from a Beveridge-Nelson Filter

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:03:30 +1300 | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The Beveridge-Nelson (BN) trend-cycle decomposition based on autoregressive forecasting models of U.S. quarterly real GDP growth produces estimates of the output gap that are strongly at odds with widely-held beliefs about the amplitude, persistence, and ...More >>

Bulletin article reviews business cycle

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:07:17 +1300 | Reserve Bank

More subdued growth, due to persistent spare capacity in the global economy following the global financial crisis, has been a key feature of the current New Zealand business cycle.More >>

Bulletin article reviews business cycle

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:55:58 +1300 | Reserve Bank

More subdued growth, due to persistent spare capacity in the global economy following the global financial crisis, has been a key feature of the current New Zealand business cycle.More >>

RBNZ's geopolitical concerns now 'extensive'

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:20:07 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank's concerns about geopolitical uncertainties have been upgraded to "extensive" at a time when US President Donald Trump is facing a tougher battle in winning over legislators to enact his regulatory and ...More >>

No Place for Complacency

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:52:41 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the Reserve Bank’s OCR releases are masterpieces of misinformation, says New Zealand First Leader and MP For Northland, Rt Hon Winston Peters.More >>

RBNZ's Wheeler keeps OCR at 1.75%

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:17:37 +1300 | BusinessDesk

RBNZ's Wheeler keeps OCR at 1.75%, doesn't anticipate moving any time soon More >>

OCR Announcement - Canstar Comments

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:44:30 +1300 | Canstar

“After a flurry of increases in mortgage rates over the last quarter, recent weeks have seen a slowdown on this front. However, with lenders remaining reliant on overseas capital to fund their domestic mortgage book further rate increases cannot be ruled ...More >>

Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:05:17 +1300 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75 percent. More >>

NZ central bank tipped to keep rates on hold

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:26:02 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is widely expected to keep interest rates on hold at a record low 1.75 percent on Thursday and to reiterate the risks are finely balanced.More >>

Poll confirms softening in price expectations

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:45:06 +1300 | New Zealand Property Institute

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive Ashley Church says the Institute's second poll of public perceptions has revealed a softening in house price expectations. More >>

NZ dollar falls vs euro as ECB notes improving outlook

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:43:42 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 10 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell against the euro after the European Central Bank acknowledged the improving economic outlook in the single market region, and dropped below 69 US cents for the first time since January on the expectation ...More >>

NZ dollar sinks to 69 US cents

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:58:38 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar sinks to 69 US cents in face of 'perfect storm' of Fed about to hike, weaker NZ outlook More >>


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