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Outlook for NZ economic growth positive

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:40:22 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 28 (BusinessDesk) - The outlook for New Zealand's economic growth remains positive, albeit with considerable uncertainty remaining, especially internationally, the Reserve Bank says in its 2017-2020 Statement of Intent.More >>

Statement of Intent Outlines RBNZ’s Priorities

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:11:32 +1200 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank's commitment to price and financial stability in an uncertain global environment is underlined in the Bank's Statement of Intent ( SOI ) for 2017-2020. More >>

RBNZ, polling weakly with ordinary Kiwis

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:09:00 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 27 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank, which has faced criticism for its engagement with the media and financial analysts, has turned to social media to sell its message after polling showed ordinary Kiwis don't hold the bank in high regard.More >>

Reserve Bank broadens engagement with stakeholders

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:46:06 +1200 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank continues to broaden its engagement with a diverse range of stakeholders to provide accountability, and to promote understanding and dialogue, Head of Communications, Mike Hannah, said in a speech released today.More >>

Dollar gains as RBNZ's bid to talk down currency falls short

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:18:19 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar gains as RBNZ's bid to talk down currency falls short of expectations More >>

RBNZ seeks governor with 'gravitas'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:25:39 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 22 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank is seeking a new governor with "gravitas" to lead "a high-performance culture" that includes effective communications, one area where the bank has been both criticised and thin-skinned.More >>

Reserve Bank’s outlook helpful, says real estate boss

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:23:20 +1200 | Century 21 Real Estate

“News that the Official Cash Rate could be held at 1.75% for some time is good news for home owners, as are the Reserve Bank’s latest comments about the housing market,” says Geoff Barnett, National Manager of Century 21 New Zealand.More >>

RBNZ's Wheeler keeps OCR at 1.75% with uncertain outlook

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:30:45 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 22 (BusinessDesk) - Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 1.75 percent and will look through a recent pick-up in inflation which is seen as being a temporary spike in the tradables sector while complaining about the ...More >>

HiFX Data Update - RBNZ Official Cash Rate Decision

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:26:36 +1200 | HiFX

The RBNZ have maintained the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 1.75%. This was widely expected. More >>

Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:08:14 +1200 | Reserve Bank

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

Reserve Bank tipped to hold and stick to neutral bias

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:53:41 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 16 (BusinessDesk) – Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler is expected to keep rates on hold at next week's review and stick firmly to a neutral stance, in particular after softer-than-expected first quarter economic growth. More >>

Bulletin article reviews current economic expansion

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:14:00 +1200 | Reserve Bank

Bulletin article reviews current economic expansion The sensitivity of the New Zealand economy to global developments has been underlined in the Reserve Bank Bulletin . An article published today examines the current economic expansion since 2009, comparing ...More >>

Reserve Bank offers to purchase Govt Dec 2017 nominal bonds

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:10:15 +1200 | Reserve Bank

Reserve Bank offers to purchase NZ Government December 2017 nominal bonds As is usual ahead of a government bond maturity, and as advised by the New Zealand Debt Management Office on 25 May 2017, the Reserve Bank offers to purchase NZ government bonds maturing ...More >>

NZ retail card spending falls

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:29:02 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ retail card spending falls on lower grocery, liquor expenditure By Rebecca Howard June 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand retail spending on electronic cards dipped in May as people dialled back expenditure on groceries and liquor. Retail spending ...More >>

World Week Ahead: Fed hike ahead

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:43:56 +1200 | BusinessDesk

By Margreet Dietz June 12 (BusinessDesk) – US Federal Reserve policy makers are widely expected to announce an interest rate increase at the end of their two-day meeting on Wednesday, while central banks in the UK, Japan and the Switzerland also ...More >>

Wheeler calls on BNZ to rein in top economist

Fri, 9 Jun 2017 20:55:44 +1200 | BusinessDesk

'Dear Anthony': Wheeler calls on Bank of New Zealand boss to rein in top economist More >>

Debt-to-income limit of five times would cut risk of crash

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 20:07:53 +1200 | BusinessDesk

RBNZ says debt-to-income limit of five times would be cut risk of housing crash More >>

Property Institute repeats warning of ‘DTI disaster’

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 16:52:39 +1200 | New Zealand Property Institute

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Ashley Church, has repeated an earlier warning that the introduction of ‘debt-to-income’ limits on mortgage lending would have the potential to do significant damage to the Auckland housing ...More >>

Debt to Income limit consultation

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 13:38:10 +1200 | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The Reserve Bank today published a consultation paper seeking feedback on serviceability restrictions such as debt to income (DTI) limits being added to its macro prudential toolkit.More >>

Minister welcomes DTI consultation

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 13:36:19 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Steven Joyce has today welcomed the release of the Reserve Bank's consultation document on the use of Debt to Income ratios for mortgage borrowers as an additional macro-prudential tool.More >>

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