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Reserve Bank consults on mortgage bond collateral standard

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:41:16 +1300 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today published a consultation paper proposing an enhanced mortgage bond standard aimed at supporting confidence and liquidity in the financial system. More >>

RBNZ lifts Westpac NZ's regulatory capital requirements

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:27:41 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 15 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank has lifted Westpac New Zealand's minimum regulatory capital requirements after it failed to comply with obligations relating to its status as an internal models bank. More >>

NZ house sale slump eases in October, drop in turnover slows

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:12:19 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's housing market perked up last month as sales volumes fell at a slower pace, having slumped in the lead-up to the September general election. More >>

NZ dollar edges up against pound as PM May's future weighs

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:24:51 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar edges up against pound as UK PM May's future weighs on sterling More >>

NZ dollar little changed ahead of US CPI

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:23:27 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar little changed ahead of US CPI, seen as key to December rate hike More >>

NZ dollar heads for 0.5% weekly gain

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 20:23:12 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 10 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.5 percent weekly gain, helped by a Reserve Bank statement that was deemed slightly more hawkish. More >>

Dollar gains as RBNZ forecasts possible earlier rate hike

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 20:22:49 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 9 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose after the Reserve Bank brought forward the timing of a potential rate hike on the back of higher inflation, a weaker currency and fiscal stimulus. Longer-dated swap rates also rose.More >>

RBNZ's flat dollar projection is unrealistic, traders say

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 19:43:28 +1300 | BusinessDesk

RBNZ's projection for flat kiwi dollar TWI over next 3 years is unrealistic, traders say More >>

RBNZ backs decision-making committee but wants it in-house

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 17:00:51 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 9 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is in favour of formalising a committee-based decision-making process but would prefer to keep out external members, and doubts adding employment as a joint mandate will have a major impact on monetary ...More >>

UPDATE: RBNZ's Spencer keeps rates on hold

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 13:09:10 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Acting Reserve Bank governor Grant Spencer kept the official cash rate unchanged at 1.75 percent but brought forward a potential rate hike to June 2019 from September that year and lifted the inflation forecasts to factor in ...More >>

RBNZ's Spencer keeps rates on hold

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 12:25:35 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Acting Reserve Bank governor Grant Spencer kept the official cash rate unchanged at 1.75 percent but brought forward a potential rate hike to June 2019 from September that year and lifted its inflation forecast as it factors ...More >>

RBNZ keeps OCR at 1.75%

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 09:36:47 +1300 | HiFX

The RBNZ have maintained the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 1.75%. This was widely expected. The key points in the RBNZ statement are: CPI projected to remain near mid-point target Numerous uncertainties remain and policy may need to adjust accordingly ...More >>

Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 09:19:06 +1300 | Reserve Bank

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

NZ dollar little changed ahead of MPS

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 20:16:04 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 8 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed ahead of the central bank monetary policy review tomorrow, despite some economists warning the market may be taken by surprise. More >>

RBNZ Changes Mean More Inflation And More Tax

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 11:04:31 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government's plan to amend the Reserve Bank Act in an effort to "maximise employment" is likely to lead to more taxation by stealth, says the Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

NZ dollar rises after RB review announced

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 20:27:35 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar rises after Finance Minister says it won't be included in RBNZ overhaul More >>

Labour should be careful with Reserve Bank Review

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 16:13:07 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Labour should be careful with Reserve Bank Review The Labour Party should be careful with its review of the Reserve Bank so there remains complete clarity over the Bank’s primary role, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. “The Reserve ...More >>

Renewed Policy Targets Agreement signed

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 10:14:44 +1300 | Reserve Bank

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Reserve Bank Governor Grant Spencer today signed an unchanged Policy Targets Agreement (PTA) , which sets out specific targets for maintaining price stability.More >>

Grant Robertson Announces Review of Reserve Bank Act

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 10:13:55 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Finance Grant Robertson today released the Terms of Reference for the Government’s review of the Reserve Bank Act 1989, and re-signed the current Policy Targets Agreement with Reserve Bank Acting Governor Grant Spencer.More >>

NZ dollar edges lower after tepid inflation expectations

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 21:03:14 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 6 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dipped against the greenback after inflation expectations remained tepid and after the NZ Debt Management Office postponed a 10-year bond tender. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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