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RBNZ's McDermott stresses forecasts are 'conditional'

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 13:19:43 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's central bank stressed that its forecasts are conditional, and open to change as new information arises. More >>

Auckland Property Choice In January Lowest In 20 Years

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:17:58 +1300 | Barfoot and Thompson

Auckland residential property sales in January were solid, with no clear direction emerging as to market trends for the remainder of the summer months. More >>

RBNZ Governor Wheeler Speech

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 13:38:59 +1300 | HiFX

The Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler has just delivered a speech titled “The Global Economy, NZ Economic Outlook, & the Policy Target Agreement” to the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce.More >>

Wheeler cites flexible policy targets, no knee-jerk rate cut

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 13:19:52 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler has emphasised the flexibility written into his inflation policy targets agreement, which means he has to look beyond weak headline inflation in deciding whether to cut interest rates.More >>

Reserve Bank will draw on PTA flexibility

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 13:13:49 +1300 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank will continue to draw on the flexibility contained in the PTA in managing economic risks and assessing monetary policy, Governor Graeme Wheeler said today. Speaking to the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce in Christchurch, ...More >>

NZ dollar gains on concerns about pace of US Fed rate hikes

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 08:54:37 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 2 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained against US dollar weakness amid speculation the Federal Reserve may not hike rates as fast as previously expected. More >>

New RBNZ Discussion Paper: How exporters set prices

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 12:18:13 +1300 | Reserve Bank

The first discussion paper of the year has been published on the Reserve Bank’s website. More >>

NZ dollar rises vs. yen after BoJ introduces negative rates

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 08:35:38 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar rises to 3-week high vs. yen after BoJ introduces negative interest rate More >>

Bulletin looks at divergence in house prices

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:00:15 +1300 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today published a Bulletin article, ‘New Zealand house prices: a historical perspective’ that provides historical context to the current divergence between house price inflation in Auckland and the rest of New Zealand.More >>

NZ dollar, swaps fall after RBNZ, Fonterra statements

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:43:17 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar and swap rates fell after a one-two hit from Fonterra Cooperative Group lowering its forecast payout and the Reserve Bank opening the door to further interest rate cuts this year. More >>

Housing crisis still worrying Reserve Bank

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:58:07 +1300 | Green Party

National’s housing policy half-measures aren’t enough to stop the Reserve Bank keeping interest rates on hold, which in turn is holding back small businesses, the Green Party said. “If it wasn’t for the Auckland housing crisis, I’d expect ...More >>

RBNZ Cash Rate unchanged at 2.50% - NZD lower

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:29:40 +1300 | HiFX

The RBNZ’s Official Cash Rate (OCR) is unchanged at 2.50%. This was widely expected. The key points in the RBNZ statement are: More >>

Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.5 percent

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:13:29 +1300 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.5 percent. Uncertainty about the strength of the global economy has increased due to weaker growth in the developing world and concerns about China and other emerging markets. Prices for ...More >>

RBNZ's Wheeler opens door for more rate cuts

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:09:09 +1300 | BusinessDesk

RBNZ's Wheeler opens door for more rate cuts with inflation set to rise more slowly; kiwi drops More >>

Cheap oil may spur RBNZ to rethink flat OCR

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:54:37 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) - The global oil glut depressing consumer prices around the world may prompt the Reserve Bank to rethink its flat outlook for the official cash rate this year, but economists don't think it will signal its intentions at next ...More >>

Soft NZ inflation puts acid on RBNZ to cut rates this year

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:08:10 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 20 (BusinessDesk) - The lowest annual increase in inflation for 16 years will heap pressure on the Reserve Bank to rethink its stance on interest rates this year as markets start betting on a cut, with one bank economist calling today's inflation ...More >>

NZ consumer prices rise at slowest annual pace since 1999

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:55:32 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ consumer prices rise at slowest annual pace since 1999 on cheap petrol; kiwi drops More >>

Gordon Campbell on making the media pay for OIA requests

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:37:51 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

So it seems that since November, the Reserve Bank has been quietly enacting a policy of charging the media for Official Information Act requests . More >>

OIA charging a worrying step

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:19:00 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party would like the Reserve Bank to make public its reasons for changing its policy to charge media outlets for Official Information Act (OIA) requests. More >>

Improved rules for banks and NBDTs

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 16:45:24 +1300 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today published the conclusions of its stocktake of the prudential regulations that apply to banks and non-bank deposit takers (NBDTs). More >>


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