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NZ home values rise at slowest annual pace in six months

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:50:05 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property values increased at the slowest annual pace in six months in November, as tougher lending restrictions constrain buyers.More >>

Graeme Wheeler is wrong

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:49:48 +1300 | Democrats for Social Credit

Democrats for Social Credit Finance Spokesman Chris Leitch is calling on Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler to correct statements made in the Bank’s Financial Stability Report released yesterday.More >>

Reserve Bank again highlights National's housing failure

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:59:51 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s failure to deal with the housing crisis in New Zealand is once again being exposed by the Reserve Bank today, in a scathing assessment of the Government’s response, says Labour Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson More >>

Financial system continues to face housing and dairy risks

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:12:04 +1300 | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

New Zealand’s financial system is sound but continues to face risks, Reserve Bank Governor, Graeme Wheeler, said today when releasing the Bank’s November Financial Stability Report .More >>

NZ dollar little changed as financial stability report

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:19:28 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed ahead of the Reserve Bank's financial stability report and testimony from Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler on Wednesday and US labour market figures at the end of the week.More >>

Reserve Bank delays bank disclosure reforms

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:15:54 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 24 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has extended for two weeks its deadline for feedback on a proposed new Dashboard approach for banks’ financial disclosure aimed at making it easier for retail investors to compare how sound the ...More >>

Changes in household behaviour help explain low inflation

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:41:48 +1300 | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The Reserve Bank is taking account of changing household saving and spending behaviours in its inflation forecasts, Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand said in a speech to the Australia National University in Canberra this evening.More >>

Suncorp NZ sells Autosure, enters partnership with Turners

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:31:38 +1300 | Suncorp

Suncorp New Zealand sells Autosure business, enters into corporate partnership with Turners Limited Suncorp New Zealand today announced the sale of the majority of its Autosure motor insurance business to Turners Limited, and the start of a new corporate ...More >>

Updated weights for Trade-Weighted Index

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:29:03 +1300 | Reserve Bank

The annual re-weighting of the Trade-Weighted Index (TWI) takes effect on Wednesday 16 November 2016. More >>

English: Prison population as big a risk as interest rates

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 15:21:25 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Finance Minister English says soaring prison population as big a risk as world interest rates More >>

NZ dollar falls as Trump election stokes volatility

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:08:28 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 10 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell as the election of Donald Trump to the White House stoked volatility across financial markets and the Reserve Bank left the door open to intervening in foreign exchange markets as a means to lean ...More >>

UPDATE: RBNZ's Wheeler cuts OCR

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:13:16 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler cut the official cash rate to a new record low to try to stoke inflation in an economy growing ahead of expectations and signalled the end of the easing cycle. The kiwi dollar gained after ...More >>

RBNZ's Wheeler cuts OCR, signals end to easing cycle

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:30:46 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler cut the official cash rate to a new record low to try and stoke inflation in an economy growing ahead of expectations and signalled the end of the easing cycle, pushing the kiwi up. More >>

Official Cash Rate reduced to 1.75 percent

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:07:42 +1300 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today reduced the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 25 basis points to 1.75 percent. More >>

RBNZ's Spencer signals new oversight for payments systems

Tue, 8 Nov 2016 14:52:06 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 8 (BusinessDesk) - Reserve Bank deputy governor Grant Spencer is signalling a new supervision regime for the country's payments system, two years after he first outlined concerns about the global infrastructure that facilitates wholesale market ...More >>

Promoting financial stability

Tue, 8 Nov 2016 11:13:02 +1300 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank remains focused on preserving financial stability, while facilitating innovation and improved efficiency in the rapidly-evolving payments space, Deputy Governor Grant Spencer said today.More >>

Statistics NZ has corrected Q3 inflation data on website

Mon, 7 Nov 2016 12:20:07 +1300 | HiFX

Statistics NZ has corrected Q3 inflation data on their website. It states that: • Q3 CPI rose 0.3% Q/Q versus originally reports 0.2%. • Q3 CPI rose 0.4% Y/Y versus originally reports 0.2%. • The changes were required to correct a manual processing ...More >>

Bond premia, monetary policy and exchange rate dynamics

Mon, 7 Nov 2016 11:48:18 +1300 | Reserve Bank

The risk-free interest rate means different things to different people. One notion of the risk-free rate is the return on a bond that has no risk of default, such as a short-term government bill. Another is the unobserved discount rate, that is used ...More >>

NZ dollar heads for 2.1% weekly gain

Fri, 4 Nov 2016 21:56:47 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar heads for 2.1% weekly gain against the greenback as market rethinks RBNZ rate cut More >>

Helping people with sight loss use currency with confidence

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:14:02 +1300 | Reserve Bank

Banknote gauges to help people with sight loss better identify New Zealand’s currency have been released by the Reserve Bank in collaboration with organisations representing the blindness community.More >>

 

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