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National Government, the property speculator’s best friend

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:11:50 +1200 | Green Party

The National Government is still the property speculator’s best friend, Green Party said today. More >>

New statistics show mortgage lending by payment type

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:12:54 +1200 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank has introduced a new data table (C32) which presents statistics on new and existing residential mortgage lending by payment type – interest-only, and principal-and-interest loans.More >>

Consultation on dual registration for non-systemic banks

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:27:36 +1200 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today published a consultation paper on its approach to the registration of foreign-owned banks that have a small, non-systemic, locally incorporated presence in New Zealand.More >>

NZ dollar, swaps tumble as Brexit confounds pollsters

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:36:09 +1200 | BusinessDesk

The New Zealand dollar tumbled more than 3 US cents, or 4.4 percent, and swap rates dropped as the UK voted to leave the European Union, confounding the predictions of bookmakers and pollsters.More >>

Discussion Paper: Inflation expectations and low inflation

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:22:50 +1200 | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

A new discussion paper by Ozer Karagedikli and John McDermott has been published on the Reserve Bank’s website. More >>

NZD gains as economic growth reduces prospects of rate cut

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:24:42 +1200 | BusinessDesk

The New Zealand dollar gained after figures showed the economy grew faster than the Reserve Bank had forecast in the first quarter, giving it less reason to cut interest rates again.More >>

Inflation unlikely to go any lower

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:03:47 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's 0.4 percent annual rate of inflation probably won't go any lower as a slump in oil prices and a cut to the Accident Compensation Corp levies are unlikely to be repeated, Finance Minister Bill English says. More >>

RBNZ Bulletin examines forecast performance

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:22:02 +1200 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today published a Bulletin article documenting the performance of the Bank’s forecasts over the period 2009 to 2015 . More >>

Reserve Bank must analyse LVR equity

Thu, 9 Jun 2016 13:53:09 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

It is disappointing that yet another Monetary Policy Statement has been released without analysis on the equity of loan-to-value ratios.More >>

RBNZ Governor Wheeler media conference post RBNZ OCR meeting

Thu, 9 Jun 2016 12:22:40 +1200 | HiFX

The Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler is currently holding his post RBNZ OCR meeting media conference. His key points are: • Reserve Bank of NZ says future interest rate decisions will be driven by data • RBNZ says view on rates has not ...More >>

Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.25 percent

Thu, 9 Jun 2016 09:14:22 +1200 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.25 percent. Global financial market volatility has abated and the outlook for global growth appears to have stabilised after being revised down successively over recent quarters. There ...More >>

Financial Statements for the ten months ended 30 April 2016

Fri, 3 Jun 2016 10:25:50 +1200 | The Treasury

Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the ten months ended 30 April 2016 More >>

English should push back on debt to income caps

Thu, 2 Jun 2016 17:05:27 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has to stop outsourcing the housing crisis to the Reserve Bank and push back on Graeme Wheeler’s plan for blanket debt to income ratios, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.More >>

Reserve Bank Bulletin looks at liquidity management

Thu, 26 May 2016 11:17:57 +1200 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today published a Bulletin article that explains how the Bank manages liquidity in the banking system. More >>

NZ dollar drops as June rate-cut bets fade

Tue, 24 May 2016 17:39:24 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar drops as June rate-cut bets fade, RBA to stick with inflation target More >>

RBNZ relaxes proposed policy changes

Mon, 23 May 2016 13:43:47 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 23 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank has softened the policies it's looking at imposing for banks that outsource some of their services after lenders warned the cost was too high. More >>

Reserve Bank seeks submissions on proposed outsourcing rules

Mon, 23 May 2016 12:19:45 +1200 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank is seeking submissions on proposed amendments to rules about outsourcing of services by registered banks. More >>

Gordon Campbell on bank scandals and air crashes

Mon, 23 May 2016 10:26:28 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Libor. It stands for the London Interbank Offered rate. Back in 2012, Libor became synonymous with a scandal involving the dodgy manipulation of how interest rates were fixed - during the years before and after the Global Financial Crisis - thus ...More >>

NZ dollar tumbles vs Aussie after RBA minutes

Tue, 17 May 2016 17:17:03 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 17 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar declined against its Australian counterpart after minutes of the last Reserve Bank of Australia meeting showed some reluctance to cut rates at the May 4 meeting and extended its decline after a survey showed ...More >>

NZD little changed before inflation report

Mon, 16 May 2016 17:26:14 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 16 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed before the release of the inflation expectations report tomorrow that may help guide the market's view on the timing of interest rate cuts by the Reserve Bank.More >>


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