Latest Reserve Bank Headlines

No Place for Complacency

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:52:41 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the Reserve Bank’s OCR releases are masterpieces of misinformation, says New Zealand First Leader and MP For Northland, Rt Hon Winston Peters.More >>

RBNZ's Wheeler keeps OCR at 1.75%

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:17:37 +1300 | BusinessDesk

RBNZ's Wheeler keeps OCR at 1.75%, doesn't anticipate moving any time soon More >>

OCR Announcement - Canstar Comments

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:44:30 +1300 | Canstar

“After a flurry of increases in mortgage rates over the last quarter, recent weeks have seen a slowdown on this front. However, with lenders remaining reliant on overseas capital to fund their domestic mortgage book further rate increases cannot be ruled ...More >>

Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:05:17 +1300 | Reserve Bank

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

NZ central bank tipped to keep rates on hold

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:26:02 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is widely expected to keep interest rates on hold at a record low 1.75 percent on Thursday and to reiterate the risks are finely balanced.More >>

Poll confirms softening in price expectations

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:45:06 +1300 | New Zealand Property Institute

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive Ashley Church says the Institute's second poll of public perceptions has revealed a softening in house price expectations. More >>

NZ dollar falls vs euro as ECB notes improving outlook

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:43:42 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 10 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell against the euro after the European Central Bank acknowledged the improving economic outlook in the single market region, and dropped below 69 US cents for the first time since January on the expectation ...More >>

NZ dollar sinks to 69 US cents

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:58:38 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar sinks to 69 US cents in face of 'perfect storm' of Fed about to hike, weaker NZ outlook More >>

IMF's policy prescriptions for NZ

Tue, 7 Mar 2017 16:42:38 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 7 (BusinessDesk) - A capital gains tax aimed at encouraging more investment outside housing and the introduction of a debt-to-income limit on mortgage lending are among the International Monetary Fund's recommendations for New Zealand to support ...More >>

Reserve Bank seeks balance

Tue, 7 Mar 2017 15:28:33 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 7 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's central bank announced a review of bank capital requirements to examine how well the current framework operates and to consider potential improvements.More >>

Reserve Bank outlines plans for bank capital review

Tue, 7 Mar 2017 11:40:52 +1300 | Reserve Bank

An upcoming review of banks’ capital requirements will continue to ensure confidence in the solvency of the New Zealand banking system, while encouraging efficiency, Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Grant Spencer said today.More >>

RBNZ comfortable with economic projections

Thu, 2 Mar 2017 12:42:51 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 2 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank is comfortable with economic projections underpinning its bias to keep the official cash rate on hold until the middle of 2019, although the local housing market and US President Donald Trump's trade ambitions ...More >>

Reserve Bank sees risks equally balanced

Thu, 2 Mar 2017 09:14:18 +1300 | Reserve Bank

Risks around future Official Cash Rate movements are equally weighted, reflecting balanced risks around inflation, Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler said today in a speech.More >>

Challenging market conditions drive drop in bank profits

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:15:23 +1300 | KPMG

After achieving an all-time record profit of $5.17 billion in 2015, KPMG’s Financial Institutions Performance Survey (FIPS) reveals New Zealand banks’ profits decreased slightly in 2016. As banks managed challenging market conditions, net profit after ...More >>

Could Wheeler be last RBNZ governor to call the shots alone?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:35:49 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Departing Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler could be the last to have sole decision-making authority on monetary policy as opposition MPs call for a move to a board decision model such as Australia uses and seek an ...More >>

NZ dollar falls sharply after RBNZ dampens expectations

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:28:25 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 9 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell after the central bank dampened rate hike expectations and moved to jawbone the currency lower. More >>

Trade protectionism biggest uncertainty for RBNZ

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 16:03:39 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 9 (BusinessDesk) - A growing tide of trade protectionism led by US president Donald Trump is one of the biggest uncertainties for New Zealand's Reserve Bank, governor Graeme Wheeler says.More >>

NZ dollar, swap rates fall after RBNZ statement

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 14:15:30 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar, swap rates fall as RBNZ statement prompts traders to drop bets on early hike More >>

OCR Statement: Downplaying a sea of risks

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 11:12:52 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The Reserve Bank is brushing aside multiple risks and uncertainties in the global economy, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 09:49:18 +1300 | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

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


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