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NZ dollar gains against broadly weaker greenback

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:15:47 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained against a broadly weaker greenback after minutes from the US Federal Reserve's policy meeting potentially signaled policy makers could delay a rate hike. More >>

NZ dollar little changed after dropping overnight

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:15:19 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 16 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed in Asia after falling sharply overnight when US retail sales data propelled the greenback higher. More >>

Inflation targeting practices similar across central banks

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:18:01 +1200 | Reserve Bank

Inflation targeting practises are similar across many central banks despite significant differences in their formal frameworks, says the Reserve Bank in its latest Bulletin article published today.More >>

PM says there's no need for debt to income ratio tool

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:36:56 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ prime minister says there's no need for debt to income ratio tool to curb lending By Rebecca Howard More >>

Property Institute applauds dumping of DTI plans

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:57:33 +1200 | New Zealand Property Institute

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive Ashley Church is applauding today’s decision, by Prime Minister Bill English, to take Debt-to-income ratios off the table as a tool available to the Reserve Bank.More >>

NZ dollar barely budges as all eyes focus on North Korea

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:43:48 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 14 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar barely budged from where it started the day after a brief lift following strong retail sales was short-lived as attention remained focused on events surrounding North Korea. More >>

Video Series for Money Week 2017

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:25:38 +1200 | Reserve Bank

14 August 2017 - To support Money Week 2017, the Reserve Bank and the Commission for Financial Capability have collaborated in a series of videos to encourage people to better manage their debt and talk more freely about their finances.More >>

Reserve Bank’s debt to income limit proposals are flawed

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 21:54:43 +1200 | Tailrisk Economics

A report by Tailrisk Economics on the Reserve Bank’s justifications for possibly imposing debt to income (DTI) limits on housing lending, shows that that they are deeply flawed. The main problem is that the DTI is a crude tool that does not adequately ...More >>

Exempt first-home buyers, says second real estate boss

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 12:00:35 +1200 | Century 21 Real Estate

“The 20 percent deposit requirement for first-home buyers should be scrapped for lower valued properties,” says Geoff Barnett, National Manager of Century 21 New Zealand.More >>

NZ house prices edge up in July; REINZ calls for looser LVR

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:28:24 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ house prices edge up in July; REINZ calls for looser LVR rules on sales slump More >>

NZ dollar down on geopolitical tensions

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:21:26 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 10 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell as a less dovish than expected statement and forecasts from the central bank were overshadowed by tensions between the United States and North Korea.More >>

Raising productivity key to lifting NZ living standards

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:31:08 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler wants a greater debate on how to boost New Zealand's soggy productivity levels as a means of boosting the nation's living standards. More >>

RBNZ approves Kiwibank bonds

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:29:36 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 10 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank will recognise two bonds issued by state-owned Kiwibank as regulatory capital under the Capital Adequacy Framework, having previously rejected them.More >>

Reserve Bank Recognises Kiwibank Capital Instruments

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:13:03 +1200 | Kiwi Bank

10 August 2017 - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has today issued a letter of non-objection in relation to the Kiwibank Bonds that, earlier this year, it considered were not compliant with its capital adequacy rules. This decision follows some changes made ...More >>

RBNZ's Wheeler keeps OCR at 1.75% and rate track intact

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:33:07 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 1.75 percent with future projections unchanged, disappointing some analysts who had been tipping an even later start to a tightening cycle.More >>

As Expected, RBNZ Maintains OCR at 1.75%

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:11:49 +1200 | 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: More >>

Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:27:29 +1200 | Reserve Bank

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

NZ dollar weighed by risk aversion and positioning

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 20:37:09 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 9 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell as escalating tensions between the US and North Korea dampened risk appetite and ahead of what is expected to be a more dovish outlook from the Reserve Bank tomorrow.More >>

NZ Dollar Drops on Prospect of Flatter Rate Track

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 11:39:36 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 9 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar extended its decline on growing anticipation the Reserve Bank will take a more dovish tone and may adopt an even flatter interest rate track in tomorrow's monetary policy statement.More >>

NZ dollar weaker as market positions for dovish central bank

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 20:21:56 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 8 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell on a trade-weighed index basis ahead of what is expected to be a dovish statement from the Reserve Bank on Thursday. More >>

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