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NZ Dollar Falls as US Healthcare Reform Proceeds

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:17:12 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 26 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell after the US Senate narrowly voted to proceed with healthcare reform, stoking optimism about the Trump administration's policy programme while at home the Reserve Bank said the 'neutral' level for its ...More >>

Looking at the Stars

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:23:03 +1200 | Reserve Bank

Understanding key trends in the economy is crucial for the Reserve Bank, even though the trends can only be estimated and never directly observed and measured. More >>

NZ dollar recovers after RBA governor jawbones down Aussie

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:21:57 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 21 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 1 percent weekly gain against the greenback and moved higher against the Aussie after that nation's central bank quelled the view that rate hikes might be on the horizon while New Zealand's ...More >>

Reserve Bank Reviews Outcomes of IMF’s Assessment Programme

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:17:47 +1200 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank has released a Bulletin article reviewing the outcomes of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) latest Financial Sector Assessment Programme (FSAP) for New Zealand. More >>

RBNZ says no need for prescriptive requirements

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:22:31 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 19 (BusinessDesk) - Cyber-attack poses a significant threat to the global financial system but the Reserve Bank has decided not to introduce more prescriptive requirements at this stage due to the swiftly changing nature of both the threats and the technology, ...More >>

NZ dollar falls vs Aussie, 'parity party cancelled'

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:18:05 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar took a tumble against the Australian dollar after weak domestic inflation contrasted sharply with a more upbeat economic outlook from the Reserve Bank of Australian in the minutes of its last meeting.More >>

NZ inflation missing in action in second quarter

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:01:27 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer prices were unchanged in the second quarter as weaker fuel prices offset rises in household basics like rent, food and electricity. More >>

NZ dollar off early highs but rangebound

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 20:31:17 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 17 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was off its highs after some comments from a central bank deputy governor and ahead of Tuesday's second-quarter domestic inflation data. More >>

NZ net foreign liabilities as share of GDP have improved

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:35:50 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 17 (BusinessDesk) - A large improvement in New Zealand’s net foreign liabilities as a share of gross domestic product makes the economy less vulnerable to shocks, but they are still relatively high internationally and the saving and investment ...More >>

Reserve Bank says lower external debt is encouraging

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:38:55 +1200 | Reserve Bank

Reserve Bank says lower external debt is encouraging, but some risks remain A large improvement in New Zealand’s net foreign liabilities as a share of GDP since 2009 makes the economy less vulnerable to shocks, Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand said in ...More >>

Survey Highlights Homeowners Unfazed by Interest Rate Rises

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:31:40 +1200 | New Zealand Home Loans

Monday 17 July 2017 - A new survey has revealed Kiwi homeowners are largely unfazed about their ability to cope with mortgage rate rises, but they are continuing to find it difficult to curb spending on consumer items.More >>

RESEND: NZ annual inflation may have slowed to 1.9% in 2Q

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 20:42:40 +1200 | BusinessDesk

RESEND: NZ annual inflation may have slowed to 1.9% in 2Q, quelling rate-hike talk More >>

NZ dollar heading to a weekly 0.8% decline, eyes on US

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 20:15:41 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 14 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar held onto its overnight gains but was headed for a 0.8 percent weekly decline as investors await several US economic indicators, including inflation numbers.More >>

NZ annual inflation may have slowed to 1.9% in 2Q

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 18:37:12 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ annual inflation may have slowed to 1.9% in 2Q, quelling rate-hike talk More >>

Do we need a money revolution? Strategy 2040

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:33:56 +1200 | Strategy2040

Professor William Mitchell is in Wellington on Friday 28 July and he will be speaking at a Wellington event to discuss how Modern Monetary Theory could support New Zealand’s economy, society, environment, and way of life over the next 20 years.More >>

NZ dollar rises after Yellen disappoints hawks and BOC lifts

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:22:28 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 13 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen was seen as dovish and on some speculation that the New Zealand and Australian central banks may follow their Canadian counterpart and lift rates sooner ...More >>

International derivatives rules prompt look at law change

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 18:56:18 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 13 (BusinessDesk) - International efforts to remove some of the risks associated with over-the-counter derivatives products have spurred the Reserve Bank and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to look at changing the law to make ...More >>

Public consultation on foreign margin requirements

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:36:12 +1200 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment have started a public consultation on the implications for New Zealand of foreign margin requirements for over-the-counter derivatives.More >>

House prices up 5.8% in June, led by growth outside Auckland

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:04:35 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 13 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's median house price rose an annual 5.8 percent in June with strong growth outside of Auckland, according to the Real Estate Institute. More >>

NZ dollar loses ground against Aussie

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 20:49:17 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 12 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar continued to fall against the Australian dollar on some improving data across the Tasman and a lift in iron ore prices. More >>


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