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RBNZ to pay $140 million dividend from FX gains

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:45:01 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 29 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank will pay a $140 million dividend to the government, using up some of the near $1 billion of investment gains built up from prior years. More >>

Innovation key to shaping Bank’s past and future

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:44:16 +1300 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank's Annual Report 2015-16 demonstrates the Bank's commitment to innovation as it continues to promote a sound and dynamic monetary and financial system, Governor Graeme Wheeler said today.More >>

Neil Quigley to chair RBNZ's board of directors

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:23:18 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Neil Quigley has been elected chair of the Reserve Bank's board of directors, replacing Rod Carr who is leaving early. More >>

Neil Quigley new Chair of Reserve Bank Board

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:58:32 +1300 | Reserve Bank

Professor Neil Quigley has been elected Chair of the Reserve Bank's Board of Directors, replacing Dr Rod Carr. Ms Kerrin Vautier has been appointed as Deputy Chair. More >>

New Reserve Bank chair congratulated

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:49:36 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Bill English has congratulated the new chair of the Reserve Bank’s board of directors Professor Neil Quigley. More >>

NZD falls to 4-week low as November cuts seem locked in

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:41:13 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar falls to 4-week low as November cuts seem locked in, trade data weakens More >>

PM's Press Conference 26/9/16: Syrian Peace And Fishy Advice

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:27:53 +1300 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister John Key began his weekly press conference by discussing his chairing of last week's UN Security Council meeting on Syria, to 'focus the world's attention' on the crisis. He described subsequent attacks on civilians in Aleppo as 'despicable' ...More >>

Property Institute wants LVR exemption for first home buyers

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:56:58 +1300 | New Zealand Property Institute

Property Institute wants LVR exemption for first home buyers Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Ashley Church, has repeated his call for the Reserve Bank to exempt first home buyers from the Loan-to-value restrictions following news ...More >>

NZD falls vs. greenback, Aussie on likely November OCR cut

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:30:38 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell against the greenback and the Australian dollar after the Reserve Bank's interest rate review left traders with more of a sense that governor Graeme Wheeler is likely to cut the official cash rate ...More >>

RBNZ pushes for new quarterly disclosure regime

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:49:55 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank is pushing for a new disclosure regime for the way banks make financial information public outside their half-year and annual updates, which would see the central bank draw on data it's already privy to.More >>

Reserve Bank consults on new dashboard for banks

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:28:04 +1200 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today released a consultation document on a proposed new ‘Dashboard’ approach to quarterly disclosure for locally incorporated banks. More >>

NZ dollar gains as central banks meet market expectations

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:34:58 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 22 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose after the US Federal Reserve and the Reserve Bank kept interest rates on hold, as expected, keeping the kiwi on track to shed some of its yield advantage later in the year.More >>

Reserve Bank to publish redacted submissions

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:33:23 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 22 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank is to routinely publish submissions it receives to policy or industry consultations rather than condensing them into a summary. More >>

UPDATE: RBNZ, Fed keep rate action for later this year

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:36:16 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 22 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the US Federal Reserve stuck to their scripts today, pushing out any action on interest rates until later this year. More >>

Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.0 percent

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:18:41 +1200 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 2.0 percent. More >>

Financial Risks and Currency Need Continued Focus

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:44:40 +1200 | NZ Manufacturers and Exporters Association

Looking towards the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s (RBNZ) OCR decisiontomorrow, the exchange rate remains at a level that is putting a lot of pressure on manufacturers and exporters. Building financial stability issues, here and abroad also present ...More >>

NZD rises above 73 US cents with little prospect of rate cut

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:26:26 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar rises above 73 US cents with little prospect of rate cut next week More >>

RBNZ likely to wait for inflation data before decision

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:54:25 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 16 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank is expected to hold fire from cutting interest rates next week until it can get a better steer on the inflation outlook, leaving November open for a reduction. More >>

NZ consumer confidence gains in September

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:25:01 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence lifted in September as house price expectations hit a new high More >>

NZ dollar little changed, may rise on signs economy strong

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:28:02 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar little changed, may rise on signs economy strong fast enough to rule out rate cuts More >>


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