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Digital Currency on the Drawing Board

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:53:13 +1200 | Internet Party

Government policies and digital currency ideas and issues will come together at three public workshops next week. More >>

High dollar, hands-off Govt sends workers to dole queue

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:40:33 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The loss of up to 100 jobs at Croxley stationery in Auckland is devastating news for their families and the local Avondale community, Labour’s Employment, Skills and Training spokesperson Grant Robertson says.More >>

100 jobs lost at Croxley as high Kiwi dollar keeps hurting

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:21:39 +1200 | Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

One hundred jobs will be lost at Croxley Stationery in Auckland, which is being forced to close by the high dollar and ongoing crisis in New Zealand manufacturing. More >>

NZ dollar falls as greenback rises amid weak dairy, rates

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:19:54 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar falls as greenback rises; weak dairy, pause in rate hikes weigh on sentiment More >>

NZ dollar break below 90.50 Aust cts ahead of dairy auction

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:06:01 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell below a key support level against the Australian dollar and weakened against the greenback as traders took advantage of weaker producer prices and government economic forecasts to sell the kiwi ahead ...More >>

NZ inflation expectations dwindle as shine taken off economy

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:25:01 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand businesses see a tamer track for inflation over the next two years as they trim their expectations for economic growth, suggesting the central bank doesn't have to rush to raise interest rates again.More >>

NZ dollar gains vs. British pound on lower BoE wage forecast

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:34:54 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar gains vs. British pound as lower BoE wage forecast pulls back rate bets More >>

Provinces suffer from LVR restrictions

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:57:04 +1200 | Harcourts

Around the country our provincial sales are showing very clearly the negative effect loan-to-value restrictions have had in these fragile markets. More >>

New Zealand economics comment: More than just milk

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:30:25 +1200 | HSBC Bank

Falling dairy prices have created some doubts about the robustness of New Zealand’s economic boom. But it is worth keeping in mind that dairy is only one part of the economy’s recent growth story. Growth has also been driven by the post-earthquake ...More >>

Mixed signals, strong sales - 8 August

Fri, 8 Aug 2014 10:29:39 +1200 | Manufacturers and Exporters Association

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during July 2014, shows total sales in June 2014 increased 28.38% (year on year export sales increased by 30.45% with domestic sales increasing ...More >>

NZ dollar advances vs. euro as ECB keeps policy loose

Fri, 8 Aug 2014 08:34:05 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 8 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained against the euro after the European Central Bank said it would keep interest rates at record lows and loose policy will remain in place for an extended period, widening the divergence with ...More >>

Residential property value increases slowdown

Thu, 7 Aug 2014 13:34:50 +1200 | QV Valuations

The latest monthly QV Residential Price Movement Index shows that nationwide residential property values for July have increased 7.6% over the past year and 2.3% over the past three months. This means they are now 15.6% above the previous market peak of ...More >>

NZ unemployment falls: Still expect further RBNZ hikes

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 13:50:54 +1200 | HSBC Bank

New Zealand's labour market continues to tighten, consistent with a pick-up in growth. Although Q2 jobs growth surprised on the downside, at +3.7% y-o-y (market had +4.0%), the unemployment rate fell from 5.9% to 5.6% in Q2 (market expected 5.8%). Strong ...More >>

RBA reiterates stable outlook for interest rates

Tue, 5 Aug 2014 17:06:59 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of Australia kept the cash rate unchanged at 2.5 percent and reiterated that a "period of stability" in interest rates is warranted given the outlook for inflation.More >>

NZ dollar gains as traders await central bank meetings, data

Tue, 5 Aug 2014 08:38:10 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar advanced in quiet trading as investors await direction from looming central bank meetings and new data on dairy prices and employment.More >>

Treasury Release : Monthly Economics Indicators July 2014

Mon, 4 Aug 2014 14:16:16 +1200 | New Zealand Treasury

The July Monthly Economic Indicators (MEI) was published today on the Treasury Website at 2:00pm. The report provides a summary of recent economic events. More >>

Financial Services Council – Fairer Taxes on Savings

Mon, 4 Aug 2014 10:55:30 +1200 | Financial Services Council

The Financial Services Council (FSC) is supporting a campaign for fairer taxation of savings. Current tax laws overtax retired New Zealanders living off interest income and New Zealanders saving for retirement.More >>

Fair tax for savers proposals would broadly pay for itself

Mon, 4 Aug 2014 10:46:47 +1200 | Financial Services Council

Expert advice received to date on a package of Fair Tax for Savers Campaign proposals could increase Government tax revenue overall – and deliver a $400 million income boost to savers.More >>

Quarterly Forecast: The maturing of a “rock star” economy

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:23:02 +1200 | ASB Bank

NZ economy maintains good momentum in 2014. • But signs emerge that growth will moderate to a more sustainable pace next year. • High NZD remains a dilemma for the RBNZ as it continues on its tightening path. • Growing divergence between global ...More >>

Home loan affordability improves in June

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:01:19 +1200 | Roost Mortgages

Home loan affordability improves in June after house price falls, more than offsetting interest rate rises More >>

 

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