Inflation

17 Oct 17, 10:59am
Housing, insurance and food price pressures have CPI inflation near RBNZ’s 2% target band – annual rate of 1.9% slightly above market expectation, above RBNZ’s 1.6% pick
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10 Oct 17, 3:47pm
NZD trading at 0.7082 USD after being weighed down by election uncertainty, 0.7050 is the main support level and downside risks remain; downside risk also seen against the AUD as 0.9050 may be tested
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3 Oct 17, 10:50am
Rodney Dickens looks at what drives global inflation, what drives New Zealand inflation, and is sceptical about how these forces will in turn influence our OCR
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12 Sep 17, 3:44pm
NZDUSD likely to trade in the 0.7240-0.7290 range with a downside break favoured; NZDAUD continues to trade in a broad 0.9050-0.8970 range; AUD has held up well above the 0.8000 USD level, a break below which would threaten 0.7970
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5 Sep 17, 4:08pm
Poor US data was quickly forgotten after a hydrogen bomb test by North Korea over the weekend; NZDUSD has performed well so far this week but downward pressure remains; NZDAUD is lower this week
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29 Aug 17, 4:01pm
NZD trading at 0.7245 USD with critical level of support at 0.7180; NZDAUD down to 0.9125 and looks to form a base around the 0.9100 level; Yellen and Draghi stress importance of leaving in place regulations implemented post GFC
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22 Aug 17, 3:47pm
NZD has climbed back over the 0.7300 USD mark on USD weakness and is expected to stay in the 0.7315 - 0.7360 range for a few days; NZDAUD at 0.9220 with little clear direction; Markets look to Jackson Hole Symposium beginning Thursday
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22 Aug 17, 5:02am
Where's all the inflation gone, and where's it going to come from? Alex Tarrant chats to RBNZ Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand about importing low global prices, the need for domestic inflation to pick up, and whether he's going for the top job
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15 Aug 17, 3:50pm
NZDUSD helped by weaker than expected US CPI data but remains susceptible to any further uptick in risk-aversion; NZDAUD continues to range trade; US-Korea tensions ease; Chinese data disappoints
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9 Aug 17, 7:45am
NZDUSD broke the 0.7400 support level as the USD strengthened and is trading at 0.7351, close to the 0.7340 support level; NZD also lower against the AUD; NZD direction dependent on the RBNZ statement this week
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1 Aug 17, 3:27pm
NZD trading at 0.7519 USD on a weak USD; USD down 2.6% for the month as continuing upheavals in the Trump administration and lack of progress on tax agenda attracted USD selling, direction to be driven by data releases this week
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1 Aug 17, 9:40am
BNZ's Stephen Toplis outlines case for the RBNZ to cut the Official Cash Rate, if taking a purely 'mechanistic approach' to monetary policy
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31 Jul 17, 4:03pm
Former RBNZ economist Michael Reddell reviews Modern Monetary Theory where fiscal policy is the key lever rather than monetary policy; He argues monetary policy is still best for cyclical stabilisation
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28 Jul 17, 1:33pm
It was lost but now it's found; the Reserve Bank appears to be getting its collective head around where inflation is living in the modern world - and what it is likely to do in future
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27 Jul 17, 11:42am
Beneficiaries and lower-income groups have been hit the hardest by typical cost rises over the past year as housing and other price increases make their mark
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26 Jul 17, 10:10am
Reserve Bank Assistant Governor John McDermott says the measure of inflation the RBNZ pays attention to is running at about 1.4%; the 'neutral interest rate' is now down to 3.5%
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25 Jul 17, 12:40pm
Political paralysis has weighed on the USD; NZD consolidating around the 0.7430 USD area and has bounced back against AUD to 0.9379 AUD; Fed Funds rate meeting this week expected to have no surprises
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18 Jul 17, 12:12pm
USD weakness has been the main theme for the week, driven by Fed speakers, data and Trump administration; NZD has underperformed over this time and is lower on other crosses, not helped by soft inflation data
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14 Jul 17, 10:13am
Economists expect much of the sharp rise seen in the Consumers Price Index during the March quarter to evaporate, led by sharp falls in petrol prices
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11 Jul 17, 12:24pm
NZDUSD trapped in the 0.7250 and 0.7340 range for three weeks and a downside bias likely; NZDAUD also likely to have a downside bias; US data shows low unemployment but not broad based wage gains
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