Macroprudential tools

22 May 16, 5:02am
New Zealand's risk-averse savers would dearly love to invest in infrastructure bonds to fund Auckland's growth. The Auckland Council and the Government should help make that happen
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19 May 16, 4:00pm
The US Federal Reserve's apparent determination to raise American interest rates next month may well encourage the Reserve Bank here to hold fire on any more cuts
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19 May 16, 9:06am
Our central bank's starting to resemble an eccentric scientist, with macro-prudential tools its chemistry set. The worry is that too many ingredients will get mixed together with unpredictable results, says David Hargreaves
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16 May 16, 4:08pm
ANZ economists 'wouldn't be surprised' to see RBNZ announce debt-to-income measures soon though believe the central bank may struggle to sell the idea politically
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15 May 16, 5:02am
Circle August 19 and November 30 in your 2016 calendars because decisions on those days by the Auckland Council and the Reserve Bank respectively could determine house prices, interest rates, the Kiwi dollar and mortgage lending limits for years to come
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12 May 16, 8:50am
Reserve Bank looks to play catch-up with the runaway house market
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11 May 16, 12:00pm
RBNZ says increasingly concerned about Auckland housing resurgence; says seriously considering new Macro-Prudential measures to improve financial stability; looking at debt-to-income ratio limits
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11 May 16, 9:07am
Reserve Bank points to housing and dairy as increased risk factors but stops short of introducing any new macro-prudential measures
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10 May 16, 11:42am
Finance Minister says RBNZ takes financial stability seriously and will use lending control tools if needed; says he assumes RBNZ will use controls if needed; has been advised generally on RBNZ plans, but watch for more direction tomorrow
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9 May 16, 3:39pm
Economists say the Reserve Bank will be hoping the Government's forthcoming Budget will provide some support to rein in the housing market
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9 May 16, 11:58am
Big banks' income & expenses picture not as bad as it seems; Key issues to look for in RBNZ's Financial Stability Report
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6 May 16, 10:27am
NZ banks, Fonterra and farmers 'caught short' by Europe's increased dairy production, BNZ boss Anthony Healy says
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5 May 16, 4:36pm
The Reserve Bank has some tough decisions to face this coming week on the runaway housing market
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3 May 16, 7:47pm
Westpac CEO David McLean sanguine about possibility of new RBNZ macro-prudential tools on housing lending, has no plans to stop lending to foreign buyers
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2 May 16, 11:57am
ASB economists see the Reserve Bank trying to keep the market 'tantalised' with the prospect of an eventual OCR cut
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29 Apr 16, 8:23am
The Reserve Bank's decision not to cut interest rates looked like a central bank trying to buy more time while decisions are made on the housing market, David Hargreaves believes
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22 Apr 16, 9:39am
With the market mostly expecting the Reserve Bank to sit on its hands next week, David Hargreaves speculates that the central bank will aim to to catch out the market - with another OCR cut
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21 Apr 16, 10:14am
Westpac economist sees the rising indebtedness of Kiwis potentially leading to a 'stark' pull-back in spending and downside risks for economic activity
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19 Apr 16, 11:24am
Speculation is mounting that the Reserve Bank might signal further cooling measures against the overheating housing market as soon as next month
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15 Apr 16, 1:13pm
Westpac almost doubles its forecast for house price growth this year to 11.5%, but warns there could be consequences with new mortgage lending restrictions possible
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