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Macroprudential tools

LVR limits for Auckland mooted

US academic says targeted rather than nationwide response to rising Auckland house prices would be 'prudent'

Rocketing house prices tipped for next year

Economic forecaster Infometrics picks 14% house price inflation in 2015-16

House price growth slows

QV says annual house price growth slowed  to 8.8% from 9.3% in past month; average price $466.7k; Auckland prices up 14.3%

Aus housing boom 'no bubble'

HSBC's 'rockstar' economist has no concern over rising Aussie house prices and sees no place for NZ-style 'macro-prudential tools' across the ditch

Barfoot & Thompson median price at record levels

Barfoot & Thompson reports March sales slightly down on year ago figures; median price surges $32k to $652k; market still distorted by fewer low-end sales

RBNZ surprised at drop-off in high-LVR lending

RBNZ's latest bulletin says banks' share of low deposit lending has shrunk more than it expected when it introduced LVR 'speed limits'

NZ 'an exception' to the LVR rule

Westpac economists are encouraged by talk the LVR limits will be lifted and say there are 'ominously few' examples overseas of such restrictions ever being removed

RBNZ's brilliant side-steps

David Hargreaves thinks our central bank might have just avoided itself a whole heap of trouble as the election looms

End nigh for RBNZ's LVR experiment?

RBNZ's Grant Spencer says rising interest rates give greater scope to ease or remove LVR restrictions; Sees case to coordinate monetary & macro-prudential policies

'Cat and mouse' on rate hikes

BNZ chief likely to 'wait and see' on floating mortgage rates after expected RBNZ rate hike