Macroprudential tools

25 Aug 16, 9:59am
Increasing use of interest-only loans in NZ could be 'particularly problematic' if house prices fall, S&P says
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23 Aug 16, 7:51pm
S&P increases capital risk weightings for NZ banks due to increased risk of 'sharp correction in property prices'
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12 Aug 16, 1:21pm
NZ Bankers' Association completes about face on 'weak tool with low welfare gains', but is wary of RBNZ move towards debt-to-income ratio limits & making banks hold more capital against housing loans
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12 Aug 16, 5:01am
The economic indicators and ASB's economists suggest the housing market is not going to correct sharply, ASB CEO Barbara Chapman says
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11 Aug 16, 11:11am
RBNZ's Wheeler expects banks to pass on most of OCR cut; says RBNZ will send debt to income multiple limit plan to English in next week or two, but unlikely to be introduced this year; says migration putting downward pressure on wages
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2 Aug 16, 3:14pm
RBNZ Survey of expectations shows anticipated inflation of just 1.65% in two years time - still well below the RBNZ's explicit target of 2%
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2 Aug 16, 2:29pm
Gareth Kiernan says the third attempt to restrain the housing market with LVR restrictions may slash house sales by at least 15%, but probably only temporarily in Auckland
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2 Aug 16, 12:00pm
QV figures show Auckland now just short of $1 million average house price; national average ticks over $600k
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1 Aug 16, 1:34pm
BNZ says a survey showing a massive online spike in post 'Brexit' British retail purchases by Kiwis after the pound plunged shows that NZ 'is particularly adept at importing global deflation'
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25 Jul 16, 4:21pm
Kiwibank economists are now picking the Reserve Bank will have to drop the Official Cash Rate to as low as 1.5%
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21 Jul 16, 12:02pm
ANZ CEO David Hisco and The Co-operative Bank CEO Bruce McLachlan say the RBNZ should hit residential property investors harder than it's proposing to
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20 Jul 16, 4:24pm
ANZ, ASB and Westpac have now pulled the shutters down now on lending to investors over 60% LVR ahead of introduction of new RBNZ rules
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20 Jul 16, 3:09pm
The Reserve Bank's decision to bring forward implementation of the new round of LVR restrictions gives it the edge over the Government in the game of chess that the two parties are playing
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20 Jul 16, 12:00pm
Gareth Vaughan looks at why even the Third Coming of the RBNZ's high-LVR restrictions on home loans is merely fiddling around the fringes of the housing bubble
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19 Jul 16, 9:14am
RBNZ acts to urgently tighten lending to investors; proposes 60% LVR limit for rental property investors nation-wide from Sept 1; also plans to tighten LVR lending above 80% for other borrowers
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18 Jul 16, 4:51pm
BNZ economists see the central bank cutting interest rates next month and needing to signal another cut after that
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14 Jul 16, 3:27pm
Reserve Bank to issue an updated 'economic assessment' next week; market will speculate that a cut to interest rates is coming in August
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14 Jul 16, 12:06pm
Labour Party leader releases new interactive 'housing map' showing people 'how the crisis is affecting their neighbourhood'; Govt says it's riddled with errors
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12 Jul 16, 8:16am
John Key and friends are the people to sort out the housing market - and they should stop making excuses and hiding behind the Reserve Bank
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8 Jul 16, 11:20am
Property Institute questions the wisdom of the Reserve Bank signalling its intention to restrict loans to residential property investors so far ahead of introducing any changes
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