Macroprudential tools

10 Feb 16, 1:22pm
Westpac economists say the bottom of the fixed interest market is close but has not been reached yet; see inflation remaining below 1% till next year
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9 Feb 16, 2:06pm
International Monetary Fund suggests 'ring-fencing' of tax losses on housing investments
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4 Feb 16, 11:58am
RBNZ Assistant Governor says the bank's wholesale interest rate forecasts should not be taken as a commitment to a specific set of actions
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31 Jan 16, 5:02am
The Big Short reminds us all what hubris about over-valued housing looks like. Bernard Hickey looks at whether Auckland's property perma-bulls are as guilty now as the US ones were in 2005-06
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28 Jan 16, 2:58pm
David Hargreaves thinks if the RBNZ is indeed forced into cutting interest rates it will seek some trade-offs
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20 Jan 16, 2:19pm
David Hargreaves thinks the RBNZ's going to take more convincing yet of the need for further Official Cash Rate reductions
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22 Dec 15, 11:35am
David Hargreaves thinks the Government will need to make a fast start to 2016 in the face of an uncommonly large number of economic variables
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20 Dec 15, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey picks out the five most important numbers for the New Zealand economy in 2015 that explain the dairy slump, the housing boom and an amazing jump in tourism
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17 Dec 15, 12:28pm
David Hargreaves thinks the US Fed's rate hike has been far from the problem solver that the Reserve Bank here was looking for
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17 Dec 15, 8:35am
US Federal Reserve lifts interest rates 0.25%, but sees future rises as only 'gradual'
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14 Dec 15, 2:33pm
Economists see the recent rise of the Kiwi dollar making it harder for the RBNZ to reach its inflation targets; central bank seen as having 'little room' to absorb downside shocks
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10 Dec 15, 11:48am
David Hargreaves thinks the Reserve Bank is pushing against gravity - and gravity will win
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7 Dec 15, 4:59pm
Commonwealth Bank of Australia strategists see sharply higher Kiwi dollar and wholesale interest rates if RBNZ leaves Official Cash Rate at 2.75%
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3 Dec 15, 10:24am
David Hargreaves reckons we are unlikely to see major changes in interest rates over the next 12 months, but life won't be dull
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30 Nov 15, 11:45am
Westpac economists say the Reserve Bank will have its work cut out to try to get inflation back to the targeted 2%
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23 Nov 15, 1:01pm
ASB economists change call and now pick low point for official interest rates of 2% next year; rate cut next month 'a done deal'
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15 Nov 15, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey finds more than a quarter of landlords have loans worth more than seven times income. No wonder the Reserve Bank may have to resort to limiting those multiples
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12 Nov 15, 11:55am
The Reserve Bank looks intent on giving itself the best range of tools available to tackle the rampant house market
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11 Nov 15, 2:05pm
The Reserve Bank says it's not considering DTIs 'at this point'. But it's gathering an awful lot of information on the subject...
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10 Nov 15, 9:57am
ASB high LVR residential mortgage lending down almost a quarter since introduction of RBNZ restrictions
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