Macroprudential tools

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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14 Apr 16, 4:31pm
BNZ head of research Stephen Toplis says the Reserve Bank's likely to cut interest rates this month - and it will be the wrong thing to do
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14 Apr 16, 2:18pm
RBNZ to discontinue embargoed release of OCR decisions after Newshub MediaWorks journalist was found to have leaked details of the last decision ahead of release time
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13 Apr 16, 2:52pm
The Reserve Bank is being squeezed from all sides and will have to think long and hard about its next moves
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7 Apr 16, 4:53pm
Evidence is beginning to point to the impact of Reserve Bank measures to rein in the Auckland housing market having been short lived
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31 Mar 16, 3:27pm
Gareth Vaughan argues if we look at banks' housing loan exposure from a financial stability perspective, they simply must hold more capital against it
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29 Mar 16, 4:31pm
Forthcoming monthly housing data will show more definitively if the Reserve Bank's efforts to slow the Auckland housing market are working
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24 Mar 16, 2:33pm
Commonwealth Bank of Australia strategists 'see risk' RBNZ tries to 'stay ahead' of currency markets and cuts the OCR three times by August
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21 Mar 16, 2:47pm
RBNZ seen as having to do 'even more' to achieve its inflation target
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21 Mar 16, 2:14pm
David Hargreaves frets about the rising indebtedness of households
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17 Mar 16, 3:11pm
Australian based bank economist likens the Reserve Bank's reaction to the disappearance of inflation to that of someone experiencing a death
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14 Mar 16, 3:50pm
ANZ economists express concern about the blow-out in household finances; Household debt is now at a record high of over 167% of disposable income
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14 Mar 16, 1:08pm
NZIER's latest consensus forecast show economists are upgrading expectations of economic growth - but see weaker inflation too; RBNZ warns again on low inflation expectations
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10 Mar 16, 1:26pm
Where does the Reserve Bank's mother of all u-turns leave our immediate outlook for interest rates?
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7 Mar 16, 2:47pm
ASB economists say the Reserve Bank 'sounds complacent' about the downside risks to inflation
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29 Feb 16, 11:31am
Economists at country's biggest bank do u-turn; now see Official Cash Rate hitting 2%
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