OCR

29 Apr 16, 8:30am
NZD/USD peaks near 70c, Yen up 3.1% against USD; lower NZD is desirable to boost tradeables inflation and assist the tradeables; “doing nothing” is equivalent to a de-factor tightening of policy
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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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28 Apr 16, 9:20am
RBNZ holds OCR at 2.25%; says further easing may be required; notes revival of house price inflation in Auckland; wants lower currency; but NZ$ jumps almost 1 USc to 69.2 USc after decision
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28 Apr 16, 9:03am
Here is today's statement from the Reserve Bank
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28 Apr 16, 8:07am
Australian CPI sparks currency market volatility, door opended for RBA to cut rates; NZD/AUD blasts through 90c; Fed sees improvement in labour market but little reaction to announcement overall
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28 Apr 16, 7:58am
Heated property market and dairy downturn bolster banks' bottom lines as their interest rate margins fall, according to KPMG's quarterly FIPS report
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27 Apr 16, 3:33pm
New figures show the RBNZ attempts to dampen rampant housing investment have failed
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27 Apr 16, 8:22am
Rising US inflation expectations not reflected in a stronger USD; Brexit fears overdone, GBP on reverse course; EUR riding on GBP coat tails
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26 Apr 16, 9:51am
Roger J Kerr says it's more important for the RBNZ to cut interest rates now and get the kiwi dollar down, rather than wait because of concern about the rising house market
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26 Apr 16, 8:18am
Run of soft business data dampens sentiment; increased oil production pushes prices lower; GBP breaks higher as Brexit risks diminish
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24 Apr 16, 5:02am
The Reserve Bank needs to signal a progression of new lending controls that would kick in as interest rates fall to reset the expectations of landlords and lever itself out from between a rock and another rock
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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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22 Apr 16, 8:14am
Recent strength of NZD puts pressure back on RBNZ to cut; Citigroup's daily commodity terms of trade index for NZ trending down; Germany criticises ECB saying stimulus doesn't work
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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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21 Apr 16, 8:04am
CBA index of NZ export commodities shows declining trend; NZD bucks trend and falls back; latest polls suggest UK remains in EU
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20 Apr 16, 11:17am
Retiring with $1 million in the bank is now no longer enough if you plan to live off the interest. Perhaps you need a new approach
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20 Apr 16, 8:38am
Global dairy prices rose 3.8% in latest auction, but the strong Kiwi dollar again gobbled up most of the gain; key Wholemilk powder prices jumped up 7.5%
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20 Apr 16, 8:16am
NZD/USD breaks above 70c, its highest level since June 2015; commodity basket stronger; dairy auction prices rise
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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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19 Apr 16, 9:14am
Economist Rodney Dickens thinks recent volatility in reported house prices was due to changes in the mix of what is selling due to demand-supply imbalances
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