HOT TOPICS:  Asset bubbles   |   Housing affordability  |  OCR                                     KEY RESOURCES:    Economic calendar   |  Fix or float calculator

The comment stream

Reader poll

What is the single most important topic for you going into this year's election?

Choices

Join the Interest community to be a registered commenter so you can:
- Edit your comments
- Avoid the CAPTCHA
- Vote on comments
Register Here

Already registered? log back in here ..

Forgotten your password? No problem! Click here

All news stories

Kiwibank raises some term deposit rates

State owned bank changes term deposit rates before announcing any mortgage rate changes, following OCR hike

Confidence gap between NZ and AU widens

New Zealand in 30 year sweet spot, ranked fifth equal for business confidence as global levels rise

ANZ first out of blocks, again

ANZ increases floating and flexible home loan interest rates and 'Serious Saver' rate by 25 basis points following OCR increase

RBNZ hikes OCR to 3%

Updated
RBNZ lifts OCR by 25 bps to 3% as expected; repeats that high NZ$ not sustainable, but also says it is reducing inflation pressures; will take NZ$ into account when setting rates; NZ$ rises

OCR lifted to 3%

Reserve Bank increases official interest rates by another quarter of a percentage point

Eyes on OCR review

AU inflatioon lower than expected; US housing sales disappoint; oil lower

NZDUSD ends 3 day down trend

US home resales beat expectations; stocks rise; eyes on AU CPI and RBNZ

Eye-catching migration data noticed by RBNZ

NZD will fall today if the markets think the RBNZ is downgrading its inflation assessment: BNZ

NZ gets cues from AU

Global interest rates slightly softer as a mild risk-off tone pervades markets

90 seconds at 9 am: Record crude stocks

US housing markets losing traction; manufacturing expanding in the US and Europe, but not China; US oil stocks at 80 year high; NZ$1 = US$0.858, TWI = 79.9

ANZ outlines merger mistakes

ANZ NZ's Craig Sims acknowledges 3 mistakes made in the ANZ-National Bank merger

PayPal wants EU-style ANZAC e-payments

PayPal calls for European Union style unified electronic payments regulation for Australia and New Zealand

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; immigrant surge, credit card debt jumps, bank bills rise further, AUD falls

Accord strikes discordant note

David Hargreaves says the new Christchurch Housing Accord appears ineffectual and possibly sets a bad example for future such agreements

Updated KiwiSaver returns

We compare the KiwiSaver returns of all conservative funds, including default funds, using our unique 'regular savings' method of assessing performance

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

Britain is now 'Landlord Nation' (NZ too?); Piketty compared to Marx and Smith; 'Abandon the defunct economists' models'; 'Build it and they will come'; Jon Stewart; Game of thrones; Dilbert

Study suggests advice on saturated fats could be wrong

Jeanette Maxwell welcomes a new study of foods with saturated fats like red meat and dairy which challenges the conventional warnings of potential health risks

The Sheep Deer and Cattle report

Lamb shortages drive demand in the north, wool prices are stable and velvet has another successful season

Immigration boom hits new peak

Updated
New Zealand records its second highest ever net monthly migration gain; 3800 net arrivals in March

Common sense prevails

Andrew Hooker explains how the courts are helpful in sorting out insurance disputes, but only after appeal from faulty lower court decisions

Feature of the Week

This is a quarterly reading of employment confidence, done by McDemott-Miller for Westpac, and published by Westpac economics.

Problem reading the charts