David Hargreaves

Articles by David Hargreaves

16 Aug 17, 4:15pm
It's all very well talking about removing loan to value lending limits, but we need to hear what the Government would do if house prices started to rise quickly again
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16 Aug 17, 10:23am
Economics consultancy and forecaster Infometrics says NZ's net migration may actually be more like 80,000 per year; says ideal should be between 10,500 and 16,600 - but that could take seven years to achieve
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14 Aug 17, 4:02pm
Economists are pushing out the timeframe for interest rate rises, while ANZ economists say they are tempted to 'flat-line' their future interest rate projections
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14 Aug 17, 11:04am
David Hargreaves suggests the real estate industry is singling out the wrong target by urging exemptions from the RBNZ’s LVR rules for first home buyers
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14 Aug 17, 9:32am
Heartland Bank's increase in profitability driven primarily by growth in receivables across all divisions - Household, Business and Rural; bank sees further increases in profit this year
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10 Aug 17, 12:17pm
David Hargreaves on RBNZ Governor Graeme Wheeler's final curtain call
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10 Aug 17, 9:09am
Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75%; still forecasting interest rate rises from late 2019 onwards; dollar gains slightly
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9 Aug 17, 4:10pm
David Hargreaves suggests the way the election is shaping up offers voters the ideal chance to 'cherry pick' various policies - particularly in areas of interest such as housing and immigration
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7 Aug 17, 3:17pm
Influential RBNZ Survey of expectations shows anticipated inflation of 2.09% in two years time, down from 2.17% in May and close to the RBNZ's explicit target of 2%
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7 Aug 17, 2:55pm
David Hargreaves says the Auckland housing market has gone cold at exactly the wrong time. And does the sudden focus by politicians on our largest city's infrastructure imply a sense of defeat on housing?
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3 Aug 17, 10:39am
TSB Community Trust is taking control of Fisher Funds and bringing in a new minority shareholder
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2 Aug 17, 7:36pm
Figures revealed by the Auckland Council show over 5,500 building consents were issued within the 154 SHAs, but 25 of the areas had no consent activity at all prior to being disestablished
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2 Aug 17, 9:24am
Reserve Bank Deputy Governor says RBNZ looking for more 'broad-based' support for the bank's macro-prudential framework; talks up merits of debt-to-income limits
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2 Aug 17, 8:26am
ASB economists see butter prices in particular heading higher this year
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31 Jul 17, 4:14pm
New RBNZ figures show mortgage borrowing growing at its slowest annual rate in well over a year; non-bank mortgage borrowing is starting to surge, however
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28 Jul 17, 1:33pm
It was lost but now it's found; the Reserve Bank appears to be getting its collective head around where inflation is living in the modern world - and what it is likely to do in future
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27 Jul 17, 1:22pm
After complaints from employers the Government has backed down on original work visa proposals; has now lowered pay threshold to $41.5k from $48k; introduced new 'mid-skilled' category
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27 Jul 17, 9:13am
Fonterra is now forecasting a $6.75 milk price for farmers in the current season, but its earnings forecast of 45c to 55c per share is only the same as that for the previous year
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26 Jul 17, 3:37pm
New Reserve Bank figures show the amount borrowed by investors for house purchases in June dropped by 48.5% compared with the same month a year ago
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26 Jul 17, 10:10am
Reserve Bank Assistant Governor John McDermott says the measure of inflation the RBNZ pays attention to is running at about 1.4%; the 'neutral interest rate' is now down to 3.5%
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