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27 Jun 17, 9:46am
This election more than any others in recent memory looks set to have a huge impact on the direction of the housing market - and prices - next year and possibly beyond
22 Jun 17, 10:14am
Fonterra confirms overall milk production for the season just concluded was down by nearly 3%, but is forecasting that drop to reverse this year
22 Jun 17, 8:04am
David Hargreaves wonders, given the national obsession for housing, whether there could be better 'official' information available on market trends
21 Jun 17, 8:34am
Run of six consecutive gains ended at GlobalDairyTrade auction; Whole Milk Powder prices disappoint with 3.3% fall
19 Jun 17, 11:37am
Labour slams new Government housing affordability measure as 'ham-fisted'; calls on Nick Smith to reissue it with 'accurate numbers' on true state of housing affordability
15 Jun 17, 3:17pm
David Hargreaves wants to see a new Reserve Bank Governor who is thick-skinned and accepts that people will disagree with them
14 Jun 17, 12:42pm
Another very sharp rise in food prices raises further questions about the Reserve Bank's benign inflation forecasts
12 Jun 17, 3:19pm
Mayoral Taskforce on Auckland Housing Supply identifies increasing bank financing constraints on developers and buyers as 'an important emerging issue'
25 May 17, 4:18pm
Our compilation of some of the key business, property, farming, retailing and economic comment made in response to the 2017 Budget
24 May 17, 1:33pm
Subdued house prices in the run up to the election are likely to lead to complacency when it comes to some much-needed tightening up measures
24 May 17, 10:57am
The game is up on the 'fill-yerboots with borrowing offshore' modus operandi - sustaining NZ investment is going to require more domestic saving to finance it, ANZ chief economist says
24 May 17, 8:39am
Fonterra is now forecasting a $6.15 milk price for farmers this season, up from $6; opening forecast price for next season is $6.50, which is higher than economists thought likely
18 May 17, 2:31pm
David Hargreaves sees few credible answers being offered up by politicians to the housing issue
18 May 17, 10:48am
Latest rural sales figures from REINZ show farm sale numbers at healthy levels; overall prices ease slightly compared with a year ago, but dairy prices up
17 May 17, 3:15pm
David Hargreaves crunches some of the official numbers on mortgage interest rates
17 May 17, 9:01am
ANZ economists now pick an opening forecast milk price of $6.75 per kilogram of milk solids following the fifth consecutive rise of prices at the GlobalDairyTrade auction
15 May 17, 5:00pm
Reserve Bank says its forecasting ability could be improved if Statistics New Zealand moved to monthly production of inflation data
12 May 17, 5:02am
Chinese conglomerate HNA plans to place NZ finance company UDC under the wing of its large European-Canadian equipment service subsidiary TIP Trailer Services
11 May 17, 9:05am
Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75%; surprisingly, no change seen to future interest rate path, with first OCR hike not projected till late 2019; dollar drops sharply
8 May 17, 2:35pm
BNZ economists now predict rate hikes early next year and the RBNZ will be 'negligent' if it doesn't explicitly indicate higher interest rates in future when it reviews the OCR ths week
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