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20 Mar 17, 12:54pm
Rodney Dickens says the huge disparities between reported GDP and employment growth raise more questions over the accuracy of critical official economic data
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28 Feb 17, 1:10pm
Rodney Dickens thinks underfunding of Statistics NZ is bringing a higher level of uncertainty to their releases, more revisions, and more difficulty in using them for policy making
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12 Feb 17, 7:47am
Rodney Dickens sees interest rates having to be increased to a level that will generate a hard landing for the economy, choking off immigration, and turning the housing market lower
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2 Dec 16, 10:11am
Rodney Dickens suggests how you should assess the numerous surveys and market indicators published about the economy, and how to draw conclusions from them
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5 Nov 16, 7:45am
Rodney Dickens claims the pressures building in our labour markets bring a major threat of sharply rising inflation. The RBNZ should be taking more notice, he says
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3 Oct 16, 9:40am
Rodney Dickens puts the boot into economic forecasters for getting it so wrong, sees a myriad of consequences from excessive OCR cuts
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21 Jul 16, 12:41pm
Economist Rodney Dickens accuses the RBNZ policy makers being out of touch with "the coal face" and the consequence will be a painful retrenchment after an unnecessary boom
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12 Jul 16, 11:32am
Economist Rodney Dickens says the currency market is smarter than the Reserve Bank because it is much quicker at responding to economic news
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3 Jun 16, 9:41am
Economist Rodney Dickens says the boost from the OCR cut to the labour market means inflation will head into risk territory before the governor realises his mistake
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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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8 Mar 16, 5:02am
Rodney Dickens says it's interest rate policy that drives house prices and therefore affordability; migration is only of secondary importance
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2 Dec 15, 10:56am
Rodney Dickens says forget dairy and housing, consumer spending is the central driver of economic growth. He sees stronger migration and rising employment driving our economy
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10 Oct 15, 10:03am
Rodney Dickens says the risk isn't that economic & employment growth will deteriorate, but rather low rates & high migration will drive growth in spending, GDP & jobs
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6 Oct 15, 5:03am
Rodney Dickens says we've reached a critical stage in the economic cycle with Wheeler in danger of repeating the mistakes of Bollard & Brash
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4 Aug 15, 8:01am
It is not the downside threats that worry Rodney Dickens but the upside house price risks
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4 Jul 15, 10:18am
Rodney Dickens thinks respondents are ticking the negative boxes in the ANZ survey to supply the "evidence" to justify OCR cuts
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9 Jun 15, 11:07am
Rodney Dickens says the latest boom in Auckland house prices is not over but it won't last indefinitely
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16 May 15, 8:48am
Rodney Dickens looks at whether low CPI inflation justifies OCR cuts?
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11 Mar 15, 7:00am
Rodney Dickens looks at the RBNZ's housing experiments, its exchange rate game, and assesses what sort of a Governor Graeme Wheeler is
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2 Dec 14, 11:19am
Rodney Dickens argues the responses of governments and central banks to the global financial crisis have laid the foundations for the next crisis/crises
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