Rodney Dickens

Articles by Rodney Dickens

3 Aug 17, 2:01pm
Rodney Dickens says the effective OCR is well over double the 1.75% actual rate, and SMEs are paying that price for their working capital financing
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12 Jul 17, 11:44am
Rodney Dickens questions the threat technology poses to employment, noting that the new jobs that inevitably come are harder to see now than the ones that will be lost
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5 May 17, 8:34am
Auckland house price rises following Housing Accord to ‘boost supply’ means ‘10 steps back before a single step forward,’ Rodney Dickens says; Labour’s urban limit & infrastructure debt proposal “offers much more hope”
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13 Apr 17, 10:00am
Rodney Dickens says now that tourism is vying with dairying as our number one export earner, it is time to scrutinise its economic impact in more depth
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26 Mar 17, 7:52am
Rodney Dickens shows the NZD does not move in response to American benchmark interest rates. It is factors like relative economic growth and NZ export prices that really drive our exchange rate
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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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