Government

19 Jan 18, 5:02am
CoreLogic's Nick Goodall wraps up the past year in the New Zealand residential property market and looks ahead at what the New Year might bring
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15 Jan 18, 10:08am
Roger J Kerr says the landscape has shifted dramatically on the inflation front
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20 Dec 17, 1:21pm
Housing Minister says 2500 Christchurch state houses due to be sold by mid next year will now be retained
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19 Dec 17, 1:47pm
Housing Minister announces establishment of interim unit within MBIE to start work on 100,000 affordable homes programme
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18 Dec 17, 3:15pm
David Hargreaves questions whether as currently drafted the Government's offshore house buying ban will prove counter-productive
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18 Dec 17, 9:15am
Roger J Kerr looks at why things could be changing for both inflation and interest rates
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14 Dec 17, 4:52pm
Any buyers breaching the Government's new offshore buying ban on New Zealand houses may be forced to sell the houses
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14 Dec 17, 9:56am
Peter Dunne picks his politician of the year. It's not the person you would expect
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13 Dec 17, 4:18pm
Housing and Urban Development Minister expects the ban to be passed into law early next year; will ensure house prices are set by NZ-based buyers, not people from overseas
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11 Dec 17, 10:36am
Roger J Kerr sees reasons why New Zealand's long-term interest rates will increase over the next 12 months
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5 Dec 17, 1:34pm
Reserve Bank Acting Governor says if inflation doesn't pick up from late next year 'a further easing of monetary policy' would have to be considered
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4 Dec 17, 4:24pm
If Phil Twyford follows through on the sentiments expressed in his first major speech as Housing Minister then the housing sector may be facing an even bigger shake up than people realise
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4 Dec 17, 11:18am
Roger J Kerr says businesses have sent an inflation signal to the Reserve Bank with their intentions to increase prices
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30 Nov 17, 1:27pm
The Reserve Bank's loosening of LVR limits will give the banks greater flexibility with their lending policies - but David Hargreaves wonders if the banks will actually want that at the moment
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29 Nov 17, 3:56pm
Reserve Bank doesn't see a collapse of house prices 'as a particularly high risk' due to Government policies, but says the new policies reinforce the RBNZ's decision to relax LVR restrictions
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29 Nov 17, 9:13am
Reserve Bank will begin rolling back the LVR restrictions with the 'speed limit' for high LVR lending for banks increased to 15% from 10%; Investors will be required to just make 35% deposits compared with 40% now
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27 Nov 17, 11:16am
Roger J Kerr sees business and consumer confidence staying high amid 'just right' export conditions, but warns that the RBNZ may wait too late to signal interest rate rises
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24 Nov 17, 11:49am
The Tax Working Group may yet surprise us, but its brief appears to be a disappointingly shallow and obvious one aimed at achieving narrowly-defined outcomes
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23 Nov 17, 11:14am
Government releases details of Tax Working Group; reiterates commitment to 'fair and progressive tax system''; Joyce says it's an 18-month-long rubber stamp for a Capital Gains Tax
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20 Nov 17, 4:23pm
With new valuations recording the massive property value gains in recent years, but a new survey suggesting no price gains ahead, will large numbers of homeowners seek to cash in their profits?
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