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[Updated]
5th May 21, 11:06am
Statistics New Zealand says the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7% in the March quarter from 4.9% in December - beating market expectations
[Updated]
Statistics New Zealand says the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7% in the March quarter from 4.9% in December - beating market expectations
5th May 21, 11:06am
4th May 21, 2:14pm
Investors accounted for over a third of the growth in the country's bank mortgage stock in the six months to the end of March; meanwhile, on the farm, dairy lending is falling fast
Investors accounted for over a third of the growth in the country's bank mortgage stock in the six months to the end of March; meanwhile, on the farm, dairy lending is falling fast
4th May 21, 2:14pm
3rd May 21, 11:34am
Economists are seeing little change in the unemployment rate when official statistics are released this week
Economists are seeing little change in the unemployment rate when official statistics are released this week
3rd May 21, 11:34am
3rd May 21, 9:22am
David Hargreaves looks at the all-night mortgage borrowing bender Kiwis are going on while lending to 'productive' parts of the economy withers
David Hargreaves looks at the all-night mortgage borrowing bender Kiwis are going on while lending to 'productive' parts of the economy withers
3rd May 21, 9:22am
3rd May 21, 8:35am
Economist Brian Easton questions whether the 'grab for power' that sees the Government markedly centralising the health system will produce a system that works
Economist Brian Easton questions whether the 'grab for power' that sees the Government markedly centralising the health system will produce a system that works
3rd May 21, 8:35am
3rd May 21, 8:20am
Roger J Kerr says the March slide in the Kiwi dollar is shaping up to be repeated if the US dollar returns to its appreciating trend on the back of stronger US economic data and rising long-term US interest rates
Roger J Kerr says the March slide in the Kiwi dollar is shaping up to be repeated if the US dollar returns to its appreciating trend on the back of stronger US economic data and rising long-term US interest rates
3rd May 21, 8:20am
29th Apr 21, 3:25pm
Kiwis have again been borrowing up large, with nearly $10.5 billion loaned by the banks in the past month for mortgages; first home buyers borrowed a record amount; investors borrowed close to record levels
Kiwis have again been borrowing up large, with nearly $10.5 billion loaned by the banks in the past month for mortgages; first home buyers borrowed a record amount; investors borrowed close to record levels
29th Apr 21, 3:25pm
26th Apr 21, 8:36am
Roger J Kerr points out where the US dollar is heading, seeing a stronger period ahead. He also sees cracks appearing in overstretched speculative markets
Roger J Kerr points out where the US dollar is heading, seeing a stronger period ahead. He also sees cracks appearing in overstretched speculative markets
26th Apr 21, 8:36am
21st Apr 21, 2:58pm
ANZ economists say after the recent housing policy changes by the Government there's a greater chance that interest rate increases could cause investors to sell up; RBNZ may wait too long to raise rates
ANZ economists say after the recent housing policy changes by the Government there's a greater chance that interest rate increases could cause investors to sell up; RBNZ may wait too long to raise rates
21st Apr 21, 2:58pm
19th Apr 21, 8:45am
Roger J Kerr says the contrast between the current US and New Zealand economic trends is stark, worrying and negative for the NZ dollar
Roger J Kerr says the contrast between the current US and New Zealand economic trends is stark, worrying and negative for the NZ dollar
19th Apr 21, 8:45am
12th Apr 21, 8:28am
Roger J Kerr says the Government will struggle to understand the current deteriorating economic situation, let alone devise new policies to improve the economy’s performance
Roger J Kerr says the Government will struggle to understand the current deteriorating economic situation, let alone devise new policies to improve the economy’s performance
12th Apr 21, 8:28am
10th Apr 21, 10:00am
Westpac economists say landlords might be better off selling their property to the tenants rather than trying to push through large rent hikes
Westpac economists say landlords might be better off selling their property to the tenants rather than trying to push through large rent hikes
10th Apr 21, 10:00am
6th Apr 21, 1:23pm
ASB economists says rent controls benefit incumbent renters, regardless of their financial circumstances, but 'pretty much everyone else' bears costs
ASB economists says rent controls benefit incumbent renters, regardless of their financial circumstances, but 'pretty much everyone else' bears costs
6th Apr 21, 1:23pm
6th Apr 21, 8:43am
Economist Brian Easton says the government’s recent housing package may work; will it do enough?
Economist Brian Easton says the government’s recent housing package may work; will it do enough?
6th Apr 21, 8:43am
6th Apr 21, 7:59am
Roger J Kerr says as the halo has signs of starting to slip off PM Jacinda Ardern’s head, the Kiwi dollar is also now slipping in value in the unforgiving theatre of global currency markets
Roger J Kerr says as the halo has signs of starting to slip off PM Jacinda Ardern’s head, the Kiwi dollar is also now slipping in value in the unforgiving theatre of global currency markets
6th Apr 21, 7:59am
29th Mar 21, 3:35pm
David Hargreaves assesses some of the more intemperate suggestions being made about what might be ahead in the wake of the Government's housing policy package
David Hargreaves assesses some of the more intemperate suggestions being made about what might be ahead in the wake of the Government's housing policy package
29th Mar 21, 3:35pm
29th Mar 21, 12:09pm
Westpac economists say the Govt's housing taxation changes will 'dramatically tilt' financial conditions in favour of owner-occupiers and 'cashed-up' investors, who will now determine the market price of houses
Westpac economists say the Govt's housing taxation changes will 'dramatically tilt' financial conditions in favour of owner-occupiers and 'cashed-up' investors, who will now determine the market price of houses
29th Mar 21, 12:09pm
29th Mar 21, 8:34am
Roger J Kerr says the Govt's 'draconian' tax change around housing has 'dramatically eliminated' the prospect of New Zealand's monetary stimulus being unwound ahead of Australia
Roger J Kerr says the Govt's 'draconian' tax change around housing has 'dramatically eliminated' the prospect of New Zealand's monetary stimulus being unwound ahead of Australia
29th Mar 21, 8:34am
26th Mar 21, 10:34am
David Hargreaves settles in for a fascinating few months ahead as we wait to see how the housing market reacts to the bold housing package unveiled by the Government this week
David Hargreaves settles in for a fascinating few months ahead as we wait to see how the housing market reacts to the bold housing package unveiled by the Government this week
26th Mar 21, 10:34am
25th Mar 21, 11:14am
BNZ economists say the Government is 'dead set' on curtailing soaring house prices and will do what it takes - 'it will almost certainly win in the end'
BNZ economists say the Government is 'dead set' on curtailing soaring house prices and will do what it takes - 'it will almost certainly win in the end'
25th Mar 21, 11:14am
24th Mar 21, 3:33pm
Kiwis kept up the frenetic borrowing pace for house purchases in February, but first home buyers are feeling the heat and there's early signs of investor fall-off
Kiwis kept up the frenetic borrowing pace for house purchases in February, but first home buyers are feeling the heat and there's early signs of investor fall-off
24th Mar 21, 3:33pm
23rd Mar 21, 2:57pm
Economists see the housing changes announced by the Government as having a chilling effect on investor demand and acting as a significant drag on house price growth
Economists see the housing changes announced by the Government as having a chilling effect on investor demand and acting as a significant drag on house price growth
23rd Mar 21, 2:57pm
23rd Mar 21, 11:07am
David Hargreaves says the Government's plan to directly fund housing infrastructure is great - but as ever with this government, the policy will stand or fall on whether the government can deliver, and its previous form is not good
David Hargreaves says the Government's plan to directly fund housing infrastructure is great - but as ever with this government, the policy will stand or fall on whether the government can deliver, and its previous form is not good
23rd Mar 21, 11:07am
22nd Mar 21, 12:02pm
Kiwibank economists say housing changes to be announced this week 'do have the scope' to cool the housing market but won't address the clear lack of affordable homes
Kiwibank economists say housing changes to be announced this week 'do have the scope' to cool the housing market but won't address the clear lack of affordable homes
22nd Mar 21, 12:02pm
22nd Mar 21, 9:06am
Economist Brian Easton says migration patterns provide further evidence that wellbeing is not simply measured by income
Economist Brian Easton says migration patterns provide further evidence that wellbeing is not simply measured by income
22nd Mar 21, 9:06am

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