Government

4th Mar 21, 10:41am
Consumer Affairs Minister says $352 mln has been returned for Covid-cancelled overseas travel
Consumer Affairs Minister says $352 mln has been returned for Covid-cancelled overseas travel
4th Mar 21, 10:41am
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3rd Mar 21, 1:22pm
Chris Hipkins says more vaccines have arrived and the vaccination programme will now be ramped up; over 9000 border staff have now had their first dose
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Chris Hipkins says more vaccines have arrived and the vaccination programme will now be ramped up; over 9000 border staff have now had their first dose
3rd Mar 21, 1:22pm
2nd Mar 21, 4:09pm
The Government is making noises about putting housing investors to the sword. But will it follow through? And will this help?
The Government is making noises about putting housing investors to the sword. But will it follow through? And will this help?
2nd Mar 21, 4:09pm
1st Mar 21, 8:14am
Roger J Kerr says the probability of a weaker NZ dollar has surged as US equity markets start to fall and long-term interest rates continue to climb
Roger J Kerr says the probability of a weaker NZ dollar has surged as US equity markets start to fall and long-term interest rates continue to climb
1st Mar 21, 8:14am
25th Feb 21, 9:37am
Our national airline says its 'monthly cash burn' is expected to be between $45 mln and $55 mln a month for the remaining five months of the financial year; capital raising still planned by June
Our national airline says its 'monthly cash burn' is expected to be between $45 mln and $55 mln a month for the remaining five months of the financial year; capital raising still planned by June
25th Feb 21, 9:37am
24th Feb 21, 4:03pm
In its latest Monetary Policy Statement the Reserve Bank is forecasting a house price inflation peak of 22.4% in June this year before falling to 10.2% by the end of the year
In its latest Monetary Policy Statement the Reserve Bank is forecasting a house price inflation peak of 22.4% in June this year before falling to 10.2% by the end of the year
24th Feb 21, 4:03pm
22nd Feb 21, 10:54am
The past year finished with the fourth consecutive monthly record high of mortgage lending, while despite the 'lost' month of April, some $8 billion more was borrowed in 2020 than the year before
The past year finished with the fourth consecutive monthly record high of mortgage lending, while despite the 'lost' month of April, some $8 billion more was borrowed in 2020 than the year before
22nd Feb 21, 10:54am
22nd Feb 21, 8:28am
Roger J Kerr says a more 'dovish' than expected statement from our central bank later this week will drive the Kiwi dollar sharply lower
Roger J Kerr says a more 'dovish' than expected statement from our central bank later this week will drive the Kiwi dollar sharply lower
22nd Feb 21, 8:28am
20th Feb 21, 12:27pm
No changes to the country's monetary policy settings are expected when the Reserve Bank has its first review of the year next week - but everybody will be looking for clues as to what comes next
No changes to the country's monetary policy settings are expected when the Reserve Bank has its first review of the year next week - but everybody will be looking for clues as to what comes next
20th Feb 21, 12:27pm
19th Feb 21, 10:22am
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics says Bitcoin isn't money, rather it's another risk asset like gold, shares, or pork bellies
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics says Bitcoin isn't money, rather it's another risk asset like gold, shares, or pork bellies
19th Feb 21, 10:22am
15th Feb 21, 10:24am
Economist Brian Easton says building more houses will not reduce house prices by much; house prices will boom until speculation based on leveraged borrowing is addressed
Economist Brian Easton says building more houses will not reduce house prices by much; house prices will boom until speculation based on leveraged borrowing is addressed
15th Feb 21, 10:24am
15th Feb 21, 7:58am
Roger J Kerr says the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Monetary Policy Statement next stands out as a likely candidate to break the Kiwi dollar’s shackles
Roger J Kerr says the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Monetary Policy Statement next stands out as a likely candidate to break the Kiwi dollar’s shackles
15th Feb 21, 7:58am
11th Feb 21, 8:29am
David Hargreaves says anything that Finance Minister Grant Robertson is planning to introduce in order to ease housing market demand pressures needs to help - not hinder - measures already being put in place, particularly by the RBNZ
David Hargreaves says anything that Finance Minister Grant Robertson is planning to introduce in order to ease housing market demand pressures needs to help - not hinder - measures already being put in place, particularly by the RBNZ
11th Feb 21, 8:29am
8th Feb 21, 11:02am
Roger J Kerr says those expecting the RBNZ to be more upbeat will be disappointed even though the string of good economic data extends. Those shorting the USD may be in for a nasty surprise
Roger J Kerr says those expecting the RBNZ to be more upbeat will be disappointed even though the string of good economic data extends. Those shorting the USD may be in for a nasty surprise
8th Feb 21, 11:02am
7th Feb 21, 6:02am
A flurry of unexpectedly strong economic data and a raging hot house market are putting our central bank in a position it could not have envisaged being in a year ago
A flurry of unexpectedly strong economic data and a raging hot house market are putting our central bank in a position it could not have envisaged being in a year ago
7th Feb 21, 6:02am
3rd Feb 21, 11:02am
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment dropped to 4.9% in the December quarter from 5.3%; economists had universally expected unemployment to rise
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment dropped to 4.9% in the December quarter from 5.3%; economists had universally expected unemployment to rise
3rd Feb 21, 11:02am
2nd Feb 21, 9:51am
Economists are picking a December quarter 2020 unemployment rate of around 5.6%, higher than the 5.3% rate in September; unemployment likely to peak later this year
Economists are picking a December quarter 2020 unemployment rate of around 5.6%, higher than the 5.3% rate in September; unemployment likely to peak later this year
2nd Feb 21, 9:51am
1st Feb 21, 8:34am
Roger J Kerr sees the NZD dropping below 70 USc over the next six months after the US delivers much stronger data and vaccine beneits start to flow. He also sees the NZD falling as the AUD takes an iron ore price hit
Roger J Kerr sees the NZD dropping below 70 USc over the next six months after the US delivers much stronger data and vaccine beneits start to flow. He also sees the NZD falling as the AUD takes an iron ore price hit
1st Feb 21, 8:34am
27th Jan 21, 2:11pm
David Hargreaves looks at some of the options for dampening demand in the housing market while we wait for the supply of housing to catch up
David Hargreaves looks at some of the options for dampening demand in the housing market while we wait for the supply of housing to catch up
27th Jan 21, 2:11pm
25th Jan 21, 3:23pm
Kiwibank economists suggest the Reserve Bank should make banks 'reprice' higher risk interest-only and investor loans
Kiwibank economists suggest the Reserve Bank should make banks 'reprice' higher risk interest-only and investor loans
25th Jan 21, 3:23pm
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25th Jan 21, 1:30pm
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says genome testing has shown the new community case has the South African 'variant' of the virus
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Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says genome testing has shown the new community case has the South African 'variant' of the virus
25th Jan 21, 1:30pm
25th Jan 21, 8:25am
Economist Brian Easton says the Treasury forecasts suggest the economy is doing better than expected after the Covid shock
Economist Brian Easton says the Treasury forecasts suggest the economy is doing better than expected after the Covid shock
25th Jan 21, 8:25am
25th Jan 21, 8:12am
Roger J Kerr says RBNZ economic forecasting gurus need to spend more time talking to businesses at the coal-front of the economy and less time on the theory of calibrating their econometric models to what is happening in the rest of the world
Roger J Kerr says RBNZ economic forecasting gurus need to spend more time talking to businesses at the coal-front of the economy and less time on the theory of calibrating their econometric models to what is happening in the rest of the world
25th Jan 21, 8:12am
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24th Jan 21, 3:32pm
Person who was recently released from managed isolation in Auckland travelled widely and visited over 30 locations in the southern part of Northland before testing positive
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Person who was recently released from managed isolation in Auckland travelled widely and visited over 30 locations in the southern part of Northland before testing positive
24th Jan 21, 3:32pm
21st Jan 21, 1:28pm
Westpac economists expect annual house price inflation will peak at 20% later this year, 'which is not an environment conducive to further OCR cuts'
Westpac economists expect annual house price inflation will peak at 20% later this year, 'which is not an environment conducive to further OCR cuts'
21st Jan 21, 1:28pm

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