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29 Aug 18, 5:00am
NZIER is expecting economic growth of just under 3% over the coming years, but says there are still a few clouds on New Zealand’s economic horizon
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16 Jul 18, 1:20pm
The amount of equity borrowers have in their homes has increased significantly since LVRs were introduced
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18 Jun 18, 12:31pm
After years of slamming the previous Government for low GDP per capita growth, the Finance Minister is looking down the barrel of yet another very bad quarter of per person growth
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23 Mar 17, 4:02pm
Meeting for 13,500 UDC debenture holders to vote on winding up the finance company's existing $1.6 bln debenture plan set to take place in coming months
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10 Feb 17, 9:59am
Motu researchers on the political benefits of destruction, Bill's datatopia, why meddling governments make you happy, the productivity gap, the Fed and fiscal policy, scaling the depths of bad puns and more
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27 Jun 16, 10:29am
PM doesn't see OCR cut on August 11 more likely after Brexit vote; says RBNZ still forecasting 3%-plus growth; Wheeler still has buffer, but Brexit no reason to cut by itself, he says; New FTA needed with UK post Brexit
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17 Jun 16, 9:58am
Selena Eaqub on Auckland houses, the slowing emerging markets miracle, the expanding rich, universal basic income, inequality, Brexit, robots and education
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6 Apr 16, 8:31am
Global dairy prices rose 2.1% in latest auction, though the gains were eaten up by a stronger Kiwi dollar; key Wholemilk powder prices edge up 1.5%, back up above US$2000 per metric tonne
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16 Mar 16, 8:23am
Global dairy prices dipped 2.9% in latest auction to seven-month low; key Wholemilk powder prices down 0.8%; very disappointing result against pre-auction expectations of a reasonable rise
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6 Mar 16, 5:02am
Now that zero interest rates, Quantitative Easing and negative interest rates have failed, should the world's central banks start printing money and handing it over to real people? Bernard Hickey takes a look
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2 Mar 16, 8:20am
Global dairy prices made a slight gain to end a run of four consecutive auctions worth of losses; Wholemilk powder prices did, however, claim a respectable 5.5% gain
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28 Feb 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey describes how a few hundred Auckland home-owners were able to knee-cap the aspirations of generations of renters and strangle New Zealand's economic growth potential in a couple of meetings
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24 Feb 16, 8:08pm
Auckland Council decides to withdraw 'up-zoned' version of Unitary Plan from Independent Hearing Panel process; Councillors vote 13-8 to pull new 'denser' maps from Unitary Plan process; young renters pitted against old property owners in 6 hour meeting
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21 Feb 16, 7:08am
Bernard Hickey explains why falling inflation expectations falling towards 0% and below is problem for everyone and why the Reserve Bank should care and act
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14 Feb 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey argues the RBNZ is failing to hit its current inflation target and either needs a new target or a new way to achieve its current one
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7 Feb 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey suggests removing cash and adopting a blockchain-type system for transactions and savings accounts that is set up and hosted by the central bank to combat deflation, tax evasion and crime
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31 Jan 16, 5:02am
The Big Short reminds us all what hubris about over-valued housing looks like. Bernard Hickey looks at whether Auckland's property perma-bulls are as guilty now as the US ones were in 2005-06
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20 Dec 15, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey picks out the five most important numbers for the New Zealand economy in 2015 that explain the dairy slump, the housing boom and an amazing jump in tourism
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31 Jul 15, 7:38am
Record portion of ASB survey respondents expect house prices to keep rising
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28 Jul 15, 5:27pm
New bank customers leapfrog existing customers in receiving bank mortgage rate cuts
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