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Latest labour market data showing 'severe capacity constraints and intensifying wage pressures' prompt change of view and perceived need for the Reserve Bank to do a little more against inflation
4th Aug 22, 9:46am
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Latest labour market data showing 'severe capacity constraints and intensifying wage pressures' prompt change of view and perceived need for the Reserve Bank to do a little more against inflation
The apparently contradictory nature of the latest labour market figures - showing rising unemployment, but very fast-rising wages - gives the RBNZ a whole lot to think about as it ponders its next Official Cash Rate review
3rd Aug 22, 3:09pm
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The apparently contradictory nature of the latest labour market figures - showing rising unemployment, but very fast-rising wages - gives the RBNZ a whole lot to think about as it ponders its next Official Cash Rate review
Statistics New Zealand says the unemployment rate has risen to 3.3% from 3.2%, while private sector hourly wages have risen 7%
3rd Aug 22, 11:10am
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Statistics New Zealand says the unemployment rate has risen to 3.3% from 3.2%, while private sector hourly wages have risen 7%
David Hargreaves assesses the possibilities and prospects ahead of the release of labour market data next week that will likely show the country's unemployment rate hitting a new low and the biggest rates of pay rises in well over a decade
31st Jul 22, 6:00am
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David Hargreaves assesses the possibilities and prospects ahead of the release of labour market data next week that will likely show the country's unemployment rate hitting a new low and the biggest rates of pay rises in well over a decade
Annual inflation is widely expected to hit a 32-year high of at least 7% when the latest official data is released - but the real issue is whether this will be the peak
15th Jul 22, 9:07am
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Annual inflation is widely expected to hit a 32-year high of at least 7% when the latest official data is released - but the real issue is whether this will be the peak
Statistics NZ figures show little price relief in sight for supermarket shoppers
13th Jul 22, 11:52am
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Statistics NZ figures show little price relief in sight for supermarket shoppers
Statistics New Zealand says private sector wage costs rose 3.1% in the past year
4th May 22, 11:04am
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Statistics New Zealand says private sector wage costs rose 3.1% in the past year
This week's labour market figures are expected to see unemployment drop even further, but arguably more important will be whether wage rates are starting to take off
2nd May 22, 11:20am
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This week's labour market figures are expected to see unemployment drop even further, but arguably more important will be whether wage rates are starting to take off
NZ faces rising living costs and higher unemployment at a time a large number of people already require government support
21st Apr 22, 5:17pm
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NZ faces rising living costs and higher unemployment at a time a large number of people already require government support
The forthcoming inflation figures are set to have a '7' in front of them for the first time in over 30 years; the real question is what this does to 'inflation expectations' and how ingrained price rises may become
18th Apr 22, 9:00am
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The forthcoming inflation figures are set to have a '7' in front of them for the first time in over 30 years; the real question is what this does to 'inflation expectations' and how ingrained price rises may become
Stats NZ survey shows a third of NZ businesses had been acting in response to climate change ahead of emissions reporting rules taking effect and the Government releasing its Emissions Reduction Plan
26th Mar 22, 9:00am
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Stats NZ survey shows a third of NZ businesses had been acting in response to climate change ahead of emissions reporting rules taking effect and the Government releasing its Emissions Reduction Plan
Inflation hit 3-decade high in December quarter, as consumer prices rose 5.9% over the year; Economists fear higher inflation is embedded
27th Jan 22, 11:17am
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Inflation hit 3-decade high in December quarter, as consumer prices rose 5.9% over the year; Economists fear higher inflation is embedded
Latest labour market figures blow all economists' expectations out of the water once again
3rd Nov 21, 11:05am
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Latest labour market figures blow all economists' expectations out of the water once again
This week's labour market figures seem set to be 'noisy' due to Covid disruptions, but should show falling unemployment and rising wage levels
1st Nov 21, 10:51am
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This week's labour market figures seem set to be 'noisy' due to Covid disruptions, but should show falling unemployment and rising wage levels
The Reserve Bank's own calculations show core NZ-generated inflation running at 3.5%, well above the top of the central bank's target range
19th Oct 21, 10:15am
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The Reserve Bank's own calculations show core NZ-generated inflation running at 3.5%, well above the top of the central bank's target range
BNZ economists say the RBNZ is now 'well and truly behind the curve' as inflation heads to 'a number well above 5%'
18th Oct 21, 2:56pm
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BNZ economists say the RBNZ is now 'well and truly behind the curve' as inflation heads to 'a number well above 5%'
Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 2.2% in September quarter, which was by far more than economists and the Reserve Bank picked
18th Oct 21, 10:55am
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Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 2.2% in September quarter, which was by far more than economists and the Reserve Bank picked
New Zealand's inflation is set to hit another 10-year high, but the key question will be whether this is a short run thing or the start of a lasting wage and price spiral
14th Oct 21, 9:02am
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New Zealand's inflation is set to hit another 10-year high, but the key question will be whether this is a short run thing or the start of a lasting wage and price spiral
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment dropped in the June quarter to 4.0% from 4.6% in March, 'underutilisation' also dropped sharply, seemingly pointing the way for Reserve Bank interest rate increases
4th Aug 21, 11:01am
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Statistics New Zealand says unemployment dropped in the June quarter to 4.0% from 4.6% in March, 'underutilisation' also dropped sharply, seemingly pointing the way for Reserve Bank interest rate increases
Economists see June quarter labour market figures portraying an increasingly tight jobs market and with upward pressure on wages
2nd Aug 21, 9:07am
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Economists see June quarter labour market figures portraying an increasingly tight jobs market and with upward pressure on wages
New Stats NZ figures show that in the 12 months to March, the country's household net worth increased by over $400 billion - about the same as the increase over the whole of the previous four years; But our savings rate is dropping again
22nd Jul 21, 11:40am
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New Stats NZ figures show that in the 12 months to March, the country's household net worth increased by over $400 billion - about the same as the increase over the whole of the previous four years; But our savings rate is dropping again
Economists at the country's largest bank believe inflation will stay elevated - above the RBNZ's targeted level - for about the next 12 months before declining again
21st Jul 21, 1:13pm
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Economists at the country's largest bank believe inflation will stay elevated - above the RBNZ's targeted level - for about the next 12 months before declining again
Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 1.3% in June quarter, a rise which is far more than economists expected; August 18 RBNZ rate hike now seems a done deal
16th Jul 21, 11:11am
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Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 1.3% in June quarter, a rise which is far more than economists expected; August 18 RBNZ rate hike now seems a done deal
Figures out this week are expected to show our inflation at near 10-year highs - but the key unanswered question is whether inflation will dwindle of its own accord, or need a push from higher interest rates
13th Jul 21, 3:05pm
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Figures out this week are expected to show our inflation at near 10-year highs - but the key unanswered question is whether inflation will dwindle of its own accord, or need a push from higher interest rates
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
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Statistics New Zealand says the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7% in the March quarter from 4.9% in December - beating market expectations