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Alan Bollard

Infrastructure Commission chairman Alan Bollard says councils need to borrow more to invest in infrastructure, saying limited revenue sources isn't an excuse
7th Mar 21, 6:02am
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Infrastructure Commission chairman Alan Bollard says councils need to borrow more to invest in infrastructure, saying limited revenue sources isn't an excuse
New board member Stephen Selwood says the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, which is being set up by the government, is the key to addressing the country's infrastructure deficit
21st Aug 19, 6:34am
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New board member Stephen Selwood says the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, which is being set up by the government, is the key to addressing the country's infrastructure deficit
Reserve Bank Board and Finance Minister's decision to rule out specialist researchers from joining committee tasked with setting the Official Cash Rate dubbed 'utterly extraordinary' and at odds with the international norm
1st Aug 19, 3:06pm
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Reserve Bank Board and Finance Minister's decision to rule out specialist researchers from joining committee tasked with setting the Official Cash Rate dubbed 'utterly extraordinary' and at odds with the international norm
Hood the hawks: The outlook is strong but uncertain. The RBNZ has released the doves, Kiwibank's Jarrod Kerr & Jeremy Couchman say in their latest economic outlook
7th Dec 18, 11:17am
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Hood the hawks: The outlook is strong but uncertain. The RBNZ has released the doves, Kiwibank's Jarrod Kerr & Jeremy Couchman say in their latest economic outlook
In his first article in an election year issues-based analytical series on economic policies, Brian Fallow looks at Labour's plans for monetary policy
8th Mar 17, 6:41am
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In his first article in an election year issues-based analytical series on economic policies, Brian Fallow looks at Labour's plans for monetary policy
Gareth Vaughan argues if we look at banks' housing loan exposure from a financial stability perspective, they simply must hold more capital against it
31st Mar 16, 3:27pm
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Gareth Vaughan argues if we look at banks' housing loan exposure from a financial stability perspective, they simply must hold more capital against it
How Alan Bollard’s jacket may help teach NZ how to be a service economy in the Asia-Pacific
23rd Mar 15, 7:35am
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How Alan Bollard’s jacket may help teach NZ how to be a service economy in the Asia-Pacific
Rodney Dickens looks at the RBNZ's housing experiments, its exchange rate game, and assesses what sort of a Governor Graeme Wheeler is
11th Mar 15, 7:00am
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Rodney Dickens looks at the RBNZ's housing experiments, its exchange rate game, and assesses what sort of a Governor Graeme Wheeler is
Could the RBNZ look to a Bank of England style debt-to-income ratio to cool the runaway train of the Auckland housing market?
6th Dec 14, 8:00am
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Could the RBNZ look to a Bank of England style debt-to-income ratio to cool the runaway train of the Auckland housing market?
Opinion: A year on from their introduction, the RBNZ's controversial high LVR home loan speed limits are working
2nd Oct 14, 5:00am
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Opinion: A year on from their introduction, the RBNZ's controversial high LVR home loan speed limits are working
​Bernard Hickey fingers the electricity and local government sectors as the inflation culprits underneath our painfully high interest rates and currency. He suggest the Reserve Bank reads them the riot act
17th Aug 14, 7:30am
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​Bernard Hickey fingers the electricity and local government sectors as the inflation culprits underneath our painfully high interest rates and currency. He suggest the Reserve Bank reads them the riot act
ANZ and BNZ's CEOs think NZ is 'over banked' with too many banks for a small population. Gareth Vaughan disagrees
6th Jun 14, 5:00am
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ANZ and BNZ's CEOs think NZ is 'over banked' with too many banks for a small population. Gareth Vaughan disagrees
NZ banks, feeling the RBNZ now only consults to communicate policy changes, perhaps didn't know how good they had it, KPMG suggests
4th Mar 14, 4:42pm
NZ banks, feeling the RBNZ now only consults to communicate policy changes, perhaps didn't know how good they had it, KPMG suggests
Bank bill rates reach their highest in 28 months as markets assume the OCR is about to be hiked
21st Feb 14, 7:34am
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Bank bill rates reach their highest in 28 months as markets assume the OCR is about to be hiked
Financial Markets Authority tells trustees to pull their socks up and tells financial advisers to keep proper client records
18th Jul 13, 4:11pm
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Financial Markets Authority tells trustees to pull their socks up and tells financial advisers to keep proper client records
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Opinion: Qué? Why the RBNZ's boffins should read Alan Bollard's book and take over the supervision of non-bank deposit takers themselves from trustees
5th Apr 13, 4:00pm
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Opinion: Qué? Why the RBNZ's boffins should read Alan Bollard's book and take over the supervision of non-bank deposit takers themselves from trustees
We look at where the OCR may be going by using a model that closely mimics the policy-setting activity of some key central banks
8th Feb 13, 4:22pm
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We look at where the OCR may be going by using a model that closely mimics the policy-setting activity of some key central banks
Opinion: What are the 4 macro-prudential tools the RBNZ is looking at and will any of them actually be used to cool an over heating housing market?
5th Feb 13, 5:03pm
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Opinion: What are the 4 macro-prudential tools the RBNZ is looking at and will any of them actually be used to cool an over heating housing market?
Bernard Hickey says he can remember the same rhetoric from the RBNZ a decade ago about the same housing and borrowing pressures, and he fears the same 'do nothing' response. Your view?
3rd Feb 13, 10:00am
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Bernard Hickey says he can remember the same rhetoric from the RBNZ a decade ago about the same housing and borrowing pressures, and he fears the same 'do nothing' response. Your view?
Bernard Hickey says all low inflation did was encourage deregulation, spark an explosion of debt and unleash floods of hot money. He says it is time to abandon the "magical powers". Do you agree?
9th Dec 12, 10:02am
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Bernard Hickey says all low inflation did was encourage deregulation, spark an explosion of debt and unleash floods of hot money. He says it is time to abandon the "magical powers". Do you agree?
PM Key on LVR controls: 'For financial stability, not monetary policy means; Too easy to get around restrictions'
4th Dec 12, 4:42pm
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PM Key on LVR controls: 'For financial stability, not monetary policy means; Too easy to get around restrictions'
Matt Nolan says history has shown it is not possible to have a perfectly competitive financial sector and a perfectly stable banking sector. We should debate the trade-offs, he says. Your view?
4th Dec 12, 9:20am
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Matt Nolan says history has shown it is not possible to have a perfectly competitive financial sector and a perfectly stable banking sector. We should debate the trade-offs, he says. Your view?
OCR on hold at 2.50%; New Reserve Bank Governor Wheeler notes high NZ$ undermining export earnings; Expects inflation to head back to middle of target band; Says housing market activity rising as expected
25th Oct 12, 9:09am
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OCR on hold at 2.50%; New Reserve Bank Governor Wheeler notes high NZ$ undermining export earnings; Expects inflation to head back to middle of target band; Says housing market activity rising as expected
Bollard: Major central bank QE could be 'monetary protectionism', but too early to tell; Says NZ property tax distortions still exist; 'They both pushed up the NZ$'
28th Sep 12, 8:11am
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Bollard: Major central bank QE could be 'monetary protectionism', but too early to tell; Says NZ property tax distortions still exist; 'They both pushed up the NZ$'
The exit interview: Retiring RBNZ Governor Alan Bollard points to 70s experience when arguing against LVR limits; prefers counter cyclical credit controls
25th Sep 12, 4:04pm
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The exit interview: Retiring RBNZ Governor Alan Bollard points to 70s experience when arguing against LVR limits; prefers counter cyclical credit controls