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In a new consultation paper the Reserve Bank says that without a 'policy response' the cash system may be unable to meet its objectives
30th Nov 21, 2:00pm
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In a new consultation paper the Reserve Bank says that without a 'policy response' the cash system may be unable to meet its objectives
The NZIER's latest 'Shadow Board' review ahead of this week's OCR decision shows businesses going cooler on interest rate rises
4th Oct 21, 11:31am
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The NZIER's latest 'Shadow Board' review ahead of this week's OCR decision shows businesses going cooler on interest rate rises
RBNZ says a digital version of the Kiwi dollar would both support the value-anchor role of central bank money, and support its ability to act as a fair and equal way to pay and save
30th Sep 21, 9:00am
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RBNZ says a digital version of the Kiwi dollar would both support the value-anchor role of central bank money, and support its ability to act as a fair and equal way to pay and save
Our central bank says emerging trends in the monetary system pose opportunities to stimulate innovation to enhance the prosperity and wellbeing of New Zealanders - but also pose credible threats to the stability and functioning of the monetary system
30th Sep 21, 9:00am
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Our central bank says emerging trends in the monetary system pose opportunities to stimulate innovation to enhance the prosperity and wellbeing of New Zealanders - but also pose credible threats to the stability and functioning of the monetary system
Reserve Bank says it wants to ensure that our central bank money remains a stable value anchor for the monetary system and available as a fair and equal way to pay and save
30th Sep 21, 9:00am
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Reserve Bank says it wants to ensure that our central bank money remains a stable value anchor for the monetary system and available as a fair and equal way to pay and save
The Reserve Bank is widely expected to raise the Official Cash Rate to 0.5% from the current 0.25% next week
27th Sep 21, 2:52pm
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The Reserve Bank is widely expected to raise the Official Cash Rate to 0.5% from the current 0.25% next week
RBNZ Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby indicates the RBNZ will hike interest rates more slowly than it cut them, pouring cold water on the prospect of large 50-point hikes
21st Sep 21, 9:44am
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RBNZ Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby indicates the RBNZ will hike interest rates more slowly than it cut them, pouring cold water on the prospect of large 50-point hikes
Given the 'massive divergence' currently between the US Fed and our RBNZ, Kiwibank economists see the Kiwi dollar surging
30th Aug 21, 3:49pm
Given the 'massive divergence' currently between the US Fed and our RBNZ, Kiwibank economists see the Kiwi dollar surging
The RBNZ is fixed on using the OCR to eventually tighten monetary policy, and is in no rush to do so by shrinking its $54 billion bond portfolio
19th Aug 21, 7:32am
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The RBNZ is fixed on using the OCR to eventually tighten monetary policy, and is in no rush to do so by shrinking its $54 billion bond portfolio
Reserve Bank to consult on, and test the perceived benefits and challenges of, a central bank digital currency
30th Jun 21, 10:48am
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Reserve Bank to consult on, and test the perceived benefits and challenges of, a central bank digital currency
Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Committee emphasises importance of RBNZ monitoring the impact of technological innovation on the NZ dollar
9th Jun 21, 10:40am
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Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Committee emphasises importance of RBNZ monitoring the impact of technological innovation on the NZ dollar
The nuts and bolts of how central bank digital currencies might operate and what they might mean
27th May 21, 6:27am
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The nuts and bolts of how central bank digital currencies might operate and what they might mean
Financial inclusion, payments stability, efficiency, and monetary policy implementation touted as benefits from central bank digital currencies
11th May 21, 10:00am
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Financial inclusion, payments stability, efficiency, and monetary policy implementation touted as benefits from central bank digital currencies
Bank for International Settlements argues development of central bank digital currencies is a global effort of collaboration rather than competition
8th Apr 21, 9:21am
Bank for International Settlements argues development of central bank digital currencies is a global effort of collaboration rather than competition
RBNZ Governor says it's too early to decide whether to get worried about rising bond yields, as ANZ Chief Economist warns a 1% mortgage rate rise would chew up 5% of Aucklanders’ disposable incomes
5th Mar 21, 9:28am
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RBNZ Governor says it's too early to decide whether to get worried about rising bond yields, as ANZ Chief Economist warns a 1% mortgage rate rise would chew up 5% of Aucklanders’ disposable incomes
RBNZ Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby observes 'pockets of dysfunction' in bond markets, saying the RBNZ could do more to put downward pressure on interest rates if necessary
2nd Mar 21, 4:47pm
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RBNZ Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby observes 'pockets of dysfunction' in bond markets, saying the RBNZ could do more to put downward pressure on interest rates if necessary
RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr tells banks to lower interest rates more, noting that if offshore funding costs increase, the RBNZ can offer cheap freshly-printed cash
25th Feb 21, 9:31am
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RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr tells banks to lower interest rates more, noting that if offshore funding costs increase, the RBNZ can offer cheap freshly-printed cash
Gareth Vaughan on whether COVID corporate winners should share their profits with COVID corporate losers, Dr Doom vs crypto-currency spruikers, central bank cryptos & Fed boss gets serious about unemployment
13th Feb 21, 9:31am
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Gareth Vaughan on whether COVID corporate winners should share their profits with COVID corporate losers, Dr Doom vs crypto-currency spruikers, central bank cryptos & Fed boss gets serious about unemployment
Macquarie analysts argue commercial banks and fintech will exist solely at the grace of central banks and their earnings will be determined by them
10th Dec 20, 6:11am
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Macquarie analysts argue commercial banks and fintech will exist solely at the grace of central banks and their earnings will be determined by them
Economists expect the RBNZ will consider what impact its $28 billion Funding for Lending Programme has on interest rates before taking a knife to the OCR
12th Nov 20, 7:30am
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Economists expect the RBNZ will consider what impact its $28 billion Funding for Lending Programme has on interest rates before taking a knife to the OCR
The Reserve Bank says one option to ensure long-term availability of cash could be a public-private partnership to provide 'end to end' cash infrastructure
19th Oct 20, 2:55pm
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The Reserve Bank says one option to ensure long-term availability of cash could be a public-private partnership to provide 'end to end' cash infrastructure
RBNZ not looking to rein in property investors with LVR restrictions, saying falling house prices would create a 'worse situation' than the status quo
9th Oct 20, 9:43am
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RBNZ not looking to rein in property investors with LVR restrictions, saying falling house prices would create a 'worse situation' than the status quo
Reserve Bank hints at its Funding for Lending Programme having few conditions and not necessarily needing to be implemented with a negative OCR
8th Oct 20, 3:50pm
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Reserve Bank hints at its Funding for Lending Programme having few conditions and not necessarily needing to be implemented with a negative OCR
The Crown Settlement Account at the Reserve Bank, where the Government deposits surplus funds, reaches new highs as the COVID-19 crisis rages
21st Aug 20, 9:51am
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The Crown Settlement Account at the Reserve Bank, where the Government deposits surplus funds, reaches new highs as the COVID-19 crisis rages
RBNZ makes way to front load bond-buying, but recognises quantitative easing has its limits, so prepares to use a new combo of monetary policy tools
13th Aug 20, 8:58am
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RBNZ makes way to front load bond-buying, but recognises quantitative easing has its limits, so prepares to use a new combo of monetary policy tools