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Craig Ebert

The level 4 lockdown last year was followed by a 30% rocketing of house prices. This year's won't be
31st Aug 21, 2:27pm
The level 4 lockdown last year was followed by a 30% rocketing of house prices. This year's won't be
BNZ economists raise the possibility that the Reserve Bank might hike the Official Cash Rate by half a percentage point in one go - something that last happened over 21 years ago
20th Jul 21, 2:09pm
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BNZ economists raise the possibility that the Reserve Bank might hike the Official Cash Rate by half a percentage point in one go - something that last happened over 21 years ago
BNZ economists now expect a 0.8% rise in GDP for the March quarter against the Reserve Bank's expectation of a -0.6% fall. They currently forecast inflation of 3% 'but evidence is gathering to move this higher'
10th Jun 21, 11:27am
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BNZ economists now expect a 0.8% rise in GDP for the March quarter against the Reserve Bank's expectation of a -0.6% fall. They currently forecast inflation of 3% 'but evidence is gathering to move this higher'
Latest BNZ/SEEK employment report shows job ads at a fresh record high in May
9th Jun 21, 10:48am
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Latest BNZ/SEEK employment report shows job ads at a fresh record high in May
BNZ economists see inflation getting close to 3% by the end of the year and say it will take a 'determinedly dovish' RBNZ to 'look through' the rise
10th May 21, 3:06pm
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BNZ economists see inflation getting close to 3% by the end of the year and say it will take a 'determinedly dovish' RBNZ to 'look through' the rise
BNZ economists describe Govt plans to influence bank lending as a "surprise" but say judgement will have to wait until further details are revealed
27th Apr 21, 2:55pm
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BNZ economists describe Govt plans to influence bank lending as a "surprise" but say judgement will have to wait until further details are revealed
Economists expect the RBNZ to respond to government pressure over house prices by restricting bank lending; Financial markets now see lower odds of a negative OCR in 2021
25th Nov 20, 6:58am
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Economists expect the RBNZ to respond to government pressure over house prices by restricting bank lending; Financial markets now see lower odds of a negative OCR in 2021
Economists forecast that GDP figures out this week will show growth in the September quarter came in above Reserve Bank expectations
16th Dec 19, 1:02pm
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Economists forecast that GDP figures out this week will show growth in the September quarter came in above Reserve Bank expectations
The market is unusually divided about whether the RBNZ will cut interest rates or not in its next review this week - but either way a strong reaction can be expected
11th Nov 19, 11:28am
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The market is unusually divided about whether the RBNZ will cut interest rates or not in its next review this week - but either way a strong reaction can be expected
BNZ economists say the Reserve Bank's latest messages inject uncertainty about what the central bank will say and do at its next interest rate review next month
29th Oct 19, 3:00pm
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BNZ economists say the Reserve Bank's latest messages inject uncertainty about what the central bank will say and do at its next interest rate review next month
Finance Minister Grant Robertson's presided over another strong financial year for the Crown - but he's still not expected as yet to provide the fiscal kick many are seeking for the economy
7th Oct 19, 3:00pm
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson's presided over another strong financial year for the Crown - but he's still not expected as yet to provide the fiscal kick many are seeking for the economy
BNZ economists say there is now a 'solid risk' the Reserve Bank might cut the Official Cash Rate as early as Wednesday; Kiwibank economists also say that's a possibility
24th Jun 19, 1:59pm
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BNZ economists say there is now a 'solid risk' the Reserve Bank might cut the Official Cash Rate as early as Wednesday; Kiwibank economists also say that's a possibility
GDP figures out next week widely expected to show an annual economic growth rate below 3% for the first time since late 2014
14th Mar 19, 1:40pm
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GDP figures out next week widely expected to show an annual economic growth rate below 3% for the first time since late 2014
We face the apparently contradictory situation in which inflation is strongly rising and yet the Reserve Bank will keep the possibility of interest rate cuts on the table
15th Oct 18, 11:44am
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We face the apparently contradictory situation in which inflation is strongly rising and yet the Reserve Bank will keep the possibility of interest rate cuts on the table
Despite last week's surprisingly strong GDP figures, economists believe the Reserve Bank will stick to its 'dovish' view that the next move in interest rates could be down when it reviews the Official Cash Rate on Thursday
24th Sep 18, 3:29pm
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Despite last week's surprisingly strong GDP figures, economists believe the Reserve Bank will stick to its 'dovish' view that the next move in interest rates could be down when it reviews the Official Cash Rate on Thursday
Economists say it’s likely New Zealand’s unemployment rate won’t move when the data is released on Wednesday, but wage inflation is expected to jump
30th Jul 18, 12:01pm
by Jason Walls
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Economists say it’s likely New Zealand’s unemployment rate won’t move when the data is released on Wednesday, but wage inflation is expected to jump
BNZ's Craig Ebert can't shake the niggle that there is a fundamental inconsistency in RBNZ policy positions. But he suspects it may be our exchange rate, rather than interest rates that will sort it out
21st Jul 18, 10:02am
by Guest
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BNZ's Craig Ebert can't shake the niggle that there is a fundamental inconsistency in RBNZ policy positions. But he suspects it may be our exchange rate, rather than interest rates that will sort it out
Economists doubt the Reserve Bank will want to further roll back mortgage lending restrictions this week and will prefer to wait longer to see how the housing market develops this year
28th May 18, 1:49pm
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Economists doubt the Reserve Bank will want to further roll back mortgage lending restrictions this week and will prefer to wait longer to see how the housing market develops this year
BNZ economists say recent media coverage of declining Auckland house prices could prove self-fulfilling
10th Jul 17, 2:33pm
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BNZ economists say recent media coverage of declining Auckland house prices could prove self-fulfilling
BNZ economists first among the major banks to lower their milk price forecast for farmers ahead of an anticipated fall in global dairy prices at this week's auction
6th Mar 17, 2:31pm
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BNZ economists first among the major banks to lower their milk price forecast for farmers ahead of an anticipated fall in global dairy prices at this week's auction
BNZ economists cast doubts on the Reserve Bank being soon able to introduce new income-related mortgage limits
31st Oct 16, 1:21pm
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BNZ economists cast doubts on the Reserve Bank being soon able to introduce new income-related mortgage limits
BNZ's Craig Ebert says very low interest rates explain why many people can still 'afford' over priced houses. But he worries about what might happen if rates rise ...
1st Oct 16, 9:19am
by Guest
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BNZ's Craig Ebert says very low interest rates explain why many people can still 'afford' over priced houses. But he worries about what might happen if rates rise ...
The NZIER's business opinion survey comes in gloomy, as more businesses expect the economy will go down hill rather than improve in the next six months
5th Apr 16, 10:37am
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The NZIER's business opinion survey comes in gloomy, as more businesses expect the economy will go down hill rather than improve in the next six months
Back to the future: service sector now up to where it was in 2007, just before the GFC, bolstering overall economic growth
14th Dec 15, 11:46am
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Back to the future: service sector now up to where it was in 2007, just before the GFC, bolstering overall economic growth
The RBNZ's view on the neutral interest rate highlights a risk it thinks current monetary policy settings 'are more stimulatory than they actually are'
24th Sep 15, 12:02pm
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The RBNZ's view on the neutral interest rate highlights a risk it thinks current monetary policy settings 'are more stimulatory than they actually are'