Craig Ebert

14 Mar 19, 1:40pm
GDP figures out next week widely expected to show an annual economic growth rate below 3% for the first time since late 2014
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15 Oct 18, 11:44am
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
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24 Sep 18, 3:29pm
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
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30 Jul 18, 12:01pm
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
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21 Jul 18, 10:02am
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
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28 May 18, 1:49pm
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
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10 Jul 17, 2:33pm
BNZ economists say recent media coverage of declining Auckland house prices could prove self-fulfilling
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6 Mar 17, 2:31pm
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
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31 Oct 16, 1:21pm
BNZ economists cast doubts on the Reserve Bank being soon able to introduce new income-related mortgage limits
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1 Oct 16, 9:19am
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 ...
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5 Apr 16, 10:37am
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
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14 Dec 15, 11:46am
Back to the future: service sector now up to where it was in 2007, just before the GFC, bolstering overall economic growth
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24 Sep 15, 12:02pm
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'
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18 Jun 15, 12:16pm
ANZ, Westpac, ASB economists take red pens to their OCR forecasts after 'shocker' March quarter GDP figures
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19 May 15, 4:59pm
The dollar rises sharply as inflation expectations increase, lessening the likelihood of an OCR cut next month
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25 Apr 15, 8:33am
Economists expect RBNZ to hold OCR at 3.5% again, and target high NZ dollar, largely leaving the housing crisis in the Govt's hands
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27 Mar 15, 11:48am
BNZ economists suggest the targeted 1-3% inflation band could be lowered
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16 Feb 15, 11:24am
NZD pushes up to 96.48 AUc, a new record post-float high, on strong NZ retail sales data for December quarter. PSI also higher
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7 Mar 14, 2:06pm
BNZ economists see inflation moving above the RBNZ's target range; expect interest rates will need to be hiked to 5%
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10 Oct 13, 3:07pm
BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) records another drop
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