Dominick Stephens

11 Feb 19, 9:20am
Westpac economists change their call and now see no OCR change before 2022, with the 'balance of risks' for rates going up or down evenly balanced
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16 Jan 19, 9:23am
Westpac economists challenge their ANZ counterparts, downplaying the effect higher proposed bank capital requirements will have on interest rates
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15 Nov 18, 9:44am
Westpac's chief economist says recent falls in mortgage rates will boost house prices but warns of rising rates and falling prices from 2020
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11 Oct 18, 1:47pm
There's some expectation the Reserve Bank might loosen mortgage lending restrictions next month - but the 'evidence' either supportive or against such a move is is not definitive
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19 Sep 18, 9:55am
Westpac McDermott Miller survey shows the collapsing confidence contagion is spreading, with the lowest level of consumer confidence in six years
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15 Aug 18, 11:51am
Westpac's chief economist abruptly changes tack and now forecasts a house price rally early next year, with prices to climb 1.5% in the first quarter; RBNZ was the 'game changer'
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14 Aug 18, 12:21pm
Westpac Chief Economist Dominick Stephens says the Adrian Orr-led RBNZ appears to be considering OCR reductions and is less inclined towards hikes
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1 Jul 18, 7:03am
After reading the Budget, the RBNZ expects the effects of government spending on GDP will be ‘lower and later’ than anticipated, a different take to the Treasury’s forecast – Jason Walls asks why
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21 Jun 18, 11:42am
Westpac's chief economist says it's no surprise that the housing market is slowing; predicts Auckland and Queenstown will be most affected by foreign buyer restrictions
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19 Jun 18, 6:00am
Westpac models how the different taxes being considered by the Tax Working Group would affect house prices
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7 May 18, 7:19am
Although no one expects a change to the OCR, Thursday’s MPS will be the first for Governor Adrian Orr meaning even more tea-leaf reading than usual will go on during & after his press conference
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17 Apr 18, 11:39am
Westpac report says the good times in the residential property market will "end very soon"
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11 Feb 18, 7:10am
Westpac’s chief economist not convinced the economy is in as good shape as the RBNZ suggests, as Acting Governor Spencer says the RBNZ’s projections are 'perfectly balanced'
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11 Dec 17, 4:15pm
NZ Super Fund CEO Adrian Orr, touted by Finance Minister Grant Robertson as having 'the standing and ability to manage change,' named new Reserve Bank Governor
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7 Nov 17, 10:27am
Government considering adding employment target to the RBNZ's price stability objective, and introducing a committee decision-making model for monetary policy decisions; Opposition says employment objective 'redundant at best'  
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23 Sep 17, 5:02am
Westpac's chief economist says the RBNZ is unlikely to announce any changes to the OCR at Thursday's review, but sluggish housing and construction markets could weigh on its mind down the track
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7 Aug 17, 8:11am
What will the RBNZ do and say in Governor Graeme Wheeler's swansong OCR review and Monetary Policy Statement?
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24 Jun 16, 5:21pm
Westpac chief economist Dominick Stephens ponders what Brexit might mean for NZ, now sees August OCR cut as much more likely
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17 Jun 16, 2:16pm
Westpac's chief economist says low interest rates and rising house prices are cranking up the borrow and spend cycle
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15 Apr 16, 1:13pm
Westpac almost doubles its forecast for house price growth this year to 11.5%, but warns there could be consequences with new mortgage lending restrictions possible
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