Dominick Stephens

11th May 19, 9:16am
Westpac economists expect Reserve Bank to keep OCR on hold until 2022 and low mortgage rates to push up house prices
Westpac economists expect Reserve Bank to keep OCR on hold until 2022 and low mortgage rates to push up house prices
11th May 19, 9:16am
9th May 19, 7:58am
RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr doesn't believe he'll get less bang for his buck cutting interest rates, the lower they go; Bank economists beg to differ
RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr doesn't believe he'll get less bang for his buck cutting interest rates, the lower they go; Bank economists beg to differ
9th May 19, 7:58am
29th Mar 19, 9:20am
How two academics and a former unionist teaming up with the Reserve Bank to set monetary policy will affect the economy
How two academics and a former unionist teaming up with the Reserve Bank to set monetary policy will affect the economy
29th Mar 19, 9:20am
11th 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
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
11th Feb 19, 9:20am
16th Jan 19, 9:23am
Westpac economists challenge their ANZ counterparts, downplaying the effect higher proposed bank capital requirements will have on interest rates
Westpac economists challenge their ANZ counterparts, downplaying the effect higher proposed bank capital requirements will have on interest rates
16th Jan 19, 9:23am
15th 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
Westpac's chief economist says recent falls in mortgage rates will boost house prices but warns of rising rates and falling prices from 2020
15th Nov 18, 9:44am
11th 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
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
11th Oct 18, 1:47pm
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19th 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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Westpac McDermott Miller survey shows the collapsing confidence contagion is spreading, with the lowest level of consumer confidence in six years
19th Sep 18, 9:55am
15th 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'
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'
15th Aug 18, 11:51am
14th 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
Westpac Chief Economist Dominick Stephens says the Adrian Orr-led RBNZ appears to be considering OCR reductions and is less inclined towards hikes
14th Aug 18, 12:21pm
1st 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
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
1st Jul 18, 7:03am
21st 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
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
21st Jun 18, 11:42am
19th Jun 18, 6:00am
Westpac models how the different taxes being considered by the Tax Working Group would affect house prices
Westpac models how the different taxes being considered by the Tax Working Group would affect house prices
19th Jun 18, 6:00am
7th 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
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
7th May 18, 7:19am
17th Apr 18, 11:39am
Westpac report says the good times in the residential property market will "end very soon"
Westpac report says the good times in the residential property market will "end very soon"
17th Apr 18, 11:39am
11th 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'
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'
11th Feb 18, 7:10am
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11th 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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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
11th Dec 17, 4:15pm
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7th 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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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'  
7th Nov 17, 10:27am
23rd 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
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
23rd Sep 17, 5:02am
7th Aug 17, 8:11am
What will the RBNZ do and say in Governor Graeme Wheeler's swansong OCR review and Monetary Policy Statement?
What will the RBNZ do and say in Governor Graeme Wheeler's swansong OCR review and Monetary Policy Statement?
7th Aug 17, 8:11am

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