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Finance Minister wants more research done on the winners & losers of low interest rates, but can't say whether having this info last year would've seen him implement different policies
29th Jun 21, 5:53pm
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Finance Minister wants more research done on the winners & losers of low interest rates, but can't say whether having this info last year would've seen him implement different policies
Westpac report says rising interest rates and increased housing supply with slower population growth will start to cool the housing market
3rd Mar 21, 9:44am
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Westpac report says rising interest rates and increased housing supply with slower population growth will start to cool the housing market
Reserve Bank leaves key monetary settings unchanged and says it will keep conditions stimulatory till confident of achieving 2% inflation and meeting its employment targets
24th Feb 21, 2:14pm
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Reserve Bank leaves key monetary settings unchanged and says it will keep conditions stimulatory till confident of achieving 2% inflation and meeting its employment targets
Former RBNZ chairman Arthur Grimes says the Reserve Bank should tighten monetary policy gradually and continue this tightening till house prices return to 'a much more affordable level'
22nd Feb 21, 4:01pm
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Former RBNZ chairman Arthur Grimes says the Reserve Bank should tighten monetary policy gradually and continue this tightening till house prices return to 'a much more affordable level'
No changes to the country's monetary policy settings are expected when the Reserve Bank has its first review of the year next week - but everybody will be looking for clues as to what comes next
20th Feb 21, 12:27pm
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No changes to the country's monetary policy settings are expected when the Reserve Bank has its first review of the year next week - but everybody will be looking for clues as to what comes next
In their latest quarterly overview Westpac economists warn that when interest rates do eventually rise 'house prices will fall'; also caution that the Govt may consider limiting deductibility on interest for investors
16th Feb 21, 8:27am
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In their latest quarterly overview Westpac economists warn that when interest rates do eventually rise 'house prices will fall'; also caution that the Govt may consider limiting deductibility on interest for investors
Westpac economists expect annual house price inflation will peak at 20% later this year, 'which is not an environment conducive to further OCR cuts'
21st Jan 21, 1:28pm
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Westpac economists expect annual house price inflation will peak at 20% later this year, 'which is not an environment conducive to further OCR cuts'
Westpac says the reintroduction of LVRs on new mortgage lending would probably be aimed at property investors
11th Nov 20, 10:43am
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Westpac says the reintroduction of LVRs on new mortgage lending would probably be aimed at property investors
Economists have differing views on whether the cheap money lending programme for banks to be announced this week will be specifically aimed at lending for businesses or will be available for banks to lend wherever, including on houses
9th Nov 20, 3:19pm
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Economists have differing views on whether the cheap money lending programme for banks to be announced this week will be specifically aimed at lending for businesses or will be available for banks to lend wherever, including on houses
Westpac's economists say they underestimated the impact of interest rate cuts and wonder if the Reserve Bank has over-stimulated the housing market
13th Oct 20, 12:33pm
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Westpac's economists say they underestimated the impact of interest rate cuts and wonder if the Reserve Bank has over-stimulated the housing market
The decision of the Reserve Bank to give cheap funding directly to the banks possibly as soon as November means even lower mortgages may be fuelling the pre-Christmas housing market
24th Sep 20, 11:03am
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The decision of the Reserve Bank to give cheap funding directly to the banks possibly as soon as November means even lower mortgages may be fuelling the pre-Christmas housing market
How the RBNZ is planning to get banks to cut interest rates without them worrying about pushing away savers and the funding they provide
24th Sep 20, 7:32am
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How the RBNZ is planning to get banks to cut interest rates without them worrying about pushing away savers and the funding they provide
Economists flag potential for quantitative easing to reach its limit if government spending and debt issuance end up being lower than forecast
11th Aug 20, 5:00am
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Economists flag potential for quantitative easing to reach its limit if government spending and debt issuance end up being lower than forecast
House prices have been trending down since they peaked in March, Westpac economist says the decline will be worse than the recessions of the 1990s
17th Jun 20, 9:27am
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House prices have been trending down since they peaked in March, Westpac economist says the decline will be worse than the recessions of the 1990s
Housing sales slowed to a trickle in April and median prices were also weaker in most regions, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand says
15th May 20, 9:44am
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Housing sales slowed to a trickle in April and median prices were also weaker in most regions, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand says
RBNZ expected to double QE programme on Wednesday, but will it provide more forward guidance and signal it might - just maybe - cut the OCR before next year?
9th May 20, 12:22pm
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RBNZ expected to double QE programme on Wednesday, but will it provide more forward guidance and signal it might - just maybe - cut the OCR before next year?
Westpac chief economist and Triple T Consulting founder expect the RBNZ will have to take the OCR into negative territory earlier than indicated
28th Apr 20, 10:00am
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Westpac chief economist and Triple T Consulting founder expect the RBNZ will have to take the OCR into negative territory earlier than indicated
Westpac chief economist says new Treasury scenarios provide a strong justification for 'massively more' fiscal stimulus
14th Apr 20, 12:28pm
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Westpac chief economist says new Treasury scenarios provide a strong justification for 'massively more' fiscal stimulus
RBNZ loosens rules so banks can give coronavirus-affected mortgage holders a 6-month payment holiday; Govt stumps up $6.25 billion to guarantee business loans
24th Mar 20, 3:43pm
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RBNZ loosens rules so banks can give coronavirus-affected mortgage holders a 6-month payment holiday; Govt stumps up $6.25 billion to guarantee business loans
The RBNZ will buy up to $30 bln of Government bonds as the negative impacts of the emergency intensify in New Zealand and financial conditions tighten 'unnecessarily'
23rd Mar 20, 8:23am
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The RBNZ will buy up to $30 bln of Government bonds as the negative impacts of the emergency intensify in New Zealand and financial conditions tighten 'unnecessarily'
RBNZ takes steps to shore-up NZ financial markets, on top of Monday's OCR cut, as coronavirus crisis escalates. Bank economists anticipate RBNZ's next move will be buying Government bonds, or QE
20th Mar 20, 1:22pm
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RBNZ takes steps to shore-up NZ financial markets, on top of Monday's OCR cut, as coronavirus crisis escalates. Bank economists anticipate RBNZ's next move will be buying Government bonds, or QE
The RBNZ issues details of its plan to ensure financial markets don't freeze up during the global Covid-19 emergency
20th Mar 20, 8:20am
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The RBNZ issues details of its plan to ensure financial markets don't freeze up during the global Covid-19 emergency
Westpac NZ slashes forecasts for house price growth and GDP as coronavirus starts to hit jobs and consumer spending
6th Mar 20, 2:08pm
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Westpac NZ slashes forecasts for house price growth and GDP as coronavirus starts to hit jobs and consumer spending
Sharon Zollner, chief economist at NZ's biggest bank, says as the economic impact of coronavirus rises so to do the odds of RBNZ OCR cuts
28th Feb 20, 1:05pm
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Sharon Zollner, chief economist at NZ's biggest bank, says as the economic impact of coronavirus rises so to do the odds of RBNZ OCR cuts
Westpac economists, who nearly a year ago forecast surging house prices for this year, now say house price inflation will hit 10%
18th Feb 20, 11:48am
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Westpac economists, who nearly a year ago forecast surging house prices for this year, now say house price inflation will hit 10%