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Statistics New Zealand says the unemployment rate has risen to 3.3% from 3.2%, while private sector hourly wages have risen 7%
3rd Aug 22, 11:10am
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Statistics New Zealand says the unemployment rate has risen to 3.3% from 3.2%, while private sector hourly wages have risen 7%
David Hargreaves assesses the possibilities and prospects ahead of the release of labour market data next week that will likely show the country's unemployment rate hitting a new low and the biggest rates of pay rises in well over a decade
31st Jul 22, 6:00am
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David Hargreaves assesses the possibilities and prospects ahead of the release of labour market data next week that will likely show the country's unemployment rate hitting a new low and the biggest rates of pay rises in well over a decade
ANZ economists have changed their call and now see a higher peak of 4% for the OCR and say a 75-point rise next month 'is a very real possibility'; ASB also sees a chance of a 75-pointer
18th Jul 22, 1:53pm
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ANZ economists have changed their call and now see a higher peak of 4% for the OCR and say a 75-point rise next month 'is a very real possibility'; ASB also sees a chance of a 75-pointer
Annual inflation is widely expected to hit a 32-year high of at least 7% when the latest official data is released - but the real issue is whether this will be the peak
15th Jul 22, 9:07am
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Annual inflation is widely expected to hit a 32-year high of at least 7% when the latest official data is released - but the real issue is whether this will be the peak
ANZ economists say rising wages and strong savings should prevent consumer spending falling rapidly though they do think consumption growth 'will slow to a crawl' from the second half of the year
7th Jul 22, 7:50am
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ANZ economists say rising wages and strong savings should prevent consumer spending falling rapidly though they do think consumption growth 'will slow to a crawl' from the second half of the year
Statistics New Zealand says private sector wage costs rose 3.1% in the past year
4th May 22, 11:04am
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Statistics New Zealand says private sector wage costs rose 3.1% in the past year
Economists are tentatively suggesting the 6.9% annual inflation rate might be somewhere near the peak, but they don't see high prices subsiding any time soon
21st Apr 22, 2:22pm
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Economists are tentatively suggesting the 6.9% annual inflation rate might be somewhere near the peak, but they don't see high prices subsiding any time soon
The forthcoming inflation figures are set to have a '7' in front of them for the first time in over 30 years; the real question is what this does to 'inflation expectations' and how ingrained price rises may become
18th Apr 22, 9:00am
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The forthcoming inflation figures are set to have a '7' in front of them for the first time in over 30 years; the real question is what this does to 'inflation expectations' and how ingrained price rises may become
ANZ economists say latest survey results shows urgent need for RBNZ to hike rates; ANZ sees likely annual inflation of 7.1% as of March quarter end
12th Apr 22, 11:42am
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ANZ economists say latest survey results shows urgent need for RBNZ to hike rates; ANZ sees likely annual inflation of 7.1% as of March quarter end
ANZ economists say the Reserve Bank will need to 'move aggressively' to defend its inflation target from people's rising expectations - and that won't be good for economic growth
23rd Mar 22, 8:30am
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ANZ economists say the Reserve Bank will need to 'move aggressively' to defend its inflation target from people's rising expectations - and that won't be good for economic growth
This week's December quarter GDP figures will show a recovery from the sharp fall in September but all eyes will be on what the figures point to in the more problematic months ahead
14th Mar 22, 8:55am
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This week's December quarter GDP figures will show a recovery from the sharp fall in September but all eyes will be on what the figures point to in the more problematic months ahead
David Hargreaves assesses the economic landscape as the Reserve Bank gets inexorably drawn into a 'squeeze it to death' struggle with inflation
10th Mar 22, 9:17am
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David Hargreaves assesses the economic landscape as the Reserve Bank gets inexorably drawn into a 'squeeze it to death' struggle with inflation
ANZ economists say a significant drain of people out of the country could put pressure on the housing market and have ramifications for RBNZ monetary policy
1st Mar 22, 2:41pm
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ANZ economists say a significant drain of people out of the country could put pressure on the housing market and have ramifications for RBNZ monetary policy
Inflation hit 3-decade high in December quarter, as consumer prices rose 5.9% over the year; Economists fear higher inflation is embedded
27th Jan 22, 11:17am
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Inflation hit 3-decade high in December quarter, as consumer prices rose 5.9% over the year; Economists fear higher inflation is embedded
ANZ economists are the last major bank to tip that house prices will drop - now picking a 4% decline next year
15th Dec 21, 9:01am
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ANZ economists are the last major bank to tip that house prices will drop - now picking a 4% decline next year
This week's GDP figures expected to show a drop - but by nothing like the sort of drop economists earlier expected
13th Dec 21, 10:18am
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This week's GDP figures expected to show a drop - but by nothing like the sort of drop economists earlier expected
ANZ economists say interest rate hikes will be tough - but ongoing high inflation would be worse
2nd Dec 21, 1:23pm
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ANZ economists say interest rate hikes will be tough - but ongoing high inflation would be worse
Latest labour market figures blow all economists' expectations out of the water once again
3rd Nov 21, 11:05am
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Latest labour market figures blow all economists' expectations out of the water once again
This week's labour market figures seem set to be 'noisy' due to Covid disruptions, but should show falling unemployment and rising wage levels
1st Nov 21, 10:51am
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This week's labour market figures seem set to be 'noisy' due to Covid disruptions, but should show falling unemployment and rising wage levels
A reassessment of the likely average cost of borrowing over the next few years poses a challenge to asset valuations that underpin household wealth, ANZ economists say
20th Oct 21, 8:42am
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A reassessment of the likely average cost of borrowing over the next few years poses a challenge to asset valuations that underpin household wealth, ANZ economists say
BNZ economists say the RBNZ is now 'well and truly behind the curve' as inflation heads to 'a number well above 5%'
18th Oct 21, 2:56pm
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BNZ economists say the RBNZ is now 'well and truly behind the curve' as inflation heads to 'a number well above 5%'
New Zealand's inflation is set to hit another 10-year high, but the key question will be whether this is a short run thing or the start of a lasting wage and price spiral
14th Oct 21, 9:02am
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New Zealand's inflation is set to hit another 10-year high, but the key question will be whether this is a short run thing or the start of a lasting wage and price spiral
NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows the building sector has gone from being the most optimistic to the most pessimistic sectors surveyed
5th Oct 21, 10:55am
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NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows the building sector has gone from being the most optimistic to the most pessimistic sectors surveyed
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment dropped in the June quarter to 4.0% from 4.6% in March, 'underutilisation' also dropped sharply, seemingly pointing the way for Reserve Bank interest rate increases
4th Aug 21, 11:01am
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Statistics New Zealand says unemployment dropped in the June quarter to 4.0% from 4.6% in March, 'underutilisation' also dropped sharply, seemingly pointing the way for Reserve Bank interest rate increases
Economists see June quarter labour market figures portraying an increasingly tight jobs market and with upward pressure on wages
2nd Aug 21, 9:07am
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Economists see June quarter labour market figures portraying an increasingly tight jobs market and with upward pressure on wages