Grant Spencer

23 Jan 19, 5:00am
Against the backdrop of the RBNZ's bank capital review, Gareth Vaughan details the advantageous position NZ's Aussie owned banks have over their rivals & how this may change
22 Jan 19, 5:00am
Against the backdrop of the RBNZ's review of bank capital requirements, Gareth Vaughan explains how bank capital rules were liberalised for NZ's big 4 banks in 2008
10 May 18, 9:10am
Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75%; new Governor stresses that the next move could go either way
4 Apr 18, 7:45am
New RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr gets an early opportunity to strike a favourable impression with the public late next month by further loosening the LVR lending restrictions
22 Mar 18, 1:35pm
In his last public move in the job, Acting RBNZ Governor Grant Spencer gave a very ho-hum OCR review – but he did give the man who will be taking the bank’s reins next week a small parting gift
22 Mar 18, 9:12am
As expected, the RBNZ has left the OCR at 1.75% with Acting Governor Grant Spencer saying monetary policy will be accommodative for 'a considerable period'
21 Mar 18, 4:30pm
The Reserve Bank’s approach to the regulatory side of its job has been criticised in the past, notably by the IMF, but what does the Finance Minister think?
19 Mar 18, 12:00pm
Acting RBNZ Governor Grant Spencer is widely tipped to sit on his hands at Thursday’s OCR review, with very little change expected in his statement
15 Mar 18, 8:03am
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says there's much work to do in the housing market, and he remains unenthusiastic about the RBNZ getting a debt-to-income ratio tool
14 Mar 18, 11:16am
Acting Governor Grant Spencer wants the RBNZ's macro-prudential policy Memorandum of Understanding with the Finance Minister integrated into the Reserve Bank Act
13 Mar 18, 1:17pm
Acting Governor Grant Spencer says upcoming review of RBNZ's macro-prudential tools should add 'carefully designed' debt to income or debt servicing tool
4 Mar 18, 7:24am
In 1988, 1998 and 2008, NZ’s economy took a beating due to a crisis the year prior – some have termed it 'the curse of the eight'; as NZ makes its way through 2018, there is a sense of optimism the curse may have been broken
28 Feb 18, 2:59pm
New Reserve Bank paper puts estimate of Auckland housing shortage far higher than previous RBNZ estimates; says if construction worker shortfall continues it will be 'difficult' to overcome the shortage
21 Feb 18, 1:26pm
Treasury says involving external experts in setting monetary policy will 'promote a diversity of perspectives' while the RBNZ has said it could create a 'circus'
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'
9 Feb 18, 9:31am
RBNZ not giving much thought to how cryptocurrencies could impact financial stability, despite comments from the Bank for International Settlements urging caution
8 Feb 18, 12:10pm
Acting RBNZ Governor Grant Spencer isn't ruling out the possibility of an OCR cut, given the downside surprise of December's CPI data - he says the 'risks are two sided'
8 Feb 18, 9:15am
Live-streamed video from the February 2018 RBNZ press conference with Acting Governor Grant Spencer - will start at 10am
8 Feb 18, 9:06am
Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75%; notes rise in house price inflation but sees this moderating over time; revised down economic impact of new Government's measures
6 Feb 18, 9:09am
No one is expecting the RBNZ to make any changes to interest rates in its review this week – but inflation, GDP and 'expansionary' fiscal policy will take centre stage


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