Grant Spencer

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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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
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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'
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8 Feb 18, 9:15am
Live-streamed video from the February 2018 RBNZ press conference with Acting Governor Grant Spencer - will start at 10am
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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
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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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22 Jan 18, 7:19am
Martien Lubberink sees some concerns with the Reserve Bank's thinking in its review of bank capital adequacy requirements
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16 Jan 18, 12:51pm
RBNZ decision making & governance report commissioned by Treasury calls for committee decision making, minutes to be released & neutering the RBNZ board
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21 Dec 17, 9:40am
Internal models approach for credit risk used by the big 4 banks to survive RBNZ capital review, but increased transparency and heightened conservatism foreshadowed
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5 Dec 17, 1:34pm
Reserve Bank Acting Governor says if inflation doesn't pick up from late next year 'a further easing of monetary policy' would have to be considered
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1 Dec 17, 2:11pm
SBS Bank's consumer lending, via subsidiary Finance Now, surges 20% in one quarter boosted by Warehouse acquisition
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30 Nov 17, 1:27pm
The Reserve Bank's loosening of LVR limits will give the banks greater flexibility with their lending policies - but David Hargreaves wonders if the banks will actually want that at the moment
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30 Nov 17, 9:35am
RBNZ says it's difficult to ascertain the degree to which lower bank capital may be justified through use of the internal models approach, gives feedback on directors' attestation review
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29 Nov 17, 3:56pm
Reserve Bank doesn't see a collapse of house prices 'as a particularly high risk' due to Government policies, but says the new policies reinforce the RBNZ's decision to relax LVR restrictions
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29 Nov 17, 10:46am
Live-streamed video from the November 2017 RBNZ FSR press conference with Acting Governor Grant Spencer - will start at 11am
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29 Nov 17, 9:13am
Reserve Bank will begin rolling back the LVR restrictions with the 'speed limit' for high LVR lending for banks increased to 15% from 10%; Investors will be required to just make 35% deposits compared with 40% now
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14 Nov 17, 9:37am
Four years after they were introduced to combat a rampant house market, the loan to value lending restrictions appear likely to be phased out soon; but how, and what happens next?
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11 Nov 17, 8:21am
NZ's 4 Australian owned banks dominate our banking industry and increased combined annual profit by $601 mln. Against this backdrop Gareth Vaughan outlines 3 steps to boost competition
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10 Nov 17, 7:39am
Acting RBNZ Governor Grant Spencer concerned about plans to include 'externals' on the proposed new RBNZ monetary policy committee; says the committee needs 'collective responsibility' rather than being 'individualistic'
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9 Nov 17, 11:57am
Acting Reserve Bank Governor says the central bank is currently reviewing the LVR restrictions 'and the criteria we would adopt for their removal' and will say more on the subject before the end of the month
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