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Jarrod Kerr

A $41 billion reason for why the Government needs to stop avoiding debate over its spending by dismissing the topic as supposedly niche
14th Sep 21, 1:43pm
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A $41 billion reason for why the Government needs to stop avoiding debate over its spending by dismissing the topic as supposedly niche
Data from Kiwibank economists shows a significant drop in spending during the latest lockdown - but much smaller than the drop seen at Level 4 last year
1st Sep 21, 11:53am
Data from Kiwibank economists shows a significant drop in spending during the latest lockdown - but much smaller than the drop seen at Level 4 last year
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
Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 1.3% in June quarter, a rise which is far more than economists expected; August 18 RBNZ rate hike now seems a done deal
16th Jul 21, 11:11am
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Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 1.3% in June quarter, a rise which is far more than economists expected; August 18 RBNZ rate hike now seems a done deal
Bank economists respond to a hawkish RBNZ, picking an OCR hike for August, but opinion remains divided over whether the economy needs cooling just yet
14th Jul 21, 7:09pm
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Bank economists respond to a hawkish RBNZ, picking an OCR hike for August, but opinion remains divided over whether the economy needs cooling just yet
Experts on NZIER's 'Shadow Board' are looking for signals from the Reserve Bank about ending its bond buying programme - as well as when interest rates may be raised
12th Jul 21, 12:21pm
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Experts on NZIER's 'Shadow Board' are looking for signals from the Reserve Bank about ending its bond buying programme - as well as when interest rates may be raised
ANZ economists now forecast the Reserve Bank will start increasing the Official Cash Rate in February next year following the stunning 1.6% GDP rise for the March quarter
17th Jun 21, 11:05am
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ANZ economists now forecast the Reserve Bank will start increasing the Official Cash Rate in February next year following the stunning 1.6% GDP rise for the March quarter
Those from within the banking world don't see problems with the RBNZ having to keep buying bonds on the back of its LSAP programme; But an academic worries NZ's headed for a train wreck
6th Jun 21, 6:01am
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Those from within the banking world don't see problems with the RBNZ having to keep buying bonds on the back of its LSAP programme; But an academic worries NZ's headed for a train wreck
How high household debt and the swathe of mortgages due to rollover within the next year could make NZ particularly sensitive to interest rate rises... should they eventuate soon
28th May 21, 8:30am
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How high household debt and the swathe of mortgages due to rollover within the next year could make NZ particularly sensitive to interest rate rises... should they eventuate soon
Businesses urge the RBNZ not to remove the punch bowl that is low interest rates; Economists recognise the party will have to start winding down mid-next year
25th May 21, 7:00am
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Businesses urge the RBNZ not to remove the punch bowl that is low interest rates; Economists recognise the party will have to start winding down mid-next year
Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr lays out the five things we need to ace to get our economy match-fit for the post-pandemic era. None will be easy but all are achievable
1st May 21, 9:46am
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Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr lays out the five things we need to ace to get our economy match-fit for the post-pandemic era. None will be easy but all are achievable
Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 0.8% in the March quarter, giving annual inflation of 1.5%; result in line with market forecasts, though lower than the Reserve Bank expected
21st Apr 21, 11:13am
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Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 0.8% in the March quarter, giving annual inflation of 1.5%; result in line with market forecasts, though lower than the Reserve Bank expected
Economists see the housing changes announced by the Government as having a chilling effect on investor demand and acting as a significant drag on house price growth
23rd Mar 21, 2:57pm
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Economists see the housing changes announced by the Government as having a chilling effect on investor demand and acting as a significant drag on house price growth
Kiwibank economists say housing changes to be announced this week 'do have the scope' to cool the housing market but won't address the clear lack of affordable homes
22nd Mar 21, 12:02pm
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Kiwibank economists say housing changes to be announced this week 'do have the scope' to cool the housing market but won't address the clear lack of affordable homes
The economy went into reverse again in the last quarter of 2020 with a fall that was bigger than expected by the Reserve Bank and by bank economists; second recession looms
18th Mar 21, 11:03am
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The economy went into reverse again in the last quarter of 2020 with a fall that was bigger than expected by the Reserve Bank and by bank economists; second recession looms
Kiwibank economists say they have 'drastically revised up' their projected near-term house price peak before a cooling of prices later in the year; don't see LVRs as having as much impact on investor activity as previously thought
16th Mar 21, 10:39am
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Kiwibank economists say they have 'drastically revised up' their projected near-term house price peak before a cooling of prices later in the year; don't see LVRs as having as much impact on investor activity as previously thought
It's a toss of a coin as to whether the New Zealand economy grew or contracted in the December quarter - but either way our recovery from lockdown has been impressive
15th Mar 21, 12:14pm
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It's a toss of a coin as to whether the New Zealand economy grew or contracted in the December quarter - but either way our recovery from lockdown has been impressive
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'
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment dropped to 4.9% in the December quarter from 5.3%; economists had universally expected unemployment to rise
3rd Feb 21, 11:02am
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Statistics New Zealand says unemployment dropped to 4.9% in the December quarter from 5.3%; economists had universally expected unemployment to rise
Kiwibank economists have been tracking our spending - and we are still doing our best to make up for the lack of tourist dollars
29th Jan 21, 5:00am
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Kiwibank economists have been tracking our spending - and we are still doing our best to make up for the lack of tourist dollars
Economists expect the RBNZ to respond to government pressure over house prices by restricting bank lending; Financial markets now see lower odds of a negative OCR in 2021
25th Nov 20, 6:58am
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Economists expect the RBNZ to respond to government pressure over house prices by restricting bank lending; Financial markets now see lower odds of a negative OCR in 2021
RBNZ says a Funding for Lending Programme will be launched in December; no changes made to either the Official Cash Rate or to the Large Scale Asset Purchases (QE) programme
11th Nov 20, 2:19pm
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RBNZ says a Funding for Lending Programme will be launched in December; no changes made to either the Official Cash Rate or to the Large Scale Asset Purchases (QE) programme
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
Consumer price index inflation undershoots RBNZ and market expectations in September quarter, coming in at 0.7% quarter-on-quarter and 1.4% year-on-year
23rd Oct 20, 11:11am
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Consumer price index inflation undershoots RBNZ and market expectations in September quarter, coming in at 0.7% quarter-on-quarter and 1.4% year-on-year
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