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Jarrod Kerr

Bank economists agree the RBNZ will lift the OCR by 50 basis points to 2% on Wednesday, so what else are they focusing on?
21st May 22, 9:05am
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Bank economists agree the RBNZ will lift the OCR by 50 basis points to 2% on Wednesday, so what else are they focusing on?
Economists at Westpac NZ say RBNZ inflation targeting facing the biggest challenge in its 30+ year history
17th May 22, 7:50am
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Economists at Westpac NZ say RBNZ inflation targeting facing the biggest challenge in its 30+ year history
Why has a chasm opened up between the Reserve Bank of New Zealand's OCR and Reserve Bank of Australia's Cash Rate Target?
20th Apr 22, 10:05am
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Why has a chasm opened up between the Reserve Bank of New Zealand's OCR and Reserve Bank of Australia's Cash Rate Target?
ASB economists say last week's 'big lift' in wholesale interest rates added to the upside pressure on mortgage rates
11th Apr 22, 2:21pm
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ASB economists say last week's 'big lift' in wholesale interest rates added to the upside pressure on mortgage rates
Latest Kiwibank household spending data shows that the March quarter spending was 'especially weak'
11th Apr 22, 1:11pm
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Latest Kiwibank household spending data shows that the March quarter spending was 'especially weak'
NZIER's Shadow Board sharply divided over whether the Reserve Bank should increase the OCR 25 or 50 basis points on Wednesday
11th Apr 22, 10:54am
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NZIER's Shadow Board sharply divided over whether the Reserve Bank should increase the OCR 25 or 50 basis points on Wednesday
Kiwibank economists say exit of people from NZ could be similar to the Aussie mining-fuelled outflow back in 2011
28th Mar 22, 12:45pm
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Kiwibank economists say exit of people from NZ could be similar to the Aussie mining-fuelled outflow back in 2011
Economists worry government faces 'tough gig' supporting the economy and plugging the infrastructure deficit without exacerbating inflation
21st Dec 21, 11:30am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Economists worry government faces 'tough gig' supporting the economy and plugging the infrastructure deficit without exacerbating inflation
We look ahead to how 2022 might look for your household budget, Covid-19, climate change measures and the hospitality and tourism industries
2nd Dec 21, 10:07am
by Toby Allen
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We look ahead to how 2022 might look for your household budget, Covid-19, climate change measures and the hospitality and tourism industries
With the end of what might've felt like a year of treading water nigh, we look at what 2022 may hold for housing, interest rates and the Kiwi dollar
1st Dec 21, 11:46am
by Toby Allen
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With the end of what might've felt like a year of treading water nigh, we look at what 2022 may hold for housing, interest rates and the Kiwi dollar
Auckland spending has bounced after the loosening of Covid restrictions, but services spending is still well down, according to Kiwibank credit and debit card data
18th Nov 21, 11:30am
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Auckland spending has bounced after the loosening of Covid restrictions, but services spending is still well down, according to Kiwibank credit and debit card data
Kiwibank economists, who have this year been highlighting upside risks to interest rates now say some wholesale rates have gone too far and will be 'pulled down'
15th Nov 21, 1:40pm
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Kiwibank economists, who have this year been highlighting upside risks to interest rates now say some wholesale rates have gone too far and will be 'pulled down'
Kiwibank economists say there's currently an 'imbalance' in the wholesale interest rate markets and they see more 'upside risk' for mortgage rates
26th Oct 21, 3:15pm
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Kiwibank economists say there's currently an 'imbalance' in the wholesale interest rate markets and they see more 'upside risk' for mortgage rates
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%'
The NZIER's latest 'Shadow Board' review ahead of this week's OCR decision shows businesses going cooler on interest rate rises
4th Oct 21, 11:31am
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The NZIER's latest 'Shadow Board' review ahead of this week's OCR decision shows businesses going cooler on interest rate rises
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
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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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
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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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
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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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
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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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
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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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