Jeremy Couchman

7 Feb 19, 11:01am
Large September quarter drop in unemployment rate unwinds in December quarter a tad more than expected; Wages rise 1.9% over the year 
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23 Jan 19, 11:00am
No major surprises as inflation rises 0.1% in Dec quarter and 1.9% in year to Dec; Economists' OCR outlooks differ but remain unchanged
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17 Jan 19, 9:26am
REINZ highlights 'extremely quiet' December with lowest nationwide house sales volumes in seven years, national median price rises 1.5%
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17 Dec 18, 9:37am
The ANZ Banking Group says ANZ NZ would need up to NZ$8 bln of new capital to meet RBNZ's new bank capital proposals
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12 Dec 18, 7:52am
Capacity constraints, prudence and wellbeing set to feature in the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update and Budget Policy Statement on Thursday
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7 Dec 18, 11:17am
Hood the hawks: The outlook is strong but uncertain. The RBNZ has released the doves, Kiwibank's Jarrod Kerr & Jeremy Couchman say in their latest economic outlook
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26 Nov 18, 1:48pm
Kiwibank economists think the LVR 'speed limit' will be raised to 20% of new bank lending this week - but would like to see it at 25%; say the 'temporary' LVRs are set to be with us for good
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14 Nov 18, 11:45am
Kiwibank economists say latest house sales figures show a 'well behaved' market and so there is 'every possibility' of the RBNZ further relaxing lending limits
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7 Nov 18, 11:12am
Stats NZ says unemployment rate now lowest since June 2008; Employment rate at 68.3% is highest since the series began 30 years ago; wage growth remains subdued
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16 Oct 18, 10:59am
Stats NZ says prices rose 0.9% in the September quarter, giving an annual inflation rate of 1.9%; economists expected just a 0.7% quarterly rise
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15 Oct 18, 11:44am
We face the apparently contradictory situation in which inflation is strongly rising and yet the Reserve Bank will keep the possibility of interest rate cuts on the table
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11 Oct 18, 1:47pm
There's some expectation the Reserve Bank might loosen mortgage lending restrictions next month - but the 'evidence' either supportive or against such a move is is not definitive
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24 Sep 18, 3:29pm
Despite last week's surprisingly strong GDP figures, economists believe the Reserve Bank will stick to its 'dovish' view that the next move in interest rates could be down when it reviews the Official Cash Rate on Thursday
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14 Sep 18, 10:02am
Kiwibank's Jeremy Couchman with a guide to emerging market meltdowns from tequila slammers to Moscow mules via a Venezuelan economic crisis
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6 Aug 18, 2:56pm
Kiwibank economists estimate a national shortfall of over 100,000 homes so see no chance of 'oversupply' fuelling a correction; don't believe the RBNZ will be easing LVRs any time soon
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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
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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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2 Feb 18, 5:02am
A raft of economic issues, such as low business confidence and less govt roading investment, will see GDP growth begin to taper off early next year, according to Infometrics
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18 Jan 18, 9:53am
REINZ says national median house price rose 1.9% to $550,000 in past month; 5.8% increase for year; Auckland up 1.8% for year; national sales down 10.1% year-on-year for December month
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4 Nov 17, 9:44am
Kiwibank economists say the withdrawal of global QE is expected to affect the economy the NZ economy indirectly via financial markets, both through rising longer-dated interest rates and a lower currency
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