Mark Smith

12 Jul 18, 12:13pm
ASB is expecting the hikes to the minimum wage, wide fair pay agreements and collective bargaining will see the end of years of sluggish wage growth
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28 May 18, 1:49pm
Economists doubt the Reserve Bank will want to further roll back mortgage lending restrictions this week and will prefer to wait longer to see how the housing market develops this year
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22 May 18, 5:02am
ASB Housing Confidence Survey finds expectations in the housing market have improved sharply after a post-election slump, and Auckland house price expectations have hit a 12-month high
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6 Apr 16, 8:31am
Global dairy prices rose 2.1% in latest auction, though the gains were eaten up by a stronger Kiwi dollar; key Wholemilk powder prices edge up 1.5%, back up above US$2000 per metric tonne
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2 Mar 16, 8:20am
Global dairy prices made a slight gain to end a run of four consecutive auctions worth of losses; Wholemilk powder prices did, however, claim a respectable 5.5% gain
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3 Feb 16, 8:22am
Fonterra's recently revised milk price forecast is under pressure after global dairy prices sank a further 7.4%
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18 Nov 15, 8:35am
Fonterra's $4.60 milk price forecast under pressure as Whole Milk Powder prices slide another 11%
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21 Oct 15, 8:41am
Economists see drop in global dairy prices as underscoring need for caution about assuming further price gains later in the year
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2 Sep 15, 7:59am
Global dairy prices rose strongly for the second consecutive auction
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26 Aug 15, 1:09pm
ANZ economists see regional house prices as likely out-performing those in the country's largest city in the near term
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5 Aug 15, 4:46am
Global dairy prices sink another 9.3% ahead of Fonterra's board meeting on Friday to decide the forecast milk price for farmers this season; ANZ now picks price of around $3.50
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18 Jun 15, 12:16pm
ANZ, Westpac, ASB economists take red pens to their OCR forecasts after 'shocker' March quarter GDP figures
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27 May 15, 9:43am
ANZ economists see twin Government and RBNZ action affecting an Auckland market that is 'primed to soften'
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19 Dec 13, 10:51am
Westpac now tipping OCR to lift to 3.75% next year after strong GDP figures; ANZ economists say RBNZ 'may not have luxury' of waiting till March to hike rates
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19 Sep 13, 10:57am
NZ GDP rises 0.2% in June quarter; beating economists' expectations; March figures revised up to 0.4%; Kiwi dollar rises
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11 Mar 13, 1:41pm
ANZ economists say consequences of big dry growing at 'exponential rate'
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14 Feb 13, 1:59pm
Kiwis are much more confident about future prospects and expect house prices to keep rising strongly
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5 Oct 10, 10:54am
NZIER sees 'synchronised slowdown' in regions & sectors, warns of potential double-dip recession
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