Mark Smith

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16th Oct 19, 10:57am
New figures show the Consumer Price Index rose 0.7% in the September quarter and 1.5% year-on-year - more than expected by the RBNZ; Higher household costs largely behind the rise; NZ$ up momentarily
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New figures show the Consumer Price Index rose 0.7% in the September quarter and 1.5% year-on-year - more than expected by the RBNZ; Higher household costs largely behind the rise; NZ$ up momentarily
16th Oct 19, 10:57am
14th Oct 19, 12:00pm
New Zealand may have just seen its biggest quarterly price rises in a year - and yet at the same time annual inflation could drop to an 18 month low
New Zealand may have just seen its biggest quarterly price rises in a year - and yet at the same time annual inflation could drop to an 18 month low
14th Oct 19, 12:00pm
31st Jul 19, 1:26pm
ANZ Business Outlook Survey shows the worst sentiment in the construction sector since 2009, while overall business confidence has sagged again and more firms are expecting to cut staff
ANZ Business Outlook Survey shows the worst sentiment in the construction sector since 2009, while overall business confidence has sagged again and more firms are expecting to cut staff
31st Jul 19, 1:26pm
13th Jul 19, 9:03am
Economists expect June quarter inflation to pick-up in line with the Reserve Bank's expectations; All eyes will be on whether there are enough underlying weaknesses in the data to prompt two more OCR cuts this year
Economists expect June quarter inflation to pick-up in line with the Reserve Bank's expectations; All eyes will be on whether there are enough underlying weaknesses in the data to prompt two more OCR cuts this year
13th Jul 19, 9:03am
24th Jun 19, 7:30am
Economists see the RBNZ holding fire when it reviews the OCR on Wednesday, before making one cut before the end of the year
Economists see the RBNZ holding fire when it reviews the OCR on Wednesday, before making one cut before the end of the year
24th Jun 19, 7:30am
8th May 19, 11:26am
Influential RBNZ Survey of Expectations shows an improved outlook for the house price gains over the next two years
Influential RBNZ Survey of Expectations shows an improved outlook for the house price gains over the next two years
8th May 19, 11:26am
3rd May 19, 10:05am
As if the first Official Cash Rate decision to be made by the new Monetary Policy Committee wasn't intriguing enough, there's also a fair chance we may see the first rate cut since 2016
As if the first Official Cash Rate decision to be made by the new Monetary Policy Committee wasn't intriguing enough, there's also a fair chance we may see the first rate cut since 2016
3rd May 19, 10:05am
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7th 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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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
7th Nov 18, 11:12am
26th Sep 18, 1:37pm
ANZ says latest results of its Business Outlook Survey suggest that while 'the economy may have hit a pothole, the wheels are not falling off'
ANZ says latest results of its Business Outlook Survey suggest that while 'the economy may have hit a pothole, the wheels are not falling off'
26th Sep 18, 1:37pm
30th Jul 18, 12:01pm
Economists say it’s likely New Zealand’s unemployment rate won’t move when the data is released on Wednesday, but wage inflation is expected to jump
Economists say it’s likely New Zealand’s unemployment rate won’t move when the data is released on Wednesday, but wage inflation is expected to jump
30th Jul 18, 12:01pm
12th 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
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
12th Jul 18, 12:13pm
28th 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
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
28th May 18, 1:49pm
22nd 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
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
22nd May 18, 5:02am
6th 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
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
6th Apr 16, 8:31am
2nd 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
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
2nd Mar 16, 8:20am
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3rd 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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Fonterra's recently revised milk price forecast is under pressure after global dairy prices sank a further 7.4%
3rd Feb 16, 8:22am
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18th 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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Fonterra's $4.60 milk price forecast under pressure as Whole Milk Powder prices slide another 11%
18th Nov 15, 8:35am
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21st 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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Economists see drop in global dairy prices as underscoring need for caution about assuming further price gains later in the year
21st Oct 15, 8:41am
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2nd Sep 15, 7:59am
Global dairy prices rose strongly for the second consecutive auction
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Global dairy prices rose strongly for the second consecutive auction
2nd Sep 15, 7:59am
26th 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
ANZ economists see regional house prices as likely out-performing those in the country's largest city in the near term
26th Aug 15, 1:09pm

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