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Miles Workman

New Zealand's inflation is set to hit another 10-year high, but the key question will be whether this is a short run thing or the start of a lasting wage and price spiral
14th Oct 21, 9:02am
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New Zealand's inflation is set to hit another 10-year high, but the key question will be whether this is a short run thing or the start of a lasting wage and price spiral
NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows the building sector has gone from being the most optimistic to the most pessimistic sectors surveyed
5th Oct 21, 10:55am
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NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows the building sector has gone from being the most optimistic to the most pessimistic sectors surveyed
Economists see the very strong second-quarter GDP figures as providing a green light for the Reserve Bank to begin raising interest rates
16th Sep 21, 3:11pm
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Economists see the very strong second-quarter GDP figures as providing a green light for the Reserve Bank to begin raising interest rates
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
Another big lockdown has once again changed the economic picture enormously, but GDP figures for the past quarter will still tell us some important things
13th Sep 21, 10:35am
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Another big lockdown has once again changed the economic picture enormously, but GDP figures for the past quarter will still tell us some important things
Delta sees Government empowered to spend billions more than what was budgeted for this year; Too early to say how much of the new contingency will be used and whether more debt will be required
9th Sep 21, 1:41pm
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Delta sees Government empowered to spend billions more than what was budgeted for this year; Too early to say how much of the new contingency will be used and whether more debt will be required
Grant Robertson confident the Government won't need to borrow more to pay for this lockdown - for now; We take a closer look at the numbers
25th Aug 21, 12:30pm
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Grant Robertson confident the Government won't need to borrow more to pay for this lockdown - for now; We take a closer look at the numbers
ASB & Westpac economists no longer see the RBNZ hiking interest rates on Wednesday; Finance Minister comments it's the RBNZ's job to look to the 'medium-term'
17th Aug 21, 8:53pm
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ASB & Westpac economists no longer see the RBNZ hiking interest rates on Wednesday; Finance Minister comments it's the RBNZ's job to look to the 'medium-term'
ANZ economists estimate it would take 37 years and low house price growth for the house price to income multiple to return to 2019 levels; They expect small rate hikes to go a long way towards cooling the economy
1st Aug 21, 6:01am
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ANZ economists estimate it would take 37 years and low house price growth for the house price to income multiple to return to 2019 levels; They expect small rate hikes to go a long way towards cooling the economy
Economists at the country's largest bank believe inflation will stay elevated - above the RBNZ's targeted level - for about the next 12 months before declining again
21st Jul 21, 1:13pm
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Economists at the country's largest bank believe inflation will stay elevated - above the RBNZ's targeted level - for about the next 12 months before declining again
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
Figures out this week are expected to show our inflation at near 10-year highs - but the key unanswered question is whether inflation will dwindle of its own accord, or need a push from higher interest rates
13th Jul 21, 3:05pm
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Figures out this week are expected to show our inflation at near 10-year highs - but the key unanswered question is whether inflation will dwindle of its own accord, or need a push from higher interest rates
ASB and BNZ tip imminent interest rate rise after NZIER latest Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows worst ever shortage of labour, while inflation pressures are continuing to mount
6th Jul 21, 10:42am
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ASB and BNZ tip imminent interest rate rise after NZIER latest Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows worst ever shortage of labour, while inflation pressures are continuing to mount
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
Economists have been upwardly adjusting their economic forecasts in recent days in the face of stronger-than-expected data and the major bank economists now see first quarter GDP producing a positive figure - IE economic growth
14th Jun 21, 9:57am
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Economists have been upwardly adjusting their economic forecasts in recent days in the face of stronger-than-expected data and the major bank economists now see first quarter GDP producing a positive figure - IE economic growth
Super-strong retail sales figures for the March quarter have got economists rethinking their thoughts that the country is experiencing a 'double dip' recession
25th May 21, 11:10am
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Super-strong retail sales figures for the March quarter have got economists rethinking their thoughts that the country is experiencing a 'double dip' recession
Economists are seeing little change in the unemployment rate when official statistics are released this week
3rd May 21, 11:34am
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Economists are seeing little change in the unemployment rate when official statistics are released this week
ANZ economists say after the recent housing policy changes by the Government there's a greater chance that interest rate increases could cause investors to sell up; RBNZ may wait too long to raise rates
21st Apr 21, 2:58pm
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ANZ economists say after the recent housing policy changes by the Government there's a greater chance that interest rate increases could cause investors to sell up; RBNZ may wait too long to raise rates
Economists see short term inflationary pressures due to one-off costs, but expect these to recede as the year goes on and see little imminent need for interest rate rises
19th Apr 21, 11:35am
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Economists see short term inflationary pressures due to one-off costs, but expect these to recede as the year goes on and see little imminent need for interest rate rises
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
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
Economists are picking a December quarter 2020 unemployment rate of around 5.6%, higher than the 5.3% rate in September; unemployment likely to peak later this year
2nd Feb 21, 9:51am
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Economists are picking a December quarter 2020 unemployment rate of around 5.6%, higher than the 5.3% rate in September; unemployment likely to peak later this year
Economists are picking a record economic recover in the September quarter, with GDP expected to grow by possibly as much as 14%
14th Dec 20, 9:15am
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Economists are picking a record economic recover in the September quarter, with GDP expected to grow by possibly as much as 14%
ANZ economists look at some of the potential longer term solutions to the 'rough deal' the younger generation are currently getting
8th Dec 20, 2:53pm
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ANZ economists look at some of the potential longer term solutions to the 'rough deal' the younger generation are currently getting
Statistics New Zealand says the 12.2% shrinkage of the economy in the June quarter is 'by far the largest on record in New Zealand'; the fall is in line with what major bank economists forecast
17th Sep 20, 10:58am
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Statistics New Zealand says the 12.2% shrinkage of the economy in the June quarter is 'by far the largest on record in New Zealand'; the fall is in line with what major bank economists forecast