Philip Borkin

18 Jul 18, 12:26pm
ANZ economists suggest that our expensive housing is affecting the economy's productive potential
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18 Apr 18, 4:24pm
ANZ economists say the cost of building a new house has become more attractive relative to the cost of buying an existing one
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31 Jan 18, 12:41pm
ANZ economists say even though house prices look 'out of whack' with incomes, they can't see a sharp downward correction
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22 Nov 17, 8:29am
ANZ economists expecting Fonterra to drop milk forecast next month from the current $6.75 to possibly as low as $6.25
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11 May 17, 9:05am
Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75%; surprisingly, no change seen to future interest rate path, with first OCR hike not projected till late 2019; dollar drops sharply
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3 May 17, 10:55am
NZ unemployment rate falls to 4.9% in March; Jobs growth exceeds boost in working age population; economists don't see any immediate interest rate reaction from the RBNZ
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23 Mar 17, 9:06am
Reserve Bank says monetary policy will be accommodative for a considerable period and numerous uncertainties remain
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8 Mar 17, 8:12am
A 12.4% plunge in the price of Whole Milk Powder leads overall dairy prices down 6.3%; analysts see any recovery in prices as difficult while there is a surplus of supply; economists downgrade milk price forecasts
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9 Feb 17, 9:01am
Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75%; small upward move in interest rates projected in 2019
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8 Feb 17, 8:21am
Dairy prices eke out a small gain; economists see an extended period of consolidation as 'possible'
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26 Jan 17, 11:18am
CPI rose 0.4% in December quarter against 0.3% market expectations; 1.3% inflation for the year; first time inflation has breached 1% in two years, taking it back into the RBNZ's targeted 1% to 3% band
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18 Jan 17, 10:31am
ANZ economists caution the Reserve Bank against making another false move against anticipated inflation
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16 Nov 16, 8:39am
Prices of dairy products gain a further 4.5% at auction; Whole Milk Powder firms 3.2%, with the price now nearly two-thirds higher than it was in July; lift in milk price forecast from Fonterra seen likely 'any time soon'
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2 Nov 16, 8:06am
Prices of dairy products soar by 11.4%; Whole Milk Powder jumps 19.8% to a 2-year high; ANZ economists see 'upside risks' to milk price forecasts - perhaps to above $6
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7 Jul 16, 5:39pm
Reserve Bank Deputy Governor sees tighter LVR rules for housing investors being introduced before end of year; debt to income ratios 'might also have a role'; banks may be asked to hold more capital
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16 Jun 16, 10:58am
GDP grew 0.7% in March quarter compared with consensus forecasts of 0.6%
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11 May 16, 9:07am
Reserve Bank points to housing and dairy as increased risk factors but stops short of introducing any new macro-prudential measures
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3 Feb 16, 11:04am
Statistics NZ reports unemployment rate of 5.3% in December, down from 6%; But participation rate lower; Annual wage inflation only 1.5%
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11 Jun 15, 1:56pm
The Reserve Bank has indicated it may cut interest rates once more - but some economists believe there could be more than that
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28 May 13, 4:11pm
Goldman Sachs economists forecast NZ dollar to rise strongly against its Australian counterpart over the next 12 months
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