Rodney Dickens

28th Apr 19, 6:31am
Rodney Dickens notes it has been many years since the warnings of how jobs are under threat from machines first surfaced. He looks at the evidence of what has happened so far
Rodney Dickens notes it has been many years since the warnings of how jobs are under threat from machines first surfaced. He looks at the evidence of what has happened so far
28th Apr 19, 6:31am
7th Apr 19, 6:02am
The construction industry's grumpiness may be the result of a forced shift in focus towards more affordable housing, says Greg Ninness
The construction industry's grumpiness may be the result of a forced shift in focus towards more affordable housing, says Greg Ninness
7th Apr 19, 6:02am
4th Apr 19, 11:01am
ANZ's chief economist Sharon Zollner and her predecessor Cameron Bagrie hit back at criticism of the bank's Business Outlook Survey from Rodney Dickens
ANZ's chief economist Sharon Zollner and her predecessor Cameron Bagrie hit back at criticism of the bank's Business Outlook Survey from Rodney Dickens
4th Apr 19, 11:01am
3rd Apr 19, 1:31pm
Rodney Dickens argues the ANZ business survey is a political toy for some respondents & ANZ uses misleading charts to try and make the survey look relevant
Rodney Dickens argues the ANZ business survey is a political toy for some respondents & ANZ uses misleading charts to try and make the survey look relevant
3rd Apr 19, 1:31pm
24th Mar 19, 12:20pm
Rodney Dickens explores why our productivity growth is falling, with a special look at migration flows and the new bank capital requirements
Rodney Dickens explores why our productivity growth is falling, with a special look at migration flows and the new bank capital requirements
24th Mar 19, 12:20pm
27th Feb 19, 5:00am
Rodney Dickens says the stirring of wage inflation worldwide signals official interest rates will need to be higher than many expect, which in turn will cause extreme turmoil in financial markets
Rodney Dickens says the stirring of wage inflation worldwide signals official interest rates will need to be higher than many expect, which in turn will cause extreme turmoil in financial markets
27th Feb 19, 5:00am
16th Feb 19, 10:02am
Rodney Dickens says there are still issues with new migration numbers even after some major revisions
Rodney Dickens says there are still issues with new migration numbers even after some major revisions
16th Feb 19, 10:02am
26th Jan 19, 10:46am
Rodney Dickens thinks Statistics NZ has botched the new migration numbers. He doubts huge numbers of people gave inaccurate data in the old system, but that is what the new system implies. Prepare for large revisions
Rodney Dickens thinks Statistics NZ has botched the new migration numbers. He doubts huge numbers of people gave inaccurate data in the old system, but that is what the new system implies. Prepare for large revisions
26th Jan 19, 10:46am
15th Dec 18, 10:09am
Rodney Dickens thinks he spots a bust about to unfold in the manuka honey market after a strong boom - caused but the usual suspect, fast rising new supply
Rodney Dickens thinks he spots a bust about to unfold in the manuka honey market after a strong boom - caused but the usual suspect, fast rising new supply
15th Dec 18, 10:09am
13th Dec 18, 3:35pm
Rodney Dickens challenges Barfoot's optimistic judgment saying the Auckland market is weaker than average, and that the demand-supply balance doesn't justify much if any upside in prices
Rodney Dickens challenges Barfoot's optimistic judgment saying the Auckland market is weaker than average, and that the demand-supply balance doesn't justify much if any upside in prices
13th Dec 18, 3:35pm
2nd Dec 18, 12:42pm
Rodney Dickens finds the council-controlled subdivision process, the RMA and increasing infrastructure costs directly contribute to high section prices, and these processes give cover for gouging by developers
Rodney Dickens finds the council-controlled subdivision process, the RMA and increasing infrastructure costs directly contribute to high section prices, and these processes give cover for gouging by developers
2nd Dec 18, 12:42pm
17th Nov 18, 2:43pm
Rodney Dickens says the real problem inhibiting affordable housing is the cost of sections, and that is the one key thing the Government can do to solve the affordability problem
Rodney Dickens says the real problem inhibiting affordable housing is the cost of sections, and that is the one key thing the Government can do to solve the affordability problem
17th Nov 18, 2:43pm
17th Oct 18, 10:25am
Rodney Dickens says warning bells are starting to ring over the level of new tourism and hotel building. The risk is for a substantial overshoot
Rodney Dickens says warning bells are starting to ring over the level of new tourism and hotel building. The risk is for a substantial overshoot
17th Oct 18, 10:25am
28th Sep 18, 8:25am
Rodney Dickens doesn't like the RBNZ policy settings, arguing they will lead to disaster. But he does see an opportunity for borrowers
Rodney Dickens doesn't like the RBNZ policy settings, arguing they will lead to disaster. But he does see an opportunity for borrowers
28th Sep 18, 8:25am
28th Aug 18, 7:16am
Rodney Dickens criticises Auckland Council's economists, claiming their desire for higher density housing near rapid transport routes taints their analysis
Rodney Dickens criticises Auckland Council's economists, claiming their desire for higher density housing near rapid transport routes taints their analysis
28th Aug 18, 7:16am
5th Aug 18, 7:33am
Rodney Dickens says be wary of MBIE's National Construction Pipeline reports, especially their estimates of future residential construction
Rodney Dickens says be wary of MBIE's National Construction Pipeline reports, especially their estimates of future residential construction
5th Aug 18, 7:33am
5th Jul 18, 5:00am
Rodney Dickens checks how reliable economic forecasters' employment growth predictions are and how useful the leading indicators of employment are
Rodney Dickens checks how reliable economic forecasters' employment growth predictions are and how useful the leading indicators of employment are
5th Jul 18, 5:00am
3rd Jun 18, 9:40am
Rodney Dickens says higher construction demand will soon attract building capacity, so KiwiBuild's demands will be responded to by industry without starving other sectors for long
Rodney Dickens says higher construction demand will soon attract building capacity, so KiwiBuild's demands will be responded to by industry without starving other sectors for long
3rd Jun 18, 9:40am
4th May 18, 12:25pm
Rodney Dickens doubts landlords' costs drive rents, suggesting it's more likely income growth does. But he finds there is confusion in the data with the biggest threat from inflation
Rodney Dickens doubts landlords' costs drive rents, suggesting it's more likely income growth does. But he finds there is confusion in the data with the biggest threat from inflation
4th May 18, 12:25pm
11th Mar 18, 5:02am
Rodney Dickens says section prices are the key to solving the housing affordability problem, not higher density around transport hubs. He warns against force-feeding in areas that won't deliver the intended outcome
Rodney Dickens says section prices are the key to solving the housing affordability problem, not higher density around transport hubs. He warns against force-feeding in areas that won't deliver the intended outcome
11th Mar 18, 5:02am

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