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Satish Ranchhod

The RBNZ's own much-watched Survey of Expectations shows that inflation's expected to be around 3% in two years time; survey results may spark increased speculation of a 50 basis point lift to the Official Cash Rate next week
18th Nov 21, 3:24pm
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The RBNZ's own much-watched Survey of Expectations shows that inflation's expected to be around 3% in two years time; survey results may spark increased speculation of a 50 basis point lift to the Official Cash Rate next week
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
NZ-based economists still think as long as the Covid outbreak here can be contained reasonably quickly, interest rates will still go up this year - but one international economics firm reckons hikes are off till May next year now
23rd Aug 21, 2:43pm
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NZ-based economists still think as long as the Covid outbreak here can be contained reasonably quickly, interest rates will still go up this year - but one international economics firm reckons hikes are off till May next year now
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
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
Westpac economists say landlords might be better off selling their property to the tenants rather than trying to push through large rent hikes
10th Apr 21, 10:00am
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Westpac economists say landlords might be better off selling their property to the tenants rather than trying to push through large rent hikes
Westpac economists say the Govt's housing taxation changes will 'dramatically tilt' financial conditions in favour of owner-occupiers and 'cashed-up' investors, who will now determine the market price of houses
29th Mar 21, 12:09pm
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Westpac economists say the Govt's housing taxation changes will 'dramatically tilt' financial conditions in favour of owner-occupiers and 'cashed-up' investors, who will now determine the market price of houses
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
Statistics New Zealand says retail sales values had the largest September quarter rise since the series began in 1995
23rd Nov 20, 10:56am
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Statistics New Zealand says retail sales values had the largest September quarter rise since the series began in 1995
Statistics New Zealand says spending on food and beverage services last month was the second highest in over 20 years following Auckland moving to Alert level 1 early in the month
10th Nov 20, 11:09am
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Statistics New Zealand says spending on food and beverage services last month was the second highest in over 20 years following Auckland moving to Alert level 1 early in the month
Latest NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows rise in confidence ahead of election - firms much more upbeat about hiring staff
20th Oct 20, 10:36am
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Latest NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows rise in confidence ahead of election - firms much more upbeat about hiring staff
ANZ Business Outlook preliminary survey results for October show another widespread improvement in forward looking activity indicators - some measures stronger than a year ago
8th Oct 20, 1:18pm
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ANZ Business Outlook preliminary survey results for October show another widespread improvement in forward looking activity indicators - some measures stronger than a year ago
Statistics New Zealand says retail card spending slumped by over half a billion dollars in August as Auckland entered Covid-19 alert level 3
10th Sep 20, 11:01am
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Statistics New Zealand says retail card spending slumped by over half a billion dollars in August as Auckland entered Covid-19 alert level 3
Westpac expects household debt levels to keep increasing but falling interest rates will keep repayments affordable for the time being
8th Sep 20, 10:48am
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Westpac expects household debt levels to keep increasing but falling interest rates will keep repayments affordable for the time being
Statistics New Zealand says retail sales plummeted 15% in the lockdown-affected June quarter
24th Aug 20, 12:00pm
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Statistics New Zealand says retail sales plummeted 15% in the lockdown-affected June quarter
Statistics New Zealand says on a seasonally adjusted basis retail spending leapt 79% in May as businesses reopened after the April lockdown
11th Jun 20, 11:51am
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Statistics New Zealand says on a seasonally adjusted basis retail spending leapt 79% in May as businesses reopened after the April lockdown
Westpac report says residential construction activity likely to fall 20% next year, commercial construction to be down 15%
27th May 20, 10:59am
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Westpac report says residential construction activity likely to fall 20% next year, commercial construction to be down 15%
Statistics New Zealand says the impact of the lockdown saw each New Zealander on average spending about $520 less in April than they did in March
11th May 20, 10:58am
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Statistics New Zealand says the impact of the lockdown saw each New Zealander on average spending about $520 less in April than they did in March
Retail card sales bounced back strongly in November 2019, Statistics NZ says, with much more spent on long-lasting goods such as recreational, hardware, and appliances, as well as food and drink
11th Dec 19, 11:10am
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Retail card sales bounced back strongly in November 2019, Statistics NZ says, with much more spent on long-lasting goods such as recreational, hardware, and appliances, as well as food and drink
Residential construction shows no sign of slowing down as new consents hit a forty five year high, pushed up by a strong rise in consents for townhouses in Auckland
2nd Jul 19, 12:08pm
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Residential construction shows no sign of slowing down as new consents hit a forty five year high, pushed up by a strong rise in consents for townhouses in Auckland
Value of new building work up 15.7% in the first quarter year-on-year to $6.11 billion, Statistics New Zealand says
7th Jun 19, 1:32pm
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Value of new building work up 15.7% in the first quarter year-on-year to $6.11 billion, Statistics New Zealand says
Statistics NZ figures for April suggest house building activity both in Auckland and around the country may be starting to ease, albeit from very high levels
30th May 19, 11:01am
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Statistics NZ figures for April suggest house building activity both in Auckland and around the country may be starting to ease, albeit from very high levels
New figures showing population growth from migration is lower than previously thought means we'll need fewer new homes, says Westpac economist
1st Feb 19, 12:09pm
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New figures showing population growth from migration is lower than previously thought means we'll need fewer new homes, says Westpac economist
Westpac economists revise upwards their forecasts for house construction in the country's largest city; say Auckland getting close to building enough houses to keep up with population growth
12th Jul 18, 10:49am
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Westpac economists revise upwards their forecasts for house construction in the country's largest city; say Auckland getting close to building enough houses to keep up with population growth