Satish Ranchhod

12 Jul 18, 10:49am
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
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30 Apr 18, 1:42pm
Westpac economists see Govt policies as acting to rein in household debt and providing scope for the Reserve Bank to further loosen lending restrictions
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23 Apr 18, 12:55pm
Although wage inflation is expected to bounce, the Government’s progressive increases to the minimum wage is not forecast to have a major impact on CPI, Westpac says
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13 Apr 18, 12:09pm
Westpac report says Auckland housing shortage will get worse before it gets better - fixing problems will 'be a slow grind'
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8 Dec 17, 11:34am
Westpac report says migration is already slowing and this will 'reinforce downward pressure on house prices'
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26 Jul 17, 10:10am
Reserve Bank Assistant Governor John McDermott says the measure of inflation the RBNZ pays attention to is running at about 1.4%; the 'neutral interest rate' is now down to 3.5%
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6 Jun 17, 1:27pm
Building activity declined in the first quarter of this year, with the biggest fall in non-residential construction
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30 May 17, 11:37am
There was a sharp decline in the number of new dwelling consents issued across NZ in April, Auckland's housing supply crisis worsening
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12 Jul 16, 11:01am
Westpac sees red flags for the economy in high and rising household debt levels on the back of low interest rates and high house prices
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21 Apr 16, 10:14am
Westpac economist sees the rising indebtedness of Kiwis potentially leading to a 'stark' pull-back in spending and downside risks for economic activity
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24 Feb 16, 3:03pm
Westpac economists see inflation expectations falling still further over the next year, making the 'uphill battle' the Reserve Bank has been fighting that much harder
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21 Dec 15, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; Bumper Christmas season for retailers, migration hits another record, Anna Curzon appointed Xero NZ boss
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24 Sep 15, 8:43am
Fonterra is now predicting a milk price of $4.60 for the current season, up from previous prediction of $3.85; Price of $4.40 confirmed for past season; dividend of 25c; production seen falling more than 5%
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23 Sep 15, 10:59am
Westpac economists think that inflation is set to rise, but this will only be temporary, and the economy will need more stimulation through further interest rate reductions
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17 Jul 15, 12:17pm
Canterbury rebuild to stop buffering the economy as reconstruction reaches its peak; homes almost all rebuilt/repaired, non-residential reconstruction growth subdued
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10 Apr 15, 1:14pm
Westpac warns the Canterbury rebuild is reaching its peak, with construction set to tail off soon
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7 Mar 15, 6:00am
With the RBNZ widely expected to leave the OCR unchanged, Governor Wheeler's comments on Auckland housing to be focus of MPS
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4 Feb 15, 11:01am
Unemployment rate rises to 5.7% but labour force participation rate reaches record high of 69.7%
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