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Satish Ranchhod

There weren't too many surprises in the new inflation figures out of Statistics NZ, but there’s enough in the data to keep the RBNZ nervous
17th Apr 24, 4:01pm
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There weren't too many surprises in the new inflation figures out of Statistics NZ, but there’s enough in the data to keep the RBNZ nervous
Ahead of April 17’s much anticipated release of the March quarter CPI, Westpac, ANZ and Kiwibank cast their predictions with all three banks expecting annual inflation to be higher than the RBNZ has forecast
14th Apr 24, 8:07am
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Ahead of April 17’s much anticipated release of the March quarter CPI, Westpac, ANZ and Kiwibank cast their predictions with all three banks expecting annual inflation to be higher than the RBNZ has forecast
ANZ economists say the recent published drop in GDP data 'seems to have given things a decent shunt south' in respect to business confidence
28th Mar 24, 1:23pm
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ANZ economists say the recent published drop in GDP data 'seems to have given things a decent shunt south' in respect to business confidence
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Stats NZ says food prices fell 0.6% in February, while rent increases showed signs of stabilising and domestic airfares went up again; economists see 'upside risks' to March quarter inflation figures
13th Mar 24, 11:31am
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Stats NZ says food prices fell 0.6% in February, while rent increases showed signs of stabilising and domestic airfares went up again; economists see 'upside risks' to March quarter inflation figures
Stats NZ figures show that retail card spending fell a seasonally-adjusted 1.8% in February after a bounce in activity in January
12th Mar 24, 11:49am
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Stats NZ figures show that retail card spending fell a seasonally-adjusted 1.8% in February after a bounce in activity in January
Stats NZ says the volume of residential building work dropped 2.4% on a seasonally adjusted basis in the December quarter - but non-residential construction rose 4.6%
6th Mar 24, 11:19am
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Stats NZ says the volume of residential building work dropped 2.4% on a seasonally adjusted basis in the December quarter - but non-residential construction rose 4.6%
Westpac says its customers are spending just 3.4% more than a year ago, while the population has grown 2.8% and retail prices have increased about 4%; customers with mortgages particularly spending less
27th Feb 24, 11:45am
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Westpac says its customers are spending just 3.4% more than a year ago, while the population has grown 2.8% and retail prices have increased about 4%; customers with mortgages particularly spending less
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Influential RBNZ survey shows a decisive drop in the expectation of future levels of inflation in a result that will give the RBNZ comfort ahead of its next Official Cash Rate decision
13th Feb 24, 3:35pm
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Influential RBNZ survey shows a decisive drop in the expectation of future levels of inflation in a result that will give the RBNZ comfort ahead of its next Official Cash Rate decision
Reserve Bank chief economist Paul Conway suggests softer GDP and CPI data doesn't mean the central bank will cut interest rates
30th Jan 24, 10:55am
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Reserve Bank chief economist Paul Conway suggests softer GDP and CPI data doesn't mean the central bank will cut interest rates
Stats NZ figures show that retail card spending fell a seasonally-adjusted 2.0% in December
17th Jan 24, 12:23pm
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Stats NZ figures show that retail card spending fell a seasonally-adjusted 2.0% in December
The latest ANZ Business Outlook survey shows that inflation expectations have fallen but pricing intentions have risen; the post-election rise in business confidence has continued
19th Dec 23, 1:33pm
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The latest ANZ Business Outlook survey shows that inflation expectations have fallen but pricing intentions have risen; the post-election rise in business confidence has continued
Overall inflation direction encouraging but bank economists cautious about stubborn non-tradeable inflation
14th Dec 23, 7:40am
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Overall inflation direction encouraging but bank economists cautious about stubborn non-tradeable inflation
Indications of likely future inflation continue to drift lower in the latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey, but the new Government's honeymoon continues, with business confidence hitting its highest level since early 2015
30th Nov 23, 1:24pm
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Indications of likely future inflation continue to drift lower in the latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey, but the new Government's honeymoon continues, with business confidence hitting its highest level since early 2015
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Stats NZ figures show that total card spending fell by 0.3% in October, while retail spending dropped by 0.7%; 'the softness in spending is notable as it comes as population growth is continuing to surge'
15th Nov 23, 11:16am
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Stats NZ figures show that total card spending fell by 0.3% in October, while retail spending dropped by 0.7%; 'the softness in spending is notable as it comes as population growth is continuing to surge'
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Economists are reviewing their inflation and interest rate forecasts after new Stats NZ pricing information suggests the rate of inflation in the current quarter may be slower than expected
15th Nov 23, 8:24am
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Economists are reviewing their inflation and interest rate forecasts after new Stats NZ pricing information suggests the rate of inflation in the current quarter may be slower than expected
Economists say the Reserve Bank will be wary of survey results that show shorter term inflation expectations have fallen but longer term expectations for both inflation and interest rates have risen
9th Nov 23, 9:07am
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Economists say the Reserve Bank will be wary of survey results that show shorter term inflation expectations have fallen but longer term expectations for both inflation and interest rates have risen
Economists are cheered by signs the Reserve Bank's monetary tightening is getting traction but caution that inflationary pressures are still strong
3rd Oct 23, 2:01pm
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Economists are cheered by signs the Reserve Bank's monetary tightening is getting traction but caution that inflationary pressures are still strong
Latest REINZ housing market data suggest 'momentum is building and that is likely to continue throughout the spring', economists say
14th Sep 23, 11:58am
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Latest REINZ housing market data suggest 'momentum is building and that is likely to continue throughout the spring', economists say
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The national median house price dropped slightly last month, but sales lifted, days to sell decreased, and both Auckland and Wellington saw month-on-month rises in median prices; ANZ economists say market has 'convincingly turned a corner'
13th Sep 23, 9:00am
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The national median house price dropped slightly last month, but sales lifted, days to sell decreased, and both Auckland and Wellington saw month-on-month rises in median prices; ANZ economists say market has 'convincingly turned a corner'
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Stats NZ figures show that total card spending rose by 0.9% in August, reversing a drop of the same magnitude in July. However, spending on consumable and durable goods was down
12th Sep 23, 11:20am
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Stats NZ figures show that total card spending rose by 0.9% in August, reversing a drop of the same magnitude in July. However, spending on consumable and durable goods was down
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A survey for the Reserve Bank shows that households think inflation is going to be NEARLY back in the RBNZ's 1% to 3% target range in two years' time, while house prices will rise next year and continue to rise
15th Aug 23, 3:43pm
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A survey for the Reserve Bank shows that households think inflation is going to be NEARLY back in the RBNZ's 1% to 3% target range in two years' time, while house prices will rise next year and continue to rise
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Influential RBNZ survey shows a slight rise in the expected level of inflation in two years time
9th Aug 23, 3:22pm
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Influential RBNZ survey shows a slight rise in the expected level of inflation in two years time
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Stats NZ figures show that total card spending fell by 0.9% in July, reversing some of the gains made in June when there was a rush of fuel spending to beat the excise duty rise
9th Aug 23, 11:30am
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Stats NZ figures show that total card spending fell by 0.9% in July, reversing some of the gains made in June when there was a rush of fuel spending to beat the excise duty rise
After quarterly inflation figures that contained, in the words of one economist, 'a number of red flags' for the Reserve Bank, upcoming labour market data are seen as key ahead of the RBNZ's next Official Cash Rate decision in August
24th Jul 23, 2:24pm
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After quarterly inflation figures that contained, in the words of one economist, 'a number of red flags' for the Reserve Bank, upcoming labour market data are seen as key ahead of the RBNZ's next Official Cash Rate decision in August
Westpac economists say the average mortgage rate households are paying will rise by more over the coming year than it has so far
10th Jul 23, 12:11pm
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Westpac economists say the average mortgage rate households are paying will rise by more over the coming year than it has so far