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Latest ANZ Business Outlook shows over 90% of firms in every sector apart from services facing higher costs; inflation expectations blowing out
27th Oct 21, 1:24pm
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Latest ANZ Business Outlook shows over 90% of firms in every sector apart from services facing higher costs; inflation expectations blowing out
A reassessment of the likely average cost of borrowing over the next few years poses a challenge to asset valuations that underpin household wealth, ANZ economists say
20th Oct 21, 8:42am
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A reassessment of the likely average cost of borrowing over the next few years poses a challenge to asset valuations that underpin household wealth, ANZ economists say
BNZ economists say the RBNZ is now 'well and truly behind the curve' as inflation heads to 'a number well above 5%'
18th Oct 21, 2:56pm
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BNZ economists say the RBNZ is now 'well and truly behind the curve' as inflation heads to 'a number well above 5%'
Latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey shows a net 85% of businesses are expecting higher costs
13th Oct 21, 1:36pm
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Latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey shows a net 85% of businesses are expecting higher costs
Latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey shows businesses remain upbeat - while pricing pressures remain intense
30th Sep 21, 1:10pm
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Latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey shows businesses remain upbeat - while pricing pressures remain intense
RBNZ Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby indicates the RBNZ will hike interest rates more slowly than it cut them, pouring cold water on the prospect of large 50-point hikes
21st Sep 21, 9:44am
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RBNZ Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby indicates the RBNZ will hike interest rates more slowly than it cut them, pouring cold water on the prospect of large 50-point hikes
Preliminary results in the latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey show resilience, with forward looking activity indicators holding up well
13th Sep 21, 1:25pm
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Preliminary results in the latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey show resilience, with forward looking activity indicators holding up well
The level 4 lockdown last year was followed by a 30% rocketing of house prices. This year's won't be
31st Aug 21, 2:27pm
The level 4 lockdown last year was followed by a 30% rocketing of house prices. This year's won't be
The latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey shows an 'encouragingly robust' early response to the new lockdown from businesses
31st Aug 21, 1:28pm
The latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey shows an 'encouragingly robust' early response to the new lockdown from businesses
No major changes to mortgage rates or house price inflation expected in the near-term on the back of Covid-19 halting a much-anticipated OCR hike
20th Aug 21, 1:26pm
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No major changes to mortgage rates or house price inflation expected in the near-term on the back of Covid-19 halting a much-anticipated OCR hike
ANZ economists point to a 'sharp disconnect' between what NZ analysts and offshore pundits believe the Reserve Bank will do on interest rates this week
16th Aug 21, 2:49pm
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ANZ economists point to a 'sharp disconnect' between what NZ analysts and offshore pundits believe the Reserve Bank will do on interest rates this week
Inflation expectations are so strong, Reserve Bank observers now believe there's a higher likelihood of the central bank lifting the OCR by 50 basis points, than there is of it making no change
14th Aug 21, 9:10am
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Inflation expectations are so strong, Reserve Bank observers now believe there's a higher likelihood of the central bank lifting the OCR by 50 basis points, than there is of it making no change
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment dropped in the June quarter to 4.0% from 4.6% in March, 'underutilisation' also dropped sharply, seemingly pointing the way for Reserve Bank interest rate increases
4th Aug 21, 11:01am
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Statistics New Zealand says unemployment dropped in the June quarter to 4.0% from 4.6% in March, 'underutilisation' also dropped sharply, seemingly pointing the way for Reserve Bank interest rate increases
Economists see June quarter labour market figures portraying an increasingly tight jobs market and with upward pressure on wages
2nd Aug 21, 9:07am
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Economists see June quarter labour market figures portraying an increasingly tight jobs market and with upward pressure on wages
ANZ economists estimate it would take 37 years and low house price growth for the house price to income multiple to return to 2019 levels; They expect small rate hikes to go a long way towards cooling the economy
1st Aug 21, 6:01am
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ANZ economists estimate it would take 37 years and low house price growth for the house price to income multiple to return to 2019 levels; They expect small rate hikes to go a long way towards cooling the economy
The latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey shows businesses confidence has fallen somewhat - but expectations of inflation and cost pressures continue to mount
29th Jul 21, 1:20pm
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The latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey shows businesses confidence has fallen somewhat - but expectations of inflation and cost pressures continue to mount
The expected time lag between when New Zealand begins hiking official interest rates and when Australia does is set to be the longest lag in over 20 years, ANZ economists say
22nd Jul 21, 3:07pm
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The expected time lag between when New Zealand begins hiking official interest rates and when Australia does is set to be the longest lag in over 20 years, ANZ economists say
Bank economists respond to a hawkish RBNZ, picking an OCR hike for August, but opinion remains divided over whether the economy needs cooling just yet
14th Jul 21, 7:09pm
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Bank economists respond to a hawkish RBNZ, picking an OCR hike for August, but opinion remains divided over whether the economy needs cooling just yet
How all the mortgage debt we've racked up will see an OCR hike have a particularly large cooling effect on the economy  
8th Jul 21, 9:20am
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How all the mortgage debt we've racked up will see an OCR hike have a particularly large cooling effect on the economy  
Economists at the four biggest banks now all see the Reserve Bank starting to hike interest rates in November
7th Jul 21, 1:14pm
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Economists at the four biggest banks now all see the Reserve Bank starting to hike interest rates in November
Gareth Vaughan on the rise of contactless payments, the potential for IAG to be taken over, a long trip to nowhere, the great pandemic tipping boom & 'it's hard not to meme this stuff'
3rd Jul 21, 9:32am
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Gareth Vaughan on the rise of contactless payments, the potential for IAG to be taken over, a long trip to nowhere, the great pandemic tipping boom & 'it's hard not to meme this stuff'
As the labour market continues to produce positive surprises, ANZ economists have tweaked their forecasts and now see unemployment going under 4%
1st Jul 21, 11:36am
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As the labour market continues to produce positive surprises, ANZ economists have tweaked their forecasts and now see unemployment going under 4%
Latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey shows businesses see inflation rising well above the Reserve Bank's targeted 2% in the next 12 months
30th Jun 21, 1:20pm
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Latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey shows businesses see inflation rising well above the Reserve Bank's targeted 2% in the next 12 months
ANZ economists say that 'in the short run' the main impact of net immigration on the NZ economy is through the housing market
29th Jun 21, 3:51pm
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ANZ economists say that 'in the short run' the main impact of net immigration on the NZ economy is through the housing market
ANZ economists now forecast the Reserve Bank will start increasing the Official Cash Rate in February next year following the stunning 1.6% GDP rise for the March quarter
17th Jun 21, 11:05am
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ANZ economists now forecast the Reserve Bank will start increasing the Official Cash Rate in February next year following the stunning 1.6% GDP rise for the March quarter