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Sharon Zollner

Statistics New Zealand says private sector wage costs rose 3.1% in the past year
4th May 22, 11:04am
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Statistics New Zealand says private sector wage costs rose 3.1% in the past year
ANZ economists say the divergence between the outlooks of the residential and commercial construction sectors has never been greater; inflationary pressures in the economy remain intense
28th Apr 22, 1:27pm
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ANZ economists say the divergence between the outlooks of the residential and commercial construction sectors has never been greater; inflationary pressures in the economy remain intense
The forthcoming inflation figures are set to have a '7' in front of them for the first time in over 30 years; the real question is what this does to 'inflation expectations' and how ingrained price rises may become
18th Apr 22, 9:00am
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The forthcoming inflation figures are set to have a '7' in front of them for the first time in over 30 years; the real question is what this does to 'inflation expectations' and how ingrained price rises may become
Economists see the Reserve Bank cranking up the OCR by another 50 points in May to prevent it ultimately landing as high as financial markets were expecting
13th Apr 22, 7:05pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Economists see the Reserve Bank cranking up the OCR by another 50 points in May to prevent it ultimately landing as high as financial markets were expecting
Reserve Bank between a rock and a hard place, as it needs to kill inflation without killing the economy
10th Apr 22, 6:00am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Reserve Bank between a rock and a hard place, as it needs to kill inflation without killing the economy
Slumping consumer confidence does not bode well for retailers, ANZ Chief Economist Sharon Zollner says
1st Apr 22, 11:04am
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Slumping consumer confidence does not bode well for retailers, ANZ Chief Economist Sharon Zollner says
Latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey shows inflation expectations reaching a record survey high, while a 'remarkable' 96% of firms expect higher costs and their pricing intentions have moved into 'uncharted territory'
30th Mar 22, 1:17pm
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Latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey shows inflation expectations reaching a record survey high, while a 'remarkable' 96% of firms expect higher costs and their pricing intentions have moved into 'uncharted territory'
ANZ economists say the Reserve Bank will need to 'move aggressively' to defend its inflation target from people's rising expectations - and that won't be good for economic growth
23rd Mar 22, 8:30am
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ANZ economists say the Reserve Bank will need to 'move aggressively' to defend its inflation target from people's rising expectations - and that won't be good for economic growth
Inflation has so much strength and persistence that the RBNZ will likely need to keep raising interest rates despite softening house prices, ANZ economists say
22nd Mar 22, 10:37am
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Inflation has so much strength and persistence that the RBNZ will likely need to keep raising interest rates despite softening house prices, ANZ economists say
David Hargreaves assesses the economic landscape as the Reserve Bank gets inexorably drawn into a 'squeeze it to death' struggle with inflation
10th Mar 22, 9:17am
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David Hargreaves assesses the economic landscape as the Reserve Bank gets inexorably drawn into a 'squeeze it to death' struggle with inflation
ANZ economists revise their inflation and interest rate forecasts up, as they now see the OCR hitting 2% by May
8th Mar 22, 11:39am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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ANZ economists revise their inflation and interest rate forecasts up, as they now see the OCR hitting 2% by May
Consumer confidence dives 16 points to 81.7, households feel the pinch of interest rates, inflation and high consumer prices
4th Mar 22, 10:34am
by Toby Allen
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Consumer confidence dives 16 points to 81.7, households feel the pinch of interest rates, inflation and high consumer prices
David Hargreaves assesses the return of the old enemy - inflation expectations
1st Mar 22, 12:41pm
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David Hargreaves assesses the return of the old enemy - inflation expectations
Latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey records massive hit to business confidence, while inflation and pricing expectations hit fresh survey highs
28th Feb 22, 1:22pm
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Latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey records massive hit to business confidence, while inflation and pricing expectations hit fresh survey highs
Reserve Bank expected to take a 'steady as she goes' approach towards lifting interest rates, but a big 50-point rise is a possibility
20th Feb 22, 6:00am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Reserve Bank expected to take a 'steady as she goes' approach towards lifting interest rates, but a big 50-point rise is a possibility
ANZ economists says the Reserve Bank is likely to have to push up interest rates much more than previously expected
19th Jan 22, 4:23pm
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ANZ economists says the Reserve Bank is likely to have to push up interest rates much more than previously expected
Economists worry government faces 'tough gig' supporting the economy and plugging the infrastructure deficit without exacerbating inflation
21st Dec 21, 11:30am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Economists worry government faces 'tough gig' supporting the economy and plugging the infrastructure deficit without exacerbating inflation
Freight hold-ups and labour shortages continue to put upward pressure on prices, hampering business confidence, according to the latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey
17th Dec 21, 2:34pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Freight hold-ups and labour shortages continue to put upward pressure on prices, hampering business confidence, according to the latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey
ANZ economists are the last major bank to tip that house prices will drop - now picking a 4% decline next year
15th Dec 21, 9:01am
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ANZ economists are the last major bank to tip that house prices will drop - now picking a 4% decline next year
ANZ economists say interest rate hikes will be tough - but ongoing high inflation would be worse
2nd Dec 21, 1:23pm
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ANZ economists say interest rate hikes will be tough - but ongoing high inflation would be worse
ANZ Business Outlook Survey results for November saw business confidence fall, while cost and inflation pressures remained 'extreme'
30th Nov 21, 1:07pm
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ANZ Business Outlook Survey results for November saw business confidence fall, while cost and inflation pressures remained 'extreme'
Reserve Bank wary of households' sensitivity to interest rate changes in a tightening environment
25th Nov 21, 7:37am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Reserve Bank wary of households' sensitivity to interest rate changes in a tightening environment
Preliminary ANZ Business Outlook Survey results for November saw business confidence fall and nearly all forward indicators ease
10th Nov 21, 1:18pm
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Preliminary ANZ Business Outlook Survey results for November saw business confidence fall and nearly all forward indicators ease
Latest labour market figures blow all economists' expectations out of the water once again
3rd Nov 21, 11:05am
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Latest labour market figures blow all economists' expectations out of the water once again
This week's labour market figures seem set to be 'noisy' due to Covid disruptions, but should show falling unemployment and rising wage levels
1st Nov 21, 10:51am
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This week's labour market figures seem set to be 'noisy' due to Covid disruptions, but should show falling unemployment and rising wage levels