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25th Mar 20, 3:35pm
Symptomatic overseas arrivals and those without a self-isolation plan will be quarantined; police to do checks on other arrivals self-isolating
Symptomatic overseas arrivals and those without a self-isolation plan will be quarantined; police to do checks on other arrivals self-isolating
25th Mar 20, 3:35pm
25th Mar 20, 2:56pm
State of National Emergency declared as government makes unprecedented moves to empower itself to control the spread of COVID-19
State of National Emergency declared as government makes unprecedented moves to empower itself to control the spread of COVID-19
25th Mar 20, 2:56pm
25th Mar 20, 7:21am
Risk appetites return on promise of massive stimulus; real US economic activity dives, joblessness mushrooms; Hubei lockdown lifted; Aussies face harsh virus consequences; UST 10yr yield at 0.83%; oil firms and gold jumps again; NZ$1 = 57.9 USc; TWI-5 = 6
Risk appetites return on promise of massive stimulus; real US economic activity dives, joblessness mushrooms; Hubei lockdown lifted; Aussies face harsh virus consequences; UST 10yr yield at 0.83%; oil firms and gold jumps again; NZ$1 = 57.9 USc; TWI-5 = 6
25th Mar 20, 7:21am
24th Mar 20, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; mortgage rate cut, mortgage holiday, SME finance guarantee, core funding ratio cut, freight support, swaps hold, NZD firm, & more
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; mortgage rate cut, mortgage holiday, SME finance guarantee, core funding ratio cut, freight support, swaps hold, NZD firm, & more
24th Mar 20, 3:59pm
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24th Mar 20, 3:43pm
RBNZ loosens rules so banks can give coronavirus-affected mortgage holders a 6-month payment holiday; Govt stumps up $6.25 billion to guarantee business loans
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RBNZ loosens rules so banks can give coronavirus-affected mortgage holders a 6-month payment holiday; Govt stumps up $6.25 billion to guarantee business loans
24th Mar 20, 3:43pm
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24th Mar 20, 3:05pm
Parliament to be adjourned until April 28 after meeting on Wednesday; Opposition to scrutinize govt ministers and officials publicly via new committee chaired by Simon Bridges
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Parliament to be adjourned until April 28 after meeting on Wednesday; Opposition to scrutinize govt ministers and officials publicly via new committee chaired by Simon Bridges
24th Mar 20, 3:05pm
24th Mar 20, 2:45pm
New Zealanders overseas advised to stay put, as the window for flying home has 'almost completely closed'
New Zealanders overseas advised to stay put, as the window for flying home has 'almost completely closed'
24th Mar 20, 2:45pm
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24th Mar 20, 7:22am
US Fed fires up unlimited monetary action as US Congress fiscal action stalls; US still not in lockdown; Germany readies huge fiscal package; long recession feared; Aussie job losses leap; UST 10yr yield at 0.75%; oil sinks and gold jumps; NZ$1 = 56.8 USc
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US Fed fires up unlimited monetary action as US Congress fiscal action stalls; US still not in lockdown; Germany readies huge fiscal package; long recession feared; Aussie job losses leap; UST 10yr yield at 0.75%; oil sinks and gold jumps; NZ$1 = 56.8 USc
24th Mar 20, 7:22am
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23rd Mar 20, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; many rate changes, shifting to economic lockdown, NZ QE, swap rates dive, NZD soft, & more
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; many rate changes, shifting to economic lockdown, NZ QE, swap rates dive, NZD soft, & more
23rd Mar 20, 3:59pm
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23rd Mar 20, 1:54pm
NZ moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 immediately; will move to Alert Level 4 in 48 hours; rent hikes banned; wage subsidy scheme expanded; support for mortgage holders and business borrowers on the way
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NZ moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 immediately; will move to Alert Level 4 in 48 hours; rent hikes banned; wage subsidy scheme expanded; support for mortgage holders and business borrowers on the way
23rd Mar 20, 1:54pm
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23rd Mar 20, 8:23am
The RBNZ will buy up to $30 bln of Government bonds as the negative impacts of the emergency intensify in New Zealand and financial conditions tighten 'unnecessarily'
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The RBNZ will buy up to $30 bln of Government bonds as the negative impacts of the emergency intensify in New Zealand and financial conditions tighten 'unnecessarily'
23rd Mar 20, 8:23am
23rd Mar 20, 7:41am
Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr charts New Zealand’s confirmed Covid-19 cases by date of announcement, region, gender and age bracket and finds an all-too familiar trajectory
Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr charts New Zealand’s confirmed Covid-19 cases by date of announcement, region, gender and age bracket and finds an all-too familiar trajectory
23rd Mar 20, 7:41am
23rd Mar 20, 7:07am
Economic consequences of the virus emergency bite viciously; unemployment soars; huge bailouts inadequate; US now the global virus hotspot; China recovering; UST 10yr yield at 0.89%; oil sinks and gold up; NZ$1 = 57.1 USc; TWI-5 = 64.9
Economic consequences of the virus emergency bite viciously; unemployment soars; huge bailouts inadequate; US now the global virus hotspot; China recovering; UST 10yr yield at 0.89%; oil sinks and gold up; NZ$1 = 57.1 USc; TWI-5 = 64.9
23rd Mar 20, 7:07am
22nd Mar 20, 8:40am
In the second part of a series on NZ's retail payment systems, Gareth Vaughan looks at how New Zealand's regulatory oversight of retail payments is behind where Australia was at in 2001
In the second part of a series on NZ's retail payment systems, Gareth Vaughan looks at how New Zealand's regulatory oversight of retail payments is behind where Australia was at in 2001
22nd Mar 20, 8:40am
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21st Mar 20, 12:18pm
PM announces new COVID-19 alert system; urges over-70s and those with compromised immunity to stay home, people to restrict movements around the country and to work differently
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PM announces new COVID-19 alert system; urges over-70s and those with compromised immunity to stay home, people to restrict movements around the country and to work differently
21st Mar 20, 12:18pm
21st Mar 20, 10:00am
In the first part of a series on NZ's retail payment systems, Gareth Vaughan details the scale of key players Visa & Mastercard, looks at how & why they pay a miniscule amount of tax & how interchange works
In the first part of a series on NZ's retail payment systems, Gareth Vaughan details the scale of key players Visa & Mastercard, looks at how & why they pay a miniscule amount of tax & how interchange works
21st Mar 20, 10:00am
21st Mar 20, 8:28am
Financial disaster looms as the US and Europe can't get on top of the virus spread; unemployment mushrooms by the day; rent relief calls grow insistent; UST 10yr yield at 0.95%; oil dives and gold up; NZ$1 = 57.1 USc; TWI-5 = 65
Financial disaster looms as the US and Europe can't get on top of the virus spread; unemployment mushrooms by the day; rent relief calls grow insistent; UST 10yr yield at 0.95%; oil dives and gold up; NZ$1 = 57.1 USc; TWI-5 = 65
21st Mar 20, 8:28am
20th Mar 20, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; savings account interest vanishing, credit card use, NZ Super Fund loses bigtime, taxpayers bailout AirNZ, swap rates fall, NZD recovers, & more
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; savings account interest vanishing, credit card use, NZ Super Fund loses bigtime, taxpayers bailout AirNZ, swap rates fall, NZD recovers, & more
20th Mar 20, 3:59pm
20th Mar 20, 1:22pm
RBNZ takes steps to shore-up NZ financial markets, on top of Monday's OCR cut, as coronavirus crisis escalates. Bank economists anticipate RBNZ's next move will be buying Government bonds, or QE
RBNZ takes steps to shore-up NZ financial markets, on top of Monday's OCR cut, as coronavirus crisis escalates. Bank economists anticipate RBNZ's next move will be buying Government bonds, or QE
20th Mar 20, 1:22pm
20th Mar 20, 11:40am
Gisborne forestry workers to be redeployed to roading and conservation work as part of $100m Government package
Gisborne forestry workers to be redeployed to roading and conservation work as part of $100m Government package
20th Mar 20, 11:40am

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