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1st Mar 21, 2:08pm
Westpac economists believe the latest inflation spike will prove temporary and won't require interest rate hikes, while they say the markets also over reacted to RBNZ remit changes from Grant Robertson
Westpac economists believe the latest inflation spike will prove temporary and won't require interest rate hikes, while they say the markets also over reacted to RBNZ remit changes from Grant Robertson
1st Mar 21, 2:08pm
26th Feb 21, 5:00am
Proceeds of crime from foreign criminals restrained by New Zealand authorities weigh in at nearly $1 billion over the past decade
Proceeds of crime from foreign criminals restrained by New Zealand authorities weigh in at nearly $1 billion over the past decade
26th Feb 21, 5:00am
20th Feb 21, 12:27pm
No changes to the country's monetary policy settings are expected when the Reserve Bank has its first review of the year next week - but everybody will be looking for clues as to what comes next
No changes to the country's monetary policy settings are expected when the Reserve Bank has its first review of the year next week - but everybody will be looking for clues as to what comes next
20th Feb 21, 12:27pm
17th Feb 21, 8:11am
David Hargreaves says the RBNZ was always going to remain 'dovish' in its review next week anyway, which is probably okay for now. But the future is a worry
David Hargreaves says the RBNZ was always going to remain 'dovish' in its review next week anyway, which is probably okay for now. But the future is a worry
17th Feb 21, 8:11am
16th Feb 21, 8:27am
In their latest quarterly overview Westpac economists warn that when interest rates do eventually rise 'house prices will fall'; also caution that the Govt may consider limiting deductibility on interest for investors
In their latest quarterly overview Westpac economists warn that when interest rates do eventually rise 'house prices will fall'; also caution that the Govt may consider limiting deductibility on interest for investors
16th Feb 21, 8:27am
15th Feb 21, 11:53am
Westpac economists say the weekly hit to the economy with Auckland on Level 3 and the rest of NZ at Level 2 is about $300 million
Westpac economists say the weekly hit to the economy with Auckland on Level 3 and the rest of NZ at Level 2 is about $300 million
15th Feb 21, 11:53am
11th Feb 21, 8:29am
David Hargreaves says anything that Finance Minister Grant Robertson is planning to introduce in order to ease housing market demand pressures needs to help - not hinder - measures already being put in place, particularly by the RBNZ
David Hargreaves says anything that Finance Minister Grant Robertson is planning to introduce in order to ease housing market demand pressures needs to help - not hinder - measures already being put in place, particularly by the RBNZ
11th Feb 21, 8:29am
9th Feb 21, 10:27am
Westpac economists say the severe housing shortages that have been dogging New Zealand are now 'rapidly eroding'
Westpac economists say the severe housing shortages that have been dogging New Zealand are now 'rapidly eroding'
9th Feb 21, 10:27am
7th Feb 21, 6:02am
A flurry of unexpectedly strong economic data and a raging hot house market are putting our central bank in a position it could not have envisaged being in a year ago
A flurry of unexpectedly strong economic data and a raging hot house market are putting our central bank in a position it could not have envisaged being in a year ago
7th Feb 21, 6:02am
27th Jan 21, 2:11pm
David Hargreaves looks at some of the options for dampening demand in the housing market while we wait for the supply of housing to catch up
David Hargreaves looks at some of the options for dampening demand in the housing market while we wait for the supply of housing to catch up
27th Jan 21, 2:11pm
25th Jan 21, 3:23pm
Kiwibank economists suggest the Reserve Bank should make banks 'reprice' higher risk interest-only and investor loans
Kiwibank economists suggest the Reserve Bank should make banks 'reprice' higher risk interest-only and investor loans
25th Jan 21, 3:23pm
21st Jan 21, 1:28pm
Westpac economists expect annual house price inflation will peak at 20% later this year, 'which is not an environment conducive to further OCR cuts'
Westpac economists expect annual house price inflation will peak at 20% later this year, 'which is not an environment conducive to further OCR cuts'
21st Jan 21, 1:28pm
20th Jan 21, 1:26pm
ANZ economists expect the housing market will cool 'in time', but exactly when is highly uncertain, given that momentum in the market can be slow to moderate
ANZ economists expect the housing market will cool 'in time', but exactly when is highly uncertain, given that momentum in the market can be slow to moderate
20th Jan 21, 1:26pm
15th Dec 20, 2:17pm
David Hargreaves examines the largest bank's move to go further than the Reserve Bank in reining in housing investors
David Hargreaves examines the largest bank's move to go further than the Reserve Bank in reining in housing investors
15th Dec 20, 2:17pm
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15th Dec 20, 8:57am
ASB, BNZ, Westpac and Kiwibank indicate they will not be matching ANZ's requirement for housing investors to have 40% deposits at this stage
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ASB, BNZ, Westpac and Kiwibank indicate they will not be matching ANZ's requirement for housing investors to have 40% deposits at this stage
15th Dec 20, 8:57am
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8th Dec 20, 11:00am
Reserve Bank expects 'temporary, small negative effect' on economic activity after reintroduction of mortgage lending limits next March
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Reserve Bank expects 'temporary, small negative effect' on economic activity after reintroduction of mortgage lending limits next March
8th Dec 20, 11:00am
30th Nov 20, 2:10pm
ASB economists say politicians, policymakers and experts need to come together to discuss what can be done on housing and come up with binding recommendations on the way forward
ASB economists say politicians, policymakers and experts need to come together to discuss what can be done on housing and come up with binding recommendations on the way forward
30th Nov 20, 2:10pm
28th Nov 20, 10:11am
The cheap, commoditised, homogenous home loan market with few distinctions works just the way the major banks like it, and the RBNZ's new funding option may help them consolidate their grip
The cheap, commoditised, homogenous home loan market with few distinctions works just the way the major banks like it, and the RBNZ's new funding option may help them consolidate their grip
28th Nov 20, 10:11am
26th Nov 20, 10:13am
The Government, not the Reserve Bank, will have to tackle New Zealand's many housing-related issues
The Government, not the Reserve Bank, will have to tackle New Zealand's many housing-related issues
26th Nov 20, 10:13am
25th Nov 20, 3:13pm
Latest Reserve Bank monthly mortgage figures show $7.8 bln advanced for mortgages last month - beating previous record set only a month earlier; investors on the march
Latest Reserve Bank monthly mortgage figures show $7.8 bln advanced for mortgages last month - beating previous record set only a month earlier; investors on the march
25th Nov 20, 3:13pm
17th Nov 20, 2:49pm
David Hargreaves suggests the 30% deposit rule for investors might not be enough to rein in the current super hot housing market
David Hargreaves suggests the 30% deposit rule for investors might not be enough to rein in the current super hot housing market
17th Nov 20, 2:49pm
16th Nov 20, 12:26pm
Latest Reserve Bank figures on household debt to income ratios show more mortgage money being borrowed at in excess of five times annual income - but Auckland may be reaching limits
Latest Reserve Bank figures on household debt to income ratios show more mortgage money being borrowed at in excess of five times annual income - but Auckland may be reaching limits
16th Nov 20, 12:26pm
11th Nov 20, 11:26am
David Hargreaves says the decision by the Reserve Bank to go back on its word on house lending restrictions raises questions over other commitments it has made
David Hargreaves says the decision by the Reserve Bank to go back on its word on house lending restrictions raises questions over other commitments it has made
11th Nov 20, 11:26am
4th Nov 20, 9:34am
Discussion paper from Payments NZ details the 'building blocks' for a real-time payments system for the future
Discussion paper from Payments NZ details the 'building blocks' for a real-time payments system for the future
4th Nov 20, 9:34am
28th Oct 20, 3:30pm
First home buyers took out a record number of mortgages last month, but resurgent investor interest may be about to start sidelining them again, says David Hargreaves
First home buyers took out a record number of mortgages last month, but resurgent investor interest may be about to start sidelining them again, says David Hargreaves
28th Oct 20, 3:30pm

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