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ANZ economists say firms are increasingly pessimistic about the outlook for activity and profitability; cost and inflation pressures remain high; profit expectations have sagged to low levels similar to those seen after the GFC
30th Jun 22, 1:27pm
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ANZ economists say firms are increasingly pessimistic about the outlook for activity and profitability; cost and inflation pressures remain high; profit expectations have sagged to low levels similar to those seen after the GFC
Roger J Kerr says some cracks are starting to appear in the 'mighty US dollar' story
27th Jun 22, 8:31am
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Roger J Kerr says some cracks are starting to appear in the 'mighty US dollar' story
Roger J Kerr says the Fed appear to be unbelievably slow in reading the lead indicators for the US economy
20th Jun 22, 8:26am
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Roger J Kerr says the Fed appear to be unbelievably slow in reading the lead indicators for the US economy
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The economy shrank in the three months to March, contrary to the expectations of the Reserve Bank, which had forecast 0.7% growth
16th Jun 22, 10:54am
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The economy shrank in the three months to March, contrary to the expectations of the Reserve Bank, which had forecast 0.7% growth
NZIER's latest consensus forecasts show GDP growth in future years of only about 2%, while inflation's expected to now be more persistent
13th Jun 22, 2:33pm
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NZIER's latest consensus forecasts show GDP growth in future years of only about 2%, while inflation's expected to now be more persistent
This week's release of March quarter GDP figures is likely to reflect the impact of the surge of Omicron - but the immediate prospects are for a future slowdown in any case
13th Jun 22, 10:16am
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This week's release of March quarter GDP figures is likely to reflect the impact of the surge of Omicron - but the immediate prospects are for a future slowdown in any case
Roger J Kerr says the expected 'V' shaped recovery in the NZD/USD rate to 0.6800 has had a set-back with this latest US inflation result
13th Jun 22, 8:27am
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Roger J Kerr says the expected 'V' shaped recovery in the NZD/USD rate to 0.6800 has had a set-back with this latest US inflation result
David Hargreaves sums up the first (nearly) six months of the year and outlines the big issues, hopes and worries for the rest of 2022
12th Jun 22, 6:00am
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David Hargreaves sums up the first (nearly) six months of the year and outlines the big issues, hopes and worries for the rest of 2022
Roger J Kerr sees the NZ dollar sustaining its upward momentum. He also wants to see the RBNZ's remit extended to encourage proactivity in tackling the non-tradable inflation drivers
6th Jun 22, 9:15am
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Roger J Kerr sees the NZ dollar sustaining its upward momentum. He also wants to see the RBNZ's remit extended to encourage proactivity in tackling the non-tradable inflation drivers
ANZ's big profit, BNZ's super low cost to income ratio, and milestones for ANZ & ASB's mortgage books features of the big five banks' March quarter
1st Jun 22, 9:18am
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ANZ's big profit, BNZ's super low cost to income ratio, and milestones for ANZ & ASB's mortgage books features of the big five banks' March quarter
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The downbeat results from the ANZ Business Outlook survey suggest that the RBNZ may have to rethink its OCR hiking plan, according to BNZ economists
31st May 22, 1:24pm
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The downbeat results from the ANZ Business Outlook survey suggest that the RBNZ may have to rethink its OCR hiking plan, according to BNZ economists
Roger J Kerr says the RBNZ is demanding respect and credibility - but it needs to earn it
30th May 22, 8:37am
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Roger J Kerr says the RBNZ is demanding respect and credibility - but it needs to earn it
Roger J Kerr believes the recent bout of strength in the US dollar has now run its course
23rd May 22, 8:34am
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Roger J Kerr believes the recent bout of strength in the US dollar has now run its course
Roger J Kerr says there is clear evidence the US inflation rate will start to move down from the peak recorded in the year to March
16th May 22, 8:22am
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Roger J Kerr says there is clear evidence the US inflation rate will start to move down from the peak recorded in the year to March
China’s COVID crisis and the dilemma facing its leaders, by experts who have monitored it since the Wuhan outbreak
14th May 22, 9:20am
by Guest
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China’s COVID crisis and the dilemma facing its leaders, by experts who have monitored it since the Wuhan outbreak
Influential RBNZ survey shows that even though the central bank has already hiked interest rates to fight inflation, people believe that high inflation is going to be with us for quite some time
12th May 22, 3:21pm
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Influential RBNZ survey shows that even though the central bank has already hiked interest rates to fight inflation, people believe that high inflation is going to be with us for quite some time
Roger J Kerr asks some pertinent questions and proffers some answers on the way ahead for the New Zealand dollar
9th May 22, 8:10am
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Roger J Kerr asks some pertinent questions and proffers some answers on the way ahead for the New Zealand dollar
Roger J Kerr assesses the issues causing the Kiwi dollar to be under pressure
2nd May 22, 7:02am
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Roger J Kerr assesses the issues causing the Kiwi dollar to be under pressure
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
Roger J Kerr reckons the bulk of our rapidly rising inflation can be attributed to policy positions of successive governments over the past 15 years, and the fall away of imported deflation has exposed a problem of our own making
25th Apr 22, 10:13am
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Roger J Kerr reckons the bulk of our rapidly rising inflation can be attributed to policy positions of successive governments over the past 15 years, and the fall away of imported deflation has exposed a problem of our own making
Roger J Kerr says that although the NZ dollar is at the bottom end of its trading range, it may get a boost of Q1-2022 CPI comes in above estimates. The RBNZ needs a higher dollar to mitigate this high inflation, he says
18th Apr 22, 8:04am
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Roger J Kerr says that although the NZ dollar is at the bottom end of its trading range, it may get a boost of Q1-2022 CPI comes in above estimates. The RBNZ needs a higher dollar to mitigate this high inflation, he says
Latest Kiwibank household spending data shows that the March quarter spending was 'especially weak'
11th Apr 22, 1:11pm
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Latest Kiwibank household spending data shows that the March quarter spending was 'especially weak'
Roger J Kerr says updated central bank messages have caused a 'boom-bust' environment for the NZ dollar
11th Apr 22, 8:22am
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Roger J Kerr says updated central bank messages have caused a 'boom-bust' environment for the NZ dollar
Roger J Kerr says it appears that the speculative buying of the Kiwi dollar, that has dominated the local forex market recently, has run out of some steam
4th Apr 22, 8:42am
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Roger J Kerr says it appears that the speculative buying of the Kiwi dollar, that has dominated the local forex market recently, has run out of some steam
David Hargreaves wishes Air New Zealand well but thinks their announced capital raising is a little light and they may need to find more money later
31st Mar 22, 11:55am
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David Hargreaves wishes Air New Zealand well but thinks their announced capital raising is a little light and they may need to find more money later