Debt

24 Apr 18, 7:39am
John Mauldin delves into the trade & economic relationship between China & the US, hoping wise & cool heads prevail in a time of tension
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17 Apr 18, 3:40pm
The IMF doesn't think the Government’s policy to ban foreigners from buying Kiwi homes will have much of an impact on house prices; but officials do think DTIs should be added to the RBNZ’s toolkit
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4 Apr 18, 7:45am
New RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr gets an early opportunity to strike a favourable impression with the public late next month by further loosening the LVR lending restrictions
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29 Mar 18, 3:34pm
The sharp decline in the growth rates of mortgage borrowing seen in the past year has ended; the recent fast rise in consumer borrowing has slowed
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13 Mar 18, 1:17pm
Acting Governor Grant Spencer says upcoming review of RBNZ's macro-prudential tools should add 'carefully designed' debt to income or debt servicing tool
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6 Mar 18, 9:35am
Credit-supply expansions play a key role in subsequent recessions. Households take on more debt when lenders make it more available or more affordable, which drives up aggregate demand – that is, until the music stops
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4 Mar 18, 7:24am
In 1988, 1998 and 2008, NZ’s economy took a beating due to a crisis the year prior – some have termed it 'the curse of the eight'; as NZ makes its way through 2018, there is a sense of optimism the curse may have been broken
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22 Feb 18, 9:50am
Countries around the world are broke, and this will have dire consequences for future generations, warns Laurence Kotlikoff. He says the only way to fix things is to put everything 'on the books'
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12 Feb 18, 2:53pm
John Mauldin ponders last week's sharemarket ructions & US government debt and suggests what has happened so far may be just a hint of what is coming
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8 Feb 18, 5:37pm
As 2018 progresses we are moving ever closer to the date when payment for today’s recovery will fall due. The recent market gyrations suggest awareness of the inevitable reckoning is already beginning to dawn
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3 Jan 18, 9:50am
Yu Yongding says widespread forecasts of stable 6.5% growth ignore slowing fixed asset investment and expectations need to be reined in
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15 Dec 17, 12:24pm
Mike Pero Mortgages case study shows the larger your credit card limit, the less you'll be able to borrow to buy a house, regardless of what's owing on your card
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13 Dec 17, 7:42am
ANZ economist believes the Government may have to reprioritise some of its spending if it wants to reduce debt and reach its other fiscal targets
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30 Nov 17, 1:27pm
The Reserve Bank's loosening of LVR limits will give the banks greater flexibility with their lending policies - but David Hargreaves wonders if the banks will actually want that at the moment
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29 Nov 17, 3:56pm
Reserve Bank doesn't see a collapse of house prices 'as a particularly high risk' due to Government policies, but says the new policies reinforce the RBNZ's decision to relax LVR restrictions
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29 Nov 17, 9:13am
Reserve Bank will begin rolling back the LVR restrictions with the 'speed limit' for high LVR lending for banks increased to 15% from 10%; Investors will be required to just make 35% deposits compared with 40% now
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19 Nov 17, 7:20am
Credit Suisse argues a run of bad luck is seeing Millennials do it tougher than their parents did when they were young
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13 Nov 17, 11:35am
Five-and-a-half years into New Zealand's comprehensive credit reporting regime two of the big five banks are yet to embrace it
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8 Nov 17, 9:28am
George Friedman & Xander Snyder probe the broader regional importance and challenges of Turkey's capital shortfall leading it to borrow overseas
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2 Nov 17, 8:44am
Adair Turner shows how East Asia is winning by ignoring warnings of wasteful investment in low-return domestic projects, and by forcing their firms to compete fiercely in the West's open markets
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