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Economy

21st Apr 21, 3:50pm
Westpac economists see buoyant dairy prices flowing through next season and have hiked their milk price forecast for next year by 75c to $8 per kilogram of milk solids
Westpac economists see buoyant dairy prices flowing through next season and have hiked their milk price forecast for next year by 75c to $8 per kilogram of milk solids
21st Apr 21, 3:50pm
21st Apr 21, 11:13am
Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 0.8% in the March quarter, giving annual inflation of 1.5%; result in line with market forecasts, though lower than the Reserve Bank expected
Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 0.8% in the March quarter, giving annual inflation of 1.5%; result in line with market forecasts, though lower than the Reserve Bank expected
21st Apr 21, 11:13am
19th Apr 21, 11:59am
Economist Brian Easton has a quick look at what may be some of the key strategic issues the government might be thinking through in a run up to a wellbeing budget
Economist Brian Easton has a quick look at what may be some of the key strategic issues the government might be thinking through in a run up to a wellbeing budget
19th Apr 21, 11:59am
19th Apr 21, 11:35am
Economists see short term inflationary pressures due to one-off costs, but expect these to recede as the year goes on and see little imminent need for interest rate rises
Economists see short term inflationary pressures due to one-off costs, but expect these to recede as the year goes on and see little imminent need for interest rate rises
19th Apr 21, 11:35am
19th Apr 21, 8:45am
Roger J Kerr says the contrast between the current US and New Zealand economic trends is stark, worrying and negative for the NZ dollar
Roger J Kerr says the contrast between the current US and New Zealand economic trends is stark, worrying and negative for the NZ dollar
19th Apr 21, 8:45am
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14th Apr 21, 2:07pm
RBNZ leaves monetary policy settings as they are, noting it'll take 'considerable time and patience' to reach its inflation and employment targets
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RBNZ leaves monetary policy settings as they are, noting it'll take 'considerable time and patience' to reach its inflation and employment targets
14th Apr 21, 2:07pm
13th Apr 21, 10:23am
Latest NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows that supply chain disruptions 'are contributing to the intense cost pressures across most sectors'; inflation likely to rise
Latest NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows that supply chain disruptions 'are contributing to the intense cost pressures across most sectors'; inflation likely to rise
13th Apr 21, 10:23am
12th Apr 21, 8:28am
Roger J Kerr says the Government will struggle to understand the current deteriorating economic situation, let alone devise new policies to improve the economy’s performance
Roger J Kerr says the Government will struggle to understand the current deteriorating economic situation, let alone devise new policies to improve the economy’s performance
12th Apr 21, 8:28am
11th Apr 21, 6:00am
RBNZ expected to put the property investor crackdown, trans-Tasman bubble, slowing growth and higher inflation expectations aside, and take a breather before changing monetary policy
RBNZ expected to put the property investor crackdown, trans-Tasman bubble, slowing growth and higher inflation expectations aside, and take a breather before changing monetary policy
11th Apr 21, 6:00am
7th Apr 21, 2:22pm
Mauldin Economics' Patrick Watson says business & property owners should be able to set their own rules about allowing people who have and haven't been vaccinated against COVID-19 on their premises
Mauldin Economics' Patrick Watson says business & property owners should be able to set their own rules about allowing people who have and haven't been vaccinated against COVID-19 on their premises
7th Apr 21, 2:22pm
7th Apr 21, 10:11am
Benje Patterson suggests the Trans-Tasman bubble may not be the saviour of the tourism industry over winter, with just ski destinations and the big cities likely to benefit
Benje Patterson suggests the Trans-Tasman bubble may not be the saviour of the tourism industry over winter, with just ski destinations and the big cities likely to benefit
7th Apr 21, 10:11am
6th Apr 21, 7:59am
Roger J Kerr says as the halo has signs of starting to slip off PM Jacinda Ardern’s head, the Kiwi dollar is also now slipping in value in the unforgiving theatre of global currency markets
Roger J Kerr says as the halo has signs of starting to slip off PM Jacinda Ardern’s head, the Kiwi dollar is also now slipping in value in the unforgiving theatre of global currency markets
6th Apr 21, 7:59am
5th Apr 21, 8:29am
Alison Brook says the time may be right (if not overdue) for the Government to consider using tax incentives to boost household savings. Decades of other ideas have failed
Alison Brook says the time may be right (if not overdue) for the Government to consider using tax incentives to boost household savings. Decades of other ideas have failed
5th Apr 21, 8:29am
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29th Mar 21, 5:23pm
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern indicates COVID-19 won't prevent a minimum wage hike next year
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern indicates COVID-19 won't prevent a minimum wage hike next year
29th Mar 21, 5:23pm
29th Mar 21, 11:08am
Dairy company Synlait says it is 'continuing to experience significant uncertainty' within its business; has 'proactively engaged' with bankers to increase leverage ratios on its covenants
Dairy company Synlait says it is 'continuing to experience significant uncertainty' within its business; has 'proactively engaged' with bankers to increase leverage ratios on its covenants
29th Mar 21, 11:08am
29th Mar 21, 8:34am
Roger J Kerr says the Govt's 'draconian' tax change around housing has 'dramatically eliminated' the prospect of New Zealand's monetary stimulus being unwound ahead of Australia
Roger J Kerr says the Govt's 'draconian' tax change around housing has 'dramatically eliminated' the prospect of New Zealand's monetary stimulus being unwound ahead of Australia
29th Mar 21, 8:34am
27th Mar 21, 9:58am
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics suggests that for the US, if the pandemic is a trilogy Part I is finishing
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics suggests that for the US, if the pandemic is a trilogy Part I is finishing
27th Mar 21, 9:58am
22nd Mar 21, 9:06am
Economist Brian Easton says migration patterns provide further evidence that wellbeing is not simply measured by income
Economist Brian Easton says migration patterns provide further evidence that wellbeing is not simply measured by income
22nd Mar 21, 9:06am
22nd Mar 21, 8:44am
Roger J Kerr says the Government's purported 'shovel ready' projects to replace the loss of activity in the tourism sector have not happened and don't look like happening any time soon
Roger J Kerr says the Government's purported 'shovel ready' projects to replace the loss of activity in the tourism sector have not happened and don't look like happening any time soon
22nd Mar 21, 8:44am
21st Mar 21, 6:31am
Treasury says the Government's targeted fiscal response to COVID-19 complemented the RBNZ's monetary response; Says the impact of low interest rates on inequality is unknown
Treasury says the Government's targeted fiscal response to COVID-19 complemented the RBNZ's monetary response; Says the impact of low interest rates on inequality is unknown
21st Mar 21, 6:31am
18th Mar 21, 11:03am
The economy went into reverse again in the last quarter of 2020 with a fall that was bigger than expected by the Reserve Bank and by bank economists; second recession looms
The economy went into reverse again in the last quarter of 2020 with a fall that was bigger than expected by the Reserve Bank and by bank economists; second recession looms
18th Mar 21, 11:03am
17th Mar 21, 9:02am
Dairy co-operative Fonterra has improved 'normalised' profit by 43% and paid a dividend of 5c but says the second half of the year will be affected by the rising costs of dairy products
Dairy co-operative Fonterra has improved 'normalised' profit by 43% and paid a dividend of 5c but says the second half of the year will be affected by the rising costs of dairy products
17th Mar 21, 9:02am
15th Mar 21, 3:40pm
Fonterra farmers have given a resounding thumbs down to any suggestion of bringing outside shareholders into the dairy co-operative
Fonterra farmers have given a resounding thumbs down to any suggestion of bringing outside shareholders into the dairy co-operative
15th Mar 21, 3:40pm
15th Mar 21, 12:14pm
It's a toss of a coin as to whether the New Zealand economy grew or contracted in the December quarter - but either way our recovery from lockdown has been impressive
It's a toss of a coin as to whether the New Zealand economy grew or contracted in the December quarter - but either way our recovery from lockdown has been impressive
15th Mar 21, 12:14pm
15th Mar 21, 10:27am
Economist Brian Easton says social philosophy in New Zealand is muddled and incomplete
Economist Brian Easton says social philosophy in New Zealand is muddled and incomplete
15th Mar 21, 10:27am

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