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Economy

8th Mar 21, 9:11am
Economist Brian Easton asks: How can we can make wellbeing at the centre of public policy if we don't measure it?
Economist Brian Easton asks: How can we can make wellbeing at the centre of public policy if we don't measure it?
8th Mar 21, 9:11am
8th Mar 21, 8:27am
Roger J Kerr says forex investors and traders are focused on the US dollar and not keen to buy the NZ currency at such high levels
Roger J Kerr says forex investors and traders are focused on the US dollar and not keen to buy the NZ currency at such high levels
8th Mar 21, 8:27am
5th Mar 21, 1:23pm
David Hargreaves hopes that Fonterra's excellent recent work to recover its position won't be blown off course by the pressure higher milk costs will put on its margins
David Hargreaves hopes that Fonterra's excellent recent work to recover its position won't be blown off course by the pressure higher milk costs will put on its margins
5th Mar 21, 1:23pm
4th Mar 21, 10:41am
Consumer Affairs Minister says $352 mln has been returned for Covid-cancelled overseas travel
Consumer Affairs Minister says $352 mln has been returned for Covid-cancelled overseas travel
4th Mar 21, 10:41am
4th Mar 21, 9:52am
Dairy company Synlait says it is continuing to experience significant uncertainty and volatility within its business
Dairy company Synlait says it is continuing to experience significant uncertainty and volatility within its business
4th Mar 21, 9:52am
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3rd Mar 21, 12:49pm
Westpac economists raise their farmgate milk price forecast to $7.90, while ANZ economists lift their pick to $7.70; both prices are well ahead of Fonterra's own forecast
[Updated]
Westpac economists raise their farmgate milk price forecast to $7.90, while ANZ economists lift their pick to $7.70; both prices are well ahead of Fonterra's own forecast
3rd Mar 21, 12:49pm
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
1st Mar 21, 8:14am
Roger J Kerr says the probability of a weaker NZ dollar has surged as US equity markets start to fall and long-term interest rates continue to climb
Roger J Kerr says the probability of a weaker NZ dollar has surged as US equity markets start to fall and long-term interest rates continue to climb
1st Mar 21, 8:14am
27th Feb 21, 10:11am
Alison Brook concludes New Zealand chose the right strategy when faced with the pandemic threat. The challenges will be different however when we try to navigate the post-pandemic realities. Will we still be a winner then?
Alison Brook concludes New Zealand chose the right strategy when faced with the pandemic threat. The challenges will be different however when we try to navigate the post-pandemic realities. Will we still be a winner then?
27th Feb 21, 10:11am
26th Feb 21, 10:21am
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics shares his experiences of the big Texas winter storm and reflects on what it means for the economy when people have to go without the likes of electricity and indoor plumbing
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics shares his experiences of the big Texas winter storm and reflects on what it means for the economy when people have to go without the likes of electricity and indoor plumbing
26th Feb 21, 10:21am
25th Feb 21, 9:37am
Our national airline says its 'monthly cash burn' is expected to be between $45 mln and $55 mln a month for the remaining five months of the financial year; capital raising still planned by June
Our national airline says its 'monthly cash burn' is expected to be between $45 mln and $55 mln a month for the remaining five months of the financial year; capital raising still planned by June
25th Feb 21, 9:37am
22nd Feb 21, 5:43pm
NZ dollar hits 34-month high, as New Zealand becomes the first developed country with investment-grade debt to receive a credit rating upgrade since COVID-19 hit
NZ dollar hits 34-month high, as New Zealand becomes the first developed country with investment-grade debt to receive a credit rating upgrade since COVID-19 hit
22nd Feb 21, 5:43pm
22nd Feb 21, 8:28am
Roger J Kerr says a more 'dovish' than expected statement from our central bank later this week will drive the Kiwi dollar sharply lower
Roger J Kerr says a more 'dovish' than expected statement from our central bank later this week will drive the Kiwi dollar sharply lower
22nd Feb 21, 8:28am
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, 10:09am
New Zealand's only oil refining company says it's made 'significant progress' toward converting its Northland refinery into an import terminal
New Zealand's only oil refining company says it's made 'significant progress' toward converting its Northland refinery into an import terminal
17th Feb 21, 10:09am
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, 7:58am
Roger J Kerr says the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Monetary Policy Statement next stands out as a likely candidate to break the Kiwi dollar’s shackles
Roger J Kerr says the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Monetary Policy Statement next stands out as a likely candidate to break the Kiwi dollar’s shackles
15th Feb 21, 7:58am
12th Feb 21, 9:23am
Alison Brook explores where New Zealand stands with targeting new infrastructure investment, what is shovel-ready, and how it may affect our national productivity
Alison Brook explores where New Zealand stands with targeting new infrastructure investment, what is shovel-ready, and how it may affect our national productivity
12th Feb 21, 9:23am
11th Feb 21, 1:47pm
Mercer's David Scobie examines the 'confounding' strong investment returns made in the past year
Mercer's David Scobie examines the 'confounding' strong investment returns made in the past year
11th Feb 21, 1:47pm
11th Feb 21, 11:34am
Statistics New Zealand says seasonally adjusted retail card spending dropped slightly in January; absence of international tourists hitting the hospitality industry
Statistics New Zealand says seasonally adjusted retail card spending dropped slightly in January; absence of international tourists hitting the hospitality industry
11th Feb 21, 11:34am
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
8th Feb 21, 11:02am
Roger J Kerr says those expecting the RBNZ to be more upbeat will be disappointed even though the string of good economic data extends. Those shorting the USD may be in for a nasty surprise
Roger J Kerr says those expecting the RBNZ to be more upbeat will be disappointed even though the string of good economic data extends. Those shorting the USD may be in for a nasty surprise
8th Feb 21, 11:02am
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
3rd Feb 21, 3:24pm
The shock drop in the unemployment rate has ended all talk of further official interest rate falls and is now prompting increased speculation of rates beginning to rise in 2022
The shock drop in the unemployment rate has ended all talk of further official interest rate falls and is now prompting increased speculation of rates beginning to rise in 2022
3rd Feb 21, 3:24pm

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