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Kiwibank economists say there's currently an 'imbalance' in the wholesale interest rate markets and they see more 'upside risk' for mortgage rates
26th Oct 21, 3:15pm
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Kiwibank economists say there's currently an 'imbalance' in the wholesale interest rate markets and they see more 'upside risk' for mortgage rates
A reassessment of the likely average cost of borrowing over the next few years poses a challenge to asset valuations that underpin household wealth, ANZ economists say
20th Oct 21, 8:42am
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A reassessment of the likely average cost of borrowing over the next few years poses a challenge to asset valuations that underpin household wealth, ANZ economists say
With the Reserve Bank now needing to consider full employment as part of its mandate, attempts to rein in galloping inflation could have consequences
19th Oct 21, 3:37pm
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With the Reserve Bank now needing to consider full employment as part of its mandate, attempts to rein in galloping inflation could have consequences
Reserve Bank lifts Official Cash Rate for first time in 7 years to 0.50% as widely expected
6th Oct 21, 2:05pm
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Reserve Bank lifts Official Cash Rate for first time in 7 years to 0.50% as widely expected
NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows the building sector has gone from being the most optimistic to the most pessimistic sectors surveyed
5th Oct 21, 10:55am
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NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows the building sector has gone from being the most optimistic to the most pessimistic sectors surveyed
Economist Brian Easton examines a Rogernome's defence of the policies
4th Oct 21, 8:16am
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Economist Brian Easton examines a Rogernome's defence of the policies
Economists see the very strong second-quarter GDP figures as providing a green light for the Reserve Bank to begin raising interest rates
16th Sep 21, 3:11pm
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Economists see the very strong second-quarter GDP figures as providing a green light for the Reserve Bank to begin raising interest rates
The 2.8% June quarter GDP rise beat market expectations of 1.2% and was up from a revised 1.4% in March
16th Sep 21, 11:01am
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The 2.8% June quarter GDP rise beat market expectations of 1.2% and was up from a revised 1.4% in March
Another big lockdown has once again changed the economic picture enormously, but GDP figures for the past quarter will still tell us some important things
13th Sep 21, 10:35am
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Another big lockdown has once again changed the economic picture enormously, but GDP figures for the past quarter will still tell us some important things
Actual US jobless claims fall sharply; factory inflation higher; South Korea raises rates; container freight costs get even more extreme; German sentiment wavers; UST 10yr 1.34%, oil soft and gold firm; NZ$1 = 69.5 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
27th Aug 21, 7:19am
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Actual US jobless claims fall sharply; factory inflation higher; South Korea raises rates; container freight costs get even more extreme; German sentiment wavers; UST 10yr 1.34%, oil soft and gold firm; NZ$1 = 69.5 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
Eyes on Powell at Jackson Hole and his inflation views; US factory orders slip; aluminium prices rise; workplace penalties for vaccine avoiders spread; UST 10yr 1.35%, oil firm and gold lower; NZ$1 = 69.6 USc; TWI-5 = 72.9
26th Aug 21, 7:19am
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Eyes on Powell at Jackson Hole and his inflation views; US factory orders slip; aluminium prices rise; workplace penalties for vaccine avoiders spread; UST 10yr 1.35%, oil firm and gold lower; NZ$1 = 69.6 USc; TWI-5 = 72.9
World trade at record levels; US factory prices inflate higher; commodity prices turn back up; Shanghai cargo airport hit with shutdown; UST 10yr 1.29%, oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 69.4 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
25th Aug 21, 7:18am
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World trade at record levels; US factory prices inflate higher; commodity prices turn back up; Shanghai cargo airport hit with shutdown; UST 10yr 1.29%, oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 69.4 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
Economic expansions settle in high; China port reopens; China coal price leaps; China exports fade; EU momentum 'impressive'; UST 10yr 1.25%, oil and gold jump; NZ$1 = 69 USc; TWI-5 = 72.3
24th Aug 21, 7:22am
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Economic expansions settle in high; China port reopens; China coal price leaps; China exports fade; EU momentum 'impressive'; UST 10yr 1.25%, oil and gold jump; NZ$1 = 69 USc; TWI-5 = 72.3
Aussies eye Z Energy; Volvo eyes green steel; US eyes new productivity burst; China eyes 'common prosperity'; AU & NZ cornered by delta; UST 10yr 1.26%, oil and gold slip; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 72
23rd Aug 21, 7:19am
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Aussies eye Z Energy; Volvo eyes green steel; US eyes new productivity burst; China eyes 'common prosperity'; AU & NZ cornered by delta; UST 10yr 1.26%, oil and gold slip; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 72
USD rises in risk-off mood; Canadian retail sales rise; China holds prime rate; Taiwanese exports surge again; logistics logjam extends; commodity prices retreat; UST 10yr 1.26%, oil down again but gold firms; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 71.9
21st Aug 21, 8:45am
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USD rises in risk-off mood; Canadian retail sales rise; China holds prime rate; Taiwanese exports surge again; logistics logjam extends; commodity prices retreat; UST 10yr 1.26%, oil down again but gold firms; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 71.9
US jobless claims at 17-month low; pandemic hospitalisation hurting US; China shipping congestion worse; global carmakers to cut output; UST 10yr 1.25%, oil and gold down; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 72.3
20th Aug 21, 7:34am
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US jobless claims at 17-month low; pandemic hospitalisation hurting US; China shipping congestion worse; global carmakers to cut output; UST 10yr 1.25%, oil and gold down; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 72.3
David Hargreaves asks if the country's largest airport just made its first loss since sharemarket listing over 20 years ago - or actually reaped a profit of over $1 billion
19th Aug 21, 10:09am
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David Hargreaves asks if the country's largest airport just made its first loss since sharemarket listing over 20 years ago - or actually reaped a profit of over $1 billion
Fed minutes reveal transition stresses; US housing starts slip Canadian inflation rises; iron ore price tanks further; China moves harder on tech companies; UST 10yr 1.28%, oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 68.9 USc; TWI-5 = 72.3
19th Aug 21, 7:28am
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Fed minutes reveal transition stresses; US housing starts slip Canadian inflation rises; iron ore price tanks further; China moves harder on tech companies; UST 10yr 1.28%, oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 68.9 USc; TWI-5 = 72.3
Dairy prices firm; US retail sales disappoint; Beijing gets aggressive; BHP pivots; RBA turns cautious; Aussies investigate affordability; UST 10yr 1.25%, oil and gold slip; NZ$1 = 69.1 USc; TWI-5 = 72.4
18th Aug 21, 7:38am
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Dairy prices firm; US retail sales disappoint; Beijing gets aggressive; BHP pivots; RBA turns cautious; Aussies investigate affordability; UST 10yr 1.25%, oil and gold slip; NZ$1 = 69.1 USc; TWI-5 = 72.4
US factory data positive; Japan grows better than expected; Chinese data underwhelms; NSW forces landlords to give rent relief; UST 10yr 1.26%, oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 70.2 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
17th Aug 21, 7:19am
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US factory data positive; Japan grows better than expected; Chinese data underwhelms; NSW forces landlords to give rent relief; UST 10yr 1.26%, oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 70.2 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
ANZ economists point to a 'sharp disconnect' between what NZ analysts and offshore pundits believe the Reserve Bank will do on interest rates this week
16th Aug 21, 2:49pm
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ANZ economists point to a 'sharp disconnect' between what NZ analysts and offshore pundits believe the Reserve Bank will do on interest rates this week
Supply chains get new wobbles; China momentum loss confirmed; US sentiment slumps; Aussie insurers face new scrutiny; UST 10yr 1.28%, oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 70.4 USc; TWI-5 = 73.4
16th Aug 21, 7:19am
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Supply chains get new wobbles; China momentum loss confirmed; US sentiment slumps; Aussie insurers face new scrutiny; UST 10yr 1.28%, oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 70.4 USc; TWI-5 = 73.4
Is the Reserve Bank's focus on the moveable feast of maximum sustainable employment appropriate, or could something like a government job guarantee be a better way of dealing with unemployment?
15th Aug 21, 6:01am
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Is the Reserve Bank's focus on the moveable feast of maximum sustainable employment appropriate, or could something like a government job guarantee be a better way of dealing with unemployment?
Inflation expectations are so strong, Reserve Bank observers now believe there's a higher likelihood of the central bank lifting the OCR by 50 basis points, than there is of it making no change
14th Aug 21, 9:10am
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Inflation expectations are so strong, Reserve Bank observers now believe there's a higher likelihood of the central bank lifting the OCR by 50 basis points, than there is of it making no change
US sentiment slumps; China powers up on coal; a key china port partly shuts down; China FDI growth weakens; some key commodity prices rise, others dip; UST 10yr 1.28%, oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 70.4 USc; TWI-5 = 73.4
14th Aug 21, 8:36am
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US sentiment slumps; China powers up on coal; a key china port partly shuts down; China FDI growth weakens; some key commodity prices rise, others dip; UST 10yr 1.28%, oil down and gold up; NZ$1 = 70.4 USc; TWI-5 = 73.4