Financial Stability

20th Oct 19, 6:02am
David Hargreaves says the Government's supposed year of delivery has been a non-starter. But key decisions in the final two months of the year may set the tone for the economy in 2020
David Hargreaves says the Government's supposed year of delivery has been a non-starter. But key decisions in the final two months of the year may set the tone for the economy in 2020
20th Oct 19, 6:02am
13th Oct 19, 6:02am
With the RBNZ due to review its loan to value ratio restrictions next month, David Hargreaves assesses the chances of a resurgence in the housing market and therefore a boost to the economy
With the RBNZ due to review its loan to value ratio restrictions next month, David Hargreaves assesses the chances of a resurgence in the housing market and therefore a boost to the economy
13th Oct 19, 6:02am
14th Sep 19, 12:00pm
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Stephen Grenville sees Argentina's latest external funding crisis as further proof of a failed approach by the International Monetary Fund, and underscores the need for reform at the IMF itself
Stephen Grenville sees Argentina's latest external funding crisis as further proof of a failed approach by the International Monetary Fund, and underscores the need for reform at the IMF itself
14th Sep 19, 12:00pm
27th Aug 19, 10:37am
ASB economists see 5%-6% nationwide house price inflation next year, with falling interest rates and population growth reviving the Auckland market and keeping regional markets 'simmering'
ASB economists see 5%-6% nationwide house price inflation next year, with falling interest rates and population growth reviving the Auckland market and keeping regional markets 'simmering'
27th Aug 19, 10:37am
26th Aug 19, 3:58pm
In July the first home buyers collectively borrowed over a billion dollars for the second time in three months; little sign of resurgence in investor interest
In July the first home buyers collectively borrowed over a billion dollars for the second time in three months; little sign of resurgence in investor interest
26th Aug 19, 3:58pm
17th Aug 19, 9:31am
Finance Minister Grant Robertson now tight-lipped on whether the RBNZ should be able to limit bank lending based on borrowers' incomes, having previously opposed such restrictions 
Finance Minister Grant Robertson now tight-lipped on whether the RBNZ should be able to limit bank lending based on borrowers' incomes, having previously opposed such restrictions 
17th Aug 19, 9:31am
2nd Aug 19, 10:00am
With interest rates down and seemingly heading ever lower, David Hargreaves ponders how long the remarkable restraint being shown by the New Zealand public will last for
With interest rates down and seemingly heading ever lower, David Hargreaves ponders how long the remarkable restraint being shown by the New Zealand public will last for
2nd Aug 19, 10:00am
31st Jul 19, 3:44pm
Latest Reserve Bank figures show that annual mortgage growth has slowed for the first time since last November
Latest Reserve Bank figures show that annual mortgage growth has slowed for the first time since last November
31st Jul 19, 3:44pm
24th Jul 19, 3:42pm
In June the first home buyers borrowed the smallest amount for this grouping since February, while their share of the total borrowed dropped from the previous month's high
In June the first home buyers borrowed the smallest amount for this grouping since February, while their share of the total borrowed dropped from the previous month's high
24th Jul 19, 3:42pm
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24th Jul 19, 9:41am
Finance Minister Grant Robertson backs the RBNZ, as its latest critic labels it ‘obsessively autarkic, nationalistic and excessively defensive’ and calls for the Government to pull it in line 
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson backs the RBNZ, as its latest critic labels it ‘obsessively autarkic, nationalistic and excessively defensive’ and calls for the Government to pull it in line 
24th Jul 19, 9:41am
11th Jul 19, 10:11am
Reserve Bank Governor asks Finance Minister for his 'support' and 'respect', as the regulator of banks and insurers takes a more 'intensive' and 'intrusive' approach
Reserve Bank Governor asks Finance Minister for his 'support' and 'respect', as the regulator of banks and insurers takes a more 'intensive' and 'intrusive' approach
11th Jul 19, 10:11am
10th Jul 19, 9:40am
Former ANZ chief economist Cameron Bagrie says too much blame is being put on the Reserve Bank for issues the dairy sector was always going to face regardless of whether bank capital rules were reviewed 
Former ANZ chief economist Cameron Bagrie says too much blame is being put on the Reserve Bank for issues the dairy sector was always going to face regardless of whether bank capital rules were reviewed 
10th Jul 19, 9:40am
9th Jul 19, 5:00am
Phase two of RBNZ Act review raises the possibility of loan-to-value ratio restrictions being extended from banks to all lenders active in the residential mortgage market
Phase two of RBNZ Act review raises the possibility of loan-to-value ratio restrictions being extended from banks to all lenders active in the residential mortgage market
9th Jul 19, 5:00am
4th Jul 19, 10:30am
David Hargreaves thinks the RBNZ should have lost its role as insurance regulator, but since it will be keeping the role, the emphasis needs to be on ensuring it is now better resourced for the job
David Hargreaves thinks the RBNZ should have lost its role as insurance regulator, but since it will be keeping the role, the emphasis needs to be on ensuring it is now better resourced for the job
4th Jul 19, 10:30am
2nd Jul 19, 9:49am
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Facebook's proposed digital currency and global payments systems raise serious concerns. The new world of frictionless international currency flows sets the stage for severe and chronic capital-market volatility
Facebook's proposed digital currency and global payments systems raise serious concerns. The new world of frictionless international currency flows sets the stage for severe and chronic capital-market volatility
2nd Jul 19, 9:49am
27th Jun 19, 3:26pm
In May the first home buyers hit their highest monthly total of borrowing, the highest share of the total advanced - and borrowed more in dollar terms than investors for the first time
In May the first home buyers hit their highest monthly total of borrowing, the highest share of the total advanced - and borrowed more in dollar terms than investors for the first time
27th Jun 19, 3:26pm
27th Jun 19, 7:32am
Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand signals shift in Reserve Bank regulatory approach to a more pro-active, more intensive and more intrusive one after recent shortcomings emerged at banks and insurers
Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand signals shift in Reserve Bank regulatory approach to a more pro-active, more intensive and more intrusive one after recent shortcomings emerged at banks and insurers
27th Jun 19, 7:32am
26th Jun 19, 3:34pm
The IMF and OECD weigh in on the RBNZ's proposals to increase bank capital requirements, and the Government's proposal for protection for bank depositors
The IMF and OECD weigh in on the RBNZ's proposals to increase bank capital requirements, and the Government's proposal for protection for bank depositors
26th Jun 19, 3:34pm
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24th Jun 19, 4:00pm
Government to introduce deposit protection regime that will likely cover 40% of funds in bank deposits; Treasury warns costs could fall on bank customers, shareholders and taxpayers
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Government to introduce deposit protection regime that will likely cover 40% of funds in bank deposits; Treasury warns costs could fall on bank customers, shareholders and taxpayers
24th Jun 19, 4:00pm
19th Jun 19, 11:20am
Property information and analytics company CoreLogic believes the Reserve Bank will further loosen the loan to valuation ratio rules, which may include lower deposit limits for owner-occupiers
Property information and analytics company CoreLogic believes the Reserve Bank will further loosen the loan to valuation ratio rules, which may include lower deposit limits for owner-occupiers
19th Jun 19, 11:20am

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