Household spending

2 Oct 18, 10:09am
Latest NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows worst level of business confidence since March 2009
More...
19 Sep 18, 9:55am
Westpac McDermott Miller survey shows the collapsing confidence contagion is spreading, with the lowest level of consumer confidence in six years
More...
18 Apr 18, 4:24pm
ANZ economists say the cost of building a new house has become more attractive relative to the cost of buying an existing one
More...
9 Apr 18, 1:55pm
ANZ economists say high house prices and associated high debt levels have seen consumer spending remain more subdued than might have been expected with the economy buoyant
More...
19 Feb 18, 3:15pm
ANZ economists see house prices being capped by affordability constraints and new Government measures
More...
19 Feb 18, 11:14am
Westpac economists say many are getting it wrong expecting interest rates to rise soon; they don't see a rise till late next year; a subdued housing market will be a key reason why
More...
31 Jan 18, 12:41pm
ANZ economists say even though house prices look 'out of whack' with incomes, they can't see a sharp downward correction
More...
30 Jan 18, 4:08pm
David Hargreaves tries to make sense of the various conflicting factors influencing the housing market as 2018 gets into swing
More...
22 Jan 18, 2:20pm
Most homeowners still look 'reasonably well placed to meet mortgage commitments', ASB economists say; they see 'mild' house price rises this year
More...
19 Oct 17, 11:29am
Statistics New Zealand says housing costs increased 50.5% in the past decade, while household income rose just 42%
More...
16 Jan 17, 4:18pm
RBNZ given free pass to chill, as retail banks expected to continue to raise mortgage and deposit rates to close funding gap
More...
6 Jan 16, 9:15am
Keyu Jin expects that larger Chinese families will propel the long-awaited shift in the country's growth model
More...
13 Nov 15, 5:03am
Keyu Jin says that China's transition to a consumption-based economy will need to wait for the next generation
More...
8 Sep 14, 10:30am
The motherhood penalty; Stevens hard to impress; US$2.5 tln not enough; Draghi creates a cash problem; household budgets; capital vs democracy; solar grunt; Dilbert & more
More...
11 Apr 11, 11:11am
Spending on durable household items up 2.5% in March from February as total card spending rises 0.5%, Stats NZ says
More...
9 Feb 10, 10:15am
Opinion: Why bank economists are getting their forecasts so wrong
More...
8 May 09, 2:27pm
Credit applications fall as households hunker down for long recession
More...