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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
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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
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
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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
National proposes giving councils $50,000 to spend on infrastructure for every building consent issued above historic averages
14th Apr 21, 6:56am
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National proposes giving councils $50,000 to spend on infrastructure for every building consent issued above historic averages
Girol Karacaoglu says the 2021 Budget presents a historic opportunity to start implementing a fresh public policy programme, different from what NZ has pursued for the past 40 years
9th Apr 21, 9:14am
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Girol Karacaoglu says the 2021 Budget presents a historic opportunity to start implementing a fresh public policy programme, different from what NZ has pursued for the past 40 years
Chris Trotter probes the orthodox New Zealand Initiative's stinging attack on what it clearly regards as the Labour Government’s economic and political heresy
29th Mar 21, 8:00am
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Chris Trotter probes the orthodox New Zealand Initiative's stinging attack on what it clearly regards as the Labour Government’s economic and political heresy
ANZ NZ CEO Antonia Watson says the country's biggest home lender will be reviewing its affordability equations for property investor borrowers after government housing moves
26th Mar 21, 9:12am
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ANZ NZ CEO Antonia Watson says the country's biggest home lender will be reviewing its affordability equations for property investor borrowers after government housing moves
Housing policy package: Bright-line test extended, interest deductibility changed, caps on first home products lifted, more money set aside for supporting development
23rd Mar 21, 9:00am
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Housing policy package: Bright-line test extended, interest deductibility changed, caps on first home products lifted, more money set aside for supporting development
The Week in Tax: Inland Revenue fires a warning shot at real estate agents, the IMF wades into the housing debate, and more year-end tax issues
22nd Mar 21, 10:51am
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The Week in Tax: Inland Revenue fires a warning shot at real estate agents, the IMF wades into the housing debate, and more year-end tax issues
Community Finance seeks $100 million to fund a community housing project offering investors interest rates north of 2%
9th Mar 21, 3:20pm
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Community Finance seeks $100 million to fund a community housing project offering investors interest rates north of 2%
Lots of words, not much action - Jenée Tibshraeny on what making the RBNZ consider house prices means for you
27th Feb 21, 9:02am
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Lots of words, not much action - Jenée Tibshraeny on what making the RBNZ consider house prices means for you
NZ dollar falls as Adrian Orr says the Monetary Policy Committee is 'only focussed' on its inflation and employment targets
26th Feb 21, 2:08pm
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NZ dollar falls as Adrian Orr says the Monetary Policy Committee is 'only focussed' on its inflation and employment targets
Requirement for RBNZ to consider house prices when setting monetary policy sees financial markets do the opposite of what the RBNZ wants - bet on higher interest rates
25th Feb 21, 5:00pm
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Requirement for RBNZ to consider house prices when setting monetary policy sees financial markets do the opposite of what the RBNZ wants - bet on higher interest rates
Robertson to require the RBNZ to consider house prices when setting monetary policy and through the way it regulates banks; Seeks more info on DTIs and interest only mortgages
25th Feb 21, 9:43am
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Robertson to require the RBNZ to consider house prices when setting monetary policy and through the way it regulates banks; Seeks more info on DTIs and interest only mortgages
RBNZ expects LVRs to shave up to 4 percentage points off house price inflation and lower bank lending to property investors by as much as 40%
19th Feb 21, 9:00am
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RBNZ expects LVRs to shave up to 4 percentage points off house price inflation and lower bank lending to property investors by as much as 40%
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development believes stalled Government underwrite would help stimulate the construction sector and see more affordable houses built
17th Feb 21, 4:58pm
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Ministry of Housing and Urban Development believes stalled Government underwrite would help stimulate the construction sector and see more affordable houses built
Economist Brian Easton says building more houses will not reduce house prices by much; house prices will boom until speculation based on leveraged borrowing is addressed
15th Feb 21, 10:24am
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Economist Brian Easton says building more houses will not reduce house prices by much; house prices will boom until speculation based on leveraged borrowing is addressed
Gareth Vaughan gets lost in a fictional world full of fairies, rainbows and unicorns where banks use cheap public money in ways that make New Zealand a better place
14th Feb 21, 6:02am
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Gareth Vaughan gets lost in a fictional world full of fairies, rainbows and unicorns where banks use cheap public money in ways that make New Zealand a better place
CEO Vittoria Shortt details what ASB wants to do with billions of dollars worth of funding from the RBNZ priced at 0.25%
11th Feb 21, 5:00pm
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CEO Vittoria Shortt details what ASB wants to do with billions of dollars worth of funding from the RBNZ priced at 0.25%
The RBNZ suggests exempting certain groups from debt-to-income restrictions would be difficult, as the Finance Minister expresses concerns over the impact these restrictions would have on first-home buyers
10th Feb 21, 1:53pm
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The RBNZ suggests exempting certain groups from debt-to-income restrictions would be difficult, as the Finance Minister expresses concerns over the impact these restrictions would have on first-home buyers
Government outlines timetable for replacing the Resource Management Act in this term of Parliament - with three new pieces of legislation
10th Feb 21, 11:00am
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Government outlines timetable for replacing the Resource Management Act in this term of Parliament - with three new pieces of legislation
RBNZ targets residential property investors with new high LVR restrictions: Most investors to need 40% deposits and most owner-occupiers 20% deposits
9th Feb 21, 10:20am
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RBNZ targets residential property investors with new high LVR restrictions: Most investors to need 40% deposits and most owner-occupiers 20% deposits
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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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
Average New Zealand housing values rose by $554 a day during January, topping $800,000 for the first time
2nd Feb 21, 6:00pm
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Average New Zealand housing values rose by $554 a day during January, topping $800,000 for the first time
Global independent economic researchers Capital Economics have doubled down on forecasts of rising interest rates from next year and now see quantitative easing ending by the middle of this year
26th Jan 21, 4:29pm
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Global independent economic researchers Capital Economics have doubled down on forecasts of rising interest rates from next year and now see quantitative easing ending by the middle of this year
Global independent economic researchers Capital Economics see the Reserve Bank as needing to lift interest rates from next year as economic conditions improve beyond expectations
19th Jan 21, 3:48pm
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Global independent economic researchers Capital Economics see the Reserve Bank as needing to lift interest rates from next year as economic conditions improve beyond expectations