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Stats NZ says New Zealand saw the lowest number of live births registered for 20 years in 2023
19th Feb 24, 1:35pm
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Stats NZ says New Zealand saw the lowest number of live births registered for 20 years in 2023
Migrants from India, the Philippines, China and Fiji are likely to be the most affected by the Government's proposed changes to work visa rules
19th Feb 24, 12:23pm
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Migrants from India, the Philippines, China and Fiji are likely to be the most affected by the Government's proposed changes to work visa rules
Immigration Minister Erica Stanford says she will tighten visa rules and create long term population plan
18th Feb 24, 2:04pm
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Immigration Minister Erica Stanford says she will tighten visa rules and create long term population plan
Finance Minister Nicola Willis says higher interest rates and rising unemployment could mean the Government has less money to work with in the next budget
15th Feb 24, 10:52am
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Finance Minister Nicola Willis says higher interest rates and rising unemployment could mean the Government has less money to work with in the next budget
A total of 20,202 people arrived in New Zealand on work visas in January and another 11,790 on student visas
14th Feb 24, 11:40am
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A total of 20,202 people arrived in New Zealand on work visas in January and another 11,790 on student visas
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There are clear signs that the RBNZ’s 'heavy handed hikes' are inhibiting household demand, and hurting business, Kiwibank economists say
12th Feb 24, 12:22pm
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There are clear signs that the RBNZ’s 'heavy handed hikes' are inhibiting household demand, and hurting business, Kiwibank economists say
David Hargreaves looks at the 'inevitable' discussion we are about to have as to whether it's still the right economic approach to just target low inflation at all costs
6th Feb 24, 6:00am
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David Hargreaves looks at the 'inevitable' discussion we are about to have as to whether it's still the right economic approach to just target low inflation at all costs
Adrian Orr will give a keynote speech to a high-powered economic forum ahead of the Reserve Bank's first Official Cash Rate decision of the year
31st Jan 24, 2:27pm
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Adrian Orr will give a keynote speech to a high-powered economic forum ahead of the Reserve Bank's first Official Cash Rate decision of the year
Population growth from migration is now almost double what it was pre-Covid
19th Jan 24, 1:07pm
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Population growth from migration is now almost double what it was pre-Covid
ANZ economists don't believe the RBNZ will give warning of when it is going to cut the Official Cash Rate and that it will be a case of 'deny-deny-deny-cut' to avoid premature easing in financial conditions
18th Jan 24, 4:08pm
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ANZ economists don't believe the RBNZ will give warning of when it is going to cut the Official Cash Rate and that it will be a case of 'deny-deny-deny-cut' to avoid premature easing in financial conditions
The number of people in this country on work visas increased by 54% last year
17th Jan 24, 11:24am
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The number of people in this country on work visas increased by 54% last year
The Reserve Bank's chief economist will be speaking on economic developments a month before the first scheduled OCR announcement for the year in a move clearly aimed at guiding the markets after December's shock GDP fall
16th Jan 24, 9:54am
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The Reserve Bank's chief economist will be speaking on economic developments a month before the first scheduled OCR announcement for the year in a move clearly aimed at guiding the markets after December's shock GDP fall
ASB economists assess the key risks in the year ahead - there's plenty
15th Jan 24, 2:10pm
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ASB economists assess the key risks in the year ahead - there's plenty
Ross Stitt says higher pay and lower house prices might pull more Kiwis to Australia, but whether these benefits will stay as attractions in the medium term depends on productivity. Australia has its challenges
7th Jan 24, 6:00am
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Ross Stitt says higher pay and lower house prices might pull more Kiwis to Australia, but whether these benefits will stay as attractions in the medium term depends on productivity. Australia has its challenges
Even though most Australians say 'immigration is too high', their Government's new Migration Strategy could see them sucking even more workers out of New Zealand, both skilled and unskilled
22nd Dec 23, 9:20am
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Even though most Australians say 'immigration is too high', their Government's new Migration Strategy could see them sucking even more workers out of New Zealand, both skilled and unskilled
ASB's latest housing confidence survey shows that for the first time in 18 months more Kiwis are expecting house prices to rise than fall; ASB economists say 'it's an important watershed'
19th Dec 23, 11:14am
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ASB's latest housing confidence survey shows that for the first time in 18 months more Kiwis are expecting house prices to rise than fall; ASB economists say 'it's an important watershed'
ASB chief economist Nick Tuffley says it now looks more likely the Official Cash Rate will be cut in the second half of next year - rather than in 2025
18th Dec 23, 2:28pm
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ASB chief economist Nick Tuffley says it now looks more likely the Official Cash Rate will be cut in the second half of next year - rather than in 2025
BNZ Head of Research Stephen Toplis on the NZ economy 'bouncing along the bottom' and what to expect in 2024
17th Dec 23, 7:00am
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BNZ Head of Research Stephen Toplis on the NZ economy 'bouncing along the bottom' and what to expect in 2024
More than 200,000 people on work visas arrived in New Zealand in the November year
15th Dec 23, 10:46am
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More than 200,000 people on work visas arrived in New Zealand in the November year
David Hargreaves wonders how able - and indeed willing - the new Government will be to get a grip on our unfolding immigration crisis
12th Dec 23, 3:19pm
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David Hargreaves wonders how able - and indeed willing - the new Government will be to get a grip on our unfolding immigration crisis
Population gain from migration running at more than double the previous record
12th Dec 23, 12:01pm
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Population gain from migration running at more than double the previous record
Kiwibank's chief economist Jarrod Kerr fires up the summer BBQ chat by saying everything wrong with the kiwi property market can be put down to supply and a lack of it - but most policy makers focus on demand because it's what they can influence
11th Dec 23, 2:07pm
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Kiwibank's chief economist Jarrod Kerr fires up the summer BBQ chat by saying everything wrong with the kiwi property market can be put down to supply and a lack of it - but most policy makers focus on demand because it's what they can influence
In its rush to bin the Productivity Commission, the new government should pause and consider its advice on immigration, Gareth Vaughan says
6th Dec 23, 11:42am
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In its rush to bin the Productivity Commission, the new government should pause and consider its advice on immigration, Gareth Vaughan says
Governor Adrian Orr explains what the Reserve Bank needs to see to have real confidence inflation pressures are easing off
5th Dec 23, 8:30am
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Governor Adrian Orr explains what the Reserve Bank needs to see to have real confidence inflation pressures are easing off
Westpac economists say we should expect the Reserve Bank to be unforgiving of any shocks that boost the growth and inflation outlook over the next year. Also, the RBNZ will likely be less willing to pre-emptively ease, as markets seem to currently expect
4th Dec 23, 12:15pm
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Westpac economists say we should expect the Reserve Bank to be unforgiving of any shocks that boost the growth and inflation outlook over the next year. Also, the RBNZ will likely be less willing to pre-emptively ease, as markets seem to currently expect