Inflation

24 Apr 18, 11:05am
NZD was under pressure from resurgent USD, to currently trade at 0.7153; NZD lost ground to its Australian cousin over the past week, pulling back from what were surprisingly elevated levels
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23 Apr 18, 12:55pm
Although wage inflation is expected to bounce, the Government’s progressive increases to the minimum wage is not forecast to have a major impact on CPI, Westpac says
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19 Apr 18, 11:02am
CPI falls to the bottom of the Reserve Bank’s inflation target, as the Government’s fees-free education policy drags on overall price gains over the quarter
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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
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17 Apr 18, 2:47pm
NZD dropped lower off Friday’s high of 0.7375 to close the week against the USD at 0.7350; investors turned to risk aversion late in the week after missile strikes on Syria became a reality; NZD is finally weaker against the AUD
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16 Apr 18, 4:01pm
The market consensus is for CPI inflation to fall to 1.1% year-on-year when the data is released on Thursday but most bank economists say that figure is higher than they are expecting
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12 Apr 18, 11:38am
RBNZ Assistant Governor John McDermott says change to a dual mandate in Policy Targets Agreement will ensure the current flexibilty in the bank's approach endures
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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
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3 Apr 18, 3:48pm
USD kicked of the week around 90.10 on the US Dollar Index, with support still lying with the USD; NZD was rejected from 0.7300 early last week to be sold off in risk off markets; NZD continued its rise against the AUD
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27 Mar 18, 3:01pm
Adrian Orr starts his new job today; President Donald Trump is seeking a one third narrowing of the US Trade Deficit with China; NZD has reversed sharply off its last week’s low of 0.7150 against the USD as it eyes 0.7350
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27 Mar 18, 12:00pm
Threat of China exporting deflation re-emerges as US investment banks move to recoup a half a trillion dollars of Asian debt
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20 Mar 18, 3:44pm
US Federal Reserve and RBNZ to announce monetary policy on Thursday; Fed expected to raise rates but RBNZ expected to hold; NZD direction to be driven by central bank announcements and risk sentiment
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13 Mar 18, 3:09pm
NZD movement this week could be largely governed by investor risk appetite and continuing tariff negotiations; the USD is up slightly over the week with the index breaking back above 90.00; NZ quarterly GDP prints Thursday
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6 Mar 18, 3:22pm
Australia, Canada, Japan and Europe central banks to make interest rate decisions this week; trade war threats see USD lower; NZD traded lower against the USD but retains edge over the AUD
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27 Feb 18, 2:11pm
The NZD drifted lower late last week to a low of 0.7270 against the USD during the NY session to close the week at 0.7292; NZDAUD lost ground; USD retraces recent losses; NZD to look to offshore data for direction this week
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20 Feb 18, 1:37pm
NZD remains near 6 month highs against the USD with momentum still to the upside; NZD also continues to gain support over the AUD, trading to a Friday high of 0.9345; AUDUSD remained supported throughout last week
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19 Feb 18, 3:15pm
ANZ economists see house prices being capped by affordability constraints and new Government measures
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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
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17 Feb 18, 9:02am
Cameron Bagrie, former ANZ chief economist, now heads Bagrie Economics – Interest.co.nz picks his brain on why he made the change, and some of the big economic issues facing NZ
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13 Feb 18, 3:55pm
NZD closed the week higher against the USD and should appreciate if a risk-on move occurs; NZDAUD market continues to be choppy with a move down to 0.9170 possible; AUD on the back foot against the USD
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