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Inflation

With the Reserve Bank now needing to consider full employment as part of its mandate, attempts to rein in galloping inflation could have consequences
19th Oct 21, 3:37pm
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With the Reserve Bank now needing to consider full employment as part of its mandate, attempts to rein in galloping inflation could have consequences
The Reserve Bank's own calculations show core NZ-generated inflation running at 3.5%, well above the top of the central bank's target range
19th Oct 21, 10:15am
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The Reserve Bank's own calculations show core NZ-generated inflation running at 3.5%, well above the top of the central bank's target range
A much larger rise in inflation, especially tradable inflation, has turbocharged wholesale swap rates with more in prospect, signaling giant mortgage rates are ahead
18th Oct 21, 6:20pm
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A much larger rise in inflation, especially tradable inflation, has turbocharged wholesale swap rates with more in prospect, signaling giant mortgage rates are ahead
BNZ economists say the RBNZ is now 'well and truly behind the curve' as inflation heads to 'a number well above 5%'
18th Oct 21, 2:56pm
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BNZ economists say the RBNZ is now 'well and truly behind the curve' as inflation heads to 'a number well above 5%'
Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 2.2% in September quarter, which was by far more than economists and the Reserve Bank picked
18th Oct 21, 10:55am
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Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 2.2% in September quarter, which was by far more than economists and the Reserve Bank picked
Roger J Kerr says the Government’s previous “smug complacency” has found us out with our pants down
18th Oct 21, 8:15am
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Roger J Kerr says the Government’s previous “smug complacency” has found us out with our pants down
Even mild stagflation can damage asset values and investors should be wary, even gold investors, warns the World Gold Council
16th Oct 21, 12:15pm
by Guest
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Even mild stagflation can damage asset values and investors should be wary, even gold investors, warns the World Gold Council
New Zealand's inflation is set to hit another 10-year high, but the key question will be whether this is a short run thing or the start of a lasting wage and price spiral
14th Oct 21, 9:02am
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New Zealand's inflation is set to hit another 10-year high, but the key question will be whether this is a short run thing or the start of a lasting wage and price spiral
David Scobie of Mercer Investments looks at what it means that for the first time in a generation investors need to seriously consider inflation
13th Oct 21, 8:00am
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David Scobie of Mercer Investments looks at what it means that for the first time in a generation investors need to seriously consider inflation
Roger J Kerr says the currency markets are signalling that the performance of the NZ economy over the next 12 months is likely to be inferior to peers and competitors
11th Oct 21, 7:56am
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Roger J Kerr says the currency markets are signalling that the performance of the NZ economy over the next 12 months is likely to be inferior to peers and competitors
The World Gold Council examines how gold reacts in a rising interest rate market and what could be in store this time
9th Oct 21, 9:52am
by Guest
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The World Gold Council examines how gold reacts in a rising interest rate market and what could be in store this time
Reserve Bank lifts Official Cash Rate for first time in 7 years to 0.50% as widely expected
6th Oct 21, 2:05pm
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Reserve Bank lifts Official Cash Rate for first time in 7 years to 0.50% as widely expected
NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows the building sector has gone from being the most optimistic to the most pessimistic sectors surveyed
5th Oct 21, 10:55am
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NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows the building sector has gone from being the most optimistic to the most pessimistic sectors surveyed
Economist Brian Easton examines a Rogernome's defence of the policies
4th Oct 21, 8:16am
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Economist Brian Easton examines a Rogernome's defence of the policies
Roger J Kerr sees a day of reckoning and crunch-time ahead for the Kiwi dollar
4th Oct 21, 7:55am
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Roger J Kerr sees a day of reckoning and crunch-time ahead for the Kiwi dollar
Roger J Kerr says the important thing from the RBNZ's October 6 rates review will be how the RBNZ sees the NZ economy extracting itself from the massive fiscal and monetary stimulus it has been supported by over the last 18 months
27th Sep 21, 8:02am
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Roger J Kerr says the important thing from the RBNZ's October 6 rates review will be how the RBNZ sees the NZ economy extracting itself from the massive fiscal and monetary stimulus it has been supported by over the last 18 months
Adan Perlaky sees lower rates and yields driving increased portfolio leverage, with the spread between junk bonds and risk-free assets back as low as just before the GFC
25th Sep 21, 10:46am
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Adan Perlaky sees lower rates and yields driving increased portfolio leverage, with the spread between junk bonds and risk-free assets back as low as just before the GFC
Roger J Kerr says the foreign exchange markets seem to be taking the view that the historical GDP growth numbers are questionable and the risks ahead for the NZ economy outweigh any positive past performance
20th Sep 21, 8:15am
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Roger J Kerr says the foreign exchange markets seem to be taking the view that the historical GDP growth numbers are questionable and the risks ahead for the NZ economy outweigh any positive past performance
With wholesale interest rates on the rise as the markets expect an OCR rise soon, we check where term deposit rates are now and how they compare to Aussie rates, where no rate rises are on the horizon
19th Sep 21, 6:00am
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With wholesale interest rates on the rise as the markets expect an OCR rise soon, we check where term deposit rates are now and how they compare to Aussie rates, where no rate rises are on the horizon
Economists see the very strong second-quarter GDP figures as providing a green light for the Reserve Bank to begin raising interest rates
16th Sep 21, 3:11pm
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Economists see the very strong second-quarter GDP figures as providing a green light for the Reserve Bank to begin raising interest rates
Global researcher Capital Economics says if the rise in shipping costs is fully passed on this will boost consumer prices globally by about 2%
15th Sep 21, 11:19am
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Global researcher Capital Economics says if the rise in shipping costs is fully passed on this will boost consumer prices globally by about 2%
Roger J Kerr tackles the nitty gritty on our current handling of the Covid pandemic, the direction of the economy and what it all means for the future value of the NZ dollar
13th Sep 21, 8:19am
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Roger J Kerr tackles the nitty gritty on our current handling of the Covid pandemic, the direction of the economy and what it all means for the future value of the NZ dollar
Mainstream economics critic Steve Keen says Covid-19 has exposed the fragility of globalisation and countries like New Zealand should look to boost domestic manufacturing
8th Sep 21, 7:30am
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Mainstream economics critic Steve Keen says Covid-19 has exposed the fragility of globalisation and countries like New Zealand should look to boost domestic manufacturing
The Covid Alert Level split between Auckland and the rest of NZ could see delays and shortages of goods in some parts of the country, Westpac economists say
6th Sep 21, 2:02pm
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The Covid Alert Level split between Auckland and the rest of NZ could see delays and shortages of goods in some parts of the country, Westpac economists say
Roger J Kerr says our currency seems to have 'zoomed' up too far and too fast, so, a fall seems likely in coming days
6th Sep 21, 8:30am
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Roger J Kerr says our currency seems to have 'zoomed' up too far and too fast, so, a fall seems likely in coming days