Interest rates

21st Jan 20, 11:45am
ANZ economists now see no further cuts at all to the Official Cash Rate this year after only a matter of weeks ago forecasting three further cuts
ANZ economists now see no further cuts at all to the Official Cash Rate this year after only a matter of weeks ago forecasting three further cuts
21st Jan 20, 11:45am
21st Jan 20, 10:46am
BNZ reverses the trend of ever lower term deposit rate offers with a Chinese New Year 'special' that is close to the best offer in the market for any bank
BNZ reverses the trend of ever lower term deposit rate offers with a Chinese New Year 'special' that is close to the best offer in the market for any bank
21st Jan 20, 10:46am
20th Jan 20, 7:48am
Roger J Kerr says the environmental/climate change lobby is enforcing impositions on our major industry that if continued will lower economic growth and living standards in New Zealand
Roger J Kerr says the environmental/climate change lobby is enforcing impositions on our major industry that if continued will lower economic growth and living standards in New Zealand
20th Jan 20, 7:48am
19th Jan 20, 6:31am
David Hargreaves sifts through some of the building and infrastructure changes planned by the Government for this year and concludes they could have very significant impact, if the election doesn't get in the way - and that's a big if
David Hargreaves sifts through some of the building and infrastructure changes planned by the Government for this year and concludes they could have very significant impact, if the election doesn't get in the way - and that's a big if
19th Jan 20, 6:31am
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17th Jan 20, 11:45am
Kiwibank makes an offer of a free five night Fiji holiday as an incentive for a home loan, kicking off the 2020 version of mortgage market competition
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Kiwibank makes an offer of a free five night Fiji holiday as an incentive for a home loan, kicking off the 2020 version of mortgage market competition
17th Jan 20, 11:45am
15th Jan 20, 11:10am
David Hargreaves cunningly avoids making any predictions as he outlines some of the economic-related issues he's looking out for in the year ahead
David Hargreaves cunningly avoids making any predictions as he outlines some of the economic-related issues he's looking out for in the year ahead
15th Jan 20, 11:10am
13th Jan 20, 7:29am
Roger J Kerr examines the 'classic short-term speculative play' that has been seen in the Kiwi dollar over the past six months by offshore currency traders
Roger J Kerr examines the 'classic short-term speculative play' that has been seen in the Kiwi dollar over the past six months by offshore currency traders
13th Jan 20, 7:29am
20th Dec 19, 5:00am
Banks have reduced the interest rates they use to test mortgage borrowers' ability to repay loans this year, but are increasingly interested in borrowers' expenses as they calculate their ability to service loans
Banks have reduced the interest rates they use to test mortgage borrowers' ability to repay loans this year, but are increasingly interested in borrowers' expenses as they calculate their ability to service loans
20th Dec 19, 5:00am
18th Dec 19, 2:07pm
Economist Rodney Dickens wonders if bank lending criteria are the reason the housing market remains sluggish despite interest rate cuts
Economist Rodney Dickens wonders if bank lending criteria are the reason the housing market remains sluggish despite interest rate cuts
18th Dec 19, 2:07pm
17th Dec 19, 8:11am
David Hargreaves tries to overcome his astonishment at the speed with which 2019 has disappeared and outlines some of the key economic developments as he has seen it over the past 12 months
David Hargreaves tries to overcome his astonishment at the speed with which 2019 has disappeared and outlines some of the key economic developments as he has seen it over the past 12 months
17th Dec 19, 8:11am
16th Dec 19, 3:00pm
BNZ makes some end-of-year changes to its Classic 'special' home loan rates with three raised and one lowered. Westpac also tweaked one rate
BNZ makes some end-of-year changes to its Classic 'special' home loan rates with three raised and one lowered. Westpac also tweaked one rate
16th Dec 19, 3:00pm
16th Dec 19, 7:31am
Roger J Kerr says as 'growth and commodity' currencies, the Kiwi and Aussie dollars stand to gain as businesses around the world have the confidence to invest again as economic risk reduces
Roger J Kerr says as 'growth and commodity' currencies, the Kiwi and Aussie dollars stand to gain as businesses around the world have the confidence to invest again as economic risk reduces
16th Dec 19, 7:31am
12th Dec 19, 2:42pm
David Hargreaves assesses the country's missed infrastructure opportunity while conceding that the Coalition has set itself up well for the election campaign next year
David Hargreaves assesses the country's missed infrastructure opportunity while conceding that the Coalition has set itself up well for the election campaign next year
12th Dec 19, 2:42pm
10th Dec 19, 10:23am
David Hargreaves looks at the astonishing change in mood across the country in the last few weeks and how that leaves us placed for next year - election year
David Hargreaves looks at the astonishing change in mood across the country in the last few weeks and how that leaves us placed for next year - election year
10th Dec 19, 10:23am
9th Dec 19, 7:51am
Roger J Kerr says the 'inevitable' unwinding of record-high short-sold positions in the Kiwi dollar is well under way and he sees further gains in the value of our currency before year-end
Roger J Kerr says the 'inevitable' unwinding of record-high short-sold positions in the Kiwi dollar is well under way and he sees further gains in the value of our currency before year-end
9th Dec 19, 7:51am
6th Dec 19, 2:35pm
Kiwibank raises two fixed rates, one of them by ending a low-rate 'special'. It is a move that has a knock-on impact. We review why rates seem to be turning higher at this time
Kiwibank raises two fixed rates, one of them by ending a low-rate 'special'. It is a move that has a knock-on impact. We review why rates seem to be turning higher at this time
6th Dec 19, 2:35pm
5th Dec 19, 3:23pm
Federated Farmers is urging the banks to absorb as much as possible of the additional costs of the new bank capital requirements 'rather than dump it all on customers, and especially on under-pressure farmers'
Federated Farmers is urging the banks to absorb as much as possible of the additional costs of the new bank capital requirements 'rather than dump it all on customers, and especially on under-pressure farmers'
5th Dec 19, 3:23pm
5th Dec 19, 2:43pm
ANZ economists say a 'realistic guess' is that the Government will lift its net debt to about 23% of GDP, from the current 20%, by the year 2022
ANZ economists say a 'realistic guess' is that the Government will lift its net debt to about 23% of GDP, from the current 20%, by the year 2022
5th Dec 19, 2:43pm
5th Dec 19, 1:22pm
ANZ economists now see OCR only going as low as 0.75% following a softening of the RBNZ proposals for bank capital, combined with a more positive domestic outlook and in particular upside to government infrastructure spending
ANZ economists now see OCR only going as low as 0.75% following a softening of the RBNZ proposals for bank capital, combined with a more positive domestic outlook and in particular upside to government infrastructure spending
5th Dec 19, 1:22pm
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5th Dec 19, 12:00pm
Final decisions in RBNZ capital review still require $20b increase for banks but composition of capital is softened and banks get 7 years instead of 5 to adapt
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Final decisions in RBNZ capital review still require $20b increase for banks but composition of capital is softened and banks get 7 years instead of 5 to adapt
5th Dec 19, 12:00pm

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