Interest rates

6th Mar 21, 9:34am
Gareth Vaughan looks at the slow burn that is the New Zealand peer to peer lending sector and ponders whether the one time hot new thing in financial services can be considered a flop
Gareth Vaughan looks at the slow burn that is the New Zealand peer to peer lending sector and ponders whether the one time hot new thing in financial services can be considered a flop
6th Mar 21, 9:34am
2nd Mar 21, 4:09pm
The Government is making noises about putting housing investors to the sword. But will it follow through? And will this help?
The Government is making noises about putting housing investors to the sword. But will it follow through? And will this help?
2nd Mar 21, 4:09pm
1st Mar 21, 2:08pm
Westpac economists believe the latest inflation spike will prove temporary and won't require interest rate hikes, while they say the markets also over reacted to RBNZ remit changes from Grant Robertson
Westpac economists believe the latest inflation spike will prove temporary and won't require interest rate hikes, while they say the markets also over reacted to RBNZ remit changes from Grant Robertson
1st Mar 21, 2:08pm
1st Mar 21, 8:00am
ASB lifts range of term deposit rates with five-year rate increasing 75 basis points to 1.75%
ASB lifts range of term deposit rates with five-year rate increasing 75 basis points to 1.75%
1st Mar 21, 8:00am
27th Feb 21, 12:28pm
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Interest rates have been a key driver for gold in both 2020 and 2021. As interest rates have moved higher, the gold price has decreased but higher inflation expectations may provide some support for gold
Interest rates have been a key driver for gold in both 2020 and 2021. As interest rates have moved higher, the gold price has decreased but higher inflation expectations may provide some support for gold
27th Feb 21, 12:28pm
26th Feb 21, 2:08pm
NZ dollar falls as Adrian Orr says the Monetary Policy Committee is 'only focussed' on its inflation and employment targets
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
25th Feb 21, 5:00pm
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
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
25th Feb 21, 9:31am
RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr tells banks to lower interest rates more, noting that if offshore funding costs increase, the RBNZ can offer cheap freshly-printed cash
RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr tells banks to lower interest rates more, noting that if offshore funding costs increase, the RBNZ can offer cheap freshly-printed cash
25th Feb 21, 9:31am
24th Feb 21, 4:03pm
In its latest Monetary Policy Statement the Reserve Bank is forecasting a house price inflation peak of 22.4% in June this year before falling to 10.2% by the end of the year
In its latest Monetary Policy Statement the Reserve Bank is forecasting a house price inflation peak of 22.4% in June this year before falling to 10.2% by the end of the year
24th Feb 21, 4:03pm
22nd Feb 21, 4:01pm
Former RBNZ chairman Arthur Grimes says the Reserve Bank should tighten monetary policy gradually and continue this tightening till house prices return to 'a much more affordable level'
Former RBNZ chairman Arthur Grimes says the Reserve Bank should tighten monetary policy gradually and continue this tightening till house prices return to 'a much more affordable level'
22nd Feb 21, 4:01pm
22nd Feb 21, 10:54am
The past year finished with the fourth consecutive monthly record high of mortgage lending, while despite the 'lost' month of April, some $8 billion more was borrowed in 2020 than the year before
The past year finished with the fourth consecutive monthly record high of mortgage lending, while despite the 'lost' month of April, some $8 billion more was borrowed in 2020 than the year before
22nd Feb 21, 10:54am
20th Feb 21, 12:27pm
No changes to the country's monetary policy settings are expected when the Reserve Bank has its first review of the year next week - but everybody will be looking for clues as to what comes next
No changes to the country's monetary policy settings are expected when the Reserve Bank has its first review of the year next week - but everybody will be looking for clues as to what comes next
20th Feb 21, 12:27pm
17th Feb 21, 8:11am
David Hargreaves says the RBNZ was always going to remain 'dovish' in its review next week anyway, which is probably okay for now. But the future is a worry
David Hargreaves says the RBNZ was always going to remain 'dovish' in its review next week anyway, which is probably okay for now. But the future is a worry
17th Feb 21, 8:11am
16th Feb 21, 8:27am
In their latest quarterly overview Westpac economists warn that when interest rates do eventually rise 'house prices will fall'; also caution that the Govt may consider limiting deductibility on interest for investors
In their latest quarterly overview Westpac economists warn that when interest rates do eventually rise 'house prices will fall'; also caution that the Govt may consider limiting deductibility on interest for investors
16th Feb 21, 8:27am
15th Feb 21, 11:53am
Westpac economists say the weekly hit to the economy with Auckland on Level 3 and the rest of NZ at Level 2 is about $300 million
Westpac economists say the weekly hit to the economy with Auckland on Level 3 and the rest of NZ at Level 2 is about $300 million
15th Feb 21, 11:53am
14th Feb 21, 6:02am
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
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
11th Feb 21, 1:47pm
Mercer's David Scobie examines the 'confounding' strong investment returns made in the past year
Mercer's David Scobie examines the 'confounding' strong investment returns made in the past year
11th Feb 21, 1:47pm
11th Feb 21, 8:29am
David Hargreaves says anything that Finance Minister Grant Robertson is planning to introduce in order to ease housing market demand pressures needs to help - not hinder - measures already being put in place, particularly by the RBNZ
David Hargreaves says anything that Finance Minister Grant Robertson is planning to introduce in order to ease housing market demand pressures needs to help - not hinder - measures already being put in place, particularly by the RBNZ
11th Feb 21, 8:29am
9th Feb 21, 3:32pm
Influential RBNZ survey shows inflation is now expected to be approaching 2% in two years' time, while negative interest rates are now no longer anticipated
Influential RBNZ survey shows inflation is now expected to be approaching 2% in two years' time, while negative interest rates are now no longer anticipated
9th Feb 21, 3:32pm
9th Feb 21, 10:27am
Westpac economists say the severe housing shortages that have been dogging New Zealand are now 'rapidly eroding'
Westpac economists say the severe housing shortages that have been dogging New Zealand are now 'rapidly eroding'
9th Feb 21, 10:27am
7th Feb 21, 6:02am
A flurry of unexpectedly strong economic data and a raging hot house market are putting our central bank in a position it could not have envisaged being in a year ago
A flurry of unexpectedly strong economic data and a raging hot house market are putting our central bank in a position it could not have envisaged being in a year ago
7th Feb 21, 6:02am
6th Feb 21, 2:12pm
Economist Rodney Dickens sees sharply rising interest rates as vaccines allow a good recovery, but that will only accentuate problems arising from the massive rescue debt, likely triggering another more severe downturn
Economist Rodney Dickens sees sharply rising interest rates as vaccines allow a good recovery, but that will only accentuate problems arising from the massive rescue debt, likely triggering another more severe downturn
6th Feb 21, 2:12pm
3rd Feb 21, 3:24pm
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
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
2nd Feb 21, 6:00pm
Average New Zealand housing values rose by $554 a day during January, topping $800,000 for the first time
Average New Zealand housing values rose by $554 a day during January, topping $800,000 for the first time
2nd Feb 21, 6:00pm
27th Jan 21, 2:11pm
David Hargreaves looks at some of the options for dampening demand in the housing market while we wait for the supply of housing to catch up
David Hargreaves looks at some of the options for dampening demand in the housing market while we wait for the supply of housing to catch up
27th Jan 21, 2:11pm

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