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TOP Leader Raf Manji says an inquiry into the RBNZ's Covid-19 response could help establish a blueprint for managing future crises
7th Aug 22, 6:00am
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TOP Leader Raf Manji says an inquiry into the RBNZ's Covid-19 response could help establish a blueprint for managing future crises
Latest labour market data showing 'severe capacity constraints and intensifying wage pressures' prompt change of view and perceived need for the Reserve Bank to do a little more against inflation
4th Aug 22, 9:46am
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Latest labour market data showing 'severe capacity constraints and intensifying wage pressures' prompt change of view and perceived need for the Reserve Bank to do a little more against inflation
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More banks lower home loan interest rates, some sharply, and one also raised its term deposit offers. Market share defence in a quiet housing market is squeezing banks hard
4th Aug 22, 9:24am
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More banks lower home loan interest rates, some sharply, and one also raised its term deposit offers. Market share defence in a quiet housing market is squeezing banks hard
Now ANZ joins the mortgage rate cuts as wholesale rates continue their retreat. These reductions by NZ's largest home loan lender come just two weeks before another expected RBNZ rate hike, but global markets are the driving force
2nd Aug 22, 5:17pm
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Now ANZ joins the mortgage rate cuts as wholesale rates continue their retreat. These reductions by NZ's largest home loan lender come just two weeks before another expected RBNZ rate hike, but global markets are the driving force
Reserve Bank of Australia increases cash rate to 1.85%, sees CPI inflation of 7.75% this year
2nd Aug 22, 4:40pm
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Reserve Bank of Australia increases cash rate to 1.85%, sees CPI inflation of 7.75% this year
As borrowers shift their sights to longer fixed terms, Kiwibank trims its one year rate to a very competitive level. In the background swap rates rose, then fell sharply over the past week or so
1st Aug 22, 8:27am
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As borrowers shift their sights to longer fixed terms, Kiwibank trims its one year rate to a very competitive level. In the background swap rates rose, then fell sharply over the past week or so
BNZ Interest Rate Strategist Nick Smyth explains how financial markets are behaving in a recessionary manner
31st Jul 22, 11:10am
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BNZ Interest Rate Strategist Nick Smyth explains how financial markets are behaving in a recessionary manner
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ANZ is the first main Aussie bank to offer 4% for a one year deposit as it raises TD rates across the board. They are following rivals but in the background swap rates are falling, and a few home loan rates are too
27th Jul 22, 7:58pm
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ANZ is the first main Aussie bank to offer 4% for a one year deposit as it raises TD rates across the board. They are following rivals but in the background swap rates are falling, and a few home loan rates are too
First home buyers paying $736,000 on average for a home and borrowing $588,000
27th Jul 22, 11:53am
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First home buyers paying $736,000 on average for a home and borrowing $588,000
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National wants review of Reserve Bank's 'inflationary money printing' before decision on Governor's second term; Robertson rejects call from 'Captain Hindsight'
26th Jul 22, 3:56pm
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National wants review of Reserve Bank's 'inflationary money printing' before decision on Governor's second term; Robertson rejects call from 'Captain Hindsight'
RBNZ figures show that fewer than 15,000 mortgages were issued last month - easily a record low for a June since the data began being collected in 2013
26th Jul 22, 3:43pm
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RBNZ figures show that fewer than 15,000 mortgages were issued last month - easily a record low for a June since the data began being collected in 2013
ANZ's economists now think house prices will fall by more than they previously forecast
26th Jul 22, 12:46pm
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ANZ's economists now think house prices will fall by more than they previously forecast
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One-term Governor joins Brash, Spencer, Grimes and McDermott in criticising RBNZ's QE-laden looseness since 2019
26th Jul 22, 8:41am
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One-term Governor joins Brash, Spencer, Grimes and McDermott in criticising RBNZ's QE-laden looseness since 2019
BNZ economists see unemployment rate falling further and say unless there are soon signs 'the worm is turning' the RBNZ will have to contemplate 'a more aggressive interest rate track'
25th Jul 22, 3:07pm
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BNZ economists see unemployment rate falling further and say unless there are soon signs 'the worm is turning' the RBNZ will have to contemplate 'a more aggressive interest rate track'
Capital Economics says several central banks around the globe will have to reverse course as their countries' economies either enter recession or teeter on the edge of it
25th Jul 22, 11:54am
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Capital Economics says several central banks around the globe will have to reverse course as their countries' economies either enter recession or teeter on the edge of it
As our Official Cash Rate is being increased at never-before-seen speed, David Hargreaves tries to make sense of it all and the potential repercussions
21st Jul 22, 1:24pm
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As our Official Cash Rate is being increased at never-before-seen speed, David Hargreaves tries to make sense of it all and the potential repercussions
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Challenger banks continue to push up one year term deposit offers, now as high as 4.2%, with five year offers out to 4.75%. But the 4% threshold hasn't yet been breached for terms under one year
21st Jul 22, 10:44am
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Challenger banks continue to push up one year term deposit offers, now as high as 4.2%, with five year offers out to 4.75%. But the 4% threshold hasn't yet been breached for terms under one year
Quality analysis, unlike that done by the bank economists and Reserve Bank, points to a dire near-term outlook, questioning the case for more OCR hikes at this stage, says Rodney Dickens
20th Jul 22, 11:39am
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Quality analysis, unlike that done by the bank economists and Reserve Bank, points to a dire near-term outlook, questioning the case for more OCR hikes at this stage, says Rodney Dickens
The World Gold Council's John Reade looks at the three underlying reasons gold has shed almost -6% in July alone
16th Jul 22, 1:35pm
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The World Gold Council's John Reade looks at the three underlying reasons gold has shed almost -6% in July alone
Kiwibank offers 4% for a one year term deposit, 7-years after the last time it had such an offer. Challenger banks are now offering higher one-year rates as rate curve moves higher
11th Jul 22, 10:08am
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Kiwibank offers 4% for a one year term deposit, 7-years after the last time it had such an offer. Challenger banks are now offering higher one-year rates as rate curve moves higher
ASB the last main bank to follow ANZ down with a cut to its 2yr fixed home loan rate offer, cuts 1yr rate too. Challenger banks make changes as well, leaving TSB with the most competitive full rate card
8th Jul 22, 9:31am
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ASB the last main bank to follow ANZ down with a cut to its 2yr fixed home loan rate offer, cuts 1yr rate too. Challenger banks make changes as well, leaving TSB with the most competitive full rate card
The latest research series from the RBNZ highlights just how urgent it is that we avoid the toxic combination of fast rising population, masses of cheap debt and constrained housing supply in future, David Hargreaves says
6th Jul 22, 8:21am
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The latest research series from the RBNZ highlights just how urgent it is that we avoid the toxic combination of fast rising population, masses of cheap debt and constrained housing supply in future, David Hargreaves says
ASB economists say tackling labour shortages looks to be the key to mitigating inflationary pressure
6th Jul 22, 8:00am
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ASB economists say tackling labour shortages looks to be the key to mitigating inflationary pressure
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Volatile wholesale interest rates have induced ANZ to cut its key 2 year home loan rate, now well below its main rivals, but not quite back to where where it was at the end of May. Westpac and BNZ follow, BNZ goes lower
5th Jul 22, 9:28am
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Volatile wholesale interest rates have induced ANZ to cut its key 2 year home loan rate, now well below its main rivals, but not quite back to where where it was at the end of May. Westpac and BNZ follow, BNZ goes lower
Kiwibank economists say the Reserve Bank may soften its tone around the outlook, acknowledging the waning strength in forward economic activity indicators
4th Jul 22, 2:40pm
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Kiwibank economists say the Reserve Bank may soften its tone around the outlook, acknowledging the waning strength in forward economic activity indicators