Interest rates

19 Jul 18, 8:14am
US claims Mexico trade deal closer, claims EU offering better deal. Markets unimpressed. But market volatility shifts lower. Local rates shift lower
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18 Jul 18, 2:16pm
Goldman Sachs' predicting a February OCR increase makes the investment bank the market hawk, with most other forecasters picking a hike in the second half of 2019
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18 Jul 18, 12:26pm
ANZ economists suggest that our expensive housing is affecting the economy's productive potential
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18 Jul 18, 8:14am
Fed chairman's prepared Senate testimony adds the caveat 'for now' in relation to the rate hike track. With less hawkish stance, equity markets rise
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17 Jul 18, 8:34am
Fed's Powell faces Congress as markets price in another rate rise. Trade impacts will be the focus. But US growth for Q2-18 now looks like it will be reported strong
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16 Jul 18, 8:32am
Roger J Kerr says a continuation down the isolationist trade path that the US are now travelling will prove to be the tragedy for the US economy and the legacy of the Trump regime
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16 Jul 18, 7:49am
US earnings season results take market focus. But Powell views on trade risks to be keenly observed. Major Chinese data due. UST yields slip
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9 Jul 18, 5:31pm
TSB sets its fighting rate at 4.35% for eighteen months fixed, the lowest of any bank for this term except HSBC Premier
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9 Jul 18, 8:46am
Roger J Kerr says a return of the NZD/USD exchange rate to 0.7000 over coming weeks should be expected as speculative trading positions are all unwound in a one-way Kiwi dollar market
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6 Jul 18, 10:00am
Henry Lynch on the foreign buyer data debacle, how chatbots are channelling customers, the Australian banking sector, the FIFA’s World Cup strange connection to toilets, and the meaning of life
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5 Jul 18, 1:54pm
As NZ regulators investigate banks' conduct & culture they should take a leaf out of ASIC's book and probe the credit card market too, Gareth Vaughan argues
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3 Jul 18, 3:25pm
Economists say another batch of low business confidence figures are a concern for future economic growth and it’s time for the RBNZ to pay attention
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2 Jul 18, 9:05am
Kiwibank is the third bank to adopt 4.19% as its one year fixed home loan rate as the reductions keep coming at the popular end of the fixed term options
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2 Jul 18, 8:24am
Roger J Kerr says new RBNZ Governor, Adrian Orr may be at risk of playing the 'dovish' outlook-on-inflation-card a little too much, too soon in the current environment
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30 Jun 18, 9:53am
A key challenger bank drops most home loan rates, even taking its one year rate down to 4.19%. Recent wholesale rate falls may open up further moves down
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30 Jun 18, 9:17am
The combination of boomer demographics and a weakening economy is depressing term deposit rates. Thus David Chaston says the prospect is for lower rates in the future
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29 Jun 18, 5:00am
Gareth Vaughan argues the flawed Financial Service Providers' Register is a factor in consumer lending problems & it should be dumped with consumer lenders licensed
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28 Jun 18, 11:52am
David Hargreaves says on one hand it's great to see so many first home buyers getting into the market - but the risks are looking very real at the moment
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28 Jun 18, 10:21am
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment discussion paper details how caps on consumer lender's interest rates and fees might work
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28 Jun 18, 9:25am
RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr surprised no one with his decision to keep the OCR at 1.75%, but is again leaving the door open for a cut, as well as a hike
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