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Westpac executive Karen Silk appointed Reserve Bank Assistant Governor; How different will the committee tasked with setting monetary policy look this year?
27th Jan 22, 4:36pm
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Westpac executive Karen Silk appointed Reserve Bank Assistant Governor; How different will the committee tasked with setting monetary policy look this year?
UPDATED: Inflation hit 3-decade high in December quarter, as consumer prices rose 5.9% over the year; Economists fear higher inflation is embedded
27th Jan 22, 11:17am
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UPDATED: Inflation hit 3-decade high in December quarter, as consumer prices rose 5.9% over the year; Economists fear higher inflation is embedded
What makes gold a strategic asset? It has diverse sources of demand: as an investment, a reserve asset, jewelry, and a technology component. It is highly liquid, no one’s liability, carries no credit risk, and is scarce, historically preserving its value
24th Jan 22, 9:30am
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What makes gold a strategic asset? It has diverse sources of demand: as an investment, a reserve asset, jewelry, and a technology component. It is highly liquid, no one’s liability, carries no credit risk, and is scarce, historically preserving its value
Surprisingly, the first retail interest rate rise in 2022 is for savers. BNZ takes its offers to the top of what all banks are prepared to pay, even if it is much lower than inflation's bite
21st Jan 22, 9:08am
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Surprisingly, the first retail interest rate rise in 2022 is for savers. BNZ takes its offers to the top of what all banks are prepared to pay, even if it is much lower than inflation's bite
Despite coming rates hikes, real rates remain low. Rate hikes can create headwinds for gold, but history shows the impact is limited. High inflation and market pullbacks will sustain demand. Jewellery and central banks will give longer-term support
15th Jan 22, 1:41pm
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Despite coming rates hikes, real rates remain low. Rate hikes can create headwinds for gold, but history shows the impact is limited. High inflation and market pullbacks will sustain demand. Jewellery and central banks will give longer-term support
Kiwi savers may grumble about how much lower than inflation after tax returns are here for term deposits, but in Australia it remains dire for their savers
12th Jan 22, 10:00am
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Kiwi savers may grumble about how much lower than inflation after tax returns are here for term deposits, but in Australia it remains dire for their savers
Interest rates are on the move higher so we review what that means for term deposit savers. One bank is the consistent high offeror, but all banks are now eyeing new marketing efforts to attract funds from retail savers
11th Jan 22, 9:46am
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Interest rates are on the move higher so we review what that means for term deposit savers. One bank is the consistent high offeror, but all banks are now eyeing new marketing efforts to attract funds from retail savers
Şebnem Kalemli-Özcan argues that Turkey's unconventional monetary policy will aggravate the problems it was meant to solve
6th Jan 22, 10:52am
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Şebnem Kalemli-Özcan argues that Turkey's unconventional monetary policy will aggravate the problems it was meant to solve
Despite recent interest rate rises, Kiwi home loan borrowers are still getting a good deal compared to those offered to Australians. We update our trans-Tasman comparison and find we are batting on even terms still
30th Dec 21, 11:53am
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Despite recent interest rate rises, Kiwi home loan borrowers are still getting a good deal compared to those offered to Australians. We update our trans-Tasman comparison and find we are batting on even terms still
Economists worry government faces 'tough gig' supporting the economy and plugging the infrastructure deficit without exacerbating inflation
21st Dec 21, 11:30am
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Economists worry government faces 'tough gig' supporting the economy and plugging the infrastructure deficit without exacerbating inflation
Forsyth Barr research analysts see 'elevated' downside risks to the housing market and more generally see continuation of supply chain woes and inflation and they will be watching out for a few stretched company balance sheets
16th Dec 21, 3:05pm
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Forsyth Barr research analysts see 'elevated' downside risks to the housing market and more generally see continuation of supply chain woes and inflation and they will be watching out for a few stretched company balance sheets
ANZ economists are the last major bank to tip that house prices will drop - now picking a 4% decline next year
15th Dec 21, 9:01am
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ANZ economists are the last major bank to tip that house prices will drop - now picking a 4% decline next year
How Treasury and the Reserve Bank could work together to remove billions of dollars from the financial system
13th Dec 21, 3:05pm
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How Treasury and the Reserve Bank could work together to remove billions of dollars from the financial system
Kiwibank's economists say their 2022 outlook is one of cautious optimism, strong inflation and rising wages
12th Dec 21, 6:00am
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Kiwibank's economists say their 2022 outlook is one of cautious optimism, strong inflation and rising wages
Fund manager Harbour Asset Management says the recent pickup in inflation goes beyond supply chain disruption and higher petrol prices
8th Dec 21, 11:34am
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Fund manager Harbour Asset Management says the recent pickup in inflation goes beyond supply chain disruption and higher petrol prices
Simon Bridges softens his criticism of Adrian Orr after saying he wouldn't reappoint him Reserve Bank governor; David Seymour says the OCR should've been hiked sooner
7th Dec 21, 3:51pm
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Simon Bridges softens his criticism of Adrian Orr after saying he wouldn't reappoint him Reserve Bank governor; David Seymour says the OCR should've been hiked sooner
ANZ economists say interest rate hikes will be tough - but ongoing high inflation would be worse
2nd Dec 21, 1:23pm
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ANZ economists say interest rate hikes will be tough - but ongoing high inflation would be worse
Economists at three of the four largest banks now see house prices dropping in 2022
1st Dec 21, 1:49pm
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Economists at three of the four largest banks now see house prices dropping in 2022
With the end of what might've felt like a year of treading water nigh, we look at what 2022 may hold for housing, interest rates and the Kiwi dollar
1st Dec 21, 11:46am
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With the end of what might've felt like a year of treading water nigh, we look at what 2022 may hold for housing, interest rates and the Kiwi dollar
More information will need to be gathered from borrowers by lenders about the reasons why they need the loan, their income, and expenses. Lenders need to assess that the borrower can afford the repayments without getting into financial difficulty
1st Dec 21, 9:47am
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More information will need to be gathered from borrowers by lenders about the reasons why they need the loan, their income, and expenses. Lenders need to assess that the borrower can afford the repayments without getting into financial difficulty
RBNZ Chief Economist says Omicron hasn't changed the Bank's outlook; Points out that if the RBNZ decides to sell its NZ Government Bonds, the Government will need to be the buyer
29th Nov 21, 8:03pm
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RBNZ Chief Economist says Omicron hasn't changed the Bank's outlook; Points out that if the RBNZ decides to sell its NZ Government Bonds, the Government will need to be the buyer
Independent economics researcher Capital Economics warns of potential further supply chain problems and inflationary pressures
29th Nov 21, 11:49am
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Independent economics researcher Capital Economics warns of potential further supply chain problems and inflationary pressures
Reserve Bank wary of households' sensitivity to interest rate changes in a tightening environment
25th Nov 21, 7:37am
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Reserve Bank wary of households' sensitivity to interest rate changes in a tightening environment
The housing market remains amazingly buoyant even as interest rates are getting cranked up
24th Nov 21, 3:20pm
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The housing market remains amazingly buoyant even as interest rates are getting cranked up
David Hargreaves crunches some facts and numbers and worries about what might be ahead in 2022
23rd Nov 21, 2:29pm
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David Hargreaves crunches some facts and numbers and worries about what might be ahead in 2022