Interest rates

18 Sep 18, 10:03am
Economists note that economic growth slower than the central bank is predicting would see growing speculation of future interest rate cuts - but higher growth figures would curtail such speculation
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18 Sep 18, 5:00am
Why are NZ banks cutting mortgage rates as Aussie banks hike them, and how long might this last?
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17 Sep 18, 9:30am
John Mauldin relates some short stories about positive events in China, which demonstrate that China has good news, and even some fabulously great news, much of it quite compelling
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17 Sep 18, 8:40am
Roger J Kerr says exporters who budgeted US dollar export receipts at US70c and above now have the opportunity to significantly reduce future currency risk and lock-in company profitability over several years
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11 Sep 18, 11:17am
As the Government stumbles from one crisis to another, it's looking for the flagship KiwiBuild programme to inject some stability and lead it in a more positive direction; the stakes are high
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10 Sep 18, 5:05pm
Prime Minister says Govt is 'opening the door' for families locked out of home ownership
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10 Sep 18, 9:18am
John Mauldin delves deep into China and concludes that if it’s possible for a centrally planned economy to achieve sustainable long-term growth, China will be the one to do it
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10 Sep 18, 8:43am
Roger J Kerr says classifying the NZ and Aussie economies/currencies in the same mould as Turkey and Argentina would be a plainly ridiculous perspective that will not be sustainable
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8 Sep 18, 10:31am
Auckland Council is consenting many more dwellings, especially smaller dwelling units. And building these will require a different type of construction worker, one already in hot demand
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8 Sep 18, 9:31am
David Chaston probes current bank margins to swap rates to check whether banks are using the latest falling interest rate environment to fatten their margins
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7 Sep 18, 11:15am
ASB trims a range of term deposit rates, in most cases matching their main rivals, focusing on terms of 18 months and longer
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7 Sep 18, 10:51am
Long read: Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr on where the global economy has come from, where it's going, and why there's a need for longer-term thinking
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7 Sep 18, 10:00am
ASB Chief Economist Nick Tuffley examines the 'neutral' interest rate limbo dance, what history tells us about interest rates, the new neutral in NZ, the real limbo record, the struggle to be green & more
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6 Sep 18, 3:41pm
Latest figures show sharp rise in the number of under-25s in this country declaring bankruptcy
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6 Sep 18, 1:25pm
Brad Olsen of Infometrics argues there are clear reasons for the Reserve Bank to leave the Official Cash Rate unchanged over the next year
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6 Sep 18, 9:27am
ASB's economists suggest the neutral OCR is within a 2.5% to 3.5% range and could head lower with implications for borrowers, savers and policymakers
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4 Sep 18, 11:53am
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics probes how and why President Trump could fire Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell
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4 Sep 18, 8:09am
David Hargreaves says surprisingly robust monthly mortgage figures suggest the RBNZ will put on hold indefinitely any further relaxation of lending limits
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3 Sep 18, 8:39am
Roger J Kerr says unless you firmly believe that the US dollar is about to take off and dairy prices are about to collapse, it is hard to fathom how forecasts of the NZ dollar falling to US60c will be proven to be accurate
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1 Sep 18, 9:32am
ANZ follows some of its main rivals lower with -10 to -20 bps cuts to seven specific terms, and a +5 bps rise for one term
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