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David Hargreaves says the likely ongoing presence of Covid in the community poses further questions for our central bank as it looks to 'normalise' interest rates
21st Sep 21, 2:16pm
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David Hargreaves says the likely ongoing presence of Covid in the community poses further questions for our central bank as it looks to 'normalise' interest rates
RBNZ Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby indicates the RBNZ will hike interest rates more slowly than it cut them, pouring cold water on the prospect of large 50-point hikes
21st Sep 21, 9:44am
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RBNZ Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby indicates the RBNZ will hike interest rates more slowly than it cut them, pouring cold water on the prospect of large 50-point hikes
ANZ pushes one-year, 18-month, two-year and three-year fixed-term mortgages rates higher
16th Sep 21, 7:41am
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ANZ pushes one-year, 18-month, two-year and three-year fixed-term mortgages rates higher
The RBNZ appears to have run out of live ammo to tackle the housing market right now. But David Hargreaves argues that with the housing market, it is the years ahead we need to be worrying about
8th Sep 21, 2:13pm
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The RBNZ appears to have run out of live ammo to tackle the housing market right now. But David Hargreaves argues that with the housing market, it is the years ahead we need to be worrying about
The continued surge in mortgage borrowing has seen the country grow its mortgage debt by over 12% in the past year
31st Aug 21, 3:48pm
The continued surge in mortgage borrowing has seen the country grow its mortgage debt by over 12% in the past year
Given the 'massive divergence' currently between the US Fed and our RBNZ, Kiwibank economists see the Kiwi dollar surging
30th Aug 21, 3:49pm
Given the 'massive divergence' currently between the US Fed and our RBNZ, Kiwibank economists see the Kiwi dollar surging
Economists' predictions of big Official Cash Rate hikes 'part and parcel of trying to grab attention,' Kiwibank CEO says
29th Aug 21, 7:21am
Economists' predictions of big Official Cash Rate hikes 'part and parcel of trying to grab attention,' Kiwibank CEO says
Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show $8.8 billion of mortgages were advanced last month, easily a record for a July; $100 billon borrowed in last 12 months
25th Aug 21, 3:27pm
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Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show $8.8 billion of mortgages were advanced last month, easily a record for a July; $100 billon borrowed in last 12 months
Home ownership increasingly the preserve of those on above average incomes as high prices and rising interest rates hit first home buyers hard
25th Aug 21, 12:31pm
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Home ownership increasingly the preserve of those on above average incomes as high prices and rising interest rates hit first home buyers hard
RBNZ Chief Economist Yuong Ha on what it would take for the RBNZ to drop its tightening bias, and why the RBNZ is hesitant about selling the government bonds it owns
24th Aug 21, 3:37pm
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RBNZ Chief Economist Yuong Ha on what it would take for the RBNZ to drop its tightening bias, and why the RBNZ is hesitant about selling the government bonds it owns
David Hargreaves looks at some of the issues ahead - particularly for first home buyers - as the Reserve Bank mulls tighter lending rules by October this year
22nd Aug 21, 6:01am
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David Hargreaves looks at some of the issues ahead - particularly for first home buyers - as the Reserve Bank mulls tighter lending rules by October this year
No major changes to mortgage rates or house price inflation expected in the near-term on the back of Covid-19 halting a much-anticipated OCR hike
20th Aug 21, 1:26pm
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No major changes to mortgage rates or house price inflation expected in the near-term on the back of Covid-19 halting a much-anticipated OCR hike
ASB & Westpac economists no longer see the RBNZ hiking interest rates on Wednesday; Finance Minister comments it's the RBNZ's job to look to the 'medium-term'
17th Aug 21, 8:53pm
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ASB & Westpac economists no longer see the RBNZ hiking interest rates on Wednesday; Finance Minister comments it's the RBNZ's job to look to the 'medium-term'
UPDATE: Four new community cases of COVID-19, including an Auckland City Hospital nurse - all linked to Tuesday's case
17th Aug 21, 2:42pm
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UPDATE: Four new community cases of COVID-19, including an Auckland City Hospital nurse - all linked to Tuesday's case
A kick higher in ANZ's raised term deposit offers may just be the start of rising rates for savers even if they are starting from an under-water position, below inflation
17th Aug 21, 12:14pm
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A kick higher in ANZ's raised term deposit offers may just be the start of rising rates for savers even if they are starting from an under-water position, below inflation
ANZ economists point to a 'sharp disconnect' between what NZ analysts and offshore pundits believe the Reserve Bank will do on interest rates this week
16th Aug 21, 2:49pm
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ANZ economists point to a 'sharp disconnect' between what NZ analysts and offshore pundits believe the Reserve Bank will do on interest rates this week
Fitch says rising interest rates will be both credit positive for New Zealand banks, as well as boosting their profitability
16th Aug 21, 10:09am
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Fitch says rising interest rates will be both credit positive for New Zealand banks, as well as boosting their profitability
Inflation expectations are so strong, Reserve Bank observers now believe there's a higher likelihood of the central bank lifting the OCR by 50 basis points, than there is of it making no change
14th Aug 21, 9:10am
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Inflation expectations are so strong, Reserve Bank observers now believe there's a higher likelihood of the central bank lifting the OCR by 50 basis points, than there is of it making no change
The RBNZ's own much-watched Survey of Expectations has revealed another lift in the anticipated level of inflation in two years' time from 2.05% to 2.27%
12th Aug 21, 3:10pm
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The RBNZ's own much-watched Survey of Expectations has revealed another lift in the anticipated level of inflation in two years' time from 2.05% to 2.27%
Quotable Value says housing market likely to cool further as higher interest rates kick in
11th Aug 21, 5:00am
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Quotable Value says housing market likely to cool further as higher interest rates kick in
Peter Redward argues the case for aggressive Official Cash Rate hikes isn’t as compelling as it might seem, especially with the threat of an outbreak of the Delta variant of COVID-19 lurking menacingly
10th Aug 21, 9:36am
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Peter Redward argues the case for aggressive Official Cash Rate hikes isn’t as compelling as it might seem, especially with the threat of an outbreak of the Delta variant of COVID-19 lurking menacingly
Journalists have a yarn about immigration settings being in flux, who will feel the pinch of tighter mortgage lending restrictions, and next Wednesday's big interest rate decision
9th Aug 21, 1:21pm
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Journalists have a yarn about immigration settings being in flux, who will feel the pinch of tighter mortgage lending restrictions, and next Wednesday's big interest rate decision
ASB economists say the Reserve Bank 'should consider' starting lifting interest rates with a 50 basis-point rise and say the central bank could use interest rates to 'douse the housing market'
9th Aug 21, 12:56pm
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ASB economists say the Reserve Bank 'should consider' starting lifting interest rates with a 50 basis-point rise and say the central bank could use interest rates to 'douse the housing market'
Low interest rates have released the genie of irrational exuberance onto the housing market
7th Aug 21, 8:59am
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Low interest rates have released the genie of irrational exuberance onto the housing market
Independent economist Rodney Dickens gives the RBNZ both barrels, arguing its incompetence in assessing the outlook for house prices and the labour market is so bad it will be a fluke if it makes good OCR decisions
6th Aug 21, 7:02am
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Independent economist Rodney Dickens gives the RBNZ both barrels, arguing its incompetence in assessing the outlook for house prices and the labour market is so bad it will be a fluke if it makes good OCR decisions