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14th Nov 20, 9:30am
Paul Conway argues innovation and new policy thinking are required if New Zealand's to emerge from the COVID crisis with a more productive, sustainable and inclusive economy
Paul Conway argues innovation and new policy thinking are required if New Zealand's to emerge from the COVID crisis with a more productive, sustainable and inclusive economy
14th Nov 20, 9:30am
4th Nov 20, 10:57am
Statistics New Zealand says the 37,000 rise in the number of unemployed to 151,000 is the largest quarterly rise on record; highest number out of work in eight years
Statistics New Zealand says the 37,000 rise in the number of unemployed to 151,000 is the largest quarterly rise on record; highest number out of work in eight years
4th Nov 20, 10:57am
3rd Nov 20, 12:07pm
Just at the moment the bank is looking like an increasingly temporary place to park your money. David Hargreaves has a look at the latest deposit statistics
Just at the moment the bank is looking like an increasingly temporary place to park your money. David Hargreaves has a look at the latest deposit statistics
3rd Nov 20, 12:07pm
2nd Nov 20, 10:16am
Economists think the unemployment rate will show a discernible lift for the September quarter, but the figures are not likely to be as bad as was being forecast earlier in the year
Economists think the unemployment rate will show a discernible lift for the September quarter, but the figures are not likely to be as bad as was being forecast earlier in the year
2nd Nov 20, 10:16am
9th Oct 20, 10:16am
ANZ economists say housing credit growth is being supported by falling mortgage rates, but any future downturn in the housing market would be expected to suppress spending and deepen the economic downturn
ANZ economists say housing credit growth is being supported by falling mortgage rates, but any future downturn in the housing market would be expected to suppress spending and deepen the economic downturn
9th Oct 20, 10:16am
1st Oct 20, 3:06pm
David Hargreaves has another wrestle with the latest savings and borrowing statistics
David Hargreaves has another wrestle with the latest savings and borrowing statistics
1st Oct 20, 3:06pm
23rd Sep 20, 4:03pm
David Hargreaves is trying to keep tabs on Kiwis' spending and saving habits during the pandemic
David Hargreaves is trying to keep tabs on Kiwis' spending and saving habits during the pandemic
23rd Sep 20, 4:03pm
6th Aug 20, 3:51pm
Influential RBNZ survey sees house price falls over the next 12 months of a little over 1%; expectations of inflation have recovered from the record lows seen the in last survey
Influential RBNZ survey sees house price falls over the next 12 months of a little over 1%; expectations of inflation have recovered from the record lows seen the in last survey
6th Aug 20, 3:51pm
6th Aug 20, 11:40am
David Hargreaves says the next Government needs to give a much bigger priority to ensuring we have the best statistical information possible
David Hargreaves says the next Government needs to give a much bigger priority to ensuring we have the best statistical information possible
6th Aug 20, 11:40am
5th Aug 20, 2:46pm
Kiwibank economist Mary Jo Vergara says women have traditionally done well in the workforce in times of war and crises - but 90% of the drop in employment according to latest figures was women
Kiwibank economist Mary Jo Vergara says women have traditionally done well in the workforce in times of war and crises - but 90% of the drop in employment according to latest figures was women
5th Aug 20, 2:46pm
5th Aug 20, 11:13am
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment rate actually FELL to 4%, but the 'underutilisation' rate had a record climb, up to 12%, employment fell by 11,000 jobs and 37,000 people left the workforce
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment rate actually FELL to 4%, but the 'underutilisation' rate had a record climb, up to 12%, employment fell by 11,000 jobs and 37,000 people left the workforce
5th Aug 20, 11:13am
5th Aug 20, 9:40am
As we look towards, hopefully, a recovery for the economy, David Hargreaves is seeing a 'W'
As we look towards, hopefully, a recovery for the economy, David Hargreaves is seeing a 'W'
5th Aug 20, 9:40am
4th Aug 20, 11:53am
Economists at the country's largest bank see a chance that the country will fall back into recession again from the end of this year
Economists at the country's largest bank see a chance that the country will fall back into recession again from the end of this year
4th Aug 20, 11:53am
3rd Aug 20, 12:10pm
Economists on average are picking unemployment to surge up from 4.2% to 5.7% for the June quarter - but they stress that the impact of the lockdown is going to make it difficult to get a clear picture
Economists on average are picking unemployment to surge up from 4.2% to 5.7% for the June quarter - but they stress that the impact of the lockdown is going to make it difficult to get a clear picture
3rd Aug 20, 12:10pm
27th May 20, 10:51am
The Reserve Bank says in the lead-up to the level 4 lockdown some $800 mln of extra cash was pumped into circulation
The Reserve Bank says in the lead-up to the level 4 lockdown some $800 mln of extra cash was pumped into circulation
27th May 20, 10:51am
7th May 20, 3:22pm
The onset of the Covid-19 crisis has sent expectations of inflation over the next two years plummeting to new lows in a new influential RBNZ survey; house price drop of nearly 5.5% seen in next year
The onset of the Covid-19 crisis has sent expectations of inflation over the next two years plummeting to new lows in a new influential RBNZ survey; house price drop of nearly 5.5% seen in next year
7th May 20, 3:22pm
6th May 20, 2:00pm
Despite the apparent shunning, by the masses, of cash, the amount of cash in circulation has never been higher - and there was plenty of it moving around before the start of the lockdown
Despite the apparent shunning, by the masses, of cash, the amount of cash in circulation has never been higher - and there was plenty of it moving around before the start of the lockdown
6th May 20, 2:00pm
6th May 20, 11:01am
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment edged up to 4.2% at the end of the March quarter from 4% previously
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment edged up to 4.2% at the end of the March quarter from 4% previously
6th May 20, 11:01am
14th Apr 20, 12:28pm
Westpac chief economist says new Treasury scenarios provide a strong justification for 'massively more' fiscal stimulus
Westpac chief economist says new Treasury scenarios provide a strong justification for 'massively more' fiscal stimulus
14th Apr 20, 12:28pm
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14th Apr 20, 10:31am
Treasury sees unemployment returning to normal in four years and nominal GDP in two years' time - with much more government support; Finance Minister says additional support is "well advanced"
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Treasury sees unemployment returning to normal in four years and nominal GDP in two years' time - with much more government support; Finance Minister says additional support is "well advanced"
14th Apr 20, 10:31am
17th Feb 20, 1:11pm
BNZ economists caution that the hit to the NZ economy from our worsening Big Dry could be as bad as the impact from coronavirus and they say a recession is a 'very real risk'
BNZ economists caution that the hit to the NZ economy from our worsening Big Dry could be as bad as the impact from coronavirus and they say a recession is a 'very real risk'
17th Feb 20, 1:11pm
10th Feb 20, 2:37pm
Major bank economists are currently expecting a short, sharp, shock to economic growth in the first half of this year due to coronavirus - but they warn that the outlook is uncertain and unpredictable
Major bank economists are currently expecting a short, sharp, shock to economic growth in the first half of this year due to coronavirus - but they warn that the outlook is uncertain and unpredictable
10th Feb 20, 2:37pm
6th Feb 20, 9:08am
Reserve Bank universally expected to keep the Official Cash Rate unchanged at next week's review but will point to the uncertainties around coronavirus and how that might affect the New Zealand economy
Reserve Bank universally expected to keep the Official Cash Rate unchanged at next week's review but will point to the uncertainties around coronavirus and how that might affect the New Zealand economy
6th Feb 20, 9:08am
5th Feb 20, 11:06am
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment has fallen to 4.0% from 4.1%, while wages have risen by 2.6%, which is the most since 2009; RBNZ seen as putting interest rates on hold
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment has fallen to 4.0% from 4.1%, while wages have risen by 2.6%, which is the most since 2009; RBNZ seen as putting interest rates on hold
5th Feb 20, 11:06am
3rd Feb 20, 11:07am
With unemployment figures likely to be unchanged at 4.2% there's little pressure on the Reserve Bank to make changes when it next reviews the Official Cash Rate on February 12
With unemployment figures likely to be unchanged at 4.2% there's little pressure on the Reserve Bank to make changes when it next reviews the Official Cash Rate on February 12
3rd Feb 20, 11:07am

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