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Latest labour market data showing 'severe capacity constraints and intensifying wage pressures' prompt change of view and perceived need for the Reserve Bank to do a little more against inflation
4th Aug 22, 9:46am
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Latest labour market data showing 'severe capacity constraints and intensifying wage pressures' prompt change of view and perceived need for the Reserve Bank to do a little more against inflation
The apparently contradictory nature of the latest labour market figures - showing rising unemployment, but very fast-rising wages - gives the RBNZ a whole lot to think about as it ponders its next Official Cash Rate review
3rd Aug 22, 3:09pm
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The apparently contradictory nature of the latest labour market figures - showing rising unemployment, but very fast-rising wages - gives the RBNZ a whole lot to think about as it ponders its next Official Cash Rate review
Statistics New Zealand says the unemployment rate has risen to 3.3% from 3.2%, while private sector hourly wages have risen 7%
3rd Aug 22, 11:10am
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Statistics New Zealand says the unemployment rate has risen to 3.3% from 3.2%, while private sector hourly wages have risen 7%
David Hargreaves assesses the possibilities and prospects ahead of the release of labour market data next week that will likely show the country's unemployment rate hitting a new low and the biggest rates of pay rises in well over a decade
31st Jul 22, 6:00am
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David Hargreaves assesses the possibilities and prospects ahead of the release of labour market data next week that will likely show the country's unemployment rate hitting a new low and the biggest rates of pay rises in well over a decade
David Hargreaves attempts to caution us against talking ourselves into a lingering economic downturn
12th Jul 22, 12:42pm
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David Hargreaves attempts to caution us against talking ourselves into a lingering economic downturn
Latest Kiwibank household spending data shows that the June quarter did see a rebound in consumer spending, but thanks to inflation, the growth in dollars spent is outpacing the volume of transactions
11th Jul 22, 10:57am
Latest Kiwibank household spending data shows that the June quarter did see a rebound in consumer spending, but thanks to inflation, the growth in dollars spent is outpacing the volume of transactions
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The economy shrank in the three months to March, contrary to the expectations of the Reserve Bank, which had forecast 0.7% growth
16th Jun 22, 10:54am
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The economy shrank in the three months to March, contrary to the expectations of the Reserve Bank, which had forecast 0.7% growth
NZIER's latest consensus forecasts show GDP growth in future years of only about 2%, while inflation's expected to now be more persistent
13th Jun 22, 2:33pm
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NZIER's latest consensus forecasts show GDP growth in future years of only about 2%, while inflation's expected to now be more persistent
This week's release of March quarter GDP figures is likely to reflect the impact of the surge of Omicron - but the immediate prospects are for a future slowdown in any case
13th Jun 22, 10:16am
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This week's release of March quarter GDP figures is likely to reflect the impact of the surge of Omicron - but the immediate prospects are for a future slowdown in any case
China’s COVID crisis and the dilemma facing its leaders, by experts who have monitored it since the Wuhan outbreak
14th May 22, 9:20am
by Guest
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China’s COVID crisis and the dilemma facing its leaders, by experts who have monitored it since the Wuhan outbreak
Fitch highlights global supply chain impact stemming from Shanghai lockdown as China pursues zero-Covid policy
12th May 22, 2:03pm
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Fitch highlights global supply chain impact stemming from Shanghai lockdown as China pursues zero-Covid policy
BNZ economists say the chances of a recession increase by the day and they are predicting economic growth to 'stall' completely next year; house price falls to get worse
11th May 22, 1:30pm
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BNZ economists say the chances of a recession increase by the day and they are predicting economic growth to 'stall' completely next year; house price falls to get worse
Milford Asset Management's Felix Fok is cautious about China from an investment perspective given the lack of a political off-ramp to change tack on fighting Omicron
7th May 22, 6:00am
by Guest
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Milford Asset Management's Felix Fok is cautious about China from an investment perspective given the lack of a political off-ramp to change tack on fighting Omicron
Statistics New Zealand says private sector wage costs rose 3.1% in the past year
4th May 22, 11:04am
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Statistics New Zealand says private sector wage costs rose 3.1% in the past year
This week's labour market figures are expected to see unemployment drop even further, but arguably more important will be whether wage rates are starting to take off
2nd May 22, 11:20am
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This week's labour market figures are expected to see unemployment drop even further, but arguably more important will be whether wage rates are starting to take off
Latest Kiwibank household spending data shows that the March quarter spending was 'especially weak'
11th Apr 22, 1:11pm
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Latest Kiwibank household spending data shows that the March quarter spending was 'especially weak'
Xero warns rising wages are a pressure point for small businesses that will ultimately drive up the cost of operations and could contribute to inflation if not matched by increased productivity
31st Mar 22, 5:00am
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Xero warns rising wages are a pressure point for small businesses that will ultimately drive up the cost of operations and could contribute to inflation if not matched by increased productivity
The economy bounced back in the last quarter of 2021 from the lockdown blues - but the bounce was nowhere near as strong as economists thought it would be
17th Mar 22, 10:58am
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The economy bounced back in the last quarter of 2021 from the lockdown blues - but the bounce was nowhere near as strong as economists thought it would be
This week's December quarter GDP figures will show a recovery from the sharp fall in September but all eyes will be on what the figures point to in the more problematic months ahead
14th Mar 22, 8:55am
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This week's December quarter GDP figures will show a recovery from the sharp fall in September but all eyes will be on what the figures point to in the more problematic months ahead
Small business performance only slightly below average, but Omicron trouble overseas outlines the challenges local businesses will need to brace for, says Xero Small Business Index
24th Feb 22, 7:09am
by Toby Allen
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Small business performance only slightly below average, but Omicron trouble overseas outlines the challenges local businesses will need to brace for, says Xero Small Business Index
Country sees second largest ever quarterly fall in GDP - but the result shows increasing resilience in the face of lockdown restraints
16th Dec 21, 11:00am
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Country sees second largest ever quarterly fall in GDP - but the result shows increasing resilience in the face of lockdown restraints
Back to the coffee grind - Worldline’s payment network sees 41% jump in Auckland & Northland hospitality spending in first 7 days of traffic light system
13th Dec 21, 5:56pm
by Toby Allen
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Back to the coffee grind - Worldline’s payment network sees 41% jump in Auckland & Northland hospitality spending in first 7 days of traffic light system
This week's GDP figures expected to show a drop - but by nothing like the sort of drop economists earlier expected
13th Dec 21, 10:18am
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This week's GDP figures expected to show a drop - but by nothing like the sort of drop economists earlier expected
Credit bureau Centrix says consumer confidence is high as festive season kicks off, business credit defaults down, housing market stabilising
7th Dec 21, 5:00am
by Toby Allen
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Credit bureau Centrix says consumer confidence is high as festive season kicks off, business credit defaults down, housing market stabilising
The Government says its $37.5 mln package for Auckland will 'help revive economic, social and cultural activities in our largest city over summer, and ensure those in hardship also get relief'
1st Dec 21, 11:00am
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The Government says its $37.5 mln package for Auckland will 'help revive economic, social and cultural activities in our largest city over summer, and ensure those in hardship also get relief'