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RBNZ research and modelling shows that actual housing allocations in New Zealand household balance sheets could have been even higher than already-large present levels
4th Jul 22, 1:18pm
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RBNZ research and modelling shows that actual housing allocations in New Zealand household balance sheets could have been even higher than already-large present levels
RBNZ research shows higher population growth & larger drops in mortgage rates in NZ than most comparable countries, and the biggest rise in house prices
1st Jul 22, 8:03am
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RBNZ research shows higher population growth & larger drops in mortgage rates in NZ than most comparable countries, and the biggest rise in house prices
RBNZ chief economist Paul Conway says there are reasons to think that some of the core market fundamentals that determine sustainable house prices may also be changing
30th Jun 22, 12:04pm
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RBNZ chief economist Paul Conway says there are reasons to think that some of the core market fundamentals that determine sustainable house prices may also be changing
As the world faces the prospect of recession, David Hargreaves sifts through the events of the past two years in an attempt to put things in perspective
21st Jun 22, 1:33pm
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As the world faces the prospect of recession, David Hargreaves sifts through the events of the past two years in an attempt to put things in perspective
ANZ economists have changed their call and now see the Reserve Bank making another two double-jumps in the OCR at the next two reviews; not ruling out 75 point hike in July
20th Jun 22, 12:13pm
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ANZ economists have changed their call and now see the Reserve Bank making another two double-jumps in the OCR at the next two reviews; not ruling out 75 point hike in July
Independent global economic researcher Capital Economics is now picking house price falls in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Sweden, the UK and Norway; flat prices in US
14th Jun 22, 2:12pm
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Independent global economic researcher Capital Economics is now picking house price falls in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Sweden, the UK and Norway; flat prices in US
David Hargreaves looks at curious developments in the way the paths of potential interest rate rises are crossing the paths of potential inflation - and causing very real mortgage pain
3rd Jun 22, 8:30am
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David Hargreaves looks at curious developments in the way the paths of potential interest rate rises are crossing the paths of potential inflation - and causing very real mortgage pain
Independent global economic researcher Capital Economics is forecasting a 75-point reduction in the OCR in the second half of 2023 as house prices hit the bottom of the RBNZ's 'sustainable' range
31st May 22, 11:20am
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Independent global economic researcher Capital Economics is forecasting a 75-point reduction in the OCR in the second half of 2023 as house prices hit the bottom of the RBNZ's 'sustainable' range
If the next round of polling reveals a level of Labour support beginning with a “2” – what happens then? asks Chris Trotter
18th Apr 22, 9:30am
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If the next round of polling reveals a level of Labour support beginning with a “2” – what happens then? asks Chris Trotter
Blandness is not the stuff of which exciting political contests are made – writes Chris Trotter. If neither Labour nor National are willing to challenge the neoliberal status-quo, then they will have to find something else to fight about
11th Apr 22, 8:02am
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Blandness is not the stuff of which exciting political contests are made – writes Chris Trotter. If neither Labour nor National are willing to challenge the neoliberal status-quo, then they will have to find something else to fight about
'Unite Against Covid-19' was a blockbuster hit across all the demographics: young and old; rich and poor; left and right; black and white. Audiences loved it. Chris Trotter’s question for 2023, however, is: 'Can Jacinda Ardern’s sequel match the original?
4th Apr 22, 8:14am
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'Unite Against Covid-19' was a blockbuster hit across all the demographics: young and old; rich and poor; left and right; black and white. Audiences loved it. Chris Trotter’s question for 2023, however, is: 'Can Jacinda Ardern’s sequel match the original?
Independent global economic researcher Capital Economics says some countries' housing markets look vulnerable to 'even a modest rise' in interest rates - and the New Zealand market is pinpointed as one for particular concern
28th Mar 22, 9:58am
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Independent global economic researcher Capital Economics says some countries' housing markets look vulnerable to 'even a modest rise' in interest rates - and the New Zealand market is pinpointed as one for particular concern
Inflation has so much strength and persistence that the RBNZ will likely need to keep raising interest rates despite softening house prices, ANZ economists say
22nd Mar 22, 10:37am
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Inflation has so much strength and persistence that the RBNZ will likely need to keep raising interest rates despite softening house prices, ANZ economists say
David Hargreaves thinks that regardless of the election result next year, recent changes to the country's housing investment rules may well be reversed
18th Mar 22, 9:25am
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David Hargreaves thinks that regardless of the election result next year, recent changes to the country's housing investment rules may well be reversed
David Hargreaves sees a way for house prices to get more affordable without a crash - but there are plenty of ifs and buts
16th Mar 22, 12:43pm
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David Hargreaves sees a way for house prices to get more affordable without a crash - but there are plenty of ifs and buts
Westpac economists say despite flagging population growth they are not expecting a housing 'oversupply situation'
22nd Feb 22, 10:54am
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Westpac economists say despite flagging population growth they are not expecting a housing 'oversupply situation'
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
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
BNZ economists anticipate ongoing interest rate increases and constrained household spending; a recession is 'possible' but not their 'central scenario' barring an external shock
22nd Nov 21, 2:12pm
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BNZ economists anticipate ongoing interest rate increases and constrained household spending; a recession is 'possible' but not their 'central scenario' barring an external shock
Westpac's head of NZ strategy Imre Speizer says the current rush to fix mortgages is likely to continue into next year, which will keep pressure on swap rates
17th Nov 21, 12:35pm
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Westpac's head of NZ strategy Imre Speizer says the current rush to fix mortgages is likely to continue into next year, which will keep pressure on swap rates
Kiwibank economists, who have this year been highlighting upside risks to interest rates now say some wholesale rates have gone too far and will be 'pulled down'
15th Nov 21, 1:40pm
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Kiwibank economists, who have this year been highlighting upside risks to interest rates now say some wholesale rates have gone too far and will be 'pulled down'
The Government will pay up to 90% of losses on festivals that are cancelled
9th Nov 21, 11:09am
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The Government will pay up to 90% of losses on festivals that are cancelled
BNZ economists say the single biggest uncertainty facing the economy over the next twelve months is how business and consumer sentiment responds to endemic Covid
8th Nov 21, 3:12pm
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BNZ economists say the single biggest uncertainty facing the economy over the next twelve months is how business and consumer sentiment responds to endemic Covid
Westpac economists say two-year fixed mortgage rates are already closer to their peak than their trough in the current cycle
8th Nov 21, 1:36pm
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Westpac economists say two-year fixed mortgage rates are already closer to their peak than their trough in the current cycle
Westpac acting chief economist Michael Gordon says the starting point for the NZ economy in this cycle is 'wildly stronger' than the Reserve Bank expected, and the upside risks for inflation are growing
4th Nov 21, 8:47am
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Westpac acting chief economist Michael Gordon says the starting point for the NZ economy in this cycle is 'wildly stronger' than the Reserve Bank expected, and the upside risks for inflation are growing