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Statistics New Zealand says food prices climbed 0.1% last month, with the rise in minimum wage having an impact
12th May 22, 11:14am
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Statistics New Zealand says food prices climbed 0.1% last month, with the rise in minimum wage having an impact
David Hargreaves says we need to be keeping a close eye on what happens when households face - as they will - enormous increases in mortgage payments
20th Apr 22, 2:13pm
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David Hargreaves says we need to be keeping a close eye on what happens when households face - as they will - enormous increases in mortgage payments
ASB economists say short term fixed mortgage rate rises 'still have quite a way to go' this year
19th Apr 22, 2:44pm
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ASB economists say short term fixed mortgage rate rises 'still have quite a way to go' this year
RBNZ Governor says the central bank needs to 'retain anti-inflation bias in everything we do' to prevent inflation expectations becoming 'baked in' to price setting
19th Apr 22, 9:51am
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RBNZ Governor says the central bank needs to 'retain anti-inflation bias in everything we do' to prevent inflation expectations becoming 'baked in' to price setting
David Hargreaves says the RBNZ needed to send a message to the markets that rampant inflation is its sole priority at the moment; an approach that is made possible by the - for now - buoyant state of the labour market
13th Apr 22, 2:12pm
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David Hargreaves says the RBNZ needed to send a message to the markets that rampant inflation is its sole priority at the moment; an approach that is made possible by the - for now - buoyant state of the labour market
Statistics New Zealand says the 7.6% annual hike in food prices is the biggest since 2011 - and that was affected by a GST rise; general inflation set to top 7% annual rate as at end of March
13th Apr 22, 11:15am
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Statistics New Zealand says the 7.6% annual hike in food prices is the biggest since 2011 - and that was affected by a GST rise; general inflation set to top 7% annual rate as at end of March
ASB economists say last week's 'big lift' in wholesale interest rates added to the upside pressure on mortgage rates
11th Apr 22, 2:21pm
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ASB economists say last week's 'big lift' in wholesale interest rates added to the upside pressure on mortgage rates
David Hargreaves examines two key speeches made this week that signal how bad inflation is getting - and why it will not be a short run thing
6th Apr 22, 11:52am
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David Hargreaves examines two key speeches made this week that signal how bad inflation is getting - and why it will not be a short run thing
David Hargreaves frets about developments in China and can see little hope for inflationary pressures easing in the short term
5th Apr 22, 2:34pm
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David Hargreaves frets about developments in China and can see little hope for inflationary pressures easing in the short term
ASB economists sticking with their pick of 25 basis point hikes at each of the next two RBNZ rate review, but concede the odds 'aren't much better than a coinflip at this point in proceedings'
4th Apr 22, 2:53pm
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ASB economists sticking with their pick of 25 basis point hikes at each of the next two RBNZ rate review, but concede the odds 'aren't much better than a coinflip at this point in proceedings'
Robertson: $5 billion bill for Reserve Bank's bond-buying programme the product of a risk deemed 'worth taking' in 2020
30th Mar 22, 7:44am
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Robertson: $5 billion bill for Reserve Bank's bond-buying programme the product of a risk deemed 'worth taking' in 2020
ASB economists see a $15 bln hit to NZ's household budgets this year, with housing costs spiking 8%
23rd Mar 22, 11:50am
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ASB economists see a $15 bln hit to NZ's household budgets this year, with housing costs spiking 8%
ANZ economists say the Reserve Bank will need to 'move aggressively' to defend its inflation target from people's rising expectations - and that won't be good for economic growth
23rd Mar 22, 8:30am
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ANZ economists say the Reserve Bank will need to 'move aggressively' to defend its inflation target from people's rising expectations - and that won't be good for economic growth
Rising interest rates could see government suffer a $5 billion loss from the Reserve Bank's QE programme
22nd Mar 22, 4:53pm
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Rising interest rates could see government suffer a $5 billion loss from the Reserve Bank's QE programme
BNZ economists say they are raising their inflation forecasts on an almost daily basis while ASB economists are seeing a 'Costpocalypse'
14th Mar 22, 2:48pm
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BNZ economists say they are raising their inflation forecasts on an almost daily basis while ASB economists are seeing a 'Costpocalypse'
David Hargreaves assesses the economic landscape as the Reserve Bank gets inexorably drawn into a 'squeeze it to death' struggle with inflation
10th Mar 22, 9:17am
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David Hargreaves assesses the economic landscape as the Reserve Bank gets inexorably drawn into a 'squeeze it to death' struggle with inflation
Chris Leitch argues the RBNZ's $53 billion government bond buying programme has proven to be nonsensical madness favouring commercial banks over taxpayers
8th Mar 22, 11:25am
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Chris Leitch argues the RBNZ's $53 billion government bond buying programme has proven to be nonsensical madness favouring commercial banks over taxpayers
ASB economists now see NZ inflation driving up over 7% in the first half of this year, mainly on the back of surging oil prices
7th Mar 22, 3:45pm
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ASB economists now see NZ inflation driving up over 7% in the first half of this year, mainly on the back of surging oil prices
David Hargreaves assesses the return of the old enemy - inflation expectations
1st Mar 22, 12:41pm
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David Hargreaves assesses the return of the old enemy - inflation expectations
Treasury will likely need to borrow more to help the Reserve Bank reduce the size of its bond holdings. This could put upward pressure on interest rates
23rd Feb 22, 8:16pm
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Treasury will likely need to borrow more to help the Reserve Bank reduce the size of its bond holdings. This could put upward pressure on interest rates
Reserve Bank expected to take a 'steady as she goes' approach towards lifting interest rates, but a big 50-point rise is a possibility
20th Feb 22, 6:00am
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Reserve Bank expected to take a 'steady as she goes' approach towards lifting interest rates, but a big 50-point rise is a possibility
David Hargreaves catches up on the things he missed during an extended summer break and concludes that 2022 is looking a lot like 2021 - but worse
16th Feb 22, 9:00am
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David Hargreaves catches up on the things he missed during an extended summer break and concludes that 2022 is looking a lot like 2021 - but worse
BNZ economists now see inflation hitting 6.6% in the first quarter of this year
14th Feb 22, 2:24pm
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BNZ economists now see inflation hitting 6.6% in the first quarter of this year
Government will probably have to issue more debt than planned to help the Reserve Bank downsize its $54 billion bond portfolio - BNZ strategist
7th Feb 22, 7:30am
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Government will probably have to issue more debt than planned to help the Reserve Bank downsize its $54 billion bond portfolio - BNZ strategist
How Treasury and the Reserve Bank could work together to remove billions of dollars from the financial system
13th Dec 21, 3:05pm
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How Treasury and the Reserve Bank could work together to remove billions of dollars from the financial system