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Monetary Policy Statement

RBNZ Governor takes heart from NZ's full employment levels as the country braces itself for higher interest rates
26th May 22, 12:29pm
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RBNZ Governor takes heart from NZ's full employment levels as the country braces itself for higher interest rates
Adrian Orr concedes the RBNZ is risking doing too much too soon with its OCR hikes - rather than risking too little too late
25th May 22, 5:06pm
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Adrian Orr concedes the RBNZ is risking doing too much too soon with its OCR hikes - rather than risking too little too late
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Reserve Bank sees OCR being as high as 3.9% by June next year
25th May 22, 2:09pm
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Reserve Bank sees OCR being as high as 3.9% by June next year
Softening house prices will 'cool urgency' for larger interest rate rises, Westpac economists believe
28th Feb 22, 2:37pm
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Softening house prices will 'cool urgency' for larger interest rate rises, Westpac economists believe
Live-streamed video from the February 2022 RBNZ Monetary Policy Review press conference with Governor Adrian Orr
23rd Feb 22, 2:50pm
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Live-streamed video from the February 2022 RBNZ Monetary Policy Review press conference with Governor Adrian Orr
Reserve Bank sees OCR of 3.4% in 2025; plans to reduce its $54 bln holding of Govt bonds
23rd Feb 22, 2:08pm
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Reserve Bank sees OCR of 3.4% in 2025; plans to reduce its $54 bln holding of Govt bonds
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
The RBNZ’s message to financial markets was that, 'yes – interest rates do need to go up, but how high remains uncertain so don’t get too far ahead of yourselves', ASB economists say
29th Nov 21, 1:37pm
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The RBNZ’s message to financial markets was that, 'yes – interest rates do need to go up, but how high remains uncertain so don’t get too far ahead of yourselves', ASB economists say
Live-streamed video from the November 2021 RBNZ Monetary Policy Review press conference with Governor Adrian Orr
24th Nov 21, 2:55pm
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Live-streamed video from the November 2021 RBNZ Monetary Policy Review press conference with Governor Adrian Orr
The Reserve Bank meets market expectations with a 25 basis point move in the OCR and by forecasting significant future rises
24th Nov 21, 2:10pm
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The Reserve Bank meets market expectations with a 25 basis point move in the OCR and by forecasting significant future rises
David Hargreaves crunches some facts and numbers and worries about what might be ahead in 2022
23rd Nov 21, 2:29pm
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David Hargreaves crunches some facts and numbers and worries about what might be ahead in 2022
Economists see the very strong second-quarter GDP figures as providing a green light for the Reserve Bank to begin raising interest rates
16th Sep 21, 3:11pm
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Economists see the very strong second-quarter GDP figures as providing a green light for the Reserve Bank to begin raising interest rates
Global researcher Capital Economics says if the rise in shipping costs is fully passed on this will boost consumer prices globally by about 2%
15th Sep 21, 11:19am
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Global researcher Capital Economics says if the rise in shipping costs is fully passed on this will boost consumer prices globally by about 2%
The Covid Alert Level split between Auckland and the rest of NZ could see delays and shortages of goods in some parts of the country, Westpac economists say
6th Sep 21, 2:02pm
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The Covid Alert Level split between Auckland and the rest of NZ could see delays and shortages of goods in some parts of the country, Westpac economists say
The level 4 lockdown last year was followed by a 30% rocketing of house prices. This year's won't be
31st Aug 21, 2:27pm
The level 4 lockdown last year was followed by a 30% rocketing of house prices. This year's won't be
NZ-based economists still think as long as the Covid outbreak here can be contained reasonably quickly, interest rates will still go up this year - but one international economics firm reckons hikes are off till May next year now
23rd Aug 21, 2:43pm
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NZ-based economists still think as long as the Covid outbreak here can be contained reasonably quickly, interest rates will still go up this year - but one international economics firm reckons hikes are off till May next year now
Live-streamed video from the August 2021 RBNZ Monetary Policy Review press conference [lockdown version] with Governor Adrian Orr
18th Aug 21, 2:50pm
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Live-streamed video from the August 2021 RBNZ Monetary Policy Review press conference [lockdown version] with Governor Adrian Orr
Reserve Bank decides to leave the Official Cash Rate unchanged due to the uncertainty the new outbreak of Covid brings
18th Aug 21, 2:07pm
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Reserve Bank decides to leave the Official Cash Rate unchanged due to the uncertainty the new outbreak of Covid brings
Economists at the four biggest banks now all see the Reserve Bank starting to hike interest rates in November
7th Jul 21, 1:14pm
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Economists at the four biggest banks now all see the Reserve Bank starting to hike interest rates in November
ANZ economists say the economy is running so hot the Reserve Bank's 'path of least regret' is morphing into tightening monetary policy sooner 'to head off excesses'
28th Jun 21, 3:28pm
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ANZ economists say the economy is running so hot the Reserve Bank's 'path of least regret' is morphing into tightening monetary policy sooner 'to head off excesses'
BNZ economists now expect a 0.8% rise in GDP for the March quarter against the Reserve Bank's expectation of a -0.6% fall. They currently forecast inflation of 3% 'but evidence is gathering to move this higher'
10th Jun 21, 11:27am
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BNZ economists now expect a 0.8% rise in GDP for the March quarter against the Reserve Bank's expectation of a -0.6% fall. They currently forecast inflation of 3% 'but evidence is gathering to move this higher'
Economists at the country's biggest mortgage lender suggest borrowers consider fixing 'at least a portion' of their mortgages for longer terms
9th Jun 21, 3:18pm
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Economists at the country's biggest mortgage lender suggest borrowers consider fixing 'at least a portion' of their mortgages for longer terms
Deutsche Bank economists say policy makers could be facing their most challenging time in about 40 years
8th Jun 21, 12:41pm
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Deutsche Bank economists say policy makers could be facing their most challenging time in about 40 years
Jenée Tibshraeny joins Sharesies co-founders Leighton Roberts and Sonya Williams for a Budget and Monetary Policy Statement debrief
3rd Jun 21, 4:26pm
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Jenée Tibshraeny joins Sharesies co-founders Leighton Roberts and Sonya Williams for a Budget and Monetary Policy Statement debrief
Kiwibank economists, who are forecasting a first Official Cash Rate rise in May next year, now see a 'risk' of three rate hikes in 2022
1st Jun 21, 1:26pm
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Kiwibank economists, who are forecasting a first Official Cash Rate rise in May next year, now see a 'risk' of three rate hikes in 2022