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OCR to be kept at an 'expansionary level for a considerable period', with the RBNZ Governor sticking to his line that the next move could be 'up or down'
27th Sep 18, 9:08am
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OCR to be kept at an 'expansionary level for a considerable period', with the RBNZ Governor sticking to his line that the next move could be 'up or down'
Lee Jong-Wha says that after supporting economies during the global economic crisis, now the global recovery gains momentum, the time has come to begin tightening monetary policy
24th Jan 18, 8:42am
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Lee Jong-Wha says that after supporting economies during the global economic crisis, now the global recovery gains momentum, the time has come to begin tightening monetary policy
Peters says NZ First will go into coalition with the Labour Party to turn around New Zealand capitalism in the face of economic slump which is already here: Arden says 'it's an exciting day'
19th Oct 17, 7:04pm
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Peters says NZ First will go into coalition with the Labour Party to turn around New Zealand capitalism in the face of economic slump which is already here: Arden says 'it's an exciting day'
Flat prices in June quarter bring annual inflation rate back to 1.7% as cheaper petrol, domestic airfares offset rising rent, food and electricity prices
18th Jul 17, 10:55am
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Flat prices in June quarter bring annual inflation rate back to 1.7% as cheaper petrol, domestic airfares offset rising rent, food and electricity prices
Mind the output gap: The Reserve Bank wants us to take note of its capacity pressure risk scenarios. Don't look away - inflation, wages and mortgage rates might rise earlier than expected
20th May 17, 9:48am
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Mind the output gap: The Reserve Bank wants us to take note of its capacity pressure risk scenarios. Don't look away - inflation, wages and mortgage rates might rise earlier than expected
CPI inflation of 2.2% in year to March beats expectations, with housing-related and transport prices on top of cigarette tax rise driving it
20th Apr 17, 10:59am
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CPI inflation of 2.2% in year to March beats expectations, with housing-related and transport prices on top of cigarette tax rise driving it
Labour's monetary policy employment target met by questions on how to measure success (NAIRU?) and whether people will continue to trust the Reserve Bank. Time Inconsistency anyone?
11th Apr 17, 7:38am
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Labour's monetary policy employment target met by questions on how to measure success (NAIRU?) and whether people will continue to trust the Reserve Bank. Time Inconsistency anyone?
No possibility of govt legislating before election for 'technical' changes to Reserve Bank operations stemming from Treasury review, PM English says; Joyce requests review on OCR committee, Bank legislation overview
10th Apr 17, 4:36pm
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No possibility of govt legislating before election for 'technical' changes to Reserve Bank operations stemming from Treasury review, PM English says; Joyce requests review on OCR committee, Bank legislation overview
Labour formally announces monetary policy 'full employment' mandate alongside price stability for Reserve Bank; New OCR-setting committee would allow Treasury input but no vote alongside RBNZ Governors and three externals
10th Apr 17, 5:27am
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Labour formally announces monetary policy 'full employment' mandate alongside price stability for Reserve Bank; New OCR-setting committee would allow Treasury input but no vote alongside RBNZ Governors and three externals
RBNZ cuts OCR to 2.50%. Here is their Statement
10th Dec 15, 9:02am
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RBNZ cuts OCR to 2.50%. Here is their Statement
Economists expect RBNZ to hold OCR at 3.5% again, and target high NZ dollar, largely leaving the housing crisis in the Govt's hands
25th Apr 15, 8:33am
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Economists expect RBNZ to hold OCR at 3.5% again, and target high NZ dollar, largely leaving the housing crisis in the Govt's hands
Bernard Hickey calls on governments of all colours and sizes to bear down on prices so the Reserve Bank has lots of 'mates' during this tightening cycle Monetary policy needs mates
16th Mar 14, 8:55am
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Bernard Hickey calls on governments of all colours and sizes to bear down on prices so the Reserve Bank has lots of 'mates' during this tightening cycle Monetary policy needs mates
Economist expectations for next OCR hike following lower-than-expected inflation figures pushing CPI below Reserve Bank target band
17th Oct 12, 11:18am
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Economist expectations for next OCR hike following lower-than-expected inflation figures pushing CPI below Reserve Bank target band
RBNZ: NZ "markedly better" than most of OECD despite setbacks; Part of reason for high NZ$; Sees housing market recovery, 'but not time to use new tools'
24th Sep 12, 3:40pm
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RBNZ: NZ "markedly better" than most of OECD despite setbacks; Part of reason for high NZ$; Sees housing market recovery, 'but not time to use new tools'
Labour's finance spokesman David Parker likes what he heard from the IMF chief economist, especially on currency intervention
10th Sep 12, 2:37pm
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Labour's finance spokesman David Parker likes what he heard from the IMF chief economist, especially on currency intervention
Labour's finance spokesman David Parker is told by Harvard economist that NZ can move fx rate lower without losing inflation-fighting credibility
7th Sep 12, 3:07pm
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Labour's finance spokesman David Parker is told by Harvard economist that NZ can move fx rate lower without losing inflation-fighting credibility
Labour's finance spokesman David Parker is told by OECD economist that NZ's monetary policy is 'totally crazy'
7th Sep 12, 9:55am
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Labour's finance spokesman David Parker is told by OECD economist that NZ's monetary policy is 'totally crazy'
Labour's finance spokesman David Parker talks death of inflation targeting with Daily Telegraph's Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
30th Aug 12, 9:17am
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Labour's finance spokesman David Parker talks death of inflation targeting with Daily Telegraph's Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
RBNZ's Bollard may hose down market expectations for Dec OCR hike, but may signal higher OCR peak later, economists say
2nd Mar 12, 3:46pm
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RBNZ's Bollard may hose down market expectations for Dec OCR hike, but may signal higher OCR peak later, economists say
Govt policies targeting housing costs, electricity prices and council rates central to non-tradable inflation outlook; Is it finally becoming the Reserve Bank's mate?
23rd Feb 12, 12:52pm
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Govt policies targeting housing costs, electricity prices and council rates central to non-tradable inflation outlook; Is it finally becoming the Reserve Bank's mate?
Growing number of NZers expecting house price rises over coming year, led by those in Auckland, Christchurch, RBNZ survey shows
22nd Feb 12, 3:58pm
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Growing number of NZers expecting house price rises over coming year, led by those in Auckland, Christchurch, RBNZ survey shows
English says monetary policy doesn't matter much anymore because inflation is beaten; focus on other things
1st Feb 12, 11:36am
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English says monetary policy doesn't matter much anymore because inflation is beaten; focus on other things
PM Key says RBNZ's 1-3% inflation target 'at the right place'; Does not want to see the Bank given more room to move on inflation front
31st Jan 12, 5:33pm
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PM Key says RBNZ's 1-3% inflation target 'at the right place'; Does not want to see the Bank given more room to move on inflation front
BusinessDesk: NZ inflation data to show 2011 ended with tame consumer prices
16th Jan 12, 10:02am
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BusinessDesk: NZ inflation data to show 2011 ended with tame consumer prices
BNZ says first OCR hike may be further away than current H2 2012 prediction; Deutsche Bank pushes back from June to September 2012
22nd Dec 11, 3:51pm
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BNZ says first OCR hike may be further away than current H2 2012 prediction; Deutsche Bank pushes back from June to September 2012