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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
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
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'
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
Kiwibank economists say there's currently an 'imbalance' in the wholesale interest rate markets and they see more 'upside risk' for mortgage rates
26th Oct 21, 3:15pm
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Kiwibank economists say there's currently an 'imbalance' in the wholesale interest rate markets and they see more 'upside risk' for mortgage rates
A reassessment of the likely average cost of borrowing over the next few years poses a challenge to asset valuations that underpin household wealth, ANZ economists say
20th Oct 21, 8:42am
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A reassessment of the likely average cost of borrowing over the next few years poses a challenge to asset valuations that underpin household wealth, ANZ economists say
With the Reserve Bank now needing to consider full employment as part of its mandate, attempts to rein in galloping inflation could have consequences
19th Oct 21, 3:37pm
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With the Reserve Bank now needing to consider full employment as part of its mandate, attempts to rein in galloping inflation could have consequences
The Reserve Bank's own calculations show core NZ-generated inflation running at 3.5%, well above the top of the central bank's target range
19th Oct 21, 10:15am
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The Reserve Bank's own calculations show core NZ-generated inflation running at 3.5%, well above the top of the central bank's target range
BNZ economists say the RBNZ is now 'well and truly behind the curve' as inflation heads to 'a number well above 5%'
18th Oct 21, 2:56pm
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BNZ economists say the RBNZ is now 'well and truly behind the curve' as inflation heads to 'a number well above 5%'
Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 2.2% in September quarter, which was by far more than economists and the Reserve Bank picked
18th Oct 21, 10:55am
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Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 2.2% in September quarter, which was by far more than economists and the Reserve Bank picked
New Zealand's inflation is set to hit another 10-year high, but the key question will be whether this is a short run thing or the start of a lasting wage and price spiral
14th Oct 21, 9:02am
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New Zealand's inflation is set to hit another 10-year high, but the key question will be whether this is a short run thing or the start of a lasting wage and price spiral
The inflation 'beast' of the 1970s and 80s WAS slain and any inflation we see ahead of us is 'only a distant cousin', Kiwibank economists say
26th Jul 21, 11:40am
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The inflation 'beast' of the 1970s and 80s WAS slain and any inflation we see ahead of us is 'only a distant cousin', Kiwibank economists say
Economists at the country's largest bank believe inflation will stay elevated - above the RBNZ's targeted level - for about the next 12 months before declining again
21st Jul 21, 1:13pm
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Economists at the country's largest bank believe inflation will stay elevated - above the RBNZ's targeted level - for about the next 12 months before declining again
Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 1.3% in June quarter, a rise which is far more than economists expected; August 18 RBNZ rate hike now seems a done deal
16th Jul 21, 11:11am
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Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 1.3% in June quarter, a rise which is far more than economists expected; August 18 RBNZ rate hike now seems a done deal
Figures out this week are expected to show our inflation at near 10-year highs - but the key unanswered question is whether inflation will dwindle of its own accord, or need a push from higher interest rates
13th Jul 21, 3:05pm
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Figures out this week are expected to show our inflation at near 10-year highs - but the key unanswered question is whether inflation will dwindle of its own accord, or need a push from higher interest rates
BNZ economists see inflation getting close to 3% by the end of the year and say it will take a 'determinedly dovish' RBNZ to 'look through' the rise
10th May 21, 3:06pm
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BNZ economists see inflation getting close to 3% by the end of the year and say it will take a 'determinedly dovish' RBNZ to 'look through' the rise
Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 0.8% in the March quarter, giving annual inflation of 1.5%; result in line with market forecasts, though lower than the Reserve Bank expected
21st Apr 21, 11:13am
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Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 0.8% in the March quarter, giving annual inflation of 1.5%; result in line with market forecasts, though lower than the Reserve Bank expected
Economists see short term inflationary pressures due to one-off costs, but expect these to recede as the year goes on and see little imminent need for interest rate rises
19th Apr 21, 11:35am
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Economists see short term inflationary pressures due to one-off costs, but expect these to recede as the year goes on and see little imminent need for interest rate rises
The shock drop in the unemployment rate has ended all talk of further official interest rate falls and is now prompting increased speculation of rates beginning to rise in 2022
3rd Feb 21, 3:24pm
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The shock drop in the unemployment rate has ended all talk of further official interest rate falls and is now prompting increased speculation of rates beginning to rise in 2022
Global independent economic researchers Capital Economics have doubled down on forecasts of rising interest rates from next year and now see quantitative easing ending by the middle of this year
26th Jan 21, 4:29pm
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Global independent economic researchers Capital Economics have doubled down on forecasts of rising interest rates from next year and now see quantitative easing ending by the middle of this year
CPI inflation higher than expected by RBNZ and market in December quarter at 0.5% quarter-on-quarter and 1.4% year-on-year; Rate cuts unlikely
22nd Jan 21, 11:09am
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CPI inflation higher than expected by RBNZ and market in December quarter at 0.5% quarter-on-quarter and 1.4% year-on-year; Rate cuts unlikely
Global independent economic researchers Capital Economics see the Reserve Bank as needing to lift interest rates from next year as economic conditions improve beyond expectations
19th Jan 21, 3:48pm
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Global independent economic researchers Capital Economics see the Reserve Bank as needing to lift interest rates from next year as economic conditions improve beyond expectations