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David Mahon says despite considerable challenges, the Chinese economy is recovering, and will offer the strongest and most investible market for the rest of the decade
21st Dec 23, 9:24am
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David Mahon says despite considerable challenges, the Chinese economy is recovering, and will offer the strongest and most investible market for the rest of the decade
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Latest Reserve Bank Financial Stability Report says if economic conditions deteriorate by more than projected the lending stress could be more severe
1st Nov 23, 9:09am
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Latest Reserve Bank Financial Stability Report says if economic conditions deteriorate by more than projected the lending stress could be more severe
A National-led government could push property prices higher and food prices lower, but clash with New Zealand’s climate goals and potentially exacerbate inequality
12th Oct 23, 4:11pm
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A National-led government could push property prices higher and food prices lower, but clash with New Zealand’s climate goals and potentially exacerbate inequality
Some economists think a National-led government would be more inflationary than Labour
4th Oct 23, 7:02pm
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Some economists think a National-led government would be more inflationary than Labour
David Mahon describes what's going on in the Chinese economy, and how support for the ruling Communist Party's being tested
12th Sep 23, 7:32am
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David Mahon describes what's going on in the Chinese economy, and how support for the ruling Communist Party's being tested
Medium-density buildings would need to be approved by a super-majority of homeowners in many suburbs under Act's housing plan
10th Sep 23, 1:07pm
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Medium-density buildings would need to be approved by a super-majority of homeowners in many suburbs under Act's housing plan
A new paper by Treasury, the Reserve Bank, and the Ministry of Housing says housing supply and wage inflation are the two biggest factors in setting rental prices
7th Aug 23, 2:55pm
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A new paper by Treasury, the Reserve Bank, and the Ministry of Housing says housing supply and wage inflation are the two biggest factors in setting rental prices
Gareth Vaughan probes Westpac's successful court battle to dump a company associated with a Russian oligarch as a customer, wondering if our banks are acting with higher moral standards than our government
2nd Mar 23, 1:00pm
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Gareth Vaughan probes Westpac's successful court battle to dump a company associated with a Russian oligarch as a customer, wondering if our banks are acting with higher moral standards than our government
We look back on 2022, reveal our most popular articles, and assess how readers engaged with our broad content
22nd Dec 22, 9:15am
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We look back on 2022, reveal our most popular articles, and assess how readers engaged with our broad content
Reserve Bank Governor offers advice on how debt-stressed customers can deal with their banks and says our banks have 'no appetite' to take back houses they have loaned on
3rd Nov 22, 2:22pm
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Reserve Bank Governor offers advice on how debt-stressed customers can deal with their banks and says our banks have 'no appetite' to take back houses they have loaned on
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Latest Reserve Bank Financial Stability Report says continued decline in house prices 'remains desirable' for long term financial stability
2nd Nov 22, 9:12am
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Latest Reserve Bank Financial Stability Report says continued decline in house prices 'remains desirable' for long term financial stability
Farm sales in the three months to August down 38% compared to a year earlier, lifestyle block sales down 24%
22nd Sep 22, 11:37am
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Farm sales in the three months to August down 38% compared to a year earlier, lifestyle block sales down 24%
David Hargreaves examines the Reserve Bank's view of where house prices need to be and concludes that for many people, houses will never be 'affordable' again
10th May 22, 2:24pm
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David Hargreaves examines the Reserve Bank's view of where house prices need to be and concludes that for many people, houses will never be 'affordable' again
Reserve Bank says house prices will become sustainable if the 10% price drop it's forecasting over the next two years occurs
5th May 22, 11:37am
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Reserve Bank says house prices will become sustainable if the 10% price drop it's forecasting over the next two years occurs
Latest Reserve Bank Financial Stability Report says house prices have been declining since November but still remain above sustainable levels
4th May 22, 9:20am
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Latest Reserve Bank Financial Stability Report says house prices have been declining since November but still remain above sustainable levels
Reserve Bank Deputy Governor confirms LVRs will remain in place if new restrictions are applied to mortgage lending; Says the RBNZ will start publishing macroprudential policy projections
28th Apr 22, 11:11am
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Reserve Bank Deputy Governor confirms LVRs will remain in place if new restrictions are applied to mortgage lending; Says the RBNZ will start publishing macroprudential policy projections
A closer look at how the interest rates banks use to stress test mortgage applicants are due to rise, and possibly be set by the Reserve Bank
25th Apr 22, 8:30am
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A closer look at how the interest rates banks use to stress test mortgage applicants are due to rise, and possibly be set by the Reserve Bank
How parents who help their kids buy houses might get stung (a little less than before) under the bright-line test
6th Mar 22, 6:00am
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How parents who help their kids buy houses might get stung (a little less than before) under the bright-line test
Reserve Bank says 25 basis points OCR hike will see average mortgage holder pay an extra $825 a year
25th Feb 22, 5:00am
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Reserve Bank says 25 basis points OCR hike will see average mortgage holder pay an extra $825 a year
Treasury 'meaningfully' revamps house price forecast methodology, putting more weight on the impact of interest rates
16th Feb 22, 4:31pm
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Treasury 'meaningfully' revamps house price forecast methodology, putting more weight on the impact of interest rates
OECD recommends Govt scraps FHB KiwiSaver withdrawals and other policies targeted at FHBs, and focuses on increasing housing supply
1st Feb 22, 2:39pm
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OECD recommends Govt scraps FHB KiwiSaver withdrawals and other policies targeted at FHBs, and focuses on increasing housing supply
Mortgage lending growth slows, but first-home buyers manage to cobble together deposits big enough for them to remain key players in the market
31st Jan 22, 6:03pm
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Mortgage lending growth slows, but first-home buyers manage to cobble together deposits big enough for them to remain key players in the market
Financial consultant Geof Mortlock calls for independent reviews of the CCCFA and LVR changes that are tightening credit conditions
30th Jan 22, 6:00am
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Financial consultant Geof Mortlock calls for independent reviews of the CCCFA and LVR changes that are tightening credit conditions
We look back on our interesting trek through 2021, reveal our most popular articles, and assess how readers engaged with our broad content
23rd Dec 21, 9:45am
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We look back on our interesting trek through 2021, reveal our most popular articles, and assess how readers engaged with our broad content
Reserve Bank wary of households' sensitivity to interest rate changes in a tightening environment
25th Nov 21, 7:37am
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Reserve Bank wary of households' sensitivity to interest rate changes in a tightening environment