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Reserve Bank says it plans to announce 'future directions' on matters such as a central bank digital currency within the next six months
29th Apr 22, 10:00am
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Reserve Bank says it plans to announce 'future directions' on matters such as a central bank digital currency within the next six months
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
Submitters raise a series of questions and issues they wanted answered and resolved before the RBNZ rolls out a DTI tool
28th Apr 22, 10:04am
Submitters raise a series of questions and issues they wanted answered and resolved before the RBNZ rolls out a DTI tool
Latest RBNZ survey on cash usage has shown a marked fall in the proportion of Kiwis using cash as a payment - but more of us are hoarding it
3rd Mar 22, 11:22am
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Latest RBNZ survey on cash usage has shown a marked fall in the proportion of Kiwis using cash as a payment - but more of us are hoarding it
Government loosens criteria for new Covid Support Payment so more businesses are eligible; Businesses expected to receive around $750 million in total
25th Feb 22, 1:51pm
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Government loosens criteria for new Covid Support Payment so more businesses are eligible; Businesses expected to receive around $750 million in total
Covid-affected businesses able to apply for a new government cash payment and/or loan top-up
21st Feb 22, 3:15pm
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Covid-affected businesses able to apply for a new government cash payment and/or loan top-up
As the RBNZ mulls developing a central bank digital currency, the NZ Bankers' Association queries what public policy problem one would address
15th Feb 22, 1:30pm
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As the RBNZ mulls developing a central bank digital currency, the NZ Bankers' Association queries what public policy problem one would address
Minimum wage to rise by 6% - in line with inflation, but not a large enough jump to reach the living wage; MBIE and business lobby fear Covid-affected businesses will struggle
11th Feb 22, 11:40am
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Minimum wage to rise by 6% - in line with inflation, but not a large enough jump to reach the living wage; MBIE and business lobby fear Covid-affected businesses will struggle
Essential services need to register with government so workers can get isolation exemptions if they're close contacts of Covid-19 cases
10th Feb 22, 10:40am
Essential services need to register with government so workers can get isolation exemptions if they're close contacts of Covid-19 cases
In a new consultation paper the Reserve Bank says that without a 'policy response' the cash system may be unable to meet its objectives
30th Nov 21, 2:00pm
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In a new consultation paper the Reserve Bank says that without a 'policy response' the cash system may be unable to meet its objectives
Geoff Bascand: LVRs could be loosened if mortgage debt serviceability restrictions are introduced; a change in bank capital risk weightings won't encourage more business lending
5th Nov 21, 9:00am
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Geoff Bascand: LVRs could be loosened if mortgage debt serviceability restrictions are introduced; a change in bank capital risk weightings won't encourage more business lending
Adrian Orr is right to call on banks to use their balance sheets to support the vulnerable, but let's not forget what made some people vulnerable to begin with
30th Oct 21, 6:41am
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Adrian Orr is right to call on banks to use their balance sheets to support the vulnerable, but let's not forget what made some people vulnerable to begin with
A catch-up with the minister who believes the RBNZ is largely to blame for the recent spike in house prices, and is responding by making investors pay more tax and allowing for more densification
23rd Oct 21, 6:32am
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A catch-up with the minister who believes the RBNZ is largely to blame for the recent spike in house prices, and is responding by making investors pay more tax and allowing for more densification
Gary Hughes says perhaps the AML/CFT Statutory Review is a prime opportunity to remind policy-makers that small steps can be taken to ‘right-size’ the rules for local conditions
18th Oct 21, 10:43am
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Gary Hughes says perhaps the AML/CFT Statutory Review is a prime opportunity to remind policy-makers that small steps can be taken to ‘right-size’ the rules for local conditions
Gary Hughes provides a roadmap for navigating the Ministry of Justice AML/CFT Statutory Review
16th Oct 21, 9:35am
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Gary Hughes provides a roadmap for navigating the Ministry of Justice AML/CFT Statutory Review
Having central bank digital currencies is a great idea. It's also fraught with difficulties including how to protect banks
7th Oct 21, 8:57am
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Having central bank digital currencies is a great idea. It's also fraught with difficulties including how to protect banks
The Reserve Bank says, in the 'extreme' stablecoins could see the majority of transactions taking place in our economy occurring outside the domestic banking system
2nd Oct 21, 9:43am
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The Reserve Bank says, in the 'extreme' stablecoins could see the majority of transactions taking place in our economy occurring outside the domestic banking system
RBNZ says a digital version of the Kiwi dollar would both support the value-anchor role of central bank money, and support its ability to act as a fair and equal way to pay and save
30th Sep 21, 9:00am
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RBNZ says a digital version of the Kiwi dollar would both support the value-anchor role of central bank money, and support its ability to act as a fair and equal way to pay and save
Our central bank says emerging trends in the monetary system pose opportunities to stimulate innovation to enhance the prosperity and wellbeing of New Zealanders - but also pose credible threats to the stability and functioning of the monetary system
30th Sep 21, 9:00am
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Our central bank says emerging trends in the monetary system pose opportunities to stimulate innovation to enhance the prosperity and wellbeing of New Zealanders - but also pose credible threats to the stability and functioning of the monetary system
Reserve Bank says it wants to ensure that our central bank money remains a stable value anchor for the monetary system and available as a fair and equal way to pay and save
30th Sep 21, 9:00am
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Reserve Bank says it wants to ensure that our central bank money remains a stable value anchor for the monetary system and available as a fair and equal way to pay and save
Bank for International Settlements pushes central banks to get cracking with central bank digital currencies as Moody's warns they could be a credit negative for banks
13th Sep 21, 3:30pm
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Bank for International Settlements pushes central banks to get cracking with central bank digital currencies as Moody's warns they could be a credit negative for banks
At the risk of ending up with egg on his face, Gareth Vaughan weighs in with some views on the Covid-19 pandemic
27th Aug 21, 10:24am
At the risk of ending up with egg on his face, Gareth Vaughan weighs in with some views on the Covid-19 pandemic
Is the Reserve Bank's focus on the moveable feast of maximum sustainable employment appropriate, or could something like a government job guarantee be a better way of dealing with unemployment?
15th Aug 21, 6:01am
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Is the Reserve Bank's focus on the moveable feast of maximum sustainable employment appropriate, or could something like a government job guarantee be a better way of dealing with unemployment?
Bill Emmott explains why Japan will not, and should not, heed the alarmists calling for the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympic Games
10th Jul 21, 9:16am
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Bill Emmott explains why Japan will not, and should not, heed the alarmists calling for the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympic Games
Reserve Bank to consult on, and test the perceived benefits and challenges of, a central bank digital currency
30th Jun 21, 10:48am
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Reserve Bank to consult on, and test the perceived benefits and challenges of, a central bank digital currency