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Banks may have profited by $2b on customer call accounts through RBNZ using settlement accounts for its LSAP programme, consultant tells Commerce Commission
17th Feb 24, 9:40am
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Banks may have profited by $2b on customer call accounts through RBNZ using settlement accounts for its LSAP programme, consultant tells Commerce Commission
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Influential RBNZ survey shows a decisive drop in the expectation of future levels of inflation in a result that will give the RBNZ comfort ahead of its next Official Cash Rate decision
13th Feb 24, 3:35pm
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Influential RBNZ survey shows a decisive drop in the expectation of future levels of inflation in a result that will give the RBNZ comfort ahead of its next Official Cash Rate decision
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Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 5.5% but warns if inflation proves stronger than expected it may have to hike the OCR again
29th Nov 23, 2:20pm
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Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 5.5% but warns if inflation proves stronger than expected it may have to hike the OCR again
The Reserve Bank has added a further NZ$739 million to its 'foreign currency intervention capacity' in the past month and now has nearly NZ$18.5 billion held in offshore currencies to intervene if needed in foreign exchange markets
28th Nov 23, 3:55pm
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The Reserve Bank has added a further NZ$739 million to its 'foreign currency intervention capacity' in the past month and now has nearly NZ$18.5 billion held in offshore currencies to intervene if needed in foreign exchange markets
Economists say the Reserve Bank will be wary of survey results that show shorter term inflation expectations have fallen but longer term expectations for both inflation and interest rates have risen
9th Nov 23, 9:07am
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Economists say the Reserve Bank will be wary of survey results that show shorter term inflation expectations have fallen but longer term expectations for both inflation and interest rates have risen
Influential RBNZ survey shows a small but significant drop in the expected level of inflation in two years time, and a sharp drop in expectations of one-year-out inflation; house prices expected to rise
8th Nov 23, 3:51pm
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Influential RBNZ survey shows a small but significant drop in the expected level of inflation in two years time, and a sharp drop in expectations of one-year-out inflation; house prices expected to rise
She was 'appalled' he was reappointed without an independent review, so how will likely incoming Finance Minister Nicola Willis get on with RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr?
17th Oct 23, 2:14pm
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She was 'appalled' he was reappointed without an independent review, so how will likely incoming Finance Minister Nicola Willis get on with RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr?
Reserve Bank staffing levels and personal costs surge over past five years as it takes on broader role
14th Oct 23, 9:27am
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Reserve Bank staffing levels and personal costs surge over past five years as it takes on broader role
Interest rates: Monetary policy is always political as central banks opt to back the financial sector
12th Oct 23, 10:38am
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Interest rates: Monetary policy is always political as central banks opt to back the financial sector
After selling close to $4 billion of NZ dollars in July, last month the RBNZ had its largest net gain of Kiwi dollars since 2015
27th Sep 23, 3:42pm
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After selling close to $4 billion of NZ dollars in July, last month the RBNZ had its largest net gain of Kiwi dollars since 2015
Reserve Bank bolsters currency intervention war chest as Robertson lines up capital boost and fresh indemnity for the central bank
9th Sep 23, 9:11am
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Reserve Bank bolsters currency intervention war chest as Robertson lines up capital boost and fresh indemnity for the central bank
Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 5.50% but says interest rates need to remain at a restrictive level for some time
16th Aug 23, 2:18pm
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Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 5.50% but says interest rates need to remain at a restrictive level for some time
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Influential RBNZ survey shows a slight rise in the expected level of inflation in two years time
9th Aug 23, 3:22pm
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Influential RBNZ survey shows a slight rise in the expected level of inflation in two years time
The Reserve Bank may have just ensured it won't become the meat in the political sandwich during the forthcoming election campaign
31st May 23, 7:52am
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The Reserve Bank may have just ensured it won't become the meat in the political sandwich during the forthcoming election campaign
ASB economists rue the whiplash derived from last week's big 'dovish' shift by the Reserve Bank, while Westpac economists still see a further Official Cash Rate hike in August and ANZ economists expect one in November
29th May 23, 1:55pm
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ASB economists rue the whiplash derived from last week's big 'dovish' shift by the Reserve Bank, while Westpac economists still see a further Official Cash Rate hike in August and ANZ economists expect one in November
Raghuram Rajan shows why monetary policymakers must bear some of the blame for the latest US and EU banking-sector turmoil
28th May 23, 3:16pm
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Raghuram Rajan shows why monetary policymakers must bear some of the blame for the latest US and EU banking-sector turmoil
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Reserve Bank raises interest rates as expected but throws in a major surprise by indicating this will be the last rise
24th May 23, 2:11pm
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Reserve Bank raises interest rates as expected but throws in a major surprise by indicating this will be the last rise
BNZ economists say the Reserve Bank's next move is likely to be heavily influenced by its assumptions of the supply and demand impacts of a net migration inflow that is 'much stronger than anyone believed'
17th May 23, 12:05pm
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BNZ economists say the Reserve Bank's next move is likely to be heavily influenced by its assumptions of the supply and demand impacts of a net migration inflow that is 'much stronger than anyone believed'
Gareth Vaughan argues borrowers who bought their first home in 2020-21 face being let down by the system
13th May 23, 10:01am
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Gareth Vaughan argues borrowers who bought their first home in 2020-21 face being let down by the system
Ex-Bank of England Deputy Governor Paul Tucker on how quantitative easing has exposed government finances to rising interest rates
7th May 23, 4:20pm
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Ex-Bank of England Deputy Governor Paul Tucker on how quantitative easing has exposed government finances to rising interest rates
Martin Whetton on how overseas investors view New Zealand government debt
29th Apr 23, 3:35pm
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Martin Whetton on how overseas investors view New Zealand government debt
The Government's debt management unit isn't seeing increased interest in its inflation-indexed bonds despite high inflation
19th Apr 23, 7:45am
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The Government's debt management unit isn't seeing increased interest in its inflation-indexed bonds despite high inflation
Could, or should, the RBNZ cut the interest rate it pays on banks' settlement cash accounts in order to reduce the Government's interest bill?
15th Apr 23, 9:20am
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Could, or should, the RBNZ cut the interest rate it pays on banks' settlement cash accounts in order to reduce the Government's interest bill?
The banks are demonstrating that they won't hike interest rates just because the Reserve Bank would like them to - so it might be better for the RBNZ to adopt more of a waiting game
13th Apr 23, 9:45am
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The banks are demonstrating that they won't hike interest rates just because the Reserve Bank would like them to - so it might be better for the RBNZ to adopt more of a waiting game
BNZ's head of research says the RBNZ should have opted for a smaller Official Cash Rate rise and caution that further rate rises might be needed; approach taken 'will most definitely generate heightened volatility'
6th Apr 23, 8:45am
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BNZ's head of research says the RBNZ should have opted for a smaller Official Cash Rate rise and caution that further rate rises might be needed; approach taken 'will most definitely generate heightened volatility'