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Despite the focus on big powers and mega firms, scale is not everything in the global economy. Smaller, agile firms & countries often have an edge, David Skilling says
30th Jul 22, 9:01am
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Despite the focus on big powers and mega firms, scale is not everything in the global economy. Smaller, agile firms & countries often have an edge, David Skilling says
It's now 12 months since mortgage interest rates bottomed out. Anybody who fixed for a year and is now looking to refix will not enjoy what comes next - namely increases in monthly payments of close to 50%
30th Jun 22, 8:15am
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It's now 12 months since mortgage interest rates bottomed out. Anybody who fixed for a year and is now looking to refix will not enjoy what comes next - namely increases in monthly payments of close to 50%
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Statistics New Zealand says food prices rose a seasonally adjusted 0.8% last month, with the annual rise climbing to 6.8%
14th Jun 22, 11:25am
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Statistics New Zealand says food prices rose a seasonally adjusted 0.8% last month, with the annual rise climbing to 6.8%
Stephen Roach contrasts the current US Federal Reserve chair's anti-inflation stance with that of his hawkish 1980s predecessor
27th May 22, 10:52am
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Stephen Roach contrasts the current US Federal Reserve chair's anti-inflation stance with that of his hawkish 1980s predecessor
Statistics New Zealand says food prices climbed 0.1% last month, with the rise in minimum wage having an impact
12th May 22, 11:14am
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Statistics New Zealand says food prices climbed 0.1% last month, with the rise in minimum wage having an impact
The value of virtue: Seven reasons why Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s crisis leadership has been so effective
30th Apr 22, 9:27am
by Guest
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The value of virtue: Seven reasons why Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s crisis leadership has been so effective
Stephen Roach says predictions of 'the perfect soft landing' for the global economy could be wishful thinking
26th Apr 22, 3:59pm
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Stephen Roach says predictions of 'the perfect soft landing' for the global economy could be wishful thinking
We do not go to war for free; we need to factor its economic costs and its consequences into public discussions says Brian Easton
26th Apr 22, 10:31am
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We do not go to war for free; we need to factor its economic costs and its consequences into public discussions says Brian Easton
David Hargreaves says we need to be keeping a close eye on what happens when households face - as they will - enormous increases in mortgage payments
20th Apr 22, 2:13pm
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David Hargreaves says we need to be keeping a close eye on what happens when households face - as they will - enormous increases in mortgage payments
ASB economists say short term fixed mortgage rate rises 'still have quite a way to go' this year
19th Apr 22, 2:44pm
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ASB economists say short term fixed mortgage rate rises 'still have quite a way to go' this year
RBNZ Governor says the central bank needs to 'retain anti-inflation bias in everything we do' to prevent inflation expectations becoming 'baked in' to price setting
19th Apr 22, 9:51am
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RBNZ Governor says the central bank needs to 'retain anti-inflation bias in everything we do' to prevent inflation expectations becoming 'baked in' to price setting
David Hargreaves says the RBNZ needed to send a message to the markets that rampant inflation is its sole priority at the moment; an approach that is made possible by the - for now - buoyant state of the labour market
13th Apr 22, 2:12pm
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David Hargreaves says the RBNZ needed to send a message to the markets that rampant inflation is its sole priority at the moment; an approach that is made possible by the - for now - buoyant state of the labour market
Statistics New Zealand says the 7.6% annual hike in food prices is the biggest since 2011 - and that was affected by a GST rise; general inflation set to top 7% annual rate as at end of March
13th Apr 22, 11:15am
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Statistics New Zealand says the 7.6% annual hike in food prices is the biggest since 2011 - and that was affected by a GST rise; general inflation set to top 7% annual rate as at end of March
ASB economists say last week's 'big lift' in wholesale interest rates added to the upside pressure on mortgage rates
11th Apr 22, 2:21pm
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ASB economists say last week's 'big lift' in wholesale interest rates added to the upside pressure on mortgage rates
David Hargreaves examines two key speeches made this week that signal how bad inflation is getting - and why it will not be a short run thing
6th Apr 22, 11:52am
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David Hargreaves examines two key speeches made this week that signal how bad inflation is getting - and why it will not be a short run thing
David Hargreaves frets about developments in China and can see little hope for inflationary pressures easing in the short term
5th Apr 22, 2:34pm
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David Hargreaves frets about developments in China and can see little hope for inflationary pressures easing in the short term
ASB economists sticking with their pick of 25 basis point hikes at each of the next two RBNZ rate review, but concede the odds 'aren't much better than a coinflip at this point in proceedings'
4th Apr 22, 2:53pm
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ASB economists sticking with their pick of 25 basis point hikes at each of the next two RBNZ rate review, but concede the odds 'aren't much better than a coinflip at this point in proceedings'
David Hargreaves ponders the new environment ahead in which seemingly we will no longer just trade with anybody, and which might end up costing us quite a bit more
29th Mar 22, 3:15pm
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David Hargreaves ponders the new environment ahead in which seemingly we will no longer just trade with anybody, and which might end up costing us quite a bit more
ASB economists see a $15 bln hit to NZ's household budgets this year, with housing costs spiking 8%
23rd Mar 22, 11:50am
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ASB economists see a $15 bln hit to NZ's household budgets this year, with housing costs spiking 8%
ANZ economists say the Reserve Bank will need to 'move aggressively' to defend its inflation target from people's rising expectations - and that won't be good for economic growth
23rd Mar 22, 8:30am
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ANZ economists say the Reserve Bank will need to 'move aggressively' to defend its inflation target from people's rising expectations - and that won't be good for economic growth
Too few to win, too many to die: it is looking more and more as if the National Party’s conservative falcons can no longer hear the falconer, Chris Trotter says
21st Mar 22, 7:50am
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Too few to win, too many to die: it is looking more and more as if the National Party’s conservative falcons can no longer hear the falconer, Chris Trotter says
Patrick Watson says if you thought last month’s inflation was hot, think again. It’s going to get hotter
16th Mar 22, 11:16am
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Patrick Watson says if you thought last month’s inflation was hot, think again. It’s going to get hotter
BNZ economists say they are raising their inflation forecasts on an almost daily basis while ASB economists are seeing a 'Costpocalypse'
14th Mar 22, 2:48pm
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BNZ economists say they are raising their inflation forecasts on an almost daily basis while ASB economists are seeing a 'Costpocalypse'
John Mauldin says with energy spikes preceding almost every recession in the past 80 years, another one is coming now and it will be global
14th Mar 22, 12:05pm
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John Mauldin says with energy spikes preceding almost every recession in the past 80 years, another one is coming now and it will be global
Economist Brian Easton asks: What do economic events since the Russian invasion of Ukraine tell us about globalisation?
14th Mar 22, 8:10am
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Economist Brian Easton asks: What do economic events since the Russian invasion of Ukraine tell us about globalisation?