Auckland LVRs

19 Jul 16, 9:14am
RBNZ acts to urgently tighten lending to investors; proposes 60% LVR limit for rental property investors nation-wide from Sept 1; also plans to tighten LVR lending above 80% for other borrowers
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8 Jul 16, 6:16pm
Key doubles down on instruction to RBNZ to move faster on LVRs, despite RBNZ speech saying it will only tighten LVR rules by end of 2016; Key also rejects RBNZ suggestion for migration review
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15 Jun 16, 3:35pm
Century 21 chief says current real estate market 'completely different' to pre-1987 sharemarket: 'Auckland house prices aren't rising off the back of speculators having a bit of fun'
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13 Jun 16, 3:38pm
The level of household debt to disposable income has hit a new record high and shows no sign of abating
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19 May 16, 4:00pm
The US Federal Reserve's apparent determination to raise American interest rates next month may well encourage the Reserve Bank here to hold fire on any more cuts
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19 May 16, 9:06am
Our central bank's starting to resemble an eccentric scientist, with macro-prudential tools its chemistry set. The worry is that too many ingredients will get mixed together with unpredictable results, says David Hargreaves
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16 May 16, 4:08pm
ANZ economists 'wouldn't be surprised' to see RBNZ announce debt-to-income measures soon though believe the central bank may struggle to sell the idea politically
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12 May 16, 8:50am
Reserve Bank looks to play catch-up with the runaway house market
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11 May 16, 9:07am
Reserve Bank points to housing and dairy as increased risk factors but stops short of introducing any new macro-prudential measures
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10 May 16, 11:42am
Finance Minister says RBNZ takes financial stability seriously and will use lending control tools if needed; says he assumes RBNZ will use controls if needed; has been advised generally on RBNZ plans, but watch for more direction tomorrow
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9 May 16, 3:39pm
Economists say the Reserve Bank will be hoping the Government's forthcoming Budget will provide some support to rein in the housing market
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5 May 16, 4:36pm
The Reserve Bank has some tough decisions to face this coming week on the runaway housing market
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2 May 16, 11:57am
ASB economists see the Reserve Bank trying to keep the market 'tantalised' with the prospect of an eventual OCR cut
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29 Apr 16, 8:23am
The Reserve Bank's decision not to cut interest rates looked like a central bank trying to buy more time while decisions are made on the housing market, David Hargreaves believes
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22 Apr 16, 9:39am
With the market mostly expecting the Reserve Bank to sit on its hands next week, David Hargreaves speculates that the central bank will aim to to catch out the market - with another OCR cut
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21 Apr 16, 10:14am
Westpac economist sees the rising indebtedness of Kiwis potentially leading to a 'stark' pull-back in spending and downside risks for economic activity
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19 Apr 16, 11:24am
Speculation is mounting that the Reserve Bank might signal further cooling measures against the overheating housing market as soon as next month
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14 Apr 16, 4:31pm
BNZ head of research Stephen Toplis says the Reserve Bank's likely to cut interest rates this month - and it will be the wrong thing to do
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14 Apr 16, 2:18pm
RBNZ to discontinue embargoed release of OCR decisions after Newshub MediaWorks journalist was found to have leaked details of the last decision ahead of release time
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13 Apr 16, 2:52pm
The Reserve Bank is being squeezed from all sides and will have to think long and hard about its next moves
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