central banking

11 Dec 17, 4:15pm
NZ Super Fund CEO Adrian Orr, touted by Finance Minister Grant Robertson as having 'the standing and ability to manage change,' named new Reserve Bank Governor
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5 Dec 17, 1:34pm
Reserve Bank Acting Governor says if inflation doesn't pick up from late next year 'a further easing of monetary policy' would have to be considered
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30 Nov 17, 1:27pm
The Reserve Bank's loosening of LVR limits will give the banks greater flexibility with their lending policies - but David Hargreaves wonders if the banks will actually want that at the moment
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29 Nov 17, 3:56pm
Reserve Bank doesn't see a collapse of house prices 'as a particularly high risk' due to Government policies, but says the new policies reinforce the RBNZ's decision to relax LVR restrictions
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29 Nov 17, 9:13am
Reserve Bank will begin rolling back the LVR restrictions with the 'speed limit' for high LVR lending for banks increased to 15% from 10%; Investors will be required to just make 35% deposits compared with 40% now
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20 Nov 17, 4:23pm
With new valuations recording the massive property value gains in recent years, but a new survey suggesting no price gains ahead, will large numbers of homeowners seek to cash in their profits?
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14 Nov 17, 9:37am
Four years after they were introduced to combat a rampant house market, the loan to value lending restrictions appear likely to be phased out soon; but how, and what happens next?
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10 Nov 17, 7:39am
Acting RBNZ Governor Grant Spencer concerned about plans to include 'externals' on the proposed new RBNZ monetary policy committee; says the committee needs 'collective responsibility' rather than being 'individualistic'
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9 Nov 17, 11:57am
Acting Reserve Bank Governor says the central bank is currently reviewing the LVR restrictions 'and the criteria we would adopt for their removal' and will say more on the subject before the end of the month
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9 Nov 17, 9:14am
Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75%; seems more confident housing market will not take off again, sees lower dollar and predicts a slightly earlier start in 2019 to interest rate rises
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1 Nov 17, 1:06pm
NZIER economists urge inclusion of nominal GDP growth in the upcoming review of the Reserve Bank Act
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28 Sep 17, 9:09am
Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75%; reiterates view that monetary policy will remain accommodative for a considerable period; notes recent construction sector weakness
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30 Aug 17, 1:40pm
RBNZ Governor Graeme Wheeler sees a risk of a housing market resurgence, and a sharp lift in high loan-to-value ratio lending if LVR restrictions were removed now
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14 Aug 17, 4:02pm
Economists are pushing out the timeframe for interest rate rises, while ANZ economists say they are tempted to 'flat-line' their future interest rate projections
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10 Aug 17, 12:17pm
David Hargreaves on RBNZ Governor Graeme Wheeler's final curtain call
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10 Aug 17, 9:09am
Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75%; still forecasting interest rate rises from late 2019 onwards; dollar gains slightly
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23 Jun 17, 5:02am
Patrick Watson suggests US Federal Reserve boffins should study algebra and looks at the possibilities of algorithmic central banking
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15 Jun 17, 3:17pm
David Hargreaves wants to see a new Reserve Bank Governor who is thick-skinned and accepts that people will disagree with them
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15 May 17, 5:00pm
Reserve Bank says its forecasting ability could be improved if Statistics New Zealand moved to monthly production of inflation data
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11 May 17, 9:05am
Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75%; surprisingly, no change seen to future interest rate path, with first OCR hike not projected till late 2019; dollar drops sharply
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