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17th May 21, 8:57am
Roger J Kerr, who says the Robertson 'wellbeing' Budget will be all about re-distributing the pie rather than growing the pie, offers his thoughts about what should be in the Budget
Roger J Kerr, who says the Robertson 'wellbeing' Budget will be all about re-distributing the pie rather than growing the pie, offers his thoughts about what should be in the Budget
17th May 21, 8:57am
10th May 21, 8:27am
Roger J Kerr says there are a number of handbrakes adversely impacting on the NZ economy
Roger J Kerr says there are a number of handbrakes adversely impacting on the NZ economy
10th May 21, 8:27am
6th May 21, 1:38pm
ANZ economists say the strains in the economy are starting to show as the economy tries to grow faster than it physically can, given shortages of both goods and labour
ANZ economists say the strains in the economy are starting to show as the economy tries to grow faster than it physically can, given shortages of both goods and labour
6th May 21, 1:38pm
3rd May 21, 8:20am
Roger J Kerr says the March slide in the Kiwi dollar is shaping up to be repeated if the US dollar returns to its appreciating trend on the back of stronger US economic data and rising long-term US interest rates
Roger J Kerr says the March slide in the Kiwi dollar is shaping up to be repeated if the US dollar returns to its appreciating trend on the back of stronger US economic data and rising long-term US interest rates
3rd May 21, 8:20am
29th Apr 21, 1:35pm
In the latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey, ANZ's economists say the notion that the RBNZ 'might be overcooking things' may well gain some traction in the months ahead
In the latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey, ANZ's economists say the notion that the RBNZ 'might be overcooking things' may well gain some traction in the months ahead
29th Apr 21, 1:35pm
26th Apr 21, 8:36am
Roger J Kerr points out where the US dollar is heading, seeing a stronger period ahead. He also sees cracks appearing in overstretched speculative markets
Roger J Kerr points out where the US dollar is heading, seeing a stronger period ahead. He also sees cracks appearing in overstretched speculative markets
26th Apr 21, 8:36am
19th Apr 21, 5:26pm
Big four banks deliver strong financial performance in December quarter as housing market goes ballistic
Big four banks deliver strong financial performance in December quarter as housing market goes ballistic
19th Apr 21, 5:26pm
19th Apr 21, 8:45am
Roger J Kerr says the contrast between the current US and New Zealand economic trends is stark, worrying and negative for the NZ dollar
Roger J Kerr says the contrast between the current US and New Zealand economic trends is stark, worrying and negative for the NZ dollar
19th Apr 21, 8:45am
13th Apr 21, 10:23am
Latest NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows that supply chain disruptions 'are contributing to the intense cost pressures across most sectors'; inflation likely to rise
Latest NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows that supply chain disruptions 'are contributing to the intense cost pressures across most sectors'; inflation likely to rise
13th Apr 21, 10:23am
12th Apr 21, 8:28am
Roger J Kerr says the Government will struggle to understand the current deteriorating economic situation, let alone devise new policies to improve the economy’s performance
Roger J Kerr says the Government will struggle to understand the current deteriorating economic situation, let alone devise new policies to improve the economy’s performance
12th Apr 21, 8:28am
8th Apr 21, 1:16pm
ANZ's Business Outlook Survey preliminary data for April show pricing expectations for NZ firms have hit a new high in a series that goes back nearly 30 years
ANZ's Business Outlook Survey preliminary data for April show pricing expectations for NZ firms have hit a new high in a series that goes back nearly 30 years
8th Apr 21, 1:16pm
8th Apr 21, 11:46am
Kiwibank economists say according to the bank's own transaction data, spending slumped 9% in the March quarter
Kiwibank economists say according to the bank's own transaction data, spending slumped 9% in the March quarter
8th Apr 21, 11:46am
6th Apr 21, 7:59am
Roger J Kerr says as the halo has signs of starting to slip off PM Jacinda Ardern’s head, the Kiwi dollar is also now slipping in value in the unforgiving theatre of global currency markets
Roger J Kerr says as the halo has signs of starting to slip off PM Jacinda Ardern’s head, the Kiwi dollar is also now slipping in value in the unforgiving theatre of global currency markets
6th Apr 21, 7:59am
31st Mar 21, 1:17pm
ANZ's Business Outlook Survey for March finds falling business confidence and activity outlooks, while cost pressures are still seen as building
ANZ's Business Outlook Survey for March finds falling business confidence and activity outlooks, while cost pressures are still seen as building
31st Mar 21, 1:17pm
29th Mar 21, 8:34am
Roger J Kerr says the Govt's 'draconian' tax change around housing has 'dramatically eliminated' the prospect of New Zealand's monetary stimulus being unwound ahead of Australia
Roger J Kerr says the Govt's 'draconian' tax change around housing has 'dramatically eliminated' the prospect of New Zealand's monetary stimulus being unwound ahead of Australia
29th Mar 21, 8:34am
22nd Mar 21, 8:44am
Roger J Kerr says the Government's purported 'shovel ready' projects to replace the loss of activity in the tourism sector have not happened and don't look like happening any time soon
Roger J Kerr says the Government's purported 'shovel ready' projects to replace the loss of activity in the tourism sector have not happened and don't look like happening any time soon
22nd Mar 21, 8:44am
18th Mar 21, 11:03am
The economy went into reverse again in the last quarter of 2020 with a fall that was bigger than expected by the Reserve Bank and by bank economists; second recession looms
The economy went into reverse again in the last quarter of 2020 with a fall that was bigger than expected by the Reserve Bank and by bank economists; second recession looms
18th Mar 21, 11:03am
15th Mar 21, 12:14pm
It's a toss of a coin as to whether the New Zealand economy grew or contracted in the December quarter - but either way our recovery from lockdown has been impressive
It's a toss of a coin as to whether the New Zealand economy grew or contracted in the December quarter - but either way our recovery from lockdown has been impressive
15th Mar 21, 12:14pm
15th Mar 21, 8:46am
Roger J Kerr says the Aussie Government is decisive while our Government makes announcements about future announcements; an NZ win in the America's Cup won't necessarily spark a Kiwi dollar rally
Roger J Kerr says the Aussie Government is decisive while our Government makes announcements about future announcements; an NZ win in the America's Cup won't necessarily spark a Kiwi dollar rally
15th Mar 21, 8:46am
10th Mar 21, 12:25pm
Statistics New Zealand says seasonally-adjusted electronic card spending dropped 3.2% in February - and in actual terms was 8.1% lower than in February 2020
Statistics New Zealand says seasonally-adjusted electronic card spending dropped 3.2% in February - and in actual terms was 8.1% lower than in February 2020
10th Mar 21, 12:25pm
9th Mar 21, 1:27pm
ANZ Business Outlook survey preliminary results for March show business confidence has fallen but businesses still expect to increase their prices and see inflation of close to 2% in a year's time; construction 'took a hit'
ANZ Business Outlook survey preliminary results for March show business confidence has fallen but businesses still expect to increase their prices and see inflation of close to 2% in a year's time; construction 'took a hit'
9th Mar 21, 1:27pm
8th Mar 21, 4:00pm
Government says it has signed an agreement for 8.5 million more doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine; Prime Minister says this will 'simplify' rollout of vaccination, which is still planned for second half of year
Government says it has signed an agreement for 8.5 million more doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine; Prime Minister says this will 'simplify' rollout of vaccination, which is still planned for second half of year
8th Mar 21, 4:00pm
8th Mar 21, 8:27am
Roger J Kerr says forex investors and traders are focused on the US dollar and not keen to buy the NZ currency at such high levels
Roger J Kerr says forex investors and traders are focused on the US dollar and not keen to buy the NZ currency at such high levels
8th Mar 21, 8:27am
5th Mar 21, 4:18pm
Auckland to move to Level 2 and rest of NZ Level 1 at 6am Sunday; Alert levels to be reviewed at the end of next week
Auckland to move to Level 2 and rest of NZ Level 1 at 6am Sunday; Alert levels to be reviewed at the end of next week
5th Mar 21, 4:18pm
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3rd Mar 21, 1:22pm
Chris Hipkins says more vaccines have arrived and the vaccination programme will now be ramped up; over 9000 border staff have now had their first dose
[Updated]
Chris Hipkins says more vaccines have arrived and the vaccination programme will now be ramped up; over 9000 border staff have now had their first dose
3rd Mar 21, 1:22pm

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