Bernard Hickey

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Bernard is a senior contributing editor of interest.co.nz. Until September 30, 2012 he was the managing editor. He worked for 18 years for Reuters, the FT Group and Fairfax as a financial journalist and editor. He is now the publisher of Hive News.
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Articles by Bernard Hickey

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2nd Nov 16, 10:55am
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Jobs grew 35,000 or 1.4% in Sept quarter, but unemployment fell just 3,000 and jobless rate falls to 4.9% from 5.0% after participation rate jumps 0.4% to record-high 70.1%; wage growth still subdued
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Jobs grew 35,000 or 1.4% in Sept quarter, but unemployment fell just 3,000 and jobless rate falls to 4.9% from 5.0% after participation rate jumps 0.4% to record-high 70.1%; wage growth still subdued
2nd Nov 16, 10:55am
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1st Nov 16, 12:46pm
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Justice Minister denies that lobbying from real estate agents has delayed round 2 of anti-money-laundering reforms; says still on track for passing of legislation by mid-2017; but backs off earlier aim to introduce legislation in 2016
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Justice Minister denies that lobbying from real estate agents has delayed round 2 of anti-money-laundering reforms; says still on track for passing of legislation by mid-2017; but backs off earlier aim to introduce legislation in 2016
1st Nov 16, 12:46pm
31st Oct 16, 11:14am
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Finance Minister says Treasury looking at whether annual net migration may have lifted from long-run average of 12,000 to around 30,000; says will have implications for infrastructure, Govt spending outlooks
Finance Minister says Treasury looking at whether annual net migration may have lifted from long-run average of 12,000 to around 30,000; says will have implications for infrastructure, Govt spending outlooks
31st Oct 16, 11:14am
30th Oct 16, 5:02am
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Donald Trump's implosion does not mean the anti-globalisation backlash has ended. Bernard Hickey says it has only just begun, and New Zealand should adapt and ensure we don't catch the worst of the Trumpism bug
Donald Trump's implosion does not mean the anti-globalisation backlash has ended. Bernard Hickey says it has only just begun, and New Zealand should adapt and ensure we don't catch the worst of the Trumpism bug
30th Oct 16, 5:02am
23rd Oct 16, 5:02am
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Bernard Hickey calls on Auckland to adopt targeted rates and look at selling its Port operating company, while Wellington should allow congestion charging and multiply its infrastructure fund for a huge and needed road, pipe and house building programme
Bernard Hickey calls on Auckland to adopt targeted rates and look at selling its Port operating company, while Wellington should allow congestion charging and multiply its infrastructure fund for a huge and needed road, pipe and house building programme
23rd Oct 16, 5:02am
18th Oct 16, 3:05pm
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English says NZ$1 bln capital cost and NZ$1.5 bln of operating costs for extra 1,800 prison beds reduces room for tax cuts; English, Key say no need for population policy and migration good for economy
English says NZ$1 bln capital cost and NZ$1.5 bln of operating costs for extra 1,800 prison beds reduces room for tax cuts; English, Key say no need for population policy and migration good for economy
18th Oct 16, 3:05pm
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18th Oct 16, 10:59am
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Inflation drops to 0.2% in September qtr from 0.4% in June quarter, but slightly above economists' expectations; housing costs (excluding land) rose 2.0% in quarter and 6.3% for year; transport costs down 11% for year due to ACC, petrol
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Inflation drops to 0.2% in September qtr from 0.4% in June quarter, but slightly above economists' expectations; housing costs (excluding land) rose 2.0% in quarter and 6.3% for year; transport costs down 11% for year due to ACC, petrol
18th Oct 16, 10:59am
17th Oct 16, 10:28am
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Greens propose tightening migration settings to achieve 1% population growth per year; Shaw wants to smooth out big swings in migration and reduce pressure on infrastructure, housing; Winston Peters accuses of Greens of hypocrisy
Greens propose tightening migration settings to achieve 1% population growth per year; Shaw wants to smooth out big swings in migration and reduce pressure on infrastructure, housing; Winston Peters accuses of Greens of hypocrisy
17th Oct 16, 10:28am
16th Oct 16, 5:02am
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Just as our society has created an obesity-generating environment, it has also created a debt generating environment. Somehow, we have to change those social cues, writes Bernard Hickey
Just as our society has created an obesity-generating environment, it has also created a debt generating environment. Somehow, we have to change those social cues, writes Bernard Hickey
16th Oct 16, 5:02am
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13th Oct 16, 1:36pm
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Government increases Budget surplus to NZ$1.8 bln in 2015/16 from NZ$414 mln in 2014/15; English says rising surpluses give Govt options for debt repayment and tax cuts
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Government increases Budget surplus to NZ$1.8 bln in 2015/16 from NZ$414 mln in 2014/15; English says rising surpluses give Govt options for debt repayment and tax cuts
13th Oct 16, 1:36pm
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11th Oct 16, 4:29pm
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RBNZ's McDermott warns of low inflation figure likely in September quarter; says inflation likely to be at bottom end of 1-3% target range in December quarter; repeats September OCR comment that "further policy easing will be required"
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RBNZ's McDermott warns of low inflation figure likely in September quarter; says inflation likely to be at bottom end of 1-3% target range in December quarter; repeats September OCR comment that "further policy easing will be required"
11th Oct 16, 4:29pm
11th Oct 16, 12:24pm
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Key says would still recommend first home buyers go for apartments despite 35 projects failing to get off ground due to funding, cost issues; says consenting still strong; English points to ramping up of Govt building plans
Key says would still recommend first home buyers go for apartments despite 35 projects failing to get off ground due to funding, cost issues; says consenting still strong; English points to ramping up of Govt building plans
11th Oct 16, 12:24pm
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10th Oct 16, 8:02am
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Finance Minister signals significant ramping up of house building on Housing NZ Corp land in Auckland; says Govt will be major provider of "medium density, medium-priced" housing in Auckland; suggests Govt may spend on housing rather than tax cuts
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Finance Minister signals significant ramping up of house building on Housing NZ Corp land in Auckland; says Govt will be major provider of "medium density, medium-priced" housing in Auckland; suggests Govt may spend on housing rather than tax cuts
10th Oct 16, 8:02am
9th Oct 16, 5:02am
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New Zealand should encourage and welcome high-skilled migrants, and not treat students and temporary workers as commodities to be exploited, Bernard Hickey says
New Zealand should encourage and welcome high-skilled migrants, and not treat students and temporary workers as commodities to be exploited, Bernard Hickey says
9th Oct 16, 5:02am
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4th Oct 16, 10:02am
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NZIER's QSBO finds business confidence improved to 2-year high in Sept qtr; but capacity utilisation measure falls and net 4% report cutting prices
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NZIER's QSBO finds business confidence improved to 2-year high in Sept qtr; but capacity utilisation measure falls and net 4% report cutting prices
4th Oct 16, 10:02am
25th Sep 16, 10:26pm
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Country's biggest house builder says Auckland housing crisis requires major Government investment to fund housing, infrastructure; also calls for Council action and for MUDs to be considered; Housing NZ sees scope for 30,000 new Auckland homes
Country's biggest house builder says Auckland housing crisis requires major Government investment to fund housing, infrastructure; also calls for Council action and for MUDs to be considered; Housing NZ sees scope for 30,000 new Auckland homes
25th Sep 16, 10:26pm
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25th Sep 16, 9:53pm
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Labour challenges Key view that "virtually 100%" of building consents turn into actual houses; Twyford cites Statistics NZ estimates of new dwellings being 800 a month or 13% lower than dwelling consents since 2014; Smith insists almost all will be built
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Labour challenges Key view that "virtually 100%" of building consents turn into actual houses; Twyford cites Statistics NZ estimates of new dwellings being 800 a month or 13% lower than dwelling consents since 2014; Smith insists almost all will be built
25th Sep 16, 9:53pm
25th Sep 16, 5:02am
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Kiwis born since 1985 have largely missed out on the explosive gains in wealth and higher incomes seen since then. Now they are being set up to pay for baby-boomers' retirement without a big enough NZ Super Fund to help them, Bernard Hickey writes
Kiwis born since 1985 have largely missed out on the explosive gains in wealth and higher incomes seen since then. Now they are being set up to pay for baby-boomers' retirement without a big enough NZ Super Fund to help them, Bernard Hickey writes
25th Sep 16, 5:02am
23rd Sep 16, 7:52pm
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Bernard Hickey looks at whether to fix or float and how long to fix as the Reserve Bank looks to cut the OCR again later this year and as the banks refuse to pass on lower wholesale rates
Bernard Hickey looks at whether to fix or float and how long to fix as the Reserve Bank looks to cut the OCR again later this year and as the banks refuse to pass on lower wholesale rates
23rd Sep 16, 7:52pm
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22nd Sep 16, 9:11am
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RBNZ leaves Official Cash Rate on hold at 2.0% as expected; says "further policy easing will be required"; says a "decline in the exchange rate is needed"; says seeing signs LVR changes and tighter bank lending criteria are moderating housing market
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RBNZ leaves Official Cash Rate on hold at 2.0% as expected; says "further policy easing will be required"; says a "decline in the exchange rate is needed"; says seeing signs LVR changes and tighter bank lending criteria are moderating housing market
22nd Sep 16, 9:11am

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