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David Hargreaves

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A senior journalist and news editor with interest.co.nz, David Hargreaves has covered financial markets and economics both in New Zealand and Britain for longer than he cares to mention.

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Articles by David Hargreaves

[Updated]
4th Aug 21, 11:01am
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Statistics New Zealand says unemployment dropped in the June quarter to 4.0% from 4.6% in March, 'underutilisation' also dropped sharply, seemingly pointing the way for Reserve Bank interest rate increases
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Statistics New Zealand says unemployment dropped in the June quarter to 4.0% from 4.6% in March, 'underutilisation' also dropped sharply, seemingly pointing the way for Reserve Bank interest rate increases
4th Aug 21, 11:01am
4th Aug 21, 9:07am
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Air New Zealand now expects to lose up to $530 mln in the 2022 year, on top of about $450 mln in the financial year just gone - and it will need to tap more into the Govt's standby loan facility
Air New Zealand now expects to lose up to $530 mln in the 2022 year, on top of about $450 mln in the financial year just gone - and it will need to tap more into the Govt's standby loan facility
4th Aug 21, 9:07am
3rd Aug 21, 2:40pm
31
The Reserve Bank's announcement of new more punitive measures against the housing market takes some pressure off it to be the first cab off the rank in terms of hiking interest rates
The Reserve Bank's announcement of new more punitive measures against the housing market takes some pressure off it to be the first cab off the rank in terms of hiking interest rates
3rd Aug 21, 2:40pm
3rd Aug 21, 9:25am
165
Govt signs off on DTI measures, which will be implemented; RBNZ also to tighten LVR rules from October; RBNZ says it 'hasn't seen sufficient reduction in risky lending'
Govt signs off on DTI measures, which will be implemented; RBNZ also to tighten LVR rules from October; RBNZ says it 'hasn't seen sufficient reduction in risky lending'
3rd Aug 21, 9:25am
2nd Aug 21, 9:07am
72
Economists see June quarter labour market figures portraying an increasingly tight jobs market and with upward pressure on wages
Economists see June quarter labour market figures portraying an increasingly tight jobs market and with upward pressure on wages
2nd Aug 21, 9:07am
29th Jul 21, 1:20pm
14
The latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey shows businesses confidence has fallen somewhat - but expectations of inflation and cost pressures continue to mount
The latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey shows businesses confidence has fallen somewhat - but expectations of inflation and cost pressures continue to mount
29th Jul 21, 1:20pm
29th Jul 21, 8:41am
105
Commerce Commission draft report into retail grocery sector finds our supermarket companies are making 'persistently high' profits when compared internationally and 'avoid competing strongly' with each other; 'some form of intervention' needed
Commerce Commission draft report into retail grocery sector finds our supermarket companies are making 'persistently high' profits when compared internationally and 'avoid competing strongly' with each other; 'some form of intervention' needed
29th Jul 21, 8:41am
28th Jul 21, 12:35pm
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David Hargreaves looks at the Reserve Bank's options ahead of next month's Monetary Policy Statement and whether the bank will do more to try to dampen the housing market
David Hargreaves looks at the Reserve Bank's options ahead of next month's Monetary Policy Statement and whether the bank will do more to try to dampen the housing market
28th Jul 21, 12:35pm
27th Jul 21, 2:23pm
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David Hargreaves has a further crunch of the latest monthly mortgage figures and awards a chocolate fish to the investors for the biggest percentage increase in size of average mortgage this year
David Hargreaves has a further crunch of the latest monthly mortgage figures and awards a chocolate fish to the investors for the biggest percentage increase in size of average mortgage this year
27th Jul 21, 2:23pm
26th Jul 21, 3:34pm
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Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show $8.5 billion of mortgages were advanced last month, which was easily a record for a June; over $50 billion of mortgages taken out in first six months of year
Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show $8.5 billion of mortgages were advanced last month, which was easily a record for a June; over $50 billion of mortgages taken out in first six months of year
26th Jul 21, 3:34pm
26th Jul 21, 11:40am
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The inflation 'beast' of the 1970s and 80s WAS slain and any inflation we see ahead of us is 'only a distant cousin', Kiwibank economists say
The inflation 'beast' of the 1970s and 80s WAS slain and any inflation we see ahead of us is 'only a distant cousin', Kiwibank economists say
26th Jul 21, 11:40am
22nd Jul 21, 3:07pm
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The expected time lag between when New Zealand begins hiking official interest rates and when Australia does is set to be the longest lag in over 20 years, ANZ economists say
The expected time lag between when New Zealand begins hiking official interest rates and when Australia does is set to be the longest lag in over 20 years, ANZ economists say
22nd Jul 21, 3:07pm
22nd Jul 21, 11:40am
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New Stats NZ figures show that in the 12 months to March, the country's household net worth increased by over $400 billion - about the same as the increase over the whole of the previous four years; But our savings rate is dropping again
New Stats NZ figures show that in the 12 months to March, the country's household net worth increased by over $400 billion - about the same as the increase over the whole of the previous four years; But our savings rate is dropping again
22nd Jul 21, 11:40am
21st Jul 21, 4:36pm
The chairman of the management company for the Fonterra Shareholders' Fund units 'expects a clear position' to be stated on the future of the fund
The chairman of the management company for the Fonterra Shareholders' Fund units 'expects a clear position' to be stated on the future of the fund
21st Jul 21, 4:36pm
21st Jul 21, 2:52pm
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A further fall in global dairy auction prices - even after Fonterra cut back the amount of product it offered - has got economists questioning whether a $8 price for farmers can be achieved this season
A further fall in global dairy auction prices - even after Fonterra cut back the amount of product it offered - has got economists questioning whether a $8 price for farmers can be achieved this season
21st Jul 21, 2:52pm
21st Jul 21, 1:13pm
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Economists at the country's largest bank believe inflation will stay elevated - above the RBNZ's targeted level - for about the next 12 months before declining again
Economists at the country's largest bank believe inflation will stay elevated - above the RBNZ's targeted level - for about the next 12 months before declining again
21st Jul 21, 1:13pm
20th Jul 21, 3:45pm
The Fonterra board has pledged to provide extra, forward-looking, information on the co-operative over the next two months as it continues with capital restructuring plans
The Fonterra board has pledged to provide extra, forward-looking, information on the co-operative over the next two months as it continues with capital restructuring plans
20th Jul 21, 3:45pm
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20th Jul 21, 2:09pm
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BNZ economists raise the possibility that the Reserve Bank might hike the Official Cash Rate by half a percentage point in one go - something that last happened over 21 years ago
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BNZ economists raise the possibility that the Reserve Bank might hike the Official Cash Rate by half a percentage point in one go - something that last happened over 21 years ago
20th Jul 21, 2:09pm
20th Jul 21, 10:58am
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Supply issues facing builders have made the challenge to address the country's housing shortage that much harder, say Kiwibank economists; new supply now 'at risk'
Supply issues facing builders have made the challenge to address the country's housing shortage that much harder, say Kiwibank economists; new supply now 'at risk'
20th Jul 21, 10:58am
18th Jul 21, 6:01am
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David Hargreaves has for some time been fretting over our 30% house price inflation bender. The events of the past week have not made him feel any better
David Hargreaves has for some time been fretting over our 30% house price inflation bender. The events of the past week have not made him feel any better
18th Jul 21, 6:01am
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16th Jul 21, 11:11am
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Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 1.3% in June quarter, a rise which is far more than economists expected; August 18 RBNZ rate hike now seems a done deal
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Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 1.3% in June quarter, a rise which is far more than economists expected; August 18 RBNZ rate hike now seems a done deal
16th Jul 21, 11:11am
14th Jul 21, 4:08pm
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The Reserve Bank has swapped its dove clothes for hawkish attire - while we will all now be watching economic data like hawks over the next few weeks to see if the RBNZ is likely to kick off Official Cash Rate hikes as soon as August
The Reserve Bank has swapped its dove clothes for hawkish attire - while we will all now be watching economic data like hawks over the next few weeks to see if the RBNZ is likely to kick off Official Cash Rate hikes as soon as August
14th Jul 21, 4:08pm
13th Jul 21, 3:05pm
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Figures out this week are expected to show our inflation at near 10-year highs - but the key unanswered question is whether inflation will dwindle of its own accord, or need a push from higher interest rates
Figures out this week are expected to show our inflation at near 10-year highs - but the key unanswered question is whether inflation will dwindle of its own accord, or need a push from higher interest rates
13th Jul 21, 3:05pm
13th Jul 21, 8:30am
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The Government is putting $136 mln into a scheme that it says will create capacity for 2000 new houses in Porirua and create up to 250 jobs
The Government is putting $136 mln into a scheme that it says will create capacity for 2000 new houses in Porirua and create up to 250 jobs
13th Jul 21, 8:30am
12th Jul 21, 3:27pm
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It seems the lockdown period and subsequent changes to working patterns have helped push us towards hypochondria - and given us sore necks and bad backs
It seems the lockdown period and subsequent changes to working patterns have helped push us towards hypochondria - and given us sore necks and bad backs
12th Jul 21, 3:27pm

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