David Hargreaves

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13 Feb 19, 4:47pm
RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr says central bank has 'historically low level' of house price inflation projected; says investor perceptions 'are being tested at the moment'
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13 Feb 19, 2:08pm
Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75%; No change to rates seen before 2021; Next move 'up or down'
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13 Feb 19, 8:50am
Influential RBNZ Survey of expectations shows significant change in view of house prices this year - with the average pick now for gains of less than 2%
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13 Feb 19, 7:53am
KPMG sees 2019 as a key year for house prices following the restrictions placed on overseas buyers late last year and with the current woes in the Australian market
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11 Feb 19, 1:54pm
David Hargreaves ponders the unanswerable question of how much money is desirable for a comfortable retirement
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11 Feb 19, 9:20am
Westpac economists change their call and now see no OCR change before 2022, with the 'balance of risks' for rates going up or down evenly balanced
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7 Feb 19, 4:00pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; A new NZ resident every 5 minutes and 26 seconds, a Capital Gains Tax plea, a Westpac floating rates notes issue, a lower Kiwi dollar, higher milk
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7 Feb 19, 10:54am
David Hargreaves adds his voice to those exhorting the Government to keep its nerve on plans to build more houses
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7 Feb 19, 5:00am
The Reserve Bank's first major set piece of the year will be all-change as the central bank prepares for the imminent introduction of a formal committee-based interest rate setting structure
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4 Feb 19, 2:52pm
Auckland-based non-bank deposit taker FE Investments is pushing ahead with plans to offer retail deposits in Australia after major shareholders tipped in more capital
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31 Jan 19, 3:43pm
Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show mortgage credit growth remains above 6%, while non-bank lending has surged in the past month
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29 Jan 19, 3:50pm
Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show first home buyers getting a record high share of new mortgage money last month
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22 Dec 18, 7:16am
David Hargreaves says the interlinked issues of KiwiBuild, immigration and the overall housing market performance in 2019 will together be the key determinant of who forms a Government in 2020
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20 Dec 18, 3:30pm
Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show the share of borrowing by the housing investor is continuing to drop sharply to new lows
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19 Dec 18, 11:06am
RBNZ's new capital requirements would need Heartland to lift its 'Tier 1' capital by about $15m a year; company believes the new requirements will stir more takeover activity and says it will consider any 'value-accretive' acquisition
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18 Dec 18, 9:04am
Fletcher Building says Formica sale completes sell-off of non-core businesses; will now reinstate dividends for shareholders
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17 Dec 18, 6:00pm
KPMG's annual FIPS for the non-banking sector reports that a number of participants in its survey have noted 'quite an impact' from the new lay-buy schemes; questions over non-regulation of such schemes
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13 Dec 18, 11:13am
The Reserve Bank has released its climate change strategy, which will include studying the extent to which climate change is factored into the country's current house prices
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12 Dec 18, 4:10pm
The New Zealand finance company ANZ has strenuously tried to sell keeps producing the goods; after tax profit rises 6% to $65.3 million
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12 Dec 18, 1:41pm
Insurance Council of New Zealand cautions those who might be affected by Air New Zealand pre-Christmas strike disruption that their travel insurance might not cover them for financial costs
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