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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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David Hargreaves highlights some of the issues he's looking out for in 2022 and ponders what's looking increasingly like a very unpleasant legacy of the global pandemic
9th Dec 21, 10:03am
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David Hargreaves highlights some of the issues he's looking out for in 2022 and ponders what's looking increasingly like a very unpleasant legacy of the global pandemic
Westpac economists are now forecasting a 'windfall' for farmers and pick the Kiwi dollar will get down as low as US66c next year
8th Dec 21, 2:06pm
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Westpac economists are now forecasting a 'windfall' for farmers and pick the Kiwi dollar will get down as low as US66c next year
Fund manager Harbour Asset Management says the recent pickup in inflation goes beyond supply chain disruption and higher petrol prices
8th Dec 21, 11:34am
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Fund manager Harbour Asset Management says the recent pickup in inflation goes beyond supply chain disruption and higher petrol prices
The old favourites - Covid, closed borders and hot houses - ruled the year again. But Covid got much more up close and personal, and there's a menacing 'new', but familiar-looking, kid in town. David Hargreaves shares his views on the year that was
7th Dec 21, 9:30am
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The old favourites - Covid, closed borders and hot houses - ruled the year again. But Covid got much more up close and personal, and there's a menacing 'new', but familiar-looking, kid in town. David Hargreaves shares his views on the year that was
ANZ economists say interest rate hikes will be tough - but ongoing high inflation would be worse
2nd Dec 21, 1:23pm
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ANZ economists say interest rate hikes will be tough - but ongoing high inflation would be worse
Economists at three of the four largest banks now see house prices dropping in 2022
1st Dec 21, 1:49pm
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Economists at three of the four largest banks now see house prices dropping in 2022
The Government says its $37.5 mln package for Auckland will 'help revive economic, social and cultural activities in our largest city over summer, and ensure those in hardship also get relief'
1st Dec 21, 11:00am
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The Government says its $37.5 mln package for Auckland will 'help revive economic, social and cultural activities in our largest city over summer, and ensure those in hardship also get relief'
More information will need to be gathered from borrowers by lenders about the reasons why they need the loan, their income, and expenses. Lenders need to assess that the borrower can afford the repayments without getting into financial difficulty
1st Dec 21, 9:47am
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More information will need to be gathered from borrowers by lenders about the reasons why they need the loan, their income, and expenses. Lenders need to assess that the borrower can afford the repayments without getting into financial difficulty
Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi says the new 'one-off' visa pathway will help retain the skills the country needs to support economic recovery
1st Dec 21, 8:19am
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Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi says the new 'one-off' visa pathway will help retain the skills the country needs to support economic recovery
In a new consultation paper the Reserve Bank says that without a 'policy response' the cash system may be unable to meet its objectives
30th Nov 21, 2:00pm
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In a new consultation paper the Reserve Bank says that without a 'policy response' the cash system may be unable to meet its objectives
The RBNZ’s message to financial markets was that, 'yes – interest rates do need to go up, but how high remains uncertain so don’t get too far ahead of yourselves', ASB economists say
29th Nov 21, 1:37pm
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The RBNZ’s message to financial markets was that, 'yes – interest rates do need to go up, but how high remains uncertain so don’t get too far ahead of yourselves', ASB economists say
Independent economics researcher Capital Economics warns of potential further supply chain problems and inflationary pressures
29th Nov 21, 11:49am
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Independent economics researcher Capital Economics warns of potential further supply chain problems and inflationary pressures
Report ordered by the Government finds that the power cuts on one of the coldest nights of the year 'need not have happened' as there was enough load to keep the lights on
25th Nov 21, 1:31pm
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Report ordered by the Government finds that the power cuts on one of the coldest nights of the year 'need not have happened' as there was enough load to keep the lights on
Government announces a suite of new policies for ongoing management of Covid in a $1.5 bln package
25th Nov 21, 11:20am
Government announces a suite of new policies for ongoing management of Covid in a $1.5 bln package
25th Nov 21, 8:54am
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RBNZ says Westpac NZ has made progress 'but there is a lot more to do'
The housing market remains amazingly buoyant even as interest rates are getting cranked up
24th Nov 21, 3:20pm
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The housing market remains amazingly buoyant even as interest rates are getting cranked up
The Reserve Bank meets market expectations with a 25 basis point move in the OCR and by forecasting significant future rises
24th Nov 21, 2:10pm
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The Reserve Bank meets market expectations with a 25 basis point move in the OCR and by forecasting significant future rises
David Hargreaves crunches some facts and numbers and worries about what might be ahead in 2022
23rd Nov 21, 2:29pm
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David Hargreaves crunches some facts and numbers and worries about what might be ahead in 2022
Country's largest bank joins growing number of banks declining mortgage applications for loans with less than a 20% deposit
23rd Nov 21, 9:41am
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Country's largest bank joins growing number of banks declining mortgage applications for loans with less than a 20% deposit
BNZ economists anticipate ongoing interest rate increases and constrained household spending; a recession is 'possible' but not their 'central scenario' barring an external shock
22nd Nov 21, 2:12pm
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BNZ economists anticipate ongoing interest rate increases and constrained household spending; a recession is 'possible' but not their 'central scenario' barring an external shock
Refining NZ say work 'well advanced' to prepare the Marsden Point site to operate as an import-terminal and to plan for the safe shutdown and decommissioning of the refinery
22nd Nov 21, 9:18am
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Refining NZ say work 'well advanced' to prepare the Marsden Point site to operate as an import-terminal and to plan for the safe shutdown and decommissioning of the refinery
The RBNZ's own much-watched Survey of Expectations shows that inflation's expected to be around 3% in two years time; survey results may spark increased speculation of a 50 basis point lift to the Official Cash Rate next week
18th Nov 21, 3:24pm
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The RBNZ's own much-watched Survey of Expectations shows that inflation's expected to be around 3% in two years time; survey results may spark increased speculation of a 50 basis point lift to the Official Cash Rate next week
Auckland spending has bounced after the loosening of Covid restrictions, but services spending is still well down, according to Kiwibank credit and debit card data
18th Nov 21, 11:30am
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Auckland spending has bounced after the loosening of Covid restrictions, but services spending is still well down, according to Kiwibank credit and debit card data
ANZ economists see 'a relatively middle of the road outlook' for a period of weaker-than-average house price growth over 2022, but a gradual return to average over 2023
17th Nov 21, 3:01pm
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ANZ economists see 'a relatively middle of the road outlook' for a period of weaker-than-average house price growth over 2022, but a gradual return to average over 2023
Westpac's head of NZ strategy Imre Speizer says the current rush to fix mortgages is likely to continue into next year, which will keep pressure on swap rates
17th Nov 21, 12:35pm
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Westpac's head of NZ strategy Imre Speizer says the current rush to fix mortgages is likely to continue into next year, which will keep pressure on swap rates