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'
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'
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%
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
11 Feb 19, 1:54pm
David Hargreaves ponders the unanswerable question of how much money is desirable for a comfortable retirement
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
18 Dec 18, 9:04am
Fletcher Building says Formica sale completes sell-off of non-core businesses; will now reinstate dividends for shareholders
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
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
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
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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