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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.

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Articles by David Hargreaves

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17th Sep 20, 10:58am
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Statistics New Zealand says the 12.2% shrinkage of the economy in the June quarter is 'by far the largest on record in New Zealand'; the fall is in line with what major bank economists forecast
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Statistics New Zealand says the 12.2% shrinkage of the economy in the June quarter is 'by far the largest on record in New Zealand'; the fall is in line with what major bank economists forecast
17th Sep 20, 10:58am
16th Sep 20, 11:00am
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NZ earned $0.5 billion more than it spent in transactions with the rest of the world in the June quarter due to the sharp slowdown in international trade because of Covid-19; annual deficit was just 1.9% of GDP
NZ earned $0.5 billion more than it spent in transactions with the rest of the world in the June quarter due to the sharp slowdown in international trade because of Covid-19; annual deficit was just 1.9% of GDP
16th Sep 20, 11:00am
16th Sep 20, 10:20am
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Westpac's senior agri economist Nathan Penny says latest dairy auction results are consistent with a milk price of $6.50 for the current season, though he cautions that it is still early days yet
Westpac's senior agri economist Nathan Penny says latest dairy auction results are consistent with a milk price of $6.50 for the current season, though he cautions that it is still early days yet
16th Sep 20, 10:20am
15th Sep 20, 11:42am
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David Hargreaves tries to make sense of recent developments in our never-dull housing market
David Hargreaves tries to make sense of recent developments in our never-dull housing market
15th Sep 20, 11:42am
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14th Sep 20, 1:37pm
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The country is set to see its largest ever contraction in the economy reported this week - but the final figure's actually expected to be much smaller than first feared and the focus is already on how much the economy will grow by in the September quarter
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The country is set to see its largest ever contraction in the economy reported this week - but the final figure's actually expected to be much smaller than first feared and the focus is already on how much the economy will grow by in the September quarter
14th Sep 20, 1:37pm
10th Sep 20, 1:00pm
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Labour is now pledging to have 100% renewable electricity generation by 2030 and is targeting more electrification of transport and industry and further investment in emerging technologies such as green hydrogen
Labour is now pledging to have 100% renewable electricity generation by 2030 and is targeting more electrification of transport and industry and further investment in emerging technologies such as green hydrogen
10th Sep 20, 1:00pm
10th Sep 20, 12:03pm
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NZ Super Fund has posted a return of 1.73% for the year to June, with the fund growing to $44.8 billion at year end
NZ Super Fund has posted a return of 1.73% for the year to June, with the fund growing to $44.8 billion at year end
10th Sep 20, 12:03pm
10th Sep 20, 11:01am
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Statistics New Zealand says retail card spending slumped by over half a billion dollars in August as Auckland entered Covid-19 alert level 3
Statistics New Zealand says retail card spending slumped by over half a billion dollars in August as Auckland entered Covid-19 alert level 3
10th Sep 20, 11:01am
9th Sep 20, 4:27pm
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The Government has announced new border exceptions that will allow temporary work visa holders to return to NZ; new exceptions will now also be made to allow partners of NZ citizens and residents to return here
The Government has announced new border exceptions that will allow temporary work visa holders to return to NZ; new exceptions will now also be made to allow partners of NZ citizens and residents to return here
9th Sep 20, 4:27pm
9th Sep 20, 3:17pm
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Latest preliminary results from ANZ Business Outlook show a widespread improvement in businesses' views of their future prospects
Latest preliminary results from ANZ Business Outlook show a widespread improvement in businesses' views of their future prospects
9th Sep 20, 3:17pm
7th Sep 20, 3:11pm
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David Hargreaves says the country should never again be allowed to fall as far behind with its housing supply as it did in the wake of the global financial crisis
David Hargreaves says the country should never again be allowed to fall as far behind with its housing supply as it did in the wake of the global financial crisis
7th Sep 20, 3:11pm
3rd Sep 20, 1:16pm
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Chartered accountants say Government Covid support measures have had unintended consequence of propping up businesses that would have failed in normal times
Chartered accountants say Government Covid support measures have had unintended consequence of propping up businesses that would have failed in normal times
3rd Sep 20, 1:16pm
2nd Sep 20, 1:12pm
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Covid update: The three new community cases are all linked to the Mount Roskill evangelical fellowship; two patients in ICU
Covid update: The three new community cases are all linked to the Mount Roskill evangelical fellowship; two patients in ICU
2nd Sep 20, 1:12pm
2nd Sep 20, 11:57am
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Westpac's senior agri economist Nathan Penny says Covid has been the 'key driver' in the reduction in the price premium of milk fat over protein
Westpac's senior agri economist Nathan Penny says Covid has been the 'key driver' in the reduction in the price premium of milk fat over protein
2nd Sep 20, 11:57am
2nd Sep 20, 10:24am
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Retail NZ says about 10,000 retailers are estimated to be in danger of going out of business over the next 12 months
Retail NZ says about 10,000 retailers are estimated to be in danger of going out of business over the next 12 months
2nd Sep 20, 10:24am
1st Sep 20, 2:11pm
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What are we supposed to invest in now that interest rates have disappeared?
What are we supposed to invest in now that interest rates have disappeared?
1st Sep 20, 2:11pm
1st Sep 20, 1:17pm
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Covid update: Ministry of Health says all five of the community cases are clearly linked to the Auckland cluster
Covid update: Ministry of Health says all five of the community cases are clearly linked to the Auckland cluster
1st Sep 20, 1:17pm
1st Sep 20, 12:02pm
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UDC says Shinsei Bank’s strong funding, international experience and reach, coupled with its deep asset finance experience, will be a real advantage in accelerating the growth of UDC in New Zealand
UDC says Shinsei Bank’s strong funding, international experience and reach, coupled with its deep asset finance experience, will be a real advantage in accelerating the growth of UDC in New Zealand
1st Sep 20, 12:02pm
31st Aug 20, 3:33pm
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Reserve Bank statistics show New Zealanders increased the amount in their bank accounts by another $1.2 billion last month and the annual rate of saving is now at its highest level in nearly three years; business lending, however, has dried up
Reserve Bank statistics show New Zealanders increased the amount in their bank accounts by another $1.2 billion last month and the annual rate of saving is now at its highest level in nearly three years; business lending, however, has dried up
31st Aug 20, 3:33pm
27th Aug 20, 1:28pm
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Covid update: Director of Public Health says there are seven new Covid cases, including one imported one
Covid update: Director of Public Health says there are seven new Covid cases, including one imported one
27th Aug 20, 1:28pm
27th Aug 20, 10:10am
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David Hargreaves says the Reserve Bank should seriously reconsider reintroducing LVR limits - at least for investors
David Hargreaves says the Reserve Bank should seriously reconsider reintroducing LVR limits - at least for investors
27th Aug 20, 10:10am
27th Aug 20, 9:01am
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Our national airline is not giving any specific financial guidance for the year ahead but says each of the scenarios it is currently modelling suggests it will make another loss in 2021
Our national airline is not giving any specific financial guidance for the year ahead but says each of the scenarios it is currently modelling suggests it will make another loss in 2021
27th Aug 20, 9:01am
26th Aug 20, 3:19pm
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Latest Reserve Bank monthly mortgage figures show that the post lockdown bounce back in activity continued at hot pace in July
Latest Reserve Bank monthly mortgage figures show that the post lockdown bounce back in activity continued at hot pace in July
26th Aug 20, 3:19pm
26th Aug 20, 10:00am
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As the banks begin offering mortgage deferrals of up to a year, we play around with some numbers for illustrative purposes - with illuminating results
As the banks begin offering mortgage deferrals of up to a year, we play around with some numbers for illustrative purposes - with illuminating results
26th Aug 20, 10:00am
24th Aug 20, 2:18pm
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Some bank economists are raising various concerns and perceived problems ahead of New Zealand's likely move into 'below zero' territory with interest rates next year
Some bank economists are raising various concerns and perceived problems ahead of New Zealand's likely move into 'below zero' territory with interest rates next year
24th Aug 20, 2:18pm
24th Aug 20, 12:00pm
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Statistics New Zealand says retail sales plummeted 15% in the lockdown-affected June quarter
Statistics New Zealand says retail sales plummeted 15% in the lockdown-affected June quarter
24th Aug 20, 12:00pm
22nd Aug 20, 1:21pm
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Covid update: Nine patients now in hospital - three in ICU at Middlemore
Covid update: Nine patients now in hospital - three in ICU at Middlemore
22nd Aug 20, 1:21pm
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20th Aug 20, 1:23pm
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Covid update: Director-General of Health says all new cases are linked to the Auckland cluster - one is in Tokoroa; one person in ICU
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Covid update: Director-General of Health says all new cases are linked to the Auckland cluster - one is in Tokoroa; one person in ICU
20th Aug 20, 1:23pm
20th Aug 20, 9:58am
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The country's largest airport is taking a gloomier view than international observers of how long it will take global travel to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic
The country's largest airport is taking a gloomier view than international observers of how long it will take global travel to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic
20th Aug 20, 9:58am
20th Aug 20, 9:04am
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David Hargreaves tries to make sense of swirling and contradictory facts and figures around the current mortgage market
David Hargreaves tries to make sense of swirling and contradictory facts and figures around the current mortgage market
20th Aug 20, 9:04am
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