David Hargreaves

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19 Oct 17, 11:29am
Statistics New Zealand says housing costs increased 50.5% in the past decade, while household income rose just 42%
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18 Oct 17, 2:37pm
With no current Government and no permanent Reserve Bank Governor, there's potential for important decisions regarding housing to be left late
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18 Oct 17, 8:25am
Further weakness in the latest global dairy auction has prompted economists to drop their forecast milk price from $6.75 to as low as $6.30
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16 Oct 17, 11:40am
Latest ANZ residential property survey finds sharp spike in concern over meth contamination and over LVR restrictions
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14 Oct 17, 7:24am
The ANZ's not wanting to answer questions about its now protracted sales process for UDC Finance - but it will have to soon
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10 Oct 17, 11:29am
David Hargreaves suggests the Australian masters of the ANZ may not have done the venerable New Zealand finance company UDC any favours by snatching at the highest price available for selling it
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5 Oct 17, 4:09pm
Nearly 9 months after the sale was announced, the seller ANZ and would-be buyer HNA say there are still 'steps and processes' to work through in completing UDC Finance acquisition
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4 Oct 17, 12:50pm
As the rate of mortgage borrowing growth continues to slow sharply, David Hargreaves ponders on what level of growth the RBNZ would be content with
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4 Oct 17, 8:08am
Weaker than expected prices at latest dairy auction suggest that Fonterra may be forced to drop its current milk price forecast of $6.75 for the current season; ASB economists remain bullish
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3 Oct 17, 8:37am
TSB's updating its brand for the first time in over 25 years and will be rolling out the new logos over the next year - and losing the 'bank' in its title
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3 Oct 17, 8:29am
SBS launches 10-year subordinated redeemable share issue; 'a much higher yielding product than anything we currently offer'
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28 Sep 17, 9:09am
Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75%; reiterates view that monetary policy will remain accommodative for a considerable period; notes recent construction sector weakness
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27 Sep 17, 3:47pm
The Reserve Bank's loan to value lending restrictions are about to 'celebrate' their fourth birthday. But with the wind changing in the Government and a new RBNZ Governor to appoint, will there be a fifth?
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27 Sep 17, 11:33am
New Reserve Bank figures show borrowing by investors for house purchases last month made up just 22% of the total, compared with about 35% in the months before tighter LVR rules were applied
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25 Sep 17, 3:47pm
Assuming National does lead the next Government, it needs to urgently address the dog's breakfast it had created with the housing portfolio
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25 Sep 17, 9:01am
Fonterra announces net profit of $745 mln; drops season end milk price by 3c to $6.12, making final payout of $6.52
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21 Sep 17, 11:06am
GDP grows bang in line with market expectations; per capita GDP grows 0.3% in the quarter; construction activity shrinks again
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20 Sep 17, 12:45pm
The Government's announced the convening of a joint industry-government group to oversee full re-instalment of jet fuel supplies into Auckland Airport
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20 Sep 17, 11:54am
ASB economists stop short of raising their forecast for now but see a combination of record butter prices and wet weather as providing upward pressure on global dairy prices
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19 Sep 17, 12:01pm
The housing market is bearing up surprisingly well; the real question now is whether it will be 'left alone' or not after the election
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