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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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9 years 6 months

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Insurance industry says a policyholder guarantee scheme should be unnecessary if other regulatory settings are correct and say a scheme would risk 'moral hazard'
24th May 22, 10:32am
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Insurance industry says a policyholder guarantee scheme should be unnecessary if other regulatory settings are correct and say a scheme would risk 'moral hazard'
Kiwibank economists see mortgage rates ranging as high as 7.5% even though they don't see the OCR going as high as currently forecast
23rd May 22, 3:03pm
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Kiwibank economists see mortgage rates ranging as high as 7.5% even though they don't see the OCR going as high as currently forecast
Latest figures show that having stretched themselves further and further in recent times new borrowers are now markedly stepping back from super-high borrowing levels
23rd May 22, 11:27am
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Latest figures show that having stretched themselves further and further in recent times new borrowers are now markedly stepping back from super-high borrowing levels
IMF says New Zealand house prices have increased by almost four times the average increase across OECD countries since 1998
16th May 22, 10:11am
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IMF says New Zealand house prices have increased by almost four times the average increase across OECD countries since 1998
Influential RBNZ survey shows that even though the central bank has already hiked interest rates to fight inflation, people believe that high inflation is going to be with us for quite some time
12th May 22, 3:21pm
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Influential RBNZ survey shows that even though the central bank has already hiked interest rates to fight inflation, people believe that high inflation is going to be with us for quite some time
Statistics New Zealand says food prices climbed 0.1% last month, with the rise in minimum wage having an impact
12th May 22, 11:14am
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Statistics New Zealand says food prices climbed 0.1% last month, with the rise in minimum wage having an impact
Finance Minister believes NZ is in a strong position to weather the current global storms
12th May 22, 9:23am
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Finance Minister believes NZ is in a strong position to weather the current global storms
BNZ economists say the chances of a recession increase by the day and they are predicting economic growth to 'stall' completely next year; house price falls to get worse
11th May 22, 1:30pm
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BNZ economists say the chances of a recession increase by the day and they are predicting economic growth to 'stall' completely next year; house price falls to get worse
David Hargreaves examines the Reserve Bank's view of where house prices need to be and concludes that for many people, houses will never be 'affordable' again
10th May 22, 2:24pm
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David Hargreaves examines the Reserve Bank's view of where house prices need to be and concludes that for many people, houses will never be 'affordable' again
The Government has indicated it might consider being more prescriptive with controlling supermarket prices than was recently recommended by the Commerce Commission
10th May 22, 9:55am
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The Government has indicated it might consider being more prescriptive with controlling supermarket prices than was recently recommended by the Commerce Commission
Fonterra is now forecasting a farmgate milk price of between $9.10 and $9.50 - which will still be a record
9th May 22, 9:01am
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Fonterra is now forecasting a farmgate milk price of between $9.10 and $9.50 - which will still be a record
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; No mortgage moves, ICBC and SBS increase TD rates, Crown finances beat forecasts, job ads still strong, Fed sends swaps into reverse and stocks into forward gear, Kiwi dollar mixed
5th May 22, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; No mortgage moves, ICBC and SBS increase TD rates, Crown finances beat forecasts, job ads still strong, Fed sends swaps into reverse and stocks into forward gear, Kiwi dollar mixed
Reserve Bank says house prices will become sustainable if the 10% price drop it's forecasting over the next two years occurs
5th May 22, 11:37am
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Reserve Bank says house prices will become sustainable if the 10% price drop it's forecasting over the next two years occurs
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; TSB moves on mortgages and TDs, ASB ups its mortgage servicing test rate, hospitality sector rebounds, Westpac trims milk price forecast, swaps fire up again, Kiwi dollar drops - again
4th May 22, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; TSB moves on mortgages and TDs, ASB ups its mortgage servicing test rate, hospitality sector rebounds, Westpac trims milk price forecast, swaps fire up again, Kiwi dollar drops - again
Statistics New Zealand says private sector wage costs rose 3.1% in the past year
4th May 22, 11:04am
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Statistics New Zealand says private sector wage costs rose 3.1% in the past year
Latest Reserve Bank Financial Stability Report says house prices have been declining since November but still remain above sustainable levels
4th May 22, 9:20am
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Latest Reserve Bank Financial Stability Report says house prices have been declining since November but still remain above sustainable levels
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; ANZ changes for savers and business borrowers, lots of dwelling consents but getting them built may be the question, Robertson's new rules, swap rates up, Kiwi dollar recovers some ground
3rd May 22, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; ANZ changes for savers and business borrowers, lots of dwelling consents but getting them built may be the question, Robertson's new rules, swap rates up, Kiwi dollar recovers some ground
Finance Minister announces new debt ceiling and surplus targets, new headline debt measure, and a later return to surplus than earlier targeted
3rd May 22, 8:10am
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Finance Minister announces new debt ceiling and surplus targets, new headline debt measure, and a later return to surplus than earlier targeted
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; Heartland raises rates, CCCFA rule change 'just a band aid', ANZ cranks up the 'sensitivity', Wellington construction woes, rates moving up, stocks mostly down, dollar down again
2nd May 22, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; Heartland raises rates, CCCFA rule change 'just a band aid', ANZ cranks up the 'sensitivity', Wellington construction woes, rates moving up, stocks mostly down, dollar down again
This week's labour market figures are expected to see unemployment drop even further, but arguably more important will be whether wage rates are starting to take off
2nd May 22, 11:20am
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This week's labour market figures are expected to see unemployment drop even further, but arguably more important will be whether wage rates are starting to take off
NZ Infrastructure Commission launches its first strategy, which highlights major tasks ahead of the country
2nd May 22, 10:00am
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NZ Infrastructure Commission launches its first strategy, which highlights major tasks ahead of the country
Reserve Bank says it plans to announce 'future directions' on matters such as a central bank digital currency within the next six months
29th Apr 22, 10:00am
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Reserve Bank says it plans to announce 'future directions' on matters such as a central bank digital currency within the next six months
Latest Reserve Bank figures show net credit growth in the March quarter was the slowest since the third quarter of 2020
28th Apr 22, 3:51pm
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Latest Reserve Bank figures show net credit growth in the March quarter was the slowest since the third quarter of 2020
ANZ economists say the divergence between the outlooks of the residential and commercial construction sectors has never been greater; inflationary pressures in the economy remain intense
28th Apr 22, 1:27pm
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ANZ economists say the divergence between the outlooks of the residential and commercial construction sectors has never been greater; inflationary pressures in the economy remain intense
Govt releases discussion document that looks at striking balance between supporting Fonterra plans while introducing strengthened conditions on matters such as milk price setting
27th Apr 22, 10:33am
Govt releases discussion document that looks at striking balance between supporting Fonterra plans while introducing strengthened conditions on matters such as milk price setting