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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

12th May 21, 1:48pm
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As long as interest rates don't rise appreciably, our housing market should be fine. Probably. But inflation is the wild card. Potentially very wild
As long as interest rates don't rise appreciably, our housing market should be fine. Probably. But inflation is the wild card. Potentially very wild
12th May 21, 1:48pm
11th May 21, 3:46pm
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A report into management of the wage subsidy scheme has recommended that the organisations managing it conduct a review to 'properly evaluate it' for potential future purposes
A report into management of the wage subsidy scheme has recommended that the organisations managing it conduct a review to 'properly evaluate it' for potential future purposes
11th May 21, 3:46pm
11th May 21, 10:22am
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Credit bureau Centrix says there's been a 10% increase in the number of households in hardship since the end of the Reserve Bank's mortgage deferral scheme
Credit bureau Centrix says there's been a 10% increase in the number of households in hardship since the end of the Reserve Bank's mortgage deferral scheme
11th May 21, 10:22am
10th May 21, 3:06pm
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BNZ economists see inflation getting close to 3% by the end of the year and say it will take a 'determinedly dovish' RBNZ to 'look through' the rise
BNZ economists see inflation getting close to 3% by the end of the year and say it will take a 'determinedly dovish' RBNZ to 'look through' the rise
10th May 21, 3:06pm
10th May 21, 1:42pm
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Credit firm Equifax says the surge in mortgage activity by the big banks has driven a more than 100% rise in credit inquiries
Credit firm Equifax says the surge in mortgage activity by the big banks has driven a more than 100% rise in credit inquiries
10th May 21, 1:42pm
10th May 21, 11:01am
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One time glamour stock a2 Milk Company has announced massive stock write-offs for the year of over $100 mln and slashed its earnings guidance
One time glamour stock a2 Milk Company has announced massive stock write-offs for the year of over $100 mln and slashed its earnings guidance
10th May 21, 11:01am
6th May 21, 1:38pm
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ANZ economists say the strains in the economy are starting to show as the economy tries to grow faster than it physically can, given shortages of both goods and labour
ANZ economists say the strains in the economy are starting to show as the economy tries to grow faster than it physically can, given shortages of both goods and labour
6th May 21, 1:38pm
6th May 21, 12:16pm
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According to the Reserve Bank it now takes over 220% of median disposable household income to fund a 20% deposit on a house
According to the Reserve Bank it now takes over 220% of median disposable household income to fund a 20% deposit on a house
6th May 21, 12:16pm
6th May 21, 9:22am
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Fonterra launches consultation on capital restructure proposals that appear to close the door on any non-farmer investment in the co-operative
Fonterra launches consultation on capital restructure proposals that appear to close the door on any non-farmer investment in the co-operative
6th May 21, 9:22am
5th May 21, 7:21pm
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New figures from the RBNZ show that up to 71% of the money being borrowed each month recently by investors for houses has been done on high debt to income ratios
New figures from the RBNZ show that up to 71% of the money being borrowed each month recently by investors for houses has been done on high debt to income ratios
5th May 21, 7:21pm
[Updated]
5th May 21, 11:06am
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Statistics New Zealand says the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7% in the March quarter from 4.9% in December - beating market expectations
[Updated]
Statistics New Zealand says the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7% in the March quarter from 4.9% in December - beating market expectations
5th May 21, 11:06am
5th May 21, 8:59am
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Giant dairy co-operative Fonterra is to launch what it terms a 'comprehensive consultation process' to seek feedback from its farmer shareholders on options for changing its capital structure
Giant dairy co-operative Fonterra is to launch what it terms a 'comprehensive consultation process' to seek feedback from its farmer shareholders on options for changing its capital structure
5th May 21, 8:59am
4th May 21, 2:14pm
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Investors accounted for over a third of the growth in the country's bank mortgage stock in the six months to the end of March; meanwhile, on the farm, dairy lending is falling fast
Investors accounted for over a third of the growth in the country's bank mortgage stock in the six months to the end of March; meanwhile, on the farm, dairy lending is falling fast
4th May 21, 2:14pm
3rd May 21, 11:34am
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Economists are seeing little change in the unemployment rate when official statistics are released this week
Economists are seeing little change in the unemployment rate when official statistics are released this week
3rd May 21, 11:34am
3rd May 21, 9:22am
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David Hargreaves looks at the all-night mortgage borrowing bender Kiwis are going on while lending to 'productive' parts of the economy withers
David Hargreaves looks at the all-night mortgage borrowing bender Kiwis are going on while lending to 'productive' parts of the economy withers
3rd May 21, 9:22am
29th Apr 21, 3:25pm
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Kiwis have again been borrowing up large, with nearly $10.5 billion loaned by the banks in the past month for mortgages; first home buyers borrowed a record amount; investors borrowed close to record levels
Kiwis have again been borrowing up large, with nearly $10.5 billion loaned by the banks in the past month for mortgages; first home buyers borrowed a record amount; investors borrowed close to record levels
29th Apr 21, 3:25pm
29th Apr 21, 1:35pm
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In the latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey, ANZ's economists say the notion that the RBNZ 'might be overcooking things' may well gain some traction in the months ahead
In the latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey, ANZ's economists say the notion that the RBNZ 'might be overcooking things' may well gain some traction in the months ahead
29th Apr 21, 1:35pm
29th Apr 21, 8:13am
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New guidelines issued by the RBNZ aimed at providing 'over-arching framework' for the governance and management of cyber risk among the financial sector
New guidelines issued by the RBNZ aimed at providing 'over-arching framework' for the governance and management of cyber risk among the financial sector
29th Apr 21, 8:13am
29th Apr 21, 8:08am
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David Hargreaves doesn't see anything to be too fearful of in the moves by Finance Minister Grant Robertson to get more hands-on with the Reserve Bank's lending restrictions
David Hargreaves doesn't see anything to be too fearful of in the moves by Finance Minister Grant Robertson to get more hands-on with the Reserve Bank's lending restrictions
29th Apr 21, 8:08am
27th Apr 21, 2:55pm
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BNZ economists describe Govt plans to influence bank lending as a "surprise" but say judgement will have to wait until further details are revealed
BNZ economists describe Govt plans to influence bank lending as a "surprise" but say judgement will have to wait until further details are revealed
27th Apr 21, 2:55pm
21st Apr 21, 3:50pm
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Westpac economists see buoyant dairy prices flowing through next season and have hiked their milk price forecast for next year by 75c to $8 per kilogram of milk solids
Westpac economists see buoyant dairy prices flowing through next season and have hiked their milk price forecast for next year by 75c to $8 per kilogram of milk solids
21st Apr 21, 3:50pm
21st Apr 21, 2:58pm
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ANZ economists say after the recent housing policy changes by the Government there's a greater chance that interest rate increases could cause investors to sell up; RBNZ may wait too long to raise rates
ANZ economists say after the recent housing policy changes by the Government there's a greater chance that interest rate increases could cause investors to sell up; RBNZ may wait too long to raise rates
21st Apr 21, 2:58pm
21st Apr 21, 11:13am
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Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 0.8% in the March quarter, giving annual inflation of 1.5%; result in line with market forecasts, though lower than the Reserve Bank expected
Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 0.8% in the March quarter, giving annual inflation of 1.5%; result in line with market forecasts, though lower than the Reserve Bank expected
21st Apr 21, 11:13am
21st Apr 21, 9:18am
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Financial Markets Authority says advertising returns for the 12-month period to March 2021 could mislead investors - as it shows none of the severe February-March selloff in the markets last year but all of the subsequent recovery
Financial Markets Authority says advertising returns for the 12-month period to March 2021 could mislead investors - as it shows none of the severe February-March selloff in the markets last year but all of the subsequent recovery
21st Apr 21, 9:18am
19th Apr 21, 3:33pm
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Kiwibank economists say housing supply should be able to meet demand by 2024 and we could even see an over-supply, leading to improved affordability; house price growth to fall to 1% by end of 2022
Kiwibank economists say housing supply should be able to meet demand by 2024 and we could even see an over-supply, leading to improved affordability; house price growth to fall to 1% by end of 2022
19th Apr 21, 3:33pm

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