David Hargreaves

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A senior journalist and news editor with interest.co.nz, David Hargreaves has covered financial markets and economics for 35 years both in New Zealand and Britain.

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Articles by David Hargreaves

23rd Sep 19, 11:30am
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The Official Cash Rate will most probably be kept at 1% this week after last month's shock double cut - but under the current RBNZ regime, nothing should be ruled out
The Official Cash Rate will most probably be kept at 1% this week after last month's shock double cut - but under the current RBNZ regime, nothing should be ruled out
23rd Sep 19, 11:30am
[Updated]
23rd Sep 19, 8:30am
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Government releases its Economic Plan, which includes measures to make business feasibility studies tax deductible and makes it easier for new ventures to carry forward deductions for tax losses
[Updated]
Government releases its Economic Plan, which includes measures to make business feasibility studies tax deductible and makes it easier for new ventures to carry forward deductions for tax losses
23rd Sep 19, 8:30am
[Updated]
19th Sep 19, 11:02am
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Kiwibank economists say monetary policy is proving ineffective without fiscal support and we need 'strong, wise and expansive fiscal policy'
[Updated]
Kiwibank economists say monetary policy is proving ineffective without fiscal support and we need 'strong, wise and expansive fiscal policy'
19th Sep 19, 11:02am
19th Sep 19, 8:00am
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David Hargreaves looks at the new temporary work visa proposals - the latest broken election promise from the Labour-led 'taking a breather on immigration' Government
David Hargreaves looks at the new temporary work visa proposals - the latest broken election promise from the Labour-led 'taking a breather on immigration' Government
19th Sep 19, 8:00am
18th Sep 19, 11:06am
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Westpac economists say unconventional monetary policy could help the Reserve Bank meet its inflation target but they warn that any monetary policy is 'no panacea'
Westpac economists say unconventional monetary policy could help the Reserve Bank meet its inflation target but they warn that any monetary policy is 'no panacea'
18th Sep 19, 11:06am
17th Sep 19, 1:00pm
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New measures make it simpler for employers to bring temporary migrant labour in - and the Government has reversed the previous National administration's clampdown on families of workers being allowed to come to NZ
New measures make it simpler for employers to bring temporary migrant labour in - and the Government has reversed the previous National administration's clampdown on families of workers being allowed to come to NZ
17th Sep 19, 1:00pm
16th Sep 19, 12:54pm
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New Gross Domestic Product figures out this week expected to show quarterly growth of around 0.5% and annual growth of a little over 2%; such figures would be in line with RBNZ expectations
New Gross Domestic Product figures out this week expected to show quarterly growth of around 0.5% and annual growth of a little over 2%; such figures would be in line with RBNZ expectations
16th Sep 19, 12:54pm
12th Sep 19, 1:53pm
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S&P Global Ratings sees Fonterra's flexibility over setting the milk price paid to farmers as giving the dairy co-operative a higher debt capacity
S&P Global Ratings sees Fonterra's flexibility over setting the milk price paid to farmers as giving the dairy co-operative a higher debt capacity
12th Sep 19, 1:53pm
11th Sep 19, 3:09pm
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David Hargreaves continues crunching the numbers on Fonterra and points to 2015 as the year it all went terribly wrong
David Hargreaves continues crunching the numbers on Fonterra and points to 2015 as the year it all went terribly wrong
11th Sep 19, 3:09pm
11th Sep 19, 12:03pm
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Statistics NZ estimates New Zealand's net migration gain increased by over 8% in the July year when compared with the year to July 2018
Statistics NZ estimates New Zealand's net migration gain increased by over 8% in the July year when compared with the year to July 2018
11th Sep 19, 12:03pm
10th Sep 19, 9:26am
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David Hargreaves crunches some numbers around Fonterra and does little to soothe his own anxiety about the future of New Zealand's dairy giant and our dairy industry
David Hargreaves crunches some numbers around Fonterra and does little to soothe his own anxiety about the future of New Zealand's dairy giant and our dairy industry
10th Sep 19, 9:26am
8th Sep 19, 6:31am
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David Hargreaves ponders why a housing obsessed nation like New Zealand keeps electing governments that don't know how to handle housing issues
David Hargreaves ponders why a housing obsessed nation like New Zealand keeps electing governments that don't know how to handle housing issues
8th Sep 19, 6:31am
5th Sep 19, 10:24am
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ANZ agriculture economist Susan Kilsby thinks Fonterra may have to make still further asset write-downs of up to $700 million and may have to withhold some of the milk price payout
ANZ agriculture economist Susan Kilsby thinks Fonterra may have to make still further asset write-downs of up to $700 million and may have to withhold some of the milk price payout
5th Sep 19, 10:24am
4th Sep 19, 2:34pm
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The latest MBIE National Construction Pipeline Report sees nationwide house building peaking at 38,000 in the next few years - about 5,000 houses a year fewer than earlier forecast
The latest MBIE National Construction Pipeline Report sees nationwide house building peaking at 38,000 in the next few years - about 5,000 houses a year fewer than earlier forecast
4th Sep 19, 2:34pm
3rd Sep 19, 8:58am
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David Hargreaves analyses the crucial roles in the house market that the investors, the first home buyers and Kiwisaver have been playing
David Hargreaves analyses the crucial roles in the house market that the investors, the first home buyers and Kiwisaver have been playing
3rd Sep 19, 8:58am
2nd Sep 19, 2:32pm
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The big bank economists are mulling what the flagging business confidence and drooping inflation expectations mean for the economy, with one economist even questioning whether the economy is heading for 'stall speed'
The big bank economists are mulling what the flagging business confidence and drooping inflation expectations mean for the economy, with one economist even questioning whether the economy is heading for 'stall speed'
2nd Sep 19, 2:32pm
1st Sep 19, 6:02am
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David Hargreaves takes liberties with metaphors as he ponders the uphill task RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr has as he tries to get New Zealand spending and investing
David Hargreaves takes liberties with metaphors as he ponders the uphill task RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr has as he tries to get New Zealand spending and investing
1st Sep 19, 6:02am
29th Aug 19, 1:14pm
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ANZ Business Outlook Survey says there's 'nothing good to say' about business confidence as it hits the lowest level in over 11 years while increasing numbers of firms intend to reduce staff numbers
ANZ Business Outlook Survey says there's 'nothing good to say' about business confidence as it hits the lowest level in over 11 years while increasing numbers of firms intend to reduce staff numbers
29th Aug 19, 1:14pm
28th Aug 19, 3:05pm
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Fonterra says its milk volumes in Australia were down nearly 29% in the first month of the new season, following on from a more than 20% drop for the whole of last season
Fonterra says its milk volumes in Australia were down nearly 29% in the first month of the new season, following on from a more than 20% drop for the whole of last season
28th Aug 19, 3:05pm
28th Aug 19, 12:16pm
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Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr puts in a plug for the Government and businesses to invest more to take advantage of low global interest rates
Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr puts in a plug for the Government and businesses to invest more to take advantage of low global interest rates
28th Aug 19, 12:16pm

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