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

1st May 19, 3:04pm
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David Hargreaves argues that the Government must take a more realistic approach than currently intended in its initiatives on financial conduct
David Hargreaves argues that the Government must take a more realistic approach than currently intended in its initiatives on financial conduct
1st May 19, 3:04pm
1st May 19, 11:31am
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Vector targeting funds raised to repay some existing bank debt and to 'diversify' its funding sources
Vector targeting funds raised to repay some existing bank debt and to 'diversify' its funding sources
1st May 19, 11:31am
29th Apr 19, 3:34pm
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New Reserve Bank lending by borrower type figures show lowest March borrowing total since at least 2015, but the First Home Buyers are still out and about
New Reserve Bank lending by borrower type figures show lowest March borrowing total since at least 2015, but the First Home Buyers are still out and about
29th Apr 19, 3:34pm
29th Apr 19, 2:00pm
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David Hargreaves says the harsh reality of what will pass as Census 2018 information demonstrates the urgent need to bin the whole thing and bring forward the next census
David Hargreaves says the harsh reality of what will pass as Census 2018 information demonstrates the urgent need to bin the whole thing and bring forward the next census
29th Apr 19, 2:00pm
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29th Apr 19, 1:13pm
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The long-delayed release of information from last year's Census will start in September - but Stats NZ concedes there are insurmountable gaps of information in some key areas, including iwi affiliation
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The long-delayed release of information from last year's Census will start in September - but Stats NZ concedes there are insurmountable gaps of information in some key areas, including iwi affiliation
29th Apr 19, 1:13pm
24th Apr 19, 12:50pm
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Amid ongoing activity around the FMA-Reserve Bank review of banks' conduct and culture, a Consumer NZ survey finds one in five bank customers being offered products they didn't request
Amid ongoing activity around the FMA-Reserve Bank review of banks' conduct and culture, a Consumer NZ survey finds one in five bank customers being offered products they didn't request
24th Apr 19, 12:50pm
23rd Apr 19, 11:03am
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Westpac economists say if the Reserve Bank doesn't cut interest rates in May there may be no cut at all over the rest of the calendar year
Westpac economists say if the Reserve Bank doesn't cut interest rates in May there may be no cut at all over the rest of the calendar year
23rd Apr 19, 11:03am
21st Apr 19, 6:02am
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While the high-end of town will be chuffed with the Government's torpedoing of Capital Gains Tax, the less well-off won't be. A successful revamp of Labour's flagship housing policies could help a lot, says David Hargreaves
While the high-end of town will be chuffed with the Government's torpedoing of Capital Gains Tax, the less well-off won't be. A successful revamp of Labour's flagship housing policies could help a lot, says David Hargreaves
21st Apr 19, 6:02am
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17th Apr 19, 2:09pm
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Prime Minister says Govt unable to find 'consensus' and is ruling out a Capital Gains Tax under her leadership
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Prime Minister says Govt unable to find 'consensus' and is ruling out a Capital Gains Tax under her leadership
17th Apr 19, 2:09pm
15th Apr 19, 3:23pm
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David Hargreaves reckons that whether by design or not the Tax Working Group has ended up being a public referendum for Capital Gains Tax - and it's likely to work out well for the Government
David Hargreaves reckons that whether by design or not the Tax Working Group has ended up being a public referendum for Capital Gains Tax - and it's likely to work out well for the Government
15th Apr 19, 3:23pm
9th Apr 19, 11:47am
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David Hargreaves ponders whether we need a rethink of how we structure and fund our primary gatherer of statistical information - and maybe we should start with scrapping the 2018 census and starting again
David Hargreaves ponders whether we need a rethink of how we structure and fund our primary gatherer of statistical information - and maybe we should start with scrapping the 2018 census and starting again
9th Apr 19, 11:47am
8th Apr 19, 12:57pm
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Westpac economists say an Official Cash Rate reduction could cause mortgage rates to fall even further, increasing the risk of 'stoking' the housing market
Westpac economists say an Official Cash Rate reduction could cause mortgage rates to fall even further, increasing the risk of 'stoking' the housing market
8th Apr 19, 12:57pm
3rd Apr 19, 11:46am
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Kiwibank economists say there's a 40% chance the Reserve Bank might have to continue cutting interest rates next year, while they see the New Zealand dollar possibly dropping into the US50s
Kiwibank economists say there's a 40% chance the Reserve Bank might have to continue cutting interest rates next year, while they see the New Zealand dollar possibly dropping into the US50s
3rd Apr 19, 11:46am
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2nd Apr 19, 11:23am
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While wannabe first home buyers face borrowing eye watering amounts of money just to get into a home, the money they borrow IS at least getting cheaper, thanks to falling interest rates. Is this a trap or an opportunity?
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While wannabe first home buyers face borrowing eye watering amounts of money just to get into a home, the money they borrow IS at least getting cheaper, thanks to falling interest rates. Is this a trap or an opportunity?
2nd Apr 19, 11:23am
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2nd Apr 19, 10:24am
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NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows businesses have started 2019 more downbeat about the economy; economists see survey results pointing to fall in interest rates
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NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows businesses have started 2019 more downbeat about the economy; economists see survey results pointing to fall in interest rates
2nd Apr 19, 10:24am
28th Mar 19, 8:17am
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Two academics and a long time trade unionist named as the 'externals' on the new committee that will decide on New Zealand's official interest rates
Two academics and a long time trade unionist named as the 'externals' on the new committee that will decide on New Zealand's official interest rates
28th Mar 19, 8:17am
27th Mar 19, 4:02pm
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The first OCR decision to be made by the new Monetary Policy Committee was going to be interesting anyway, but now it promises to be compelling
The first OCR decision to be made by the new Monetary Policy Committee was going to be interesting anyway, but now it promises to be compelling
27th Mar 19, 4:02pm
27th Mar 19, 11:37am
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Two months after the Reserve Bank relaxed lending rules for banks there's no sign of a rush for high loan to value ratio loans - meaning the RBNZ may be encouraged to relax the rules again
Two months after the Reserve Bank relaxed lending rules for banks there's no sign of a rush for high loan to value ratio loans - meaning the RBNZ may be encouraged to relax the rules again
27th Mar 19, 11:37am
26th Mar 19, 8:08am
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David Hargreaves expresses reservations about Fonterra's efforts to turn itself around
David Hargreaves expresses reservations about Fonterra's efforts to turn itself around
26th Mar 19, 8:08am
20th Mar 19, 3:50pm
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Rising global dairy prices are increasing Fonterra's chances of being able to pay a farmgate milk price at the top end of its current forecast range
Rising global dairy prices are increasing Fonterra's chances of being able to pay a farmgate milk price at the top end of its current forecast range
20th Mar 19, 3:50pm

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