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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

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BNZ economists say the single biggest uncertainty facing the economy over the next twelve months is how business and consumer sentiment responds to endemic Covid
8th Nov 21, 3:12pm
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BNZ economists say the single biggest uncertainty facing the economy over the next twelve months is how business and consumer sentiment responds to endemic Covid
Westpac economists say two-year fixed mortgage rates are already closer to their peak than their trough in the current cycle
8th Nov 21, 1:36pm
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Westpac economists say two-year fixed mortgage rates are already closer to their peak than their trough in the current cycle
Productivity Commission says NZ governments need to - ahead of time - build the assets and infrastructure that are required to prepare for and support a growing population
8th Nov 21, 7:33am
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Productivity Commission says NZ governments need to - ahead of time - build the assets and infrastructure that are required to prepare for and support a growing population
David Hargreaves says the Reserve Bank Governor's cautionary words about New Zealanders not putting all their eggs in the housing basket will likely fall on deaf ears
4th Nov 21, 11:12am
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David Hargreaves says the Reserve Bank Governor's cautionary words about New Zealanders not putting all their eggs in the housing basket will likely fall on deaf ears
Westpac acting chief economist Michael Gordon says the starting point for the NZ economy in this cycle is 'wildly stronger' than the Reserve Bank expected, and the upside risks for inflation are growing
4th Nov 21, 8:47am
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Westpac acting chief economist Michael Gordon says the starting point for the NZ economy in this cycle is 'wildly stronger' than the Reserve Bank expected, and the upside risks for inflation are growing
Latest labour market figures blow all economists' expectations out of the water once again
3rd Nov 21, 11:05am
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Latest labour market figures blow all economists' expectations out of the water once again
Reserve Bank analysis suggests that as interest rates 'normalise' and supply continues to enter the market over the coming years, house prices are likely come under pressure to realign with fundamental values
2nd Nov 21, 12:08pm
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Reserve Bank analysis suggests that as interest rates 'normalise' and supply continues to enter the market over the coming years, house prices are likely come under pressure to realign with fundamental values
'Simply ‘doubling down’ on the same set of risks (i.e., similar assets) is not diversification,' Reserve Bank Governor says
2nd Nov 21, 10:17am
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'Simply ‘doubling down’ on the same set of risks (i.e., similar assets) is not diversification,' Reserve Bank Governor says
This week's labour market figures seem set to be 'noisy' due to Covid disruptions, but should show falling unemployment and rising wage levels
1st Nov 21, 10:51am
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This week's labour market figures seem set to be 'noisy' due to Covid disruptions, but should show falling unemployment and rising wage levels
89 new Covid cases on Thursday; MIQ stays to be cut to seven days for fully vaccinated
28th Oct 21, 1:33pm
89 new Covid cases on Thursday; MIQ stays to be cut to seven days for fully vaccinated
Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show $6.9 billion of mortgages were advanced - which is just $400 mln short of a then record total recorded in September last year
27th Oct 21, 3:39pm
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Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show $6.9 billion of mortgages were advanced - which is just $400 mln short of a then record total recorded in September last year
Latest ANZ Business Outlook shows over 90% of firms in every sector apart from services facing higher costs; inflation expectations blowing out
27th Oct 21, 1:24pm
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Latest ANZ Business Outlook shows over 90% of firms in every sector apart from services facing higher costs; inflation expectations blowing out
Statistics NZ says September was the third record month in a row for imports, with the figure reaching $6.6 billion - up 30% on the same month a year ago
27th Oct 21, 11:20am
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Statistics NZ says September was the third record month in a row for imports, with the figure reaching $6.6 billion - up 30% on the same month a year ago
Kiwibank economists say there's currently an 'imbalance' in the wholesale interest rate markets and they see more 'upside risk' for mortgage rates
26th Oct 21, 3:15pm
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Kiwibank economists say there's currently an 'imbalance' in the wholesale interest rate markets and they see more 'upside risk' for mortgage rates
Fonterra has narrowed its milk price forecast range, giving an implied 'midpoint' price that equals the record payout in 2014
26th Oct 21, 9:02am
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Fonterra has narrowed its milk price forecast range, giving an implied 'midpoint' price that equals the record payout in 2014
David Hargreaves suggests a coherent global strategy is needed to deal with the systemic threat the cryptocurrency behemoth Bitcoin is now posing
21st Oct 21, 11:44am
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David Hargreaves suggests a coherent global strategy is needed to deal with the systemic threat the cryptocurrency behemoth Bitcoin is now posing
Joint call for Government action on the 'concentration of market power' in the supermarket sector
20th Oct 21, 9:26am
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Joint call for Government action on the 'concentration of market power' in the supermarket sector
A reassessment of the likely average cost of borrowing over the next few years poses a challenge to asset valuations that underpin household wealth, ANZ economists say
20th Oct 21, 8:42am
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A reassessment of the likely average cost of borrowing over the next few years poses a challenge to asset valuations that underpin household wealth, ANZ economists say
With the Reserve Bank now needing to consider full employment as part of its mandate, attempts to rein in galloping inflation could have consequences
19th Oct 21, 3:37pm
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With the Reserve Bank now needing to consider full employment as part of its mandate, attempts to rein in galloping inflation could have consequences
The Reserve Bank's own calculations show core NZ-generated inflation running at 3.5%, well above the top of the central bank's target range
19th Oct 21, 10:15am
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The Reserve Bank's own calculations show core NZ-generated inflation running at 3.5%, well above the top of the central bank's target range
BNZ economists say the RBNZ is now 'well and truly behind the curve' as inflation heads to 'a number well above 5%'
18th Oct 21, 2:56pm
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BNZ economists say the RBNZ is now 'well and truly behind the curve' as inflation heads to 'a number well above 5%'
Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 2.2% in September quarter, which was by far more than economists and the Reserve Bank picked
18th Oct 21, 10:55am
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Statistics New Zealand says the Consumers Price Index rose 2.2% in September quarter, which was by far more than economists and the Reserve Bank picked
Geoff Bascand says the health of business, household and bank balance sheets going into the pandemic played a very important role in the better than expected outcomes
14th Oct 21, 2:04pm
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Geoff Bascand says the health of business, household and bank balance sheets going into the pandemic played a very important role in the better than expected outcomes
New Zealand's inflation is set to hit another 10-year high, but the key question will be whether this is a short run thing or the start of a lasting wage and price spiral
14th Oct 21, 9:02am
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New Zealand's inflation is set to hit another 10-year high, but the key question will be whether this is a short run thing or the start of a lasting wage and price spiral
Latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey shows a net 85% of businesses are expecting higher costs
13th Oct 21, 1:36pm
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Latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey shows a net 85% of businesses are expecting higher costs