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

3rd Feb 20, 11:07am
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With unemployment figures likely to be unchanged at 4.2% there's little pressure on the Reserve Bank to make changes when it next reviews the Official Cash Rate on February 12
With unemployment figures likely to be unchanged at 4.2% there's little pressure on the Reserve Bank to make changes when it next reviews the Official Cash Rate on February 12
3rd Feb 20, 11:07am
3rd Feb 20, 8:36am
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David Hargreaves has a dig through the Government's new draft legislation to create special purpose vehicles that would levy homeowners for new infrastructure and concludes it's a bad and maybe dangerous idea. What do you think?
David Hargreaves has a dig through the Government's new draft legislation to create special purpose vehicles that would levy homeowners for new infrastructure and concludes it's a bad and maybe dangerous idea. What do you think?
3rd Feb 20, 8:36am
29th Jan 20, 3:35pm
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New Reserve Bank figures confirm that the housing market had a raging finish to 2019 - and first home buyers were in there at record levels
New Reserve Bank figures confirm that the housing market had a raging finish to 2019 - and first home buyers were in there at record levels
29th Jan 20, 3:35pm
29th Jan 20, 11:28am
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Reserve Bank Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby says there remain 'a number of short-to-medium-term risks' on both the upside and downside for the NZ economy
Reserve Bank Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby says there remain 'a number of short-to-medium-term risks' on both the upside and downside for the NZ economy
29th Jan 20, 11:28am
29th Jan 20, 5:14am
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ASB senior economist welcomes increase in investor confidence but questions the idea of confidence 'being driven by an investors’ house rather than things like KiwiSaver, the share market or investment property'
ASB senior economist welcomes increase in investor confidence but questions the idea of confidence 'being driven by an investors’ house rather than things like KiwiSaver, the share market or investment property'
29th Jan 20, 5:14am
26th Jan 20, 6:02am
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New survey from Bank for International Settlements shows central banks representing a fifth of the world's population look likely to issue a digital currency soon
New survey from Bank for International Settlements shows central banks representing a fifth of the world's population look likely to issue a digital currency soon
26th Jan 20, 6:02am
24th Jan 20, 8:30am
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Heartland's not commenting on speculation it's one of the shortlisted parties vying to buy UDC from ANZ - but it has long been an admirer of the business
Heartland's not commenting on speculation it's one of the shortlisted parties vying to buy UDC from ANZ - but it has long been an admirer of the business
24th Jan 20, 8:30am
22nd Jan 20, 11:35am
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ANZ economists believe there is even 'upside risk' to their 8% house price rise forecast but do believe 'a number of headwinds' will keep the market in check
ANZ economists believe there is even 'upside risk' to their 8% house price rise forecast but do believe 'a number of headwinds' will keep the market in check
22nd Jan 20, 11:35am
21st Jan 20, 11:45am
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ANZ economists now see no further cuts at all to the Official Cash Rate this year after only a matter of weeks ago forecasting three further cuts
ANZ economists now see no further cuts at all to the Official Cash Rate this year after only a matter of weeks ago forecasting three further cuts
21st Jan 20, 11:45am
20th Jan 20, 11:09am
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Westpac economists say their forecast for 7% house price growth 'may come good even sooner than we expected'; solid price gains to continue early this year
Westpac economists say their forecast for 7% house price growth 'may come good even sooner than we expected'; solid price gains to continue early this year
20th Jan 20, 11:09am
19th Jan 20, 6:31am
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David Hargreaves sifts through some of the building and infrastructure changes planned by the Government for this year and concludes they could have very significant impact, if the election doesn't get in the way - and that's a big if
David Hargreaves sifts through some of the building and infrastructure changes planned by the Government for this year and concludes they could have very significant impact, if the election doesn't get in the way - and that's a big if
19th Jan 20, 6:31am
16th Jan 20, 9:26am
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REINZ says number of residential properties sold across New Zealand in December 2019 increased by 12.3% from the same time last year to 6,285 up from 5,596; Auckland sales up 31.7% on same month a year earlier
REINZ says number of residential properties sold across New Zealand in December 2019 increased by 12.3% from the same time last year to 6,285 up from 5,596; Auckland sales up 31.7% on same month a year earlier
16th Jan 20, 9:26am
15th Jan 20, 11:10am
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David Hargreaves cunningly avoids making any predictions as he outlines some of the economic-related issues he's looking out for in the year ahead
David Hargreaves cunningly avoids making any predictions as he outlines some of the economic-related issues he's looking out for in the year ahead
15th Jan 20, 11:10am
[Updated]
14th Jan 20, 11:23am
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Stats NZ reports that a 2.7% lift in monthly building consents for November saw the annual level of consents around the country hit over 37,000 for the first time since the 1970s
[Updated]
Stats NZ reports that a 2.7% lift in monthly building consents for November saw the annual level of consents around the country hit over 37,000 for the first time since the 1970s
14th Jan 20, 11:23am
13th Jan 20, 1:12pm
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ANZ economists say 'if things really start to get silly' in the housing market, the Reserve Bank would have the option of tightening loan to value ratio restrictions again
ANZ economists say 'if things really start to get silly' in the housing market, the Reserve Bank would have the option of tightening loan to value ratio restrictions again
13th Jan 20, 1:12pm
19th Dec 19, 10:03am
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Real Estate Institute chief executive Bindi Norwell sees more regional growth in the year ahead and with Auckland 'potentially starting to see some uplift'
Real Estate Institute chief executive Bindi Norwell sees more regional growth in the year ahead and with Auckland 'potentially starting to see some uplift'
19th Dec 19, 10:03am
18th Dec 19, 10:43am
A price of around $7.50 per kilogram of milk solids is still seen as likely for Fonterra farmers, with the sharp falls in auction prices seen as being a glitch
A price of around $7.50 per kilogram of milk solids is still seen as likely for Fonterra farmers, with the sharp falls in auction prices seen as being a glitch
18th Dec 19, 10:43am
17th Dec 19, 8:11am
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David Hargreaves tries to overcome his astonishment at the speed with which 2019 has disappeared and outlines some of the key economic developments as he has seen it over the past 12 months
David Hargreaves tries to overcome his astonishment at the speed with which 2019 has disappeared and outlines some of the key economic developments as he has seen it over the past 12 months
17th Dec 19, 8:11am
16th Dec 19, 1:02pm
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Economists forecast that GDP figures out this week will show growth in the September quarter came in above Reserve Bank expectations
Economists forecast that GDP figures out this week will show growth in the September quarter came in above Reserve Bank expectations
16th Dec 19, 1:02pm
12th Dec 19, 2:42pm
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David Hargreaves assesses the country's missed infrastructure opportunity while conceding that the Coalition has set itself up well for the election campaign next year
David Hargreaves assesses the country's missed infrastructure opportunity while conceding that the Coalition has set itself up well for the election campaign next year
12th Dec 19, 2:42pm

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