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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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Tuesday's Covid-19 update: 40 cases in Auckland and three in Waikato; 19 cases unlinked
12th Oct 21, 1:18pm
Tuesday's Covid-19 update: 40 cases in Auckland and three in Waikato; 19 cases unlinked
'The rebound is looking less like last year’s Red bull-powered hill sprint, and more like a herbal tea inspired jog uphill'
12th Oct 21, 10:31am
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'The rebound is looking less like last year’s Red bull-powered hill sprint, and more like a herbal tea inspired jog uphill'
Forsyth Barr analysts see it as increasingly unlikely that the Government will be able to maintain the current closed border settings through our summer; vaccination level may only reach 73% of the population
11th Oct 21, 9:33am
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Forsyth Barr analysts see it as increasingly unlikely that the Government will be able to maintain the current closed border settings through our summer; vaccination level may only reach 73% of the population
Westpac raises floating mortgage rates by 25bps and increases some savings rates too
7th Oct 21, 2:01pm
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Westpac raises floating mortgage rates by 25bps and increases some savings rates too
Having central bank digital currencies is a great idea. It's also fraught with difficulties including how to protect banks
7th Oct 21, 8:57am
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Having central bank digital currencies is a great idea. It's also fraught with difficulties including how to protect banks
David Hargreaves says all the language is around further interest rate rises - but his crystal ball is looking very murky when it comes to our now Covid-hit economy
6th Oct 21, 2:56pm
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David Hargreaves says all the language is around further interest rate rises - but his crystal ball is looking very murky when it comes to our now Covid-hit economy
Wednesday's Covid-19 update: 30 new cases in Auckland, 9 in Waikato; Covid patient dies at Middlemore; U-turn on gap between vaccine doses
6th Oct 21, 1:22pm
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Wednesday's Covid-19 update: 30 new cases in Auckland, 9 in Waikato; Covid patient dies at Middlemore; U-turn on gap between vaccine doses
The Westpac economists now see a milk price of $8.50 this season, based on expected lower production
6th Oct 21, 11:58am
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The Westpac economists now see a milk price of $8.50 this season, based on expected lower production
NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows the building sector has gone from being the most optimistic to the most pessimistic sectors surveyed
5th Oct 21, 10:55am
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NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows the building sector has gone from being the most optimistic to the most pessimistic sectors surveyed
Monday's Covid-19 update: 29 new cases, eight of them unlinked and 19 of Sunday's cases were infectious in the community; 30 people in hospital, five of these in ICU
4th Oct 21, 1:22pm
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Monday's Covid-19 update: 29 new cases, eight of them unlinked and 19 of Sunday's cases were infectious in the community; 30 people in hospital, five of these in ICU
The NZIER's latest 'Shadow Board' review ahead of this week's OCR decision shows businesses going cooler on interest rate rises
4th Oct 21, 11:31am
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The NZIER's latest 'Shadow Board' review ahead of this week's OCR decision shows businesses going cooler on interest rate rises
The Reserve Bank says, in the 'extreme' stablecoins could see the majority of transactions taking place in our economy occurring outside the domestic banking system
2nd Oct 21, 9:43am
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The Reserve Bank says, in the 'extreme' stablecoins could see the majority of transactions taking place in our economy occurring outside the domestic banking system
Latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey shows businesses remain upbeat - while pricing pressures remain intense
30th Sep 21, 1:10pm
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Latest ANZ Business Outlook Survey shows businesses remain upbeat - while pricing pressures remain intense
RBNZ says a digital version of the Kiwi dollar would both support the value-anchor role of central bank money, and support its ability to act as a fair and equal way to pay and save
30th Sep 21, 9:00am
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RBNZ says a digital version of the Kiwi dollar would both support the value-anchor role of central bank money, and support its ability to act as a fair and equal way to pay and save
Our central bank says emerging trends in the monetary system pose opportunities to stimulate innovation to enhance the prosperity and wellbeing of New Zealanders - but also pose credible threats to the stability and functioning of the monetary system
30th Sep 21, 9:00am
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Our central bank says emerging trends in the monetary system pose opportunities to stimulate innovation to enhance the prosperity and wellbeing of New Zealanders - but also pose credible threats to the stability and functioning of the monetary system
Reserve Bank says it wants to ensure that our central bank money remains a stable value anchor for the monetary system and available as a fair and equal way to pay and save
30th Sep 21, 9:00am
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Reserve Bank says it wants to ensure that our central bank money remains a stable value anchor for the monetary system and available as a fair and equal way to pay and save
Tuesday's Covid-19 update: Eight new cases, down from 12 on Monday
28th Sep 21, 1:33pm
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Tuesday's Covid-19 update: Eight new cases, down from 12 on Monday
The Reserve Bank is widely expected to raise the Official Cash Rate to 0.5% from the current 0.25% next week
27th Sep 21, 2:52pm
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The Reserve Bank is widely expected to raise the Official Cash Rate to 0.5% from the current 0.25% next week
Monday's Covid-19 update: 12 new cases all in Auckland; 13 in hospital; four in ICU
27th Sep 21, 1:25pm
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Monday's Covid-19 update: 12 new cases all in Auckland; 13 in hospital; four in ICU
Dairy company Synlait sees return to 'similar levels' of profits as prior to this year by 2023
27th Sep 21, 9:01am
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Dairy company Synlait sees return to 'similar levels' of profits as prior to this year by 2023
ASB economists calculate that every one percentage point increase in mortgage interest rates would add $3.3 bln to NZ's household debt servicing costs
23rd Sep 21, 2:05pm
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ASB economists calculate that every one percentage point increase in mortgage interest rates would add $3.3 bln to NZ's household debt servicing costs
Start to new lending restrictions delayed by a month, but RBNZ expects banks to observe the 'spirit' of the new rules from now
23rd Sep 21, 10:28am
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Start to new lending restrictions delayed by a month, but RBNZ expects banks to observe the 'spirit' of the new rules from now
Fonterra's latest capital restructuring plan includes retaining the NZX-listed Fonterra Shareholders' Fund - but the size of it will be capped
23rd Sep 21, 8:52am
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Fonterra's latest capital restructuring plan includes retaining the NZX-listed Fonterra Shareholders' Fund - but the size of it will be capped
Latest KPMG Financial Institutions Performance Survey shows the second highest number of first home buyers ever in the June quarter - but with fewer borrowing on high LVRs
23rd Sep 21, 8:44am
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Latest KPMG Financial Institutions Performance Survey shows the second highest number of first home buyers ever in the June quarter - but with fewer borrowing on high LVRs
23 new cases on Wednesday, with one unlinked; Auckland reaches 80% vaccination rate
22nd Sep 21, 1:19pm
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23 new cases on Wednesday, with one unlinked; Auckland reaches 80% vaccination rate