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

18th Nov 20, 1:37pm
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Westpac economists have had their first go at picking the milk price for farmers in 2022 and they are picking exactly the same price as for this year
Westpac economists have had their first go at picking the milk price for farmers in 2022 and they are picking exactly the same price as for this year
18th Nov 20, 1:37pm
17th Nov 20, 2:49pm
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David Hargreaves suggests the 30% deposit rule for investors might not be enough to rein in the current super hot housing market
David Hargreaves suggests the 30% deposit rule for investors might not be enough to rein in the current super hot housing market
17th Nov 20, 2:49pm
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17th Nov 20, 10:04am
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National's new Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly says the Government should be 'mandating' the RBNZ to ensure the new Funding for Lending money doesn't just flow into the housing market
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National's new Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly says the Government should be 'mandating' the RBNZ to ensure the new Funding for Lending money doesn't just flow into the housing market
17th Nov 20, 10:04am
16th Nov 20, 4:05pm
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New Reserve Bank figures show that only about $4 bln worth of mortgages are on a payment 'holiday' compared with over $22 billion earlier this year
New Reserve Bank figures show that only about $4 bln worth of mortgages are on a payment 'holiday' compared with over $22 billion earlier this year
16th Nov 20, 4:05pm
16th Nov 20, 12:26pm
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Latest Reserve Bank figures on household debt to income ratios show more mortgage money being borrowed at in excess of five times annual income - but Auckland may be reaching limits
Latest Reserve Bank figures on household debt to income ratios show more mortgage money being borrowed at in excess of five times annual income - but Auckland may be reaching limits
16th Nov 20, 12:26pm
12th Nov 20, 1:35pm
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Person with Covid went to work at retail store in central Auckland's High Street before receiving confirmed Covid test; source of infection unknown
Person with Covid went to work at retail store in central Auckland's High Street before receiving confirmed Covid test; source of infection unknown
12th Nov 20, 1:35pm
12th Nov 20, 10:13am
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Kiwibank economists say the current performance of the housing market is 'not consistent' with an economy in the midst of the worst recession in 100 years
Kiwibank economists say the current performance of the housing market is 'not consistent' with an economy in the midst of the worst recession in 100 years
12th Nov 20, 10:13am
11th Nov 20, 3:57pm
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Reserve Bank has sharply upgraded its house price forecast for this year - but expects price growth to slow during next year
Reserve Bank has sharply upgraded its house price forecast for this year - but expects price growth to slow during next year
11th Nov 20, 3:57pm
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11th Nov 20, 2:19pm
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RBNZ says a Funding for Lending Programme will be launched in December; no changes made to either the Official Cash Rate or to the Large Scale Asset Purchases (QE) programme
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RBNZ says a Funding for Lending Programme will be launched in December; no changes made to either the Official Cash Rate or to the Large Scale Asset Purchases (QE) programme
11th Nov 20, 2:19pm
11th Nov 20, 11:26am
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David Hargreaves says the decision by the Reserve Bank to go back on its word on house lending restrictions raises questions over other commitments it has made
David Hargreaves says the decision by the Reserve Bank to go back on its word on house lending restrictions raises questions over other commitments it has made
11th Nov 20, 11:26am
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11th Nov 20, 8:52am
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Reserve Bank makes surprising announcement on move to reinstate lending restrictions in face of searing housing market; has also announced further delay in introducing new bank capital requirements till 2022
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Reserve Bank makes surprising announcement on move to reinstate lending restrictions in face of searing housing market; has also announced further delay in introducing new bank capital requirements till 2022
11th Nov 20, 8:52am
10th Nov 20, 11:09am
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Statistics New Zealand says spending on food and beverage services last month was the second highest in over 20 years following Auckland moving to Alert level 1 early in the month
Statistics New Zealand says spending on food and beverage services last month was the second highest in over 20 years following Auckland moving to Alert level 1 early in the month
10th Nov 20, 11:09am
10th Nov 20, 10:06am
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Fletcher Building says demand for its new houses in this country has been 'robust'
Fletcher Building says demand for its new houses in this country has been 'robust'
10th Nov 20, 10:06am
9th Nov 20, 3:19pm
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Economists have differing views on whether the cheap money lending programme for banks to be announced this week will be specifically aimed at lending for businesses or will be available for banks to lend wherever, including on houses
Economists have differing views on whether the cheap money lending programme for banks to be announced this week will be specifically aimed at lending for businesses or will be available for banks to lend wherever, including on houses
9th Nov 20, 3:19pm
9th Nov 20, 1:29pm
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Top economists, business people and academics see a reduced need for negative interest rates ahead of the Reserve Bank's latest monetary policy review this week
Top economists, business people and academics see a reduced need for negative interest rates ahead of the Reserve Bank's latest monetary policy review this week
9th Nov 20, 1:29pm
6th Nov 20, 6:29am
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New report by heavy-hitter academics and economists says in order to create a knowledge hub in Auckland it will be necessary to have affordable housing for people moving from the regions; land tax mooted again
New report by heavy-hitter academics and economists says in order to create a knowledge hub in Auckland it will be necessary to have affordable housing for people moving from the regions; land tax mooted again
6th Nov 20, 6:29am
4th Nov 20, 10:57am
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Statistics New Zealand says the 37,000 rise in the number of unemployed to 151,000 is the largest quarterly rise on record; highest number out of work in eight years
Statistics New Zealand says the 37,000 rise in the number of unemployed to 151,000 is the largest quarterly rise on record; highest number out of work in eight years
4th Nov 20, 10:57am
3rd Nov 20, 12:07pm
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Just at the moment the bank is looking like an increasingly temporary place to park your money. David Hargreaves has a look at the latest deposit statistics
Just at the moment the bank is looking like an increasingly temporary place to park your money. David Hargreaves has a look at the latest deposit statistics
3rd Nov 20, 12:07pm
2nd Nov 20, 11:58am
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ANZ economists say the fear of missing out dynamic has the potential to contribute to frothiness in the housing market that ultimately cannot be sustained
ANZ economists say the fear of missing out dynamic has the potential to contribute to frothiness in the housing market that ultimately cannot be sustained
2nd Nov 20, 11:58am
2nd Nov 20, 10:16am
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Economists think the unemployment rate will show a discernible lift for the September quarter, but the figures are not likely to be as bad as was being forecast earlier in the year
Economists think the unemployment rate will show a discernible lift for the September quarter, but the figures are not likely to be as bad as was being forecast earlier in the year
2nd Nov 20, 10:16am
2nd Nov 20, 9:54am
ANZ says investors holding Bonus Bonds will now be unable to make redemptions but is confident that remaining bondholders will receive a share of reserves over and above their original investment
ANZ says investors holding Bonus Bonds will now be unable to make redemptions but is confident that remaining bondholders will receive a share of reserves over and above their original investment
2nd Nov 20, 9:54am
29th Oct 20, 1:23pm
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ANZ Business Outlook survey results for October show solid improvements in confidence levels from the previous month; construction sector easily the most buoyant
ANZ Business Outlook survey results for October show solid improvements in confidence levels from the previous month; construction sector easily the most buoyant
29th Oct 20, 1:23pm
28th Oct 20, 3:30pm
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First home buyers took out a record number of mortgages last month, but resurgent investor interest may be about to start sidelining them again, says David Hargreaves
First home buyers took out a record number of mortgages last month, but resurgent investor interest may be about to start sidelining them again, says David Hargreaves
28th Oct 20, 3:30pm
27th Oct 20, 3:22pm
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Latest Reserve Bank monthly mortgage figures show over $7.3 bln advanced for mortgages last month; advances to first home buyers hit record high also; high LVR lending to investors has tripled since June
Latest Reserve Bank monthly mortgage figures show over $7.3 bln advanced for mortgages last month; advances to first home buyers hit record high also; high LVR lending to investors has tripled since June
27th Oct 20, 3:22pm
27th Oct 20, 12:45pm
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ASB economists say 'by doing nothing' the RBNZ risks fuelling the fire of a housing market bubble, which could increase financial stability risks down the line
ASB economists say 'by doing nothing' the RBNZ risks fuelling the fire of a housing market bubble, which could increase financial stability risks down the line
27th Oct 20, 12:45pm

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