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

19th May 20, 1:58pm
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David Hargreaves has a deeper dive through the Reserve Bank's latest figures on mortgage lending by debt-to-income ratio and finds that buyers across the spectrum have been stretching themselves further
David Hargreaves has a deeper dive through the Reserve Bank's latest figures on mortgage lending by debt-to-income ratio and finds that buyers across the spectrum have been stretching themselves further
19th May 20, 1:58pm
18th May 20, 3:50pm
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New Reserve Bank figures show that household debt to income ratios continued to blow out right up till the lockdown - and first home buyers were in the frontline
New Reserve Bank figures show that household debt to income ratios continued to blow out right up till the lockdown - and first home buyers were in the frontline
18th May 20, 3:50pm
18th May 20, 10:39am
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ANZ economists now predict the Reserve Bank will increase the quantitative easing programme to $90 billion by August if not sooner
ANZ economists now predict the Reserve Bank will increase the quantitative easing programme to $90 billion by August if not sooner
18th May 20, 10:39am
14th May 20, 3:05pm
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We wrap up some of the public comments made in reaction to the 2020 Budget
We wrap up some of the public comments made in reaction to the 2020 Budget
14th May 20, 3:05pm
13th May 20, 5:21pm
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The Reserve Bank has put forward three scenarios for how the economy might pan out depending on what level of pandemic containment measures will be required. None of the scenarios are rosy
The Reserve Bank has put forward three scenarios for how the economy might pan out depending on what level of pandemic containment measures will be required. None of the scenarios are rosy
13th May 20, 5:21pm
13th May 20, 3:11pm
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Reserve Bank says it will be 'closely monitoring' movements in retail interest rates and bank margins; sees house prices falling 9% over the rest of this year
Reserve Bank says it will be 'closely monitoring' movements in retail interest rates and bank margins; sees house prices falling 9% over the rest of this year
13th May 20, 3:11pm
11th May 20, 1:09pm
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ANZ Business Outlook preliminary results for May saw a rise in 'forward-looking activity indicators' but levels remain very low
ANZ Business Outlook preliminary results for May saw a rise in 'forward-looking activity indicators' but levels remain very low
11th May 20, 1:09pm
11th May 20, 10:58am
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Statistics New Zealand says the impact of the lockdown saw each New Zealander on average spending about $520 less in April than they did in March
Statistics New Zealand says the impact of the lockdown saw each New Zealander on average spending about $520 less in April than they did in March
11th May 20, 10:58am
11th May 20, 9:28am
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Z cancels final dividend for year after reporting $88 million after-tax loss; has attained some 'covenant relief' from lenders; aims to reduce costs by up to $96 mln this year
Z cancels final dividend for year after reporting $88 million after-tax loss; has attained some 'covenant relief' from lenders; aims to reduce costs by up to $96 mln this year
11th May 20, 9:28am
7th May 20, 3:22pm
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The onset of the Covid-19 crisis has sent expectations of inflation over the next two years plummeting to new lows in a new influential RBNZ survey; house price drop of nearly 5.5% seen in next year
The onset of the Covid-19 crisis has sent expectations of inflation over the next two years plummeting to new lows in a new influential RBNZ survey; house price drop of nearly 5.5% seen in next year
7th May 20, 3:22pm
6th May 20, 3:35pm
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Farmers might have to prepare for a return of under $6 per kilogram of milk solids in the forthcoming season
Farmers might have to prepare for a return of under $6 per kilogram of milk solids in the forthcoming season
6th May 20, 3:35pm
6th May 20, 2:00pm
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Despite the apparent shunning, by the masses, of cash, the amount of cash in circulation has never been higher - and there was plenty of it moving around before the start of the lockdown
Despite the apparent shunning, by the masses, of cash, the amount of cash in circulation has never been higher - and there was plenty of it moving around before the start of the lockdown
6th May 20, 2:00pm
6th May 20, 1:50pm
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David Hargreaves says the Government now needs to trust the people and let the economy be opened up again otherwise the unseen costs could be very high
David Hargreaves says the Government now needs to trust the people and let the economy be opened up again otherwise the unseen costs could be very high
6th May 20, 1:50pm
6th May 20, 11:01am
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Statistics New Zealand says unemployment edged up to 4.2% at the end of the March quarter from 4% previously
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment edged up to 4.2% at the end of the March quarter from 4% previously
6th May 20, 11:01am
30th Apr 20, 4:55pm
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The Reserve Bank says its restrictions on high loan to value lending will be removed for at least 12 months as it signposted a week ago
The Reserve Bank says its restrictions on high loan to value lending will be removed for at least 12 months as it signposted a week ago
30th Apr 20, 4:55pm
30th Apr 20, 3:38pm
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The Reserve Bank says 21% of all housing loans are now interest only, while the wage subsidy saw household deposits boosted by over $4.5 billion
The Reserve Bank says 21% of all housing loans are now interest only, while the wage subsidy saw household deposits boosted by over $4.5 billion
30th Apr 20, 3:38pm
30th Apr 20, 1:17pm
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Full results of the ANZ Business Outlook for the month of April paint a grim picture - but not as grim as the preliminary results of the same survey released earlier in the month
Full results of the ANZ Business Outlook for the month of April paint a grim picture - but not as grim as the preliminary results of the same survey released earlier in the month
30th Apr 20, 1:17pm
29th Apr 20, 3:37pm
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New figures show the banks wrote out the biggest amount for mortgages in a March last month since 2016; first home buyers had a pre-lockdown surge
New figures show the banks wrote out the biggest amount for mortgages in a March last month since 2016; first home buyers had a pre-lockdown surge
29th Apr 20, 3:37pm
29th Apr 20, 11:01am
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A bumper kiwifruit harvest and higher prices for milk powder and meat saw our exports reach $5.8 billion last month
A bumper kiwifruit harvest and higher prices for milk powder and meat saw our exports reach $5.8 billion last month
29th Apr 20, 11:01am
28th Apr 20, 3:36pm
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ANZ economists say the global recovery will be slower than is currently anticipated and solvency issues are 'expected to come into focus'
ANZ economists say the global recovery will be slower than is currently anticipated and solvency issues are 'expected to come into focus'
28th Apr 20, 3:36pm

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