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

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7th Aug 19, 2:08pm
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'A stunning decision' - RBNZ delivers huge surprise with a 50-basis-point cut to the Official Cash Rate; banks quickly react with mortgage cuts; dollar drops
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'A stunning decision' - RBNZ delivers huge surprise with a 50-basis-point cut to the Official Cash Rate; banks quickly react with mortgage cuts; dollar drops
7th Aug 19, 2:08pm
7th Aug 19, 10:26am
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Fonterra is now planning to sell part of its ill-starred investment in China's Beingmate on-market having failed to find a buyer for the whole 18.8% stake
Fonterra is now planning to sell part of its ill-starred investment in China's Beingmate on-market having failed to find a buyer for the whole 18.8% stake
7th Aug 19, 10:26am
6th Aug 19, 9:50am
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ANZ chief economist Sharon Zollner now expects the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates three times before the end of 2019 to combat a global and domestic environment 'turning sour'
ANZ chief economist Sharon Zollner now expects the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates three times before the end of 2019 to combat a global and domestic environment 'turning sour'
6th Aug 19, 9:50am
6th Aug 19, 8:57am
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NZIER's 'shadow board' of experts commenting on the Official Cash Rate is throwing up increasing doubts about the effectiveness of continuing to push interest rates down
NZIER's 'shadow board' of experts commenting on the Official Cash Rate is throwing up increasing doubts about the effectiveness of continuing to push interest rates down
6th Aug 19, 8:57am
5th Aug 19, 11:17am
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Kiwibank economists are now predicting a 'terminal' Official Cash Rate by next year of 0.75%, but also put some possibility on the rate going to 0.5%
Kiwibank economists are now predicting a 'terminal' Official Cash Rate by next year of 0.75%, but also put some possibility on the rate going to 0.5%
5th Aug 19, 11:17am
2nd Aug 19, 10:00am
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With interest rates down and seemingly heading ever lower, David Hargreaves ponders how long the remarkable restraint being shown by the New Zealand public will last for
With interest rates down and seemingly heading ever lower, David Hargreaves ponders how long the remarkable restraint being shown by the New Zealand public will last for
2nd Aug 19, 10:00am
31st Jul 19, 3:44pm
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Latest Reserve Bank figures show that annual mortgage growth has slowed for the first time since last November
Latest Reserve Bank figures show that annual mortgage growth has slowed for the first time since last November
31st Jul 19, 3:44pm
31st Jul 19, 1:26pm
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ANZ Business Outlook Survey shows the worst sentiment in the construction sector since 2009, while overall business confidence has sagged again and more firms are expecting to cut staff
ANZ Business Outlook Survey shows the worst sentiment in the construction sector since 2009, while overall business confidence has sagged again and more firms are expecting to cut staff
31st Jul 19, 1:26pm
31st Jul 19, 10:41am
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New research finds the composition of migrants has no influence on house prices, but New Zealanders moving tends to push prices up more
New research finds the composition of migrants has no influence on house prices, but New Zealanders moving tends to push prices up more
31st Jul 19, 10:41am
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30th Jul 19, 10:27am
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BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander has crunched the data and declares that the Govt decision to can any Capital Gains Tax has not reignited investor interest in house buying
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BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander has crunched the data and declares that the Govt decision to can any Capital Gains Tax has not reignited investor interest in house buying
30th Jul 19, 10:27am
30th Jul 19, 9:13am
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P2P lender Squirrel Money has reported smaller losses after significantly reducing its marketing spend
P2P lender Squirrel Money has reported smaller losses after significantly reducing its marketing spend
30th Jul 19, 9:13am
25th Jul 19, 9:22am
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Westpac economists change their call and now see two further cuts to the OCR this year - but they say even three cuts would be a possibility; house price rises may be even more than Westpac has forecast
Westpac economists change their call and now see two further cuts to the OCR this year - but they say even three cuts would be a possibility; house price rises may be even more than Westpac has forecast
25th Jul 19, 9:22am
24th Jul 19, 3:42pm
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In June the first home buyers borrowed the smallest amount for this grouping since February, while their share of the total borrowed dropped from the previous month's high
In June the first home buyers borrowed the smallest amount for this grouping since February, while their share of the total borrowed dropped from the previous month's high
24th Jul 19, 3:42pm
24th Jul 19, 1:59pm
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Westpac NZ has made one of this country's largest ever non-government debt issues, raising NZ$900 mln for an offer that was notionally seeking NZ$100 mln
Westpac NZ has made one of this country's largest ever non-government debt issues, raising NZ$900 mln for an offer that was notionally seeking NZ$100 mln
24th Jul 19, 1:59pm
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24th Jul 19, 11:07am
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Online lender Harmoney reports an after-tax gain of $7.22 million and vastly increased assets; still seeking new share capital
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Online lender Harmoney reports an after-tax gain of $7.22 million and vastly increased assets; still seeking new share capital
24th Jul 19, 11:07am
23rd Jul 19, 10:51am
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BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander crunches the reasons why he believes it is not valid to assume recent declines in Australian house prices will translate to similar falls here
BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander crunches the reasons why he believes it is not valid to assume recent declines in Australian house prices will translate to similar falls here
23rd Jul 19, 10:51am
22nd Jul 19, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; Mortgage and term deposit rate changes as BNZ goes low, there's a new IRD scam in town, Westpac NZ looks for $100+ mln, swaps drop, and dollar firms
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; Mortgage and term deposit rate changes as BNZ goes low, there's a new IRD scam in town, Westpac NZ looks for $100+ mln, swaps drop, and dollar firms
22nd Jul 19, 3:59pm
18th Jul 19, 3:19pm
Reserve Bank says an insurance sector prudential dashboard 'will incur some costs on the industry' and may take several years
Reserve Bank says an insurance sector prudential dashboard 'will incur some costs on the industry' and may take several years
18th Jul 19, 3:19pm
18th Jul 19, 1:36pm
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Kiwibank economists say despite the residential construction boom the country is still falling short of what it needs to build; further short term weakness seen in Auckland house prices, however
Kiwibank economists say despite the residential construction boom the country is still falling short of what it needs to build; further short term weakness seen in Auckland house prices, however
18th Jul 19, 1:36pm
18th Jul 19, 11:39am
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Fitch Ratings affirms the AA- ratings of ANZ and Westpac but warns both they and their NZ subsidiaries might see a weakening in earnings relative to their peers
Fitch Ratings affirms the AA- ratings of ANZ and Westpac but warns both they and their NZ subsidiaries might see a weakening in earnings relative to their peers
18th Jul 19, 11:39am

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