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Gareth Vaughan

About

Gareth is editor of interest.co.nz and has worked for more than 20 years as a financial journalist in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Over recent years he has received awards in the EY Business Journalism Awards, Canon Media Awards, and Shareholders' Association Business Journalism Awards.

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12 years 2 months

Latest articles

Kiwibank Chief Economist Jarrod Kerr on why he expects the OCR to be hiked another 100 basis points by August, but why the RBNZ doesn't need to go as high as its 4% OCR forecast
29th May 22, 6:00am
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Kiwibank Chief Economist Jarrod Kerr on why he expects the OCR to be hiked another 100 basis points by August, but why the RBNZ doesn't need to go as high as its 4% OCR forecast
Gareth Vaughan on container shipping topping FANG profits, Argentina's lithium, the Brazilianization of the world & a special case of helicopter money
28th May 22, 9:59am
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Gareth Vaughan on container shipping topping FANG profits, Argentina's lithium, the Brazilianization of the world & a special case of helicopter money
Governor Adrian Orr tells Bloomberg it's a 'very plausible outcome' that the OCR isn't increased as high as the RBNZ forecasts
27th May 22, 8:15am
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Governor Adrian Orr tells Bloomberg it's a 'very plausible outcome' that the OCR isn't increased as high as the RBNZ forecasts
RBNZ needs 'to inflict some damage on the labour market' in order to cool inflation, bank economists say
26th May 22, 10:03am
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RBNZ needs 'to inflict some damage on the labour market' in order to cool inflation, bank economists say
Anthony Healy, the ex-BNZ CEO who heads up Australia's Business Growth Fund, sees plenty of upside potential for NZ banks getting on board an equivalent NZ fund
26th May 22, 5:00am
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Anthony Healy, the ex-BNZ CEO who heads up Australia's Business Growth Fund, sees plenty of upside potential for NZ banks getting on board an equivalent NZ fund
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A number of borrowers who took out mortgages for the first time last year will struggle if mortgage rates rise as forecast, the Reserve Bank says
25th May 22, 2:49pm
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A number of borrowers who took out mortgages for the first time last year will struggle if mortgage rates rise as forecast, the Reserve Bank says
Banks should be looking at providing four-fifths of the funding for the SME Business Growth Fund proposed in the Budget, says a leading SME advocate
24th May 22, 4:06pm
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Banks should be looking at providing four-fifths of the funding for the SME Business Growth Fund proposed in the Budget, says a leading SME advocate
COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says country to stay in Orange setting with 'likelihood of a secondary wave of cases appearing'
24th May 22, 11:29am
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COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says country to stay in Orange setting with 'likelihood of a secondary wave of cases appearing'
A repeat of 1970s-style stagflation is unlikely but high inflation needs to end soon, Bank for International Settlements bulletin article argues
23rd May 22, 8:30am
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A repeat of 1970s-style stagflation is unlikely but high inflation needs to end soon, Bank for International Settlements bulletin article argues
Bank economists agree the RBNZ will lift the OCR by 50 basis points to 2% on Wednesday, so what else are they focusing on?
21st May 22, 9:05am
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Bank economists agree the RBNZ will lift the OCR by 50 basis points to 2% on Wednesday, so what else are they focusing on?
Budget unveils proposal for Business Growth Fund to support SMEs with the assistance of bank investment
20th May 22, 7:50am
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Budget unveils proposal for Business Growth Fund to support SMEs with the assistance of bank investment
Institute of International Finance cautions on hidden debt in emerging markets as global debt hits new highs
19th May 22, 12:38pm
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Institute of International Finance cautions on hidden debt in emerging markets as global debt hits new highs
Gareth Vaughan looks at how and why a risk-off mindset is dominating at NZ's major banks
18th May 22, 1:52pm
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Gareth Vaughan looks at how and why a risk-off mindset is dominating at NZ's major banks
BNZ's Stephen Toplis argues the labour market is causing RBNZ monetary policy more problems than the highest inflation in 30 years
18th May 22, 12:40pm
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BNZ's Stephen Toplis argues the labour market is causing RBNZ monetary policy more problems than the highest inflation in 30 years
Economists at Westpac NZ say RBNZ inflation targeting facing the biggest challenge in its 30+ year history
17th May 22, 7:50am
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Economists at Westpac NZ say RBNZ inflation targeting facing the biggest challenge in its 30+ year history
Gareth Vaughan on crypto contagion, improving supply chain resilience, mortgage interest rate caps, catching Covid again & again, and a house on stilts falling into the ocean
14th May 22, 9:10am
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Gareth Vaughan on crypto contagion, improving supply chain resilience, mortgage interest rate caps, catching Covid again & again, and a house on stilts falling into the ocean
Government regulation of merchant service fees to lower the fees charged when credit and debit transactions are made
13th May 22, 9:59am
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Government regulation of merchant service fees to lower the fees charged when credit and debit transactions are made
Fitch highlights global supply chain impact stemming from Shanghai lockdown as China pursues zero-Covid policy
12th May 22, 2:03pm
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Fitch highlights global supply chain impact stemming from Shanghai lockdown as China pursues zero-Covid policy
BNZ the latest bank to increase the interest rate it uses to stress test mortgage applicants' ability to service their loans
12th May 22, 10:35am
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BNZ the latest bank to increase the interest rate it uses to stress test mortgage applicants' ability to service their loans
Possible ANZ NZ anti-money laundering breaches referred to the Reserve Bank’s enforcement team
11th May 22, 5:00pm
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Possible ANZ NZ anti-money laundering breaches referred to the Reserve Bank’s enforcement team
Westpac NZ CEO Catherine McGrath 'pretty happy' with how bank staff are assessing how borrowers can afford their debt
11th May 22, 5:00am
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Westpac NZ CEO Catherine McGrath 'pretty happy' with how bank staff are assessing how borrowers can afford their debt
Former IRD Deputy Commissioner and current Secretary for Transport Peter Mersi to be IRD Commissioner and Chief Executive from July
10th May 22, 11:16am
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Former IRD Deputy Commissioner and current Secretary for Transport Peter Mersi to be IRD Commissioner and Chief Executive from July
Westpac NZ CEO Catherine McGrath says level of engagement and discussion with RBNZ now 'really good' after bank copped serves from the regulator last year
10th May 22, 9:48am
Westpac NZ CEO Catherine McGrath says level of engagement and discussion with RBNZ now 'really good' after bank copped serves from the regulator last year
ANZ NZ CEO says NZ's biggest bank to be ready for new RBNZ outsourcing requirements ahead of schedule, but would've liked to spend the money on customer services
9th May 22, 4:44pm
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ANZ NZ CEO says NZ's biggest bank to be ready for new RBNZ outsourcing requirements ahead of schedule, but would've liked to spend the money on customer services
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Westpac NZ interim profit falls 5% with net interest margin down eight basis points
9th May 22, 9:58am
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Westpac NZ interim profit falls 5% with net interest margin down eight basis points