NZ dollar falls vs greenback, Aussie as investors seek clues

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 20 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell against the greenback and Australian dollar as investors unpick central bank meeting minutes for clues over increasingly divergent interest rate tracks. Read more »

ASB Housing Confidence Survey

Press Release – ASB

Fewer people think now is a bad time to buy a house. South Island house price expectations more optimistic than in the North Island. Most people expect interest rates to rise over the next year. Read more »

NZ dollar gains in face of US, China holidays

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar gains in face of US, China holidays, but may suffer on greenback strength Read more »

Time to further soften LVRs, says realty head

Press Release – Century 21 Real Estate

Its time for the Reserve Bank to look at further softening its loan-to-value ratios, particularly for Auckland first-home buyers, says Geoff Barnett, National Manager of Century 21 New Zealand. Read more »

Taxpayers Being Fleeced Of $3 Billion

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit

Yesterdays release of the latest KPMG Financial Institutions Performance Survey review shows New Zealand taxpayers are being fleeced of more than $3 billion dollars annually. Read more »

Cryptocurrency education not regulation the way to go

Press Release – Southern Cross Partners

Resilience and nature of cryptocurrencies will defy lawmakers South Koreas recent attempt to regulate cryptocurrencies and calls for New Zealand to take the lead in this area are misguided because the very appeal of bitcoin is that it cant be … Read more »

NZ dollar rises on growing inflation expectations

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 14 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose after the Reserve Bank’s survey of expectations showed firms are predicting inflationary pressures, and ahead of US inflation which may offer a steer on the Federal Reserve’s interest rate track. Read more »

NZ firms lift 2-year inflation expectations

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 14 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand firms lifted their two-year inflation expectations and growth forecasts, pushing up the kiwi dollar by pointing to inflationary pressures emerging after a long hiatus. Read more »

NZ Inflation Expectations Survey Release

Press Release – HiFX

The RBNZ just released the results of their Q1 Inflation Expectations Survey. The inflation expectations were higher when compared with Q4 2017 figures. 1 year inflation expectations +1.86% (compared with Q4 +1.87%) 2 year inflation expectations +2.11% … Read more »

NZ dollar gains as inflation comes into focus

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 14 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar gained ahead of food price and inflation expectation reports locally and US inflation data tonight while the greenback weakened against the yen and the Swiss franc. Read more »

NZ dollar falls vs Aussie, recovers vs US$

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 13 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar declined against its trans-Tasman counterpart and pared earlier losses against the greenback as the US dollar fell out of favour in the run-up to Wednesday’s inflation release in the US. Read more »

NZ dollar lifts as volatility subsidies

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 12 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar gained with Asian equity markets as last week’s volatility subsided and after upbeat domestic consumer spending data. Read more »

NZ dollar falls after RBNZ stands pat

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 8 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell to a four-week low against the greenback after the central bank kept rates on hold as expected and continued to signal no increases until at least the latter half of next year. Read more »

CBL shares suspended as NZX probes information disclosure

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 8 (BusinessDesk) – CBL Corp’s shares have been suspended from the NZX due to concerns the market operator’s regulation team has about whether the company has given complete and true material information to the market. Read more »

RBNZ sits pat on expectation of renewed inflation

Article – BusinessDesk

RBNZ sits pat on expectation of renewed inflation, ready to cut if prices don’t rise Read more »

RBNZ: Narrow yield premium on NZ bonds vs US may widen

Article – BusinessDesk

RBNZ’s Spencer says narrow yield premium on NZ bonds vs US may widen again Read more »

UPDATE: RBNZ’s Spencer keeps OCR at 1.75%

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 8 (BusinessDesk) – Acting Reserve Bank governor Grant Spencer kept the official cash rate unchanged at 1.75 percent and continued to signal rates won’t lift until the latter half of next year at the earliest due to the lack of inflationary pressure. … Read more »

No hikes on the agenda until at least 2019

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 8 (BusinessDesk) – Acting Reserve Bank governor Grant Spencer kept the official cash rate unchanged at 1.75 percent and continued to signal that rates won’t get raised until the latter half of next year at the earliest due to the lack of inflationary … Read more »

RBNZ Interest Rate Decision – OCR remains at 1.75%

Press Release – HiFX

The RBNZ have maintained the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 1.75%. This was widely expected. Read more »

Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent

Press Release – The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75 percent. Read more »

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