Australia’s central bank keeps key rate at 2.5 percent

Article – BusinessDesk

Australias central bank keeps key rate at 2.5 percent, less bullish on China Read more »

IMF says ‘ways to innovate’ on monetary policy

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The International Monetary Fund has admitted the Kiwi dollar is overvalued by up to 15 per cent and suggested, while care must be taken there is room for innovation on monetary policy, says Labours Finance spokesperson David Parker. Read more »

NZ dollar gains as RBNZ signals rate hikes on track

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar hits two-and-a-half year high after RBNZs Spencer signals higher kiwi wont limit rate hikes Read more »

Low-equity loan limits worth one or two rate hikes: RBNZ

Article – BusinessDesk

March 27 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Banks speed limits on low-equity mortgage lending helped stifle inflationary pressures by an amount similar to one or two interest rate hikes and may have taken pressure off the high value of the kiwi dollar, according … Read more »

NZ dollar little changed amid concerns on global growth

Article – BusinessDesk

March 25 (BusinessDesk) The New Zealand dollar was little changed as manufacturing reports from major overseas economies raised concerns about global growth. Read more »

NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may struggle for direction this week

Article – BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) The New Zealand dollar may struggle for direction this week, reflecting the limited amount of new data for markets to digest. Read more »

NZ dollar maintains its strength against rising US currency

Article – BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) The New Zealand dollar held its ground against a stronger US currency overnight, as investors gained confidence from the South Pacific nations strong domestic economy after fourth-quarter growth met expectations. Read more »

TWI should include China’s yuan, economists say

Article – BusinessDesk

Reserve Bank of NZs trade-weighted index should include Chinas yuan, economists say Read more »

NZ dollar drops after Fed signals US economic recovery ahead

Article – BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) The New Zealand dollar dropped almost three-quarters of a US cent after the Federal Reserve raised its projections for future US interest rates, signalling it sees recovery ahead for the worlds largest economy and spurring … Read more »

NZ dollar holds gains as RBA affirms optimism about Aussie

Article – BusinessDesk

March 18 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar held gains in local trading after board minutes from the last Reserve Bank of Australia meeting were sufficiently upbeat to affirm investors views on the growing strength of Australias economy. Read more »

NZ dollar advances as investors favour risk sensitive assets

Article – BusinessDesk

March 18 (BusinessDesk) The New Zealand dollar rose as investors returned to more risk sensitive assets as fears over an escalation of tension in Ukraine proved unfounded and markets were relatively stable after China widened the trading band … Read more »

Government doing all it can for households hit financially

Press Release – TVNZ

The Government doing all it can for households hit by interest rates rises The Finance Minister Bill English told TVNZs Q+A programme that the Government is doing all it can to help households affected by interest rate rises: There isn’t some kind … Read more »

Green Party says it’s time to reform the Reserve Bank Act

Press Release – TVNZ

Green Party says its time to reform the Reserve Bank Act Green Party co-leader Russel Norman told TVNZs Q+A programme today that jacking up the OCR is not the only answer to the threat of inflation. He said the Green Party wants a broader … Read more »

The Nation 15, 16 March 2014: Poll, Peters, OCR

Press Release – The Nation

The last 3News/Reid Research poll showed that this years election could be dominated by New Zealand First. The party could well hold the balance of power and the big question on everyones lips is whether theyll go with National or Labour. Read more »

Democrats for Social Credit rejects failed policy

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler has rolled out a tired, outdated, failed policy with todays announcement of a .25 percent increase in the official cash rate, says Democrats for Social Credit Deputy Leader and Finance Spokesman, Chris Leitch … Read more »

NZ Entrepreneurs confident in the face of OCR increase

Press Release – Entrepreneurs’ Organisation

New Zealands Official Cash Rate increased this morning from 2.5 to 2.75 per cent, sending many new home buyers into despair. For New Zealand entrepreneurs though, the outlook is much different. Read more »

Reserve Bank Sets Out Aggressive Track For Rate Rises

Press Release – Trans Tasman

The Reserve Bank has kicked off a series of interest rate rises, ending a 3-year run when the official cash rate stood at a record low of 2.5%, as the NZ economy outperforms its peers. Read more »

RBNZ’s Wheeler doesn’t expect ‘significant’ rise in kiwi

Article – BusinessDesk

RBNZs Wheeler doesnt expect significant rise in kiwi, now at post-float high, as rates increase Read more »

Careful management of inflationary pressures needed

Press Release – BusinessNZ

Prudent advance signalling will have led to todays OCR change being factored in by markets, easing concerns of a strengthened dollar, says BusinessNZ. Chief Executive Phil OReilly says changes in interest rates need to take into account the unique … Read more »

Inflation or Growth Ridiculous Options – New Economics Party

Press Release – New Economics Party

The unproductive arguments raging among economists and central banks about when and how much to raise interest rates to curb inflation illustrates the complete failure of conventional economic theory, according to Deirdre Kent, spokesperson for the … Read more »

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