NZ dollar falls as Fed speakers reignite rate hike speculati

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 12 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell as the run of Federal Reserve officials speaking ahead of next week’s policy review has investors pondering the prospects of an early interest rate hike by the world’s biggest central bank. Read more »

Property Institute proposes bold new housing solutions

Press Release – New Zealand Property Institute

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Ashley Church, is calling for Government, Local Government and the Reserve Bank to work together to introduce a range of new measures to address the Auckland housing crisis. Read more »

RBNZ confirms nationwide restrictions on loans to investors

Press Release – The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The Reserve Bank today confirmed that new rules tighten restrictions on bank lending to residential property buyers throughout New Zealand. From 1 October, residential property investors will generally need a 40 percent deposit for a mortgage loan, … Read more »

Foreign exchange and derivative turnover survey

Press Release – Reserve Bank

New Zealand’s foreign exchange market handled an average of US$10.6 billion per day in April 2016 according to a Reserve Bank survey released today. This is less than the April 2013 turnover figure of US$12.4 billion but greater than the April 2010 … Read more »

Fund Provides information on Indirect Investments

Press Release – RBNZ Superannuation and Provident Fund

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand Staff Superannuation and Provident Fund is a small superannuation scheme that provides retirement and related benefits for current and former Reserve Bank staff. The scheme is established under its own trust deed, and … Read more »

English: Managing a Growing Economy

Speech – New Zealand Government

I wanted to take the opportunity today to stand back a bit from some of the day to day issues and pick one of two things which are forcing us to change the way we think. Read more »

Consistent approach has promoted robust banking system

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank says that its consistent principles and approach to banking supervision have helped create a strong, robust banking system. Read more »

Regulation of finance doesn’t absolve from risks – RBNZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 1 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank’s regulation and supervision of financial institutions doesn’t absolve their boards and managers from their responsibility to manage risks, the bank’s head of prudential supervision Toby Fiennes has argued … Read more »

Bulletin article traces history of prudential supervision

Press Release – Reserve Bank

31 August 2016 Bulletin article traces history of prudential supervision A Bulletin article published today provides a short history of the Reserve Banks prudential supervisory role, identifying a number of distinct shifts in the prudential supervision … Read more »

NZ dollar falls as Fed rate-hike message digested

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell after the top two Federal Reserve officials gave an upbeat message about the outlook for US interest rates this year, increasing the focus on upcoming data such as non-farm payrolls. Read more »

Overvalued Exchange Rate Matters

Press Release – Manufacturers and Exporters Association

The New Zealand dollar remains overvalued and has risen close to the TWI 15 month high experienced last month, following comments from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand yesterday lowering expectations of significant OCR cuts. The effect of our high and … Read more »

NZD dips below 73 US cts as RBNZ sticks to rate track

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar gave up some of its gains, dipping below 73 US cents, after Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler backed his interest rate path as erring on the side of caution. Read more »

NZD climbs above 73 US cents as Wheeler sticks to his guns

Press Release – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar climbs above 73 US cents as Wheeler sticks to his guns, Yellen looms Read more »

Wheeler Waves the White Flag

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Governor of the Reserve Bank, Graeme Wheeler has waved the white flag over interest rates, housing and the high Kiwi dollar, says New Zealand First. The Reserve Bank has announced that theyre just a spectator when they ought to be a player, … Read more »

Government needs to show leadership on monetary policy

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Reserve Banks struggles to meet its inflation target, the rising exchange rate and the continued housing crisis shows current monetary policy needs to be reviewed – with amendments to the policy targets agreement a bare minimum, says Labours … Read more »

Monetary policy faces challenges in turbulent times

Press Release – The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Monetary policy faces challenges in turbulent times Monetary policy challenges extend well beyond the normal parameters and stresses envisaged when policy frameworks were designed and inflation goals were first specified, Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler … Read more »

RBNZ’s pathway to lower interest rates not too fast

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler has defended his approach to cutting interest rates, saying New Zealand’s interest rate differential is too high to leave things as is, but a more aggressive stance ran the risk of destabilising … Read more »

NZ dollar gains ahead of Wheeler speech

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 23 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose ahead of a speech by Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler which may hint at the timing of further easing, with at least one further cut expected this year. Read more »

Developer demand for bank-alternative mortgages surges

Press Release – Omega Capital

An environment characterised by soaring demand for housing and a passive stance imposed by New Zealands trading banks has placed companies like Omega Capital Corporation in a position of strength. Read more »

NZD heads for 1.1% weekly gain with interest rate advantage

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 19 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 1.1 percent weekly gain against the greenback as the country’s relatively high yields continue to attract investors in search of decent returns in a world where major central banks are running … Read more »

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