Risk management model wins international award

Press Release – Reserve Bank

International publisher Central Banking Publications has named the Reserve Bank of New Zealands Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) model as Initiative of the Year in its annual awards. Read more »

OIA charging a worrying step

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party would like the Reserve Bank to make public its reasons for changing its policy to charge media outlets for Official Information Act (OIA) requests. Read more »

Improved rules for banks and NBDTs

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today published the conclusions of its stocktake of the prudential regulations that apply to banks and non-bank deposit takers (NBDTs). Read more »

NZ dollar declines on greenback strength following Fed hike

Article – Businesswire

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar declined amid greenback strength after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates and kept its outlook for further hikes next year intact. Read more »

UPDATE: Tourism props up sagging NZ economy in third quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 17 (BusinessDesk) – An influx of big-spending tourists helped revive New Zealand’s economic activity in the third quarter of the year, making up for subdued household consumption and a moribund primary sector through the middle of the year. Read more »

Fed unlikely to derail equity markets, weaken NZ dollar

Article – Businesswire

Fed unlikely to derail equity markets, weaken NZ dollar given risks to US rate-hike track Read more »

Updated weights for Trade-Weighted Index

Press Release – The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Updated weights for Trade-Weighted Index The annual re-weighting of the Trade-Weighted Index (TWI) will take effect on Wednesday 16 December 2015. The TWI is a measure of the value of the New Zealand dollar relative to the currencies of New Zealands … Read more »

Reserve Bank looks at dairy sector vulnerabilities

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today published a Bulletin article, An updated assessment of dairy sector vulnerabilities. Read more »

NZ dollar weakens as investors shed commodity currencies

Article – Businesswire

Dec. 14 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar declined as investors sought safe haven investments after commodity prices weakened and amid investor nervousness ahead of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate review this week. Read more »

El Nino could cut GDP by up to 0.8%, RBNZ says

Article – BusinessDesk

Strong El Nino conditions this summer could cut GDP by up to 0.8%, RBNZ says Read more »

UPDATE: RBNZ misses opportunity to lean on kiwi

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 10 (BusinessDesk) – Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler provoked a jump in the kiwi dollar, even while saying a strong currency was unhelpful, because his quarter point cut to the official cash rate came with a comment that rates were now about … Read more »

OCR cut good for families, bad for Auckland housing

Press Release – Green Party

With unemployment rising and the economy going off on the wrong track, cutting the Official Cash Rate (OCR) was the right decision to help small and medium-sized businesses invest to create jobs and bring mortgage payments down for families, the Green Party … Read more »

HiFX Data Update – RBNZ cut rates by 0.25% to 2.50%

Press Release – HiFX

The RBNZ have cut the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 0.25% to 2.50%. Read more »

RBNZ cuts OCR to 2.5%, softens wording about further cuts

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 10 (BusinessDesk) – Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler cut the official cash rate a quarter-point, softening his language about the potential for further rate cuts while saying the strength in the kiwi dollar was “unhelpful”. The … Read more »

Official Cash Rate reduced to 2.5 percent

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today reduced the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 25 basis points to 2.5 percent. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by Xero and Spark

Article – BusinessDesk

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise led by Xero, Spark; property stocks advance on rate cut prospect Read more »

NZ dollar drops as commodity currencies fall out of favour

Article – Businesswire

NZ dollar drops as commodity currencies fall out of favour; traders eye likely RBNZ cut Read more »

NZ Dollar Outlook: Traders split on outlook for kiwi

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ Dollar Outlook: Traders split on outlook for kiwi ahead of RBNZ, Fed meetings By Tina Morrison Read more »

NZ dollar rises as traders pare bets on greenback

Article – Businesswire

Dec. 7 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar jumped to a five-week high even as US jobs data cemented bets for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next week, as traders predict the hike was already priced in and turned their attention to the … Read more »

Lack of inflation, higher kiwi suggest RBNZ rate cut

Article – Businesswire

Lack of inflation, higher kiwi suggest RBNZ rate cut next week, may be low point of cycle Read more »

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