UPDATE: Financial regulators peak body meets today

Article – BusinessDesk

UPDATE: Financial regulators peak body meets today as banks feel pressure to prove good behaviour Read more »

Loan-to-Value Ratio Restrictions and House Prices

Press Release – The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Reserve Bank of New Zealand Discussion Paper 2018/05: Fang Yao and coauthors on house prices and LVR restrictions in New Zealand Read more »

NZ consumer confidence falls in April as future gets murkier

Article – BusinessDesk

April 27 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer confidence dropped back to long-run averages in April as consumers grew less optimistic about their financial futures. Read more »

Q+A: Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr

Press Release – TVNZ

Reserve Bank Chief: No need for banking inquiry in NZ The new head of the Reserve Bank does not think New Zealands banks conduct themselves as badly as their Australian counterparts and he does not think institutions here need to be investigated. Read more »

NZ dollar dips after domestic inflation report

Article – BusinessDesk

April 19 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell against the greenback after a local data continued to show little domestic inflation, reaffirming expectations rates will stay on hold for some time yet. Read more »

Reserve Bank article discusses digital currencies

Press Release – Reserve Bank

An article published today in the Reserve Bank Bulletin outlines different forms of digital currencies. Read more »

NZ dollar, little changed, may fall on technical basis

Article – BusinessDesk

April 18 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar was little changed and is more likely to fall, on a technical basis after failing to punch through its highs for the year. First-quarter inflation figures tomorrow are expected to be supportive of interest … Read more »

NZ inflation may have slowed in first quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

April 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s annual pace of inflation probably slowed in the first three months of the year as the government’s ‘fees free’ tertiary education policy comes into effect, removing price pressures in the sector. Read more »

Article discusses NZ labour force participation developments

Press Release – The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Bulletin article discusses New Zealand labour force participation developments An article published today in the Reserve Bank Bulletin compares labour supply developments across the OECD and examines how New Zealand is placed. Read more »

Two external monetary policy advisers appointed

Press Release – The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The Reserve Bank has appointed Susan Paterson and William Rolleston as part-time advisors to the Bank on monetary policy. Read more »

RBNZ and employment trends

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank of New Zealand may now need to give regard to employment when setting monetary policy but in reality its ability to influence trends in the jobs market is limited, says Reserve Bank assistant governor John McDermott Read more »

Evolution in inflation targeting

Press Release – Reserve Bank

Evolution in inflation targeting New Zealands inflation targeting framework has evolved significantly over the past 30 years, Reserve Bank Assistant Governor and Head of Economics John McDermott said in a speech today. In his speech Inflation … Read more »

ICBC seeking registration as a bank branch in NZ

Article – BusinessDesk

April 3 (BusinessDesk) – Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the worlds largest bank by assets, is in the process of applying for a branch licence to operate in New Zealand, following in the footsteps of Bank of China and China Construction … Read more »

RBNZ registers Bank of China to provide banking services

Article – BusinessDesk

RBNZ registers Bank of China to provide banking services in New Zealand as a branch Read more »

NZ Reserve Bank may be less of a ‘fiefdom’ with changes

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ Reserve Bank may be less of a ‘fiefdom’ with changes to policy-making, Treasury observer Read more »

Dollar gains to 8-month high vs Aussie as iron ore weakens

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar gains to 8-month high vs Aussie as iron ore weakens, Orr sounds upbeat Read more »

Feds Asks Why Fool Around With The Reserve Bank Act?

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers sees the Governments decision to proceed with adding employment to the Reserve Banks monetary policy mandate as a step backwards for New Zealand. Read more »

Reserve Bank to make policy by committee, adds employment

Article – BusinessDesk

March 26 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will explicitly include employment in its policy targets, ending a sole focus on price stability, and the bank will move to policy by committee instead of leaving interest rate decisions … Read more »

Robertson’s RBNZ changes no compensation for poor policies

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Finance Minister Grant Robertson should explain why New Zealand needs to change its monetary policy objectives when under the current settings he inherited one of the best performing economies and employment rates in the developed world, says National … Read more »

Reserve Bank Governor signs new Policy Targets Agreement

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and incoming Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr today signed a new Policy Targets Agreement (PTA) setting out specific targets for maintaining price stability and a requirement for employment outcomes to be considered in the … Read more »

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