NZ dollar barely budges as all eyes focus on North Korea

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 14 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar barely budged from where it started the day after a brief lift following strong retail sales was short-lived as attention remained focused on events surrounding North Korea. Read more »

Video Series for Money Week 2017

Press Release – Reserve Bank

14 August 2017 – To support Money Week 2017, the Reserve Bank and the Commission for Financial Capability have collaborated in a series of videos to encourage people to better manage their debt and talk more freely about their finances. Read more »

Reserve Bank’s debt to income limit proposals are flawed

Press Release – Tailrisk Economics

A report by Tailrisk Economics on the Reserve Banks justifications for possibly imposing debt to income (DTI) limits on housing lending, shows that that they are deeply flawed. The main problem is that the DTI is a crude tool that does not adequately … Read more »

Exempt first-home buyers, says second real estate boss

Press Release – Century 21 Real Estate

The 20 percent deposit requirement for first-home buyers should be scrapped for lower valued properties, says Geoff Barnett, National Manager of Century 21 New Zealand. Read more »

NZ house prices edge up in July; REINZ calls for looser LVR

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ house prices edge up in July; REINZ calls for looser LVR rules on sales slump Read more »

NZ dollar down on geopolitical tensions

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 10 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell as a less dovish than expected statement and forecasts from the central bank were overshadowed by tensions between the United States and North Korea. Read more »

Raising productivity key to lifting NZ living standards

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 10 (BusinessDesk) – Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler wants a greater debate on how to boost New Zealand’s soggy productivity levels as a means of boosting the nation’s living standards. Read more »

RBNZ approves Kiwibank bonds

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 10 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank will recognise two bonds issued by state-owned Kiwibank as regulatory capital under the Capital Adequacy Framework, having previously rejected them. Read more »

Reserve Bank Recognises Kiwibank Capital Instruments

Press Release – Kiwi Bank

10 August 2017 – The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has today issued a letter of non-objection in relation to the Kiwibank Bonds that, earlier this year, it considered were not compliant with its capital adequacy rules. This decision follows some changes made … Read more »

RBNZ’s Wheeler keeps OCR at 1.75% and rate track intact

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 10 (BusinessDesk) – Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 1.75 percent with future projections unchanged, disappointing some analysts who had been tipping an even later start to a tightening cycle. Read more »

As Expected, RBNZ Maintains OCR at 1.75%

Press Release – HiFX

The RBNZ have maintained the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 1.75%. This was widely expected. The key points in the RBNZ statement are: Read more »

Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent

Press Release – Reserve Bank

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

NZ dollar weighed by risk aversion and positioning

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 9 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell as escalating tensions between the US and North Korea dampened risk appetite and ahead of what is expected to be a more dovish outlook from the Reserve Bank tomorrow. Read more »

NZ Dollar Drops on Prospect of Flatter Rate Track

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Aug. 9 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar extended its decline on growing anticipation the Reserve Bank will take a more dovish tone and may adopt an even flatter interest rate track in tomorrow’s monetary policy statement. Read more »

NZ dollar weaker as market positions for dovish central bank

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 8 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell on a trade-weighed index basis ahead of what is expected to be a dovish statement from the Reserve Bank on Thursday. Read more »

NZ dollar little changed ahead of OCR review

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 7 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar was largely unchanged, capped by expectations the central bank may be more dovish on Thursday and by a strong rebound in the US dollar after solid jobs data overnight Friday. Read more »

New Zealand inflation expectations ease: RBNZ survey

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 7 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand firms dialled back their inflation expectations for the next two years, which will likely add to the view the central bank will delay any forecast rate hikes even further at its Thursday review. Read more »

NZ dollar heads for 1.1% weekly decline

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 4 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is headed for a 1.1 percent weekly decline as investors increasingly expect the central bank to dial back its forecasts to show interest rates on hold for even longer at next week’s policy review. Read more »

RBNZ may dial back forecasts to hold rates for longer

Article – BusinessDesk

RBNZ may dial back forecasts to show rates on hold for longer, could even signal a cut Read more »

Dollar declines as investors see RBNZ dialing back rate hike

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 3 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell to a nine-day low on growing expectations that the central bank will shift to an even more neutral stance at next Thursday’s policy review and signal interest rates will be on hold for longer. Read more »

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