Reflections on 25 years of inflation targeting

Press Release – Reserve Bank

Inflation targeting has delivered price stability without reducing long-term growth, and remains the appropriate focus for monetary policy, Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler said today. Read more »

Reflections on 25 yrs of Inflation Targeting: Graeme Wheeler

Speech – Reserve Bank

It is now 25 years since the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act came into force. The Act established the operational independence of the Reserve Bank (Bank) in respect of monetary policy, and specified price stability as the single monetary policy objective. … Read more »

NZ dollar declines ahead of RBNZ inflation speech

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 1 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar weakened ahead of a speech by Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler about inflation. Read more »

High NZ rates will keep luring investors into kiwi

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 28 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s relatively high interest rates will continue to lure global investors to the kiwi, creating headaches for local policy makers who, like the rest of the world, want a weaker currency to drive export growth, according … Read more »

NZ dollar touches fresh 4-month high vs. A$

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 27 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar touched a fresh four-month high against the Australian dollar after the Aussie broke through a key support level amid speculation the country’s central bank may cut interest rates to bolster the economy. Read more »

New Zealand Digest: The ‘lowflation’ conundrum

Press Release – HSBC Bank

New Zealands economy continues to outperform the rest of the OECD, with y-o-y growth running at +3.9% through to the middle of the year. Ordinarily, such strong growth would generate additional inflationary pressures and, indeed, this was expected … Read more »

NZ inflation expectations slide as growth prospects slow

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 25 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand businesses have trimmed their expectations for consumer inflation over the next two years as the rosy outlook for a booming economy comes off the boil. Read more »

Bascand: Brighter Money

Press Release – Reserve Bank

Seeing peoples initial reactions to the new banknote designs is a heartening reminder of what an important role currency plays in our lives, and what a sense of pride and heritage our notes evoke. Read more »

RBNZ releases Brighter Money designs

Press Release – Reserve Bank

New Zealands banknotes are getting brighter and better, with the Reserve Bank today unveiling more vibrant and secure banknote designs which will progressively enter circulation later next year. Read more »

Bank of China unit becomes 25th lender registered in NZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 18 (BusinessDesk) – BOC (New Zealand), a unit of state-owned Bank of China, has become the 25th lender to be granted a licence by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Read more »

RESEND: NZ inflation likely to revive with labour market

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand inflation, which unexpectedly fell to the bottom of the Reserve Bank’s target band in the third quarter, is likely to pick up again as pressures emerge in the labour market, Finance Minister Bill English said. Read more »

NZ inflation may pick up with labour market pressures

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand inflation, which unexpectedly fell to the bottom of the Reserve Bank’s target band in the third quarter, is likely to pick up again as pressures emerge in the labour market, Finance Minister Bill English said. Read more »

The Government has to listen to Olly

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

When even hard boiled property investors like Olly Newland say first home buyers have been shafted by Loan to Value Ratio lending restrictions, surely it is time for the Government to listen, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. Read more »

NZ dollar gains vs. sterling as investors cut UK outlook

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 14 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar popped above 50 British pence, touching its highest level in almost two months, as weaker UK housing data added to concerns about the outlook for the country’s economy and dented the prospect of higher interest … Read more »

REINZ boss O’Sullivan says first-home buyers could give up

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Departing Real Estate Institute chief executive Helen OSullivan said the Reserve Banks decision to continue the loan-to-value ratio restrictions on home loans could see some first-home buyers give up on the idea of ever owning … Read more »

Reserve Bank wrong on immigration

Press Release – NZ Association for Migration and Investment

NZAMI, New Zealand’s leading professional association for immigration specialists, says the Reserve Bank statement regarding immigration having a big impact on house prices appears to lack an understanding that this is only one factor when looking … Read more »

NZ payments systems ripe for regulation, Orwell CEO says

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s payments and settlements system is lagging behind the rest of the world in terms of regulation, and a new framework is needed for a sector that’s undergoing rapid change, according to the head of London-based … Read more »

National property market analysis November 2014

Press Release – Harcourts

The Reserve Banks announcement yesterday that LVR restrictions will not be lifted is hard news for provincial New Zealand, where written sales and prices continue to dip or remain stagnant. Read more »

LVR speed limits important

Press Release – NZMEA

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) announced yesterday that LVR lending restrictions on banks would remain unchanged for now. This is important for keeping pressure off the OCR – the interplay of this and other macro-prudential tools should always be … Read more »

Governor points finger at National on supply

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Reserve Bank Governor has admitted he had to keep loan to value mortgage restrictions in place because the Governments attempts to increase housing has fallen a long way short, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. Read more »

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