NZ dollar rises to post-float record against Aussie

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 31 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose to its highest against the Australian dollar since the Aussie was floated in 1983, as investors favour the outlook for the New Zealand economy where interest rates are set to rise further, compared with … Read more »

NZ dollar holds gains vs. A$, may become over-stretched

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar held its gains against the Australian dollar, trading near a nine-year high, although some traders said the kiwi is starting to look over-valued against its nearest neighbour and talk of parity may be premature. Read more »

Survey finds 29,900 more wanting to buy homes than sell

Press Release – Horizon Research Limited

Any Reserve Bank relaxing of rules allowing banks to lend to more people with less than 20% deposits for homes would increase the number of definite buyers in the market from 5.9% to 7.3%. Read more »

NZ dollar dips as GDP growth revised down, Fed eyes rates

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar dipped after the country’s pace of economic growth was revised down, though continued to beat expectations, and as the Federal Reserve gets closer to making a call on whether to hike interest rates. Read more »

Reserve Bank: Brighter Money Update

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank has today released a Bulletin article explaining how it chose the designs for the next series of New Zealand banknotes. The article takes readers through the design process, including the often intricate challenges of ensuring that the … Read more »

Latest Reserve Bank Bulletins released

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today released two Reserve Bank Bulletins . Read more »

Weights for new Trade-Weighted Index

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank is changing the way it calculates the trade-weighted index (TWI), as previously announced in October. As of Wednesday 17 December 2014: the number of currencies included in the TWI will be increased from five to 17; the weights … Read more »

Reserve Bank seeks Registrations of Interest

Press Release – Reserve Bank

Reserve Bank seeks Registrations of Interest to replace its payments and settlement systems The Reserve Bank is seeking Registrations of Interest (ROI) from potential vendors for the procurement of a Real-Time Gross Settlement System and a Security … Read more »

Greenback slips to third in NZ’s expanded TWI, yuan second

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) – The US dollar’s weighting has slipped in the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s new trade-weighted index, which adds the Chinese yuan to a line-up of 17 currencies skewed to Asia and intended to more accurately reflect New Zealand’s … Read more »

NZ dollar rises vs. A$ after RBA talks down currency

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar rises to 9-month high vs. A$ after RBA’s Stevens talks down currency Read more »

UPDATE: RBNZ’s Wheeler keeps rate hikes on table

Article – BusinessDesk

UPDATE: RBNZs Wheeler keeps rate hikes on table even with softer outlook; kiwi jumps Read more »

OCR unchanged at 3.5 percent

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 3.5 percent. Read more »

RBNZ’s Wheeler says future rate hikes to come at ‘later stag

Article – BusinessDesk

RBNZs Wheeler says future rate hikes to come at ‘later stage’, keeps OCR unchanged Read more »

Tame NZ inflation expectations may still be too high: RBNZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 11 (BusinessDesk) – Tame expectations for increases in New Zealand consumer price increases could still be too high, and the Reserve Bank is reviewing the way it assesses non-tradable inflation, which has undershot its estimates. Read more »

PQ 1. Financial Systems—Stability

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. JONO NAYLOR (National) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he received about the stability of New Zealands financial system? Read more »

NZ dollar drops after robust US jobs report; RBNZ looms

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 8 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell after figures showed the US added more jobs than expected last month, adding to evidence the world’s biggest economy is robust enough to warrant higher interest rates and helping lift the greenback. Read more »

Tame NZ inflation may see Reserve Bank flag longer pause

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 8 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank of New Zealand, faced with inflation that has undershot its forecasts, may signal a longer pause in its tightening cycle this week and a lower peak when interest rates do rise. Read more »

The RBNZ Observer: Comfortably on hold

Press Release – HSBC Bank

The RBNZ will no doubt head into the end of 2014 feeling rather pleased. Having delivered 100bp of hikes between March and July, it has taken some of the steam out of the economy; however, at the same time, activity has not slowed dramatically. Read more »

Export growth falls, but still positive

Press Release – Manufacturers and Exporters Association

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during November 2014, shows total sales in October 2014 decreased 4.61% (year on year export sales increased by 1.11% with domestic … Read more »

NZ dollar falls on weak dairy auction, stronger greenback

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 3 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell after prices for the nation’s largest commodity export declined in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight. Read more »

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