Economy

Finance Minister Bill English (Photo: Tinaz Karbhari)

IN FOCUS: 'Challenging' economic changes do not require revisiting RBNZ inflation target, says English

Thu 21 Jul 2

Finance Minister says even in countries where inflation targeting has been put under greater pressure than in NZ, they are not changing. With special feature audio.

Reserve Bank deputy governor Grant Spencer (Photo: Rob Hosking)

IN FOCUS: Latest inflation undershoot to put more pressure on Reserve Bank

Mon 18 Jul

Inflation might be minimal but an interest rate cut now would be pouring nitroglycerin onto an already out-of-control conflagration – unless the Reserve Bank  plans a surprise macro-prudential move. With special feature audio.

Reserve Bank assistant governor and head of economics John McDermott

Reserve Bank's surprise statement aimed at clarifying message

Fri 15 Jul 4

Reserve bank release a surprise in "complicated world". With special feature audio.

Reserve Bank chief economist John McDermott

Getting it right and getting it wrong – RBNZ chief economist on economic hubris

Thu 14 Jul 7

The Reserve Bank is reviewing the assumptions it makes when forecasting the economy. With special feature audio.

Reserve Bank Assistant Governor John McDermott and governor Graeme Wheeler (Photo: Rob Hosking)

Reserve Bank: Why forecasting is difficult

Wed 13 Jul 1

'To say the potential for forecast errors is large is an understatement" – Reserve Bank chief economist John McDermott. With special feature audio.

Reserve Bank deputy governor Grant Spencer

Reserve Bank: Auckland Council needs 'bolder' unitary plan to help housing and immigration

Fri 8 Jul 4

Grant Spencer: 'if the council takes a significantly different approach, a bolder approach, to intensification of Auckland ... then maybe the capacity to absorb that flow can be increased.' With special feature audio.

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