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RBNZ Governor Graeme Wheeler announcing last month's interest rate cut (photo: Rob Hosking)

Falling dollar could reduce scope for interest rate cuts

Fri 3 Jul 3

The currency is now 6% below where the Reserve Bank expected: that is going to mean higher imported inflation than anticipated.

Capital Economics chief Australasian economist Paul Dales

New Zealand can’t rely on trade to boost GDP

Fri 26 Jun 2

Capital Economics chief Australasian economist Paul Dales says net trade added just 0.1% to GDP in the first quarter of this year.

Housing Minister Nick Smith and Prime Minister John Key (Rob Hosking)

Politics: National and the economy take some hits

Fri 19 Jun 6

It is too soon to say Labour is looking like an alternative government but for the first time in years it is looking like an alternative opposition.

 

Rob Hosking breaks down the political and economic week that was on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler (Rob Hosking)

Growth tumbles as oil, milk prices slump

Thu 18 Jun

Today's unexpectedly low GDP figure means further interest rate cuts by the Reserve Bank are likely next month rather than later in the year.

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler (Rob Hosking)

Economy expands 0.2%, eking out weakest quarterly growth in two years; Kiwi falls

Thu 18 Jun

Gross domestic product grew 0.2% in the first three months of the year.

HSBC chief Australasia economist Paul Bloxham

Australian GDP numbers breathe new life into Aussie economy

Thu 4 Jun

HSBC chief Australasia economist Paul Bloxham says the GDP data helps to show the domestic economy is recovering.

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