Westpac Banking Corp chief economist Dominick Stephens

Inflation expectations slide as growth prospects slow

Tue 25 Nov 14

Businesses have trimmed their expectations for consumer inflation over the next two years.

Finance Minister Bill English (TV3)

Treasury papers show pressure on surplus target

Fri 21 Nov 14

Documents show public sector wage demands could blow out the government's balanced budget.

Finance Minister Bill English

G20: Inflation likely to pick up as labour market pressures emerge - English

Sun 16 Nov 14 4

Inflation likely to pick up as labour market pressures emerge, English says.

Graeme Wheeler (TV3)

RBNZ to signal end of LVR rules

Mon 10 Nov 14 3

Restrictions on low deposit, high mortgage lending to end as the RBNZ ponders a less inflationary world.

Senior market strategist at Westpac Banking Corp Imre Speizer says we had quite a decent employment number today and that pushed the kiwi up when it was all said and done by 80 pips - quite a big response

NZ dollar gains on strong employment report

Wed 5 Nov 14

The New Zealand dollar gained after government figures showed a strengthening labour market is soaking up an increased supply of new migrants and returning kiwis, though as yet not feeding through into wage inflation.

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler

Inflation: it's low, but taxes and councils still adding costs to economy

Thu 23 Oct 14

Tobacco taxes, local council rates and power prices drive inflation — but it's still lower than anyone expected.


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